“When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it- a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.” – Marc Chagall
My current obsession is vintage art. Oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, needle points, you name it. It all started when I was trying to find art to hang in clients’ homes, without breaking the bank. Most of what you find in a gallery is thousands of dollars, if you’re lucky. I began to sharpen my eyes and things would speak to me as I was out and about hunting and gathering. The richness of color coupled with interesting scenes made me start looking outside of the box in terms of wall decor.
It has almost become a contest between Jess and I, sending pictures back and forth whenever we spot a fantastic piece. We have acquired quite a collection the last few months, and it triggered a mini makeover in the back of our design studio. Not only can a lot of the art now be seen by customers, it is breathing new inspiration into our work each day as we are surrounded by our vintage gallery.