Many of you know by now that I've decided to try sharpening this as-of-yet-neglected artistic bone of mine. So far, I've spent countless hours daydreaming; honing not the skills but the confidence and the drive to actually do it. My evening at Splash proved to be remarkably inspiring and incredibly well timed. Not only was I surrounded by fabulous art, I was in a room filled with artists; the paintings were not only wonderful to look at, but they were clear examples of what happens when Art meets Dedication.
My mom's natural abilities with paper, paint and canvas spilled over in many ways to me and my sisters, and as such, I grew up with a critical eye for color, shape, and design. Without conscious effort, I am constantly analyzing the visual appeal of the paintings, drawings, and art-pieces I come across on a daily basis. But, my word, I have never before visited a gallery. And here I was; surrounded by art that was worth...a lot more than I ever thought art could be worth. So, while I didn't necessarily like all of the paintings, it is hard to deny the skillset and talent of someone who has clearly taken the art world by storm (as was the case a few times).
Much to my delight, the pieces from both the live and silent auctions are all available for viewing online, although I do say that there is no justice here when compared to seeing the pieces live. The size of the canvas and the depth of the colors is hardly the same in a photograph as it is in real life. Regardless, here below are a few of my favorite pieces from the evening; ones which, were I a well established financier, I may have purchased myself.
|This piece by Carole Arnston was absolutely exquisite in person, with bold, vibrant |
colors and obvious emotional connection. Definitely one of my favorites.
Visit http://www.carolearnston.com/ for more of her work.