Having the right artwork can really make or break a room, especially when it comes to the scale of the art. And honestly, sourcing art can be pretty tricky. While several name brand retailers have made it easier to find cool pieces (and thanks!), there is something special about having original art in your home. I love scouring through Etsy to find new artists and shops that catch my eye. And thankfully my sister has the BEST EYE EVER for art and sends me some of her faves as well. Some larger, original pieces can come with a hefty price tag, but oftentimes it can be pretty inexpensive to buy a decent size print and frame it yourself either through services like Framebridge or even with white oversized frames from Target, Ikea and Pottery Barn.
If you’re in the market for some new, "never to be seen in your friends’ homes" art, look no further. Here are some of my current favorite Etsy shops and my very not-an-art-critic reasons why I love them:
I love the bright and colorful paintings and drawings at Tush Tush. Such a perfect addition to any gallery wall for a pop of color and visual interest. Just beautiful.
Kiki and Polly
The prints and original pieces at Kiki and Polly feel so light and dreamy. I love the beachy vibes in many of Lisa Golightly's creations and feel like her work can work with any and all décor styles.
The minimal prints and original pieces at Feheri are spectacular. The artist, Zsofia Feheri, makes unbelievable creations using one continuous line and the results are so amazing.
The Invisible Fountain
The motto at the Invisible Fountain is "art for all" and boy do they hold up their end of the bargain. Luke Cavagnac creates bright and bold paintings with fun and whimsy. I have my eye on a few of his prints to hang in my kids' playroom.
The abstract oil paintings by Hiroshi Matsumoto are absolutely beautiful. Most of the original paintings are offered in a 4x4in size, but there are a few options for larger sizes as well. How special to have an original abstract oil painting - I'm dying to get my hands on one!
Richard Kaye Art
Who knew that cranes and scaffolding could be so beautiful? Richard Kaye, that's who. The industrial and urban prints at his shop are amazing - masculine and intriguing. A perfect addition to an office or study.
The Age Old Trade
The prints at The Age Old Trade are amazing – I have a huge one in my office and we’ve sourced a number of Erik Linton's prints for our clients. The tree ring prints are handmade using real trees and they are just beautiful. Obsessed. The prints are available in all different sizes and often sold in sets.
So those are some of my current favorites on Etsy. Where do you like to find original art?