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Trends – Color Blocks and Soft Shapes

Color-blocking is a strong trend this year and we were inspired by this post by Fashion Vignette to share some of our own transitional abstract art, which complements these patterns, textiles, fashion and interior concepts.

Color blocks can be clean and simple. Dark and light alternates to connote open doorways, architectural plans, city blocks, agricultural fields. Because the shapes are simple, color becomes the main player in leading the viewer’s eye around the image and creating interesting focal points.

Color blocks don’t have to be square. They can also be irregular and dynamic, shifting and moving like tectonic plates. Imagine the images seen in a kaleidoscope, caught in the act of morphing into something different but equally as beautiful.

Areas of color can also maintain a shape, but not necessarily be geometric. Soft shapes may be clean and clear, or softly blurred together like a painting in the rain.

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  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.

Here’s to Green for St. Paddy’s Day

pantone-210-new-color-families-greensSt. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Everyone from schoolchildren to our coworkers will be wearing green on the 17th in order to avoid the dreaded pinch. If your wardrobe is short on green we can’t save you from a pinching incident, but we do have plenty of green for your walls to wear!

According to Pantone, the Mothership of color, “The human eye literally sees more green than any other color. The hue of foliage, grass, and growing plants; bountiful trees, lush meadows and clinging vines; the shade of forests and jungles; elves and leprechauns; the product of the Irish patriot and St. Patrick’s Day; with a multitude of greens so plentiful in the surrounding world, there are many moods the green family can convey.”

The color experts at Pantone go on to explain that green is a restful color, influencing our nervous system, slowing and deepening our breath, and relaxing our heart by slowing the production of stress hormones.

Whether in airy meadows, urban parks or macro-views of nature’s hidden areas, the use of green can promote a sense of balance, harmony and reassurance.

There, don’t you feel calmer already? Get some green!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

"Party" by KC Haxton

“Party” by KC Haxton

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  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 New Year!

As December draws to a close, we’d like to remember all the imagery, artists and projects that made 2015 such a fun and dynamic year.  We look forward to 2016 and are excited to bring you even more images, new artists and the opportunities to provide your clients with the very best artwork in the industry.

All of us here at Third and Wall Art Group wish you a happy, healthy New Year!

Here’s a glimpse of some of the new images coming your way in 2016:

White-on-White – The Hot Decor Trend for 2016

Moving towards simplicity and a clean, classic look, several major paint brands have declared  off-white to be the hot interior color for 2016.

There are hundreds of shades of white, and each shade morphs into something new with the shifting rays of natural and interior light. White is never just white as long as light is hitting it!

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“The Present Moment” by Liz Jardine. Interior photo © astragal

Whether warm or cool, or a combination of both, white invites serenity and reflection, and creates a fresh, uncomplicated space in which to accent textiles, furniture pieces or objets d’art.

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“Joie de Vivre” by LIz Jardine. Interior photo © Linus Ohman

If you’re thinking about creating a white-on-white interior, do a little homework – get some paint swatches and compare them in a variety of lighting situations and at different times of day.

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  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.

 

You’re Invited to our Friends & Family Fall Art Sale – 50-90% Discounts on Art!

Twice a year in the Spring and Fall we invite friends, family and all art lovers to visit our South Lake Union gallery and take advantage of phenomenal 50-90% discounts on contemporary art, from original artworks to rich giclée prints on canvas and paper. You’ll find abstracts, landscapes, florals, figuratives, whimsical, vintage – we have beautiful, affordable art for every taste and every wall.

Visit our Facebook Event Page to RSVP and stay up-to-date on Sale news!

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Our gallery is in South Lake Union, on 9th Ave. N and Harrison St.  If you haven’t visited our gallery before, we’re surrounded with great places to dine and shop. Whole Foods is just a few blocks away, as is West Elm, Cactus, Serious Pie and many other hot spots. So come out and make an adventure of it!

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Third & Wall – Introduction from Third & Wall Art Group on Vimeo.

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery. 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.

How well do you know Third & Wall Art Group?

Do you think you know what Third & Wall is all about? You may know that we’re an art company providing beautiful contemporary imagery for residential, corporate, hospitality and healthcare interiors; that we represent a group of versatile and talented artists and we sell their original works; that we have an exceptional fine art poster collection; and that we offer Print-On-Demand from our exclusive pool of more than 7,000 images.

