art interiors' blog

Oregon painter Elizabeth Bauman is the newest addition to Art Interiors’ roster of artists, and my latest obsession. Her paintings have a disquieting loveliness and nostalgia reminiscent of old family photos and portraits. Simple, abstract forms are the foundation of her work, subdued in a soft, pretty palette. In their stillness, austere poses and vacant stares, her figures emanate an air of solemnity and formality.
I would have dreamed to have grown up in these rooms, surrounded by pretty paintings, silkscreens, antique etchings, and bright abstract works. Art Interiors' owners Lisa and Shira have filled their daughters' bedrooms with original artworks that are sweet and whimsical. Far from childlike, these pieces will eventually find their way on dorm room walls, and in first homes.
It is incredibly refreshing to witness how certain clients view art as an essential part of their everyday lives. Heather and Peter's passion for art and collecting challenges the notion of art as the “finishing touch” in the decorating process. Paintings are the main focus in their home, and with tons of artworks in storage, and leaning against the walls, their space has the air of a gallery (though much brighter and cozier).
I’m captivated by Dorian Scott‘s newest series. Hauntingly beautiful images are rendered in rich oil paint, while a minimal background enables some breathing room. Simple narrative is lost through the isolation of a single, enigmatic image, or the combination of unexpected objects. Something secretive is going on. - Patricia
Chelsea and Adam have been collecting art at Art Interiors for over ten years. Despite being amidst renovations, Chelsea gave me a tour of her beautiful home, and her eclectic collection, while her excited puppy trailed behind. What resonated the most was her belief in the importance of living with and growing up with art. Numerous works hang in her daughters’ bedrooms, while a dedicated craft room inspires creativity and enables her girls to draw on the walls.