The first rule for creating an art collection is — Buy what you love!
Once your acquisition is home, you need to place it. We’re encouraged to hang works so the midpoint is at eye level–but it depends. If you have one or only a few pieces on a wall, that works well. But an entire wall can be filled, gallery-style, with works hung from wall-to-wall and almost floor to ceiling, in ordered rows or randomly. Similarly, a corner of a room can be set apart by a lower grouping near a chair.
Here is a brilliant idea for drawing attention (pun!) to a set of small works, giving them greater focus on a larger wall. Collector Danielle H painted a large wooden frame a contrasting blue to mount on her taupe wall. She then hung three of my smaller works (16 x 8”, 10 x 8”, 8 x 8”) directly on the wall within the frame, creating an interesting vignette.
Walls are not your only option for displaying art. Works painted on “gallery” canvases are about 2” deep, they can stand on a shelf. Works can also be stacked, overlapping, on a counter or floor.
Ways to display the works you love are almost limitless. Where would you like to see art in your home or office?