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The Colours of Art

We're lucky enough to be surrounded by original art in the Art to Art gallery, which got us thinking about how living with art can help improve and change our headspace for the better every day. Art has an incredible ability to improve our mental balance, help alleviate feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and to reflect and influence our moods. Adding colour through art to your home is a great way to bring in the good vibes that your looking for.

We know how bringing art you love into your home helps create a space that you feel comfortable in, can inspire and stimulate your mind, or that can calm and relax you.

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A testimonial, kindly shared by artist Greta Laundy.

“I wanted to tell you how much joy your art has brought me. The first painting we bought has lifted my spirits so many times in this monotonous lockdown, and this morning when I saw “The Strength of Mountains” it made me so teary and emotional. It felt like a much needed rainbow of colour and beauty in what has been a hard week.” - Ann-Marie

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Here are our top tips on how colour through art can bring an emotional refresh to your home...

Blue

Shades of deep blue are all about creating a sense of support and trust. This colour gives us space to breath and relax, and a safe space in which to do so.

Words to describe this colour are:
Tranquility, Security, Integrity, Peace, Loyalty, Trust, Intelligence.

Ian Gunn describes his work ‘Midnight Garden’ as inviting the viewer to get lost on a peaceful and serene walk through a deep blue garden at night. Sitting with the artwork overtime lets you discover the intricate layers and textures throughout.

‘Midnight Garden’ by Ian Gunn, 152 x 122cm, $3,250 click here.
'A Starlight in Blue, White and Yellow' by Patricia Heaslip, 64 x 64 cm, $850 click here.
'Still Blue Water' by Rosa Purbrick, 102 x 116cm, $3,950 click here.

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Turquoise is a bright, subtly invigorating colour that remind us of the broad expanses of ocean and sky. It lifts our mood and helps us focus and allow ourselves to relax.

Words to describe this colour are:
Spiritual, Healing, Protection, Sophisticated

Hanna Rose's abstract colour based works have a sense of energy and spirituality to them. The light blues, greens and turquoise colours in this artwork stimulate and uplift the mind while helping relaxation.

‘Spring’ by Hanna Rose, 64 x 83 cm, $1,100 click here.
‘Miss Bliss’ by Martha Lord, 100 x 100 cm, $2,500 click here.
‘Icon No. 2’ by Martha Lord, 60 x 60 cm, $600 click here.

Green

Green is all about getting back in touch with nature. Finding artworks with shades of green helps bring the outside in, and helps you create a connection between your outside environment and your home. While spending time in natural green-spaces is best for your health, even looking at pictures of green spaces or nature can have a noticeable impact.

Words to describe this colour are:
Freshness, Environment, New, Fertility, Healing, Earth

Inspired by the natural Australian bush, 'Bush Dreaming II' has subtle textures and colours that create a calming, healing presence that will give your home an inviting and natural feel.

‘Bush Dreaming II’ by Jenny Fusca, 100 x 100 cm, $1,950 click here.
‘Untitled’ by Rachael Stevens, 90 x 90 cm, $1,500 click here.
‘Owl in Suit’ by Eveleen Hally, 76 x 101 cm, $2,100 click here.

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The colour brown is a sturdy, warmer colour that reminds us of the earth. Brown can reduce fatigue and improve feelings of relaxation, or make you feel more secure. As a neutral colour, brown helps you keep things natural, simple and avoid being overwhelmed.

Words to describe this colour are:
Friendly, Earth, Outdoors, Longevity, Conservative

Warm and browns and neutral colours work well together in this soft, abstract piece by Rachael Nunney. Natural wood and earth colours create a sturdy backdrop for any colour and will certainly help you feel grounded and calm.

‘Wave Break’ by Rachael Nunney, 100 x 120 cm, $950 click here.
‘Autumn Mood’ by Simon Palmer, 33 x 33 cm, $450 click here.
‘Intonation ’ by Simon Palmer, 93 x 93 cm, $2,200 click here.

