When it comes to interior design, a well-positioned statement piece can make all the difference to the overall impact of the room. Over the past few years, canvas prints have become a popular means of achieving this, used effectively when set against a plain wall to create focus and contrast. Such canvases commonly show enlarged printed photographs; however, you can really stand out from the crowd with a canvas print of bold original artwork.
Acrylic paints have been growing in popularity since they became commercially available in the 1950s, loved for their vibrancy of colour and usability that combines characteristics from oil and watercolour paints. They are now popular with many artists across the world, and acrylic paintings and prints can be a particularly valuable feature for the interior designer because acrylics’ intrinsic boldness as a medium can combine with the stand-out nature of the canvas to create some truly stunning artwork to liven up a room.
One such painter who has embraced the impact potential of acrylic canvas prints is British artist Diane Holmes. Diane has many years of painting experience, and is also qualified interior designer, so she understands what makes for something really special when it comes to statement pieces. She is inspired by the beauty that can be found throughout all levels of the natural world, from the smallest intricacies of a flower petal to the awesome vista of a mountain-framed lake, shimmering in the sun. Her acrylic paintings reflect her eye for detail in their subtleties of colour and light.
She takes inspiration from her travels and from her own garden, where she can most often be found in her free time. Diane delights in capturing the fleeting perfection of her favourite flowers. Her aim is simple and unpretentious: to bring a little piece of nature’s beauty into our homes, with art that gifts moments of tranquil reflection to our busy lives. You can find Diane’s online gallery at artbydiane.co.uk/gallery.html .
It can be surprising how one piece of quality art can breathe life back into a room, or perfectly set off a newly decorated space. Natural subjects captured using acrylics can create art that is at once bold but gentle, striking but calming, and which is thus an asset to a home in almost any style. Visitors will surely be impressed too! Statement pieces can provide an excellent talking point when people come into your home, especially when they go beyond the run-of-the-mill pieces like the photo prints that can be found anywhere.
When looking for fine art prints, remember to find out about the quality, because nobody wants a cheap-looking print on canvas that ends up sagging because it has not been stretched properly or a frame that warps. You should be looking for high quality (giclée) printing on good canvas that has been professionally mounted by a studio, rather than mass-produced in a factory.
Diane Holmes’ work meets all of these high standards, with premium canvas prints that are made to last, ensuring they keep on bringing smiles to faces for decades to come. To find out more about the featured artist and see some of her work, visit artbydiane.co.uk .