To satisfy the curious, we shot a short video to demonstrate the creative solutions we offer for all of your projects, as well as a look behind the scenes at our company, our art, our passion. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Third & Wall – Introduction from Third & Wall Art Group on Vimeo.

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  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.

From the Studio of Terri Burris

FullSizeRender[2]Artist Terri Burris Intertwines her love of nature, abstraction and design in each of her atmospheric pieces. She paints intuitively, creating her transitional abstracts, landscapes, florals and urban works from focused perspectives of the natural world. Her palettes emerge directly from her intimate observations of life’s minute details.

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African Tulip

What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning? The first thing I do when I go into my studio is put on music. Music is such a big part of my process. It depends what mood I’m in, but I love to listen to either jazz, classical, or alternative. Once my music is set, I enter into the zone and start painting for as long as I can.

What do you like most about your work? What I like most about my work is that I don’t plan anything before I start, I work very intuitively. I love the idea that something is working through me when I paint, surrendering to the process.

Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do? When I get stuck on a painting, I find I need to leave it alone for a while, detach from it physically and emotionally. At that point I usually start on a new canvas, painting fast and loose for a few minutes …then maybe clean my studio or pull weeds from my garden.

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Santa Monica

If you could paint with anyone, who would it be?  If I could paint with anyone, it would be one of the master painters from the Abstract Expressionist era. I am especially inspired by the work of Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthraler and Lee Krasner.

How many paintings do you work on at a time?  I generally work on 3 paintings at a time in various stages of progress.

What’s your favorite way of generating ideas and inspiration?  I generate a lot of inspiration and ideas from the many museums and galleries I’m fortunate enough to have in my Los Angeles neighborhood. Another major source of inspiration for me is just being in nature.

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Polka-Dot Bikini

What is your favorite time of day to paint? My favorite time of day to paint is early in the morning with a gigantic cup of steaming hot coffee.

Do you have a dream project that you would like to work on? My dream project is any time I get to paint for a show or collaborate with a client one on one.

 What is up next on your easel? Right now I’m exploring pouring paint and working with watercolor washes.

 

Terri’s images can be viewed in the Posters, Print-On-Demand and Originals sections of our website. 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.

 

 

We’ve Changed Our Shipping Carrier to Bring You Savings!

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Makin’ it happen!

You spoke, we listened. As part of our ongoing efforts to maximize the affordability of our product,  we’ve changed our shipping carriers from Fedex to UPS, effective January 19th, 2015. This transition has allowed us to significantly lower our shipping rates, which we’re passing on to our customers.

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Affo Gomma, 3&W Fulfillment Specialist

The savings will vary depending on region and the scale of the order, though all customers can expect to see a drop in the shipping portion of their invoices. This change applies to every type of shipping: from overnight to ground, freight to parcel, domestic and international.  The bigger the order, the bigger the savings! Other than the additional savings, things will be “business as usual” and your shipping service will continue without a hitch – it’s a win/win situation.

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Peter Moran, 3&W Fulfillment Manager

Any inquiries about the new service can be directed to your Third & Wall Account Manager, or to our Fulfillment Manager Peter Moran.

Third & Wall offers exclusive contemporary and transitional imagery for wall decor and licensing, with a wide selection of Posters, Originals and Print-on-Demand/Licensing imagery.  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!

If you are a member of the trade and would like information on becoming a Third & Wall member and accessing our online collections, please contact us or call us at 1-206-443-8425 or toll-free at 1-877-326-3925. Our fax number is 1-206-441-4299.

If you are not a member of the trade, please email us to find a retailer near you, or visit our showroom at 312 Ninth Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Our showroom is open to the public, or visit us at www.thirdandwall.com.

Ringing in 2015 – New Transitional Art from Liz Jardine

What a marvelous way for art lovers to transition into 2015 – with a collection of glorious new transitional abstracts, landscapes and florals from artist Liz Jardine.

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“Powderpuff Floral”

Jardine’s neutral, earthy palettes evoke a sense of groundedness, while her luminous aquas and blues drift the viewer into a place of possibility and dreams.

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“Between Bridges”

Jardine’s new works are every designer’s dream, with a level of sophistication, intrigue and accessibility that make them perfect choices for hospitality, corporate and residential interiors.

