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From the Studio of Pablo Rojero

Artist Pablo Rojero’s work graces interiors all over the world, and it’s easy to see why. His captivating style is apparent whether he’s working on abstracts, cityscapes, landscapes or figuratives. Not only is Pablo an accomplished artist, he’s also a delightfully warm and open individual, an engaging conversationalist, and is dedicated to his family and his work. Versatile and energetic, he is always open to exploring new ideas and creative avenues.

Pablo Rojero

Pablo Rojero

What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning?
The first thing I do in the morning is take my twin sons to school. After that i usually have breakfast with my daughter.

How many images do you work on at a time?
I usually work on two to three; I lose focus if I put too many on the wall.

 

 

Rustic City

Rustic City

Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on?
My dream project would be to start an art program geared to help children with autism, as both my sons have autism.

If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
I would have loved to paint with William Bouguereau, he was an amazing academic painter.

 

 

Pablo at work
What’s your favorite way of generating ideas and inspiration?
I was taught by a mentor to look at my surroundings everywhere I go, to look at every detail, from texture on the street to how light affects objects. I constantly do this as it builds my repertoire of ideas.

How has your artwork evolved over time?
My art has become more free and balanced. I’ve learned when to stop and say “it’s done” as I used to overcook  the art.

What do you like most about your work?
I really like the layers on my art, I feel that it is a crucial process in my paintings. You’ve got to let the art breathe.

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Del Mar, California

What is one word that best describes your style?
Spontaneous

Is there an idea you would like to explore?
I would like to explore figurative art a bit more.

What is your favorite time of day to paint?
I like 10:00 am. By then I’m fully recharged and ready to go.

Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?
I get stuck on pieces all the time, and when it happens I’ll just go back to something that worked in the past.
I sometimes play some guitar or hit the drums which shifts my thinking, it helps a lot.The artist's studio

What is up next on your easel?
I’m currently working on Neutral tone abstracts. I’m using silver and gold leaf as a new element in my work. I’m incorporating elements of texture that I observe in the environment, for example cement, the patina on antique furniture etc.

Pablo’s works are available for Print-On-Demand and licensing, and a selection of his images are available in our Original and Poster collections. Some areas of our website are password-protected. If you are a member of the trade but don’t have full access to our website, www.thirdandwall.com, please contact us at customerservice@thirdandwall.com.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Third & Wall!

Love is in the air at Third & Art Wall Group, but we don’t need Valentine’s Day to remind us that we love our artists, and we really get stars in our eyes when they share their romantic artwork with us!

Loved-up couples are the romantic foundation of Valentine’s Day, whether they’re kissing or just sharing quality time. Artists Julianne Marcoux, Kelsey Hochstatter and KC Haxton have each captured their own unique visions of romance and intimacy in these compelling figuratives.

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the #1 fresh-flower selling holiday for florists? According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 37.8 percent of Americans will buy flowers for Valentine’s Day 2015, spending a total of $2.1 billion. Florals represent the heart in a way that nothing else can, and they’re beautifully captured in these lush bouquets by the amazing Liz Jardine.

Some of us are a little more practical about the phenomenon of love. Is it all just chemical? New artist Parker Jones schools us on the facts and properties of love with these sweet and clever new graphic images.

Remember to keep the love in your heart (and your art!) 365 days a year. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Third & Wall!

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Photography by Aaron Matheson

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday of the year. It’s interesting that Lincoln declared it an official holiday in the midst of the Civil War when finding something to be thankful for was probably challenging. Yet, the holiday has endured, for it represents something so genuine and innocent.

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“Tradition” by Jill Martin

I love Thanksgiving for what it is not. It is not full of gifts and over-the-top decorations. Thanksgiving is, however, a time to share with friends and family. I love that it is a kickstart to the holiday season and when I can officially start ordering my eggnog lattes. I love that it is a day filled with wonderful foods such as garlic mashed potatoes with dressing, turkey, cranberry relish and stuffing with Jimmy John’s sausage and rosemary (stick to this and skip the oyster stuffing), and so much more.

But I love Thanksgiving most because it is a day where we step back and reflect on what we are thankful for. Third & Wall Art Group is no different. The year is winding down, year-to-year comparisons are being made, current year budgets are being reviewed and the rush to complete annual goals is in full swing. But through all of this I still wish to step back and acknowledge all that I am thankful for at Third & Wall.

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“When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall” by Liz Jardine

I (we) am thankful for the incredible and talented artists that we get to work with. Each day we receive the gift of entering an office filled with beautiful artwork. I am thankful for a wonderful and loyal group of employees that strive to make every one of our customers happy. I am thankful for our vendors who have been true partners and have shown us patience and support. I am thankful for our customers. I am thankful that with all the options available to them for wall décor, they come to us. I am thankful that they have placed their trust in our abilities to meet their needs. I am thankful that they allow us to open our doors everyday ensuring that we can continue to represent the interests of our artists and to keep the business of art alive.

