So I create my works and often have them for sale, however there are times when some of them remain with me and find a permanent place in my home.
So I thought I would share with you my work that has just found its way into my recently decorated bedroom. I also have included in this room work by other artists and local crafts people, so I will be able to tell you about them too.
So this room was originally a dark red and cream room! Not really to my taste. I knew I wanted to go dark and I do just love any tone of green. Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment - so I thought a good choice for the bedroom. The colour is 'Cedar Tree' by Designers Guild.
I wanted to have quite a statement behind the bed and that is why I specifically created the two square canvases. Mainly focusing on black and white tones, with the pink/blush tones I love at the moment, as well as pinks being complimentary to green tones. The bedlinen is from Dunelm and the cushions are the white company and Designers Guild, my favourite is the black and white one - which is a Howard Hodgkin print, one of my favourite artists.
I love the little white shelf and mostly love having the plants, which I brought from amy Bud's flower shop In Harwich. Houseplants can do more than just bring a splash of green indoors, it turns out ... especially when they're in your bedroom. A study found that plants were able to reduce indoor air pollutants and more recent research says plants may make you feel less stressed and more creative. That can never be a bad thing.......
The circular work is by a dear artist friend Neil Hanger.
The image above shows a painting I bought as part of the artist support pledge during lockdown. The colours were perfect for my wall colour, but also the subject matter is not something I paint and was also so perfect for the bedroom. The lighting is also wonderful, I am not always a wall light person, however the wiring was already there so I brought these ones from www.made.com and they are spot on!
In this image you can see yet more plants and the another wall light. However, this is another artwork that I got framed by an artist friend Jevan Watkins Jones - again the colours and the mark making was just perfect for this room. The framing for both these paper artworks I got done by the framer I use - Lamden Gallery in Ipswich.
The vase, wicker chair, G plan chest of drawers and low level table are all charity shop finds, which is a stable in every room I do. The seat is an ercol stool that I got recovered in bright orange velvet.
And this is the view when the curtains are drawn from my bed. More plants !! but also these wonderful plates that I have collected over time. My favourite are the two hand sewn embroidery ring pieces by my most talented friend Amber...
The wonderful fabric is a digital print from Designers Guild......I love it - it looks like a huge canvas on the wall when the curtain is drawn.
So just a little insight to work used in my home.......Me