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“Liquid Amber”

Liz Jardine’s original works, posters, and print-on-demand imagery are available from Third & Wall Art Group.

If you are a member of the trade and would like information on becoming a Third & Wall member and accessing our online collections, please contact us or call us at 1-206-443-8425 or toll-free at 1-877-326-3925. Our fax number is 1-206-441-4299.

If you are not a member of the trade, please email us to find a retailer near you, or visit our showroom at 312 Ninth Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. Our showroom is open to the public.

All images © Liz Jardine and published/distributed by Third & Wall Art Group.

 

 

 

Announcing Updates to www.thirdandwall.com!

We’ve been working hard to make our website easier for our customers to use, and we’re excited to share our latest improvements with you:

New POD-Photography Section: Based on your feedback and suggestions for streamlining our Print-On-Demand (POD) website section and making your image searches easier, we’ve given our photography collection a special section of its own, POD-Photography. We’ve made it a lot easier to browse our landscape, seascape, botanical/floral, nature, urban and even abstract photography collection from photographers Keith Morgan, Aaron Matheson, Lori Prenner and Jorge Llovet. We’re also constantly adding new works to our POD photography offerings, so keep checking back, and keep giving us your feedback!

Changes in Finished Art: In addition to our “Canvas – Stretched” option, we’re now offering a new product in the Finished Art area of our site – “Canvas – Floater Frame”. Choose from a hand-picked collection of our newest contemporary art and get it finished in style! Your stretched canvas is placed inside a 2.5″ deep floater frame with a width of 3/8″; frames are available in a black, silver or gold finish. We think it’s a really convenient and elegant way to easily select and purchase ready-to-hang contemporary art for your design projects.

We also want to make it more affordable for you, so we’ve reduced the pricing on all of our Finished Art because we know those design budgets can be mighty tight!

If you don’t currently enjoy full access to our website, please contact us to learn how to qualify for access to our Originals and Print-On-Demand Collections.

Beach Retreat

We just finished working on a great project for a hotel lobby in California, and wanted to share some of the pictures from our client who was delighted with the finished product. We love when that happens!

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These are photographs taken by our newest photographer Kyle and enhanced by our production team. You can check out more of Kyle’s work on our website.

 

 

From The Studio of Jill Martin

jill martin studio_USEJill Martin’s ethereal imagery is bright and soft, glowing with clean hues and a dreamy appeal that few can resist.

What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning?

Check my email, read some news, then spend some time cleaning up my painting table which I always leave messy from the day before.

 How many paintings do you work on at a time?

I’ll prep several canvases at once, but I tend to focus on just one or two paintings at a time.

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Merriment II

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

To paint 5 or 6 large paintings of different types of couples.

If you could paint with anyone, who would it be?

Very hard to choose. I could learn so much from Alex Kanevsky, Julie Heffernan, and Kent Williams.

Is there an idea you would like to explore?

How to paint the figure not in an impressionistic or gestural way but like a blurry photograph. – early Gerhard Richter’s work.

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I’ll paint whenever, but the light in the studio is usually best midday and afternoon.

 Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?

Yes, I do get stuck sometimes and keep redoing areas over and over. At that point I have to not look at the painting for a few hours or a few days. Then when I go back to it I have a fresh perspective which hopefully makes it easier to see what needs to be done.

 What is up next on your easel?

A large abstracted landscape.

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

 

 

The Amazing Sarah Stockstill

SarahStockstillRAWMy love for Sarah Stockstill’s work began very shortly after I started to work for Third and Wall Art Group. I was still in training and had the opportunity to visit her in her studio as she was just starting a new piece. I had seen her work before in print form, which I really liked, but it wasn’t until I sat there in complete awe of her and her talent that I really did just fall in love.

She greeted me with a hug and a huge smile that just lit up the room. There is something so sweet and genuine about her, I felt at ease immediately. I had years of experience on the retail end dealing with published pieces, but I was a complete newbie when it came to the original art market. This was my first exposure to how an artist takes a blank canvas and starts to create.

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“Lyric in Gesture”

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“Sonata II”

With fluid motions and various tools she combined colors in a way that to me seemed completely effortless. She layered and pulled paint over the canvas, then stepped back, tilted her head to both sides and continued. I was watching the colors she was using and thought “Mmmmm, that’s an