I still live with my parents because welcome to Britain 2015, and they aren't particularly arty. However we do have a house with something pretty things. By no means is it worthy of your interior board on pinterest but I thought I would give you an insight into the artwork I see everyday that isn't my own.
Starting with My Room
I have a framed print created by a uni classmate of mine. It's of Virginia Woolf and I really love it. It fits in pretty well with my Virgina Woolf inspired bookshelf. Here I have a fashion portrait that was given to me by a friend, a picture of two drunkards who I call my best friends - I guess they're works of art - and a piece of packaging from a parcel. Do you find you collect stuff just because? I loved the look of it and how it had travelled to all these different countries.
Up on top of my bureau I have a framed print of 'Lady Lilith' by Rossetti. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are my faves. They painted works from myths and stories that I find inspiring. I liked Rossetti's work but I think I liked the muses better. This version shows the face of Alexa Wilding but the original painting was modelled by Fanny Cornforth. Pre-Raphaelites, honestly better drama than any soap on TV.
This painting came from my grandparents house and I have no idea who the artist is. I think its an amateur but the detail is incredible. I wish I could paint like this.
My living room
Our living room is big with tall walls so we have two panelled paintings to fill the space. These aren't things I would paint and I like them. The red set we bought first and I think it's my favourite. I've just realised the third canvas in the set on the left is wonky. Damn.
I once got asked if this was an original and I said it wouldn't be on the wall if it was. Because it's Barbara Hepworth - a print. This used to be in my parent's bedroom but now their colour scheme won't suit it. I'm glad it's in a place where we can all see it.
There we are. I think what you have around you says a lot about you. Not everything here is chosen by me but I do like it all. I think colour is my parents main reason for buying a lot of the work. That seems to be something I've picked up on and I certainly think colour influences my work a lot.
What do you think your home says about you?