Every year has its challenges, yet every year also has its rewards. Today, I am thankful for all those rewards.  ~ Brian Henn, President

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“Rust & Water” by Lisa Ridgers

I’m thankful to work with a group of artists who, through their work, make even the darkest days bright. And for coworkers who are more than just people I work with, but who are also wonderful, supportive friends.~ Melissa

 I’m thankful for my family and friends, my two dimpled daughters and the songs they sing, my awesome co-workers, and hot coffee on a cold morning. ~ Kay

 

I’m thankful that I get to work with a team that’s committed not only to each other, but to doing the best we can everyday for our clients.  Also that I get to do something every day that brings joy into people’s lives and homes. ~ Melody

I’m thankful that Third & Wall provides me the flexibility to fulfill a creative and artistic working role while also empowering me to achieve my own personal artistic dreams. And I’m thankful for the best co-workers a girl could ever have. ~ Patti

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“Tranquility II” by Randy Hibberd

I am thankful for all of the opportunities that have been put in front of me this past year. And I am even more thankful that I could take those opportunities and turn them into something great. ~ Kali

I have a lot to be thankful for – my family, friends, good health, my home and a great job. ~ Debbie

I’m thankful for all the incredible individuals I connect with every day. Not only are they talented and creative but also kind, generous, lovely people. . .artists, clients, co-workers and vendors. ~ Aimee

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“Red Leaves” by Simon Addyman

I’m thankful for a loving and supportive family and rockstar friends! ~ Katherine

I am thankful for all the awesome coworkers I have, because without them the days would be far less interesting, less funny and way more stressful. ~ Aaron

I’m thankful for my amazing friends in Seattle! I moved here 6 years ago without knowing anyone and have accumulated a group of friends who are compassionate, inspiring, and weird.  ~ Maddie

And last but not least…

I’m thankful to work alongside so many generous and talented people. I’m thankful I still have all ten fingers. I’m thankful this country celebrates Thanksgiving! ~ Peter

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!

Q & A with a California Art Consultant

We recently had the chance to pose a few questions to one our busiest clients, a dynamic Art Consultant doing a booming business in Southern California.

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“Grace”,by Sarah Stockstill

What project are you currently working on?

I am currently working on a commercial project with multiple locations on the West Coast.  Each location is looking for artists from each specific state.  This has been a fun project for placing great art from Randy Hibberd, KC Haxton and Sarah Stockstill.

What is your favorite location for which to specify art?

Any location that doesn’t request generic art.  The right art can breathe life into a room and make any generic setting stand out.

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“Flowering” by Randy Hibberd

Favorite type of imagery to place for a project? 

Abstract art,  and really cool and thought-provoking representational paintings.

How do you go about selecting art for your individual client needs? 

From past experience I usually know the exact styles that each of my clients prefer, so I tend to stay on that same path, but always try to update new looks to stay fresh and relevant.

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“Sunset on the Coast” by Kyle

Best piece of advice you would give an artist? 

I would advise a new artist that wants to make a living as an artist to heed the advice of an art consultant, an established interior designer or a gallery owner.  Their advice can help to create a painting that people will want to purchase.  No matter what anybody says, when it comes down to it most paintings are purchased based on the color palette, and the effective use of the colors within the painting.  I would also suggest to always strive for an edge, and to stay a step ahead of other artists.

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“Champagne” by KC Haxton

Do you have a “dream” project you would like to work on? 

I feel like I am already working on my “dream project”.  I love my career and wouldn’t change it for any other.  Every day is different and every project is different so things are always new, fresh and exciting!

 

 

 

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From The Studio of Randy Hibberd

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Randy Hibberd is a genius at creating timelessly elegant, upscale contemporary artwork that integrates boldly and seamlessly into all types of commercial and residential interiors.

What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning?
Coffee coffee coffee . . . and change into my painting clothes like Mr. Rogers.

How many paintings do you work on at a time?
I usually have 3-6 paintings going on at all times. You never know what mood you’ll be in when entering the studio walls; it’s fun to have options.

Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on?
Solo show at the Guggenheim.

UnknownIf you could paint with anyone, who would it be?
I love to paint with my beautiful daughters Riley and Rachel . . . I could paint with them everyday!
 
Is there an idea you would like to explore?
I’m always fired up to explore new ideas , that’s the rush of painting – when you’re inspired and can’t wait to get to the studio.

What is your favorite time of day to paint?
2-6 pm. The coffee has fully kicked in, goofing off has subsided and the pressure is on to get something done for the day.

Unknown-1Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?
Getting “stuck” is normal practice in my abstract world . Sometimes it flows, sometimes it’s junk. Most times I battle through until I find a solution . . . just keep painting. But on rare occasions I just walk away and come back fresh the next day. This always yields a new perspective and a solution reveals itself .

What is up next on your easel?
Magazine pages. Tons of ever-evolving magazine photos.

 

Randy Hibberd’s original works, posters and print-on-demand imagery are available from Third & Wall Art Group. All images are © Randy Hibberd and published/distributed by Third & Wall Art Group.

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New Contemporary Art For Fall

We’re getting ready to release our latest preview collection and thought we’d share a sneak-peek at our upcoming imagery.

Lately, clients have been asking us for Beach House art. Since Fall has officially arrived here in Seattle – the rain, earlier sunsets and crisp air even when the sun is shining – we thought we’d warm things up with reminders of the great Summer we just enjoyed.

These contemporary beach scenes from Liz Jardine ought to do the trick!

Lodge Art is another theme that we hear a lot about. Think lots of wood, warm cozy fires and deep rich colors, especially as Winter approaches. These captivating animals by Lisa Ridgers gallop into the Lodge theme beautifully!

Floral Art is always on-trend. Look at these timelessly gorgeous pieces by KC Haxton & Lisa Ridgers.

Stay tuned, we have many exclusive new images coming your way, from Abstracts to Cityscapes and Landscapes.

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