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Purple is the colour of comfort and a traditional colour of nobility across a number of cultures. Purple helps you focus on your goals and ambitions, while easily introducing a touch of luxury to your living space. Deep, soft purples can create a strong feeling of comfort and cosiness to your space. Also associated with wisdom and creativity, artworks with the colour purple are great sources of inspiration.

Words to describe this colour are:
Royalty, Nobility, Spirituality, Luxury, Ambition, Wealth

This quirky 'Kingfisher Meeting' artwork by Eveleen Hally introduces a touch of curiosity and inspiration to any space.

‘Kingfisher Meeting’ by Eveleen Hally, 152 x 76 cm, $1,960 click here.
‘Velvet Touch’ by Jenny Fusca, 66 x 102 cm, $2,950 click here.
‘Cornwell Pottery and the Smuggled Budgie’ by Alicia Cornwell, 150 x 100 cm, $3,600 click here.

Pink
Jodyer Artwork

Often known as the love colours, pinks and reds are long associated with compassion, care and love.

Words to describe this colour are:
Healthy, Happy, Feminine, Sweet, Compassion, Playful, Connecting.

Jo Dyer's abstracted floral artworks are full of feminine pinks, magentas and botanical greens.

This work by Jo Dyer is currently available
'Argovia I', 60 x 70 cm, $1,025
To purchase or for more info click here.

Red
Sun Haas

Red is the colour of passion and energy, and encourages alertness, physical health, power and vitality. Red can be a colour of strength and love, imparting feelings of care and protection, or get the blood pumping, helping you stay active!

Words to describe this colour are:
Love, Passion, Energy, Power, Strength, Heat, Desire

Artist Sun Haas has a background in fine art and art therapy, and her art practice reflects a life-long interest in spiritual philosophies and understandings of the human psyche.

Many of her artworks are focused on and concerned with the formation and understanding of connections created between people. Her work “Family” has a deep sense of love and familiarity, incorporating bold, bright reds and warm colours to create a feeling of vitality, energy and connection.

This work by Sun Haas, is currently available:
‘Family’ 122 x 122 cm. $1,900
To purchase or more info click here.

Orange
Rob Rek

A warm colour associated with fire, the sun and energy. This colour helps us feel like we can achieve anything we set our minds to and is a great colour to keep you motivated. Encouraging and inviting, orange represents youth, spontaneity and fearlessness, and is a great colour to introduce to give you courage and motivation.

Words to describe this colour are:
Courage, Confidence, Friendliness, Success

REK's cheerful birds are full of personality, vitality and life. 'Brotherly Love's' bright colours and friendly feel will energise any space and keep you feeling positive and motivated.

This work by REK, is currently available:
‘Brotherly Love’ 61 x 61 cm. $1,880
To purchase or more info click here.

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Yellow
Laura W Hite

The colour of sunlight, the day and summer, yellow just makes us happy. Bright and light, yellow can uplift us and create a feeling of hope, while also being associated with wisdom and intelligence. Incorporating this colour into your home will help you stay cheerful and energised.

Words to describe this colour are:
Bright, Sunny, Energetic, Warm, Happy, Perky, Joy, Intellect

Laura White's detailed still-life artworks have a life and energy imbued from her signature technique - utilising layer methods and translucent glazes to achieve the depth and texture in her work.

This work by Laura White, is currently available:
‘Rusty Kettle and Lemons’ 40 x 40 cm. $1,200
To purchase or more info click here.

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Jackie Anderson 2

Similar to brown, tan is a simple colour which is supportive and calming. As a lighter shade it gives us room to breathe and is both versatile and inviting.

Words to describe this colour are:
Dependable, Flexible, Crisp, Conservative

Jackie Anderson's abstract shape works have a balance and flow that makes them easy to look at at. Soft tones and subtle textures are friendly and relaxing, which still adding some warmth and energy into a room.

This work by Jackie Anderson is currently available:
‘High Noon’ 72 x 52 cm. $890
To purchase or more info click here.