I recently did a post on art in the home, but I was inspired to do this post a few short months later because of the news that my nephew (by friendship to his mom and dad who we have know for over 40 years) has started selling his art online. Ian is like a nephew to us having been born a few short months after our oldest son. He’s made a wonderful career for himself as a Commercial sports photographer, with clients such as Red Bull, Eddie Bauer, North Face, Brooks Running, Revo Sunglasses, and ESPN to name a few. His work has taken him to places that are unattainable by foot and he and his equipment has been airlifted into remote sites by helicopter for shoots.
He recently decided to offer some of his art online and has set up a website. Ian has prints available in a wide array of sizes and printing options, ideal for a prominent spot in any home. His collection is divided into several themes…Mountains, Trees, Ocean, Rivers & Lakes, Textures, Panels and Panoramic’s, all breathtakingly beautiful. The textures images are probably some of my favorites, with the mountain photos, a close second.
I urge you to visit Ian, I think you’ll be wowed by the talents of this young man. I plan on keeping his work in mind for gift buying. I can think of a couple of people that would love to have one of these beauties, or other’s from his store, stretched and framed for their office.
Framed art in the home is such a personal thing. We all have favorite artists or styles that suit our individual tastes. Sometimes something will touch a chord and even though it may not be our usual genre of artistic expression, we love the piece and feel like it would make us happy to have it hanging in our home. Isn’t that what art in the home is all about?
Below are some rooms from my files that inspire the use of art in a home. I could see Ian’s work in a few of these rooms. I have one of Ian’s prints, a photograph from a few years back where he captured snow falling. It’s so magical to me it almost resembles an illustration from a book. As a winter enthusiast who rarely sees snow, this photograph makes me smile. My photography, sadly, doesn’t do the print justice.
I have a still life painting in my kitchen that is similar to the painting on the right in this picture. The paintings adds so much to the room, and the blue and white accents are always welcome in my book.
The gallery of small paintings is such a pretty idea…I think this is a store display, I don’t have the source otherwise we could go buy a few of these gems.
Contemporary art, such as the piece below, aren’t usually my personal preference but coupled with the more traditional trunk and chair, it provides a stunning piece.
I love the black and white prints with black frame on the white paneled walls. Simple but striking.
John Jacob Interiors shows us how to use every bit of wall space to great effect.
I hope you’ll stop by Ian’s online shop, I think you’ll love his work. He also has a blog where he shares his treks in pursuit of the right shot. Do you have a particular type of art that you lean toward?
Coincidently I’m joining Ricki Jill for her Happy List at Art @ Home.