Hi There !
I am crushing on artist Heather Day today. In search of the perfect piece of art for a new project I am working on, I came across her work. In a round about way, I pulled up Norton Factory Studios in Oakland, CA. While out there this past November and found a hub of artists all in one place. Her pieces spoke to me the most. I love their colors and movements. I was hard pressed to find one I didn't like ! So I pulled an image from her site and added it to my design board for this dining room I am working one and it made the room.
Heather, born in Hawaii, currently lives in the Oakland / San Francisco area, received her BFA in painting and Art History from Maryland Institute College of Art. I particularly love her layering technique and as described by her "each mark creates a series of expectations similar to a conversation and tell a story." She further described she is influenced by Cy Twombly and de Kooning which I see in her work. Large or small (all grouped together), these pieces will no doubt made a big impact in your space. (They did at the Google Offices - congrats to Heather by the way !)
photos from her site by Emma Fineman
All of her work is gorgeous. Fan of abstract art?! Take a look at some of my favorite pieces, images compliments of her site.
Near San Francisco? Check out Norton Factory Studios.
A piece similar to this will make the dining room I am working on. First of all - you absolutely can layer busy art on a busy wall paper ! A piece like this with a light, neutral background visually calms the paper I feel. The incorporation of blues and mints (as seen through the doors to the living room) help tie all the 'pop" colors together. L O V E !!!
Happy Monday !