Our current story contest is on our Facebook page. Check it out here and enter to win a $250 eGift card!
Fall 2018: “What’s the best gift that you’ve ever received?”
After sundown each Christmas, I received the lifelong gift 🎁of a real Christmas 🎄 by going with our daddy quietly around to the Birmingham Jail, the Home for Unwed Mothers, the Children’s Home, and to visit the children in the iron lungs at Carraway Hospital.
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If you haven’t heard of Renée Caouette, we suspect you will soon. Her contemporary classical oil paintings have been starting impassioned conversations all around the art world.
Taking cues from her classical training, Renée has found a way of utilizing the skill and precision of the old masters to depict contemporary imagery that expresses both universal themes and deeply intimate experiences. In our interview with the artist, Renee reveals her creative process, sources of inspiration, and most prized works. Continue reading “Artist Interview: Renée Caouette, Emerging Contemporary Painter”
I am incredibly excited to have interviewed artist Padmaja Madhu. Padmaja is a painter originally from Bangalore, India who began her artist journey by painting scenes from Hindu mythology. Now living in the U.S., her focus has switched to landscapes, which she depicts in impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles.
As both an artist from India, where women are generally encouraged to take on more traditional professions, and a landscape painter with strong narrative sensibilities, Padmaja’s story made for a very exciting interview. Enjoy!
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If walls could talk, we’d probably all be in big trouble… Thankfully, they can’t.
That’s why we decorate them: to tell our stories the way we want. Every decision we make in the decorating process adds another layer to the narrative, and it only takes a few simple design choices to craft an engaging novel.
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A lot of investors seem to have a stigma against investing in fine art, and they should if they lack expertise in the subject. The fine art market is largely a market all its own, and if you don’t understand how it works, of course you aren’t going to see results. If you know the game and you understand art, however, it’s actually pretty easy to make money investing in art. Continue reading “Why Investing in Art is Actually a Good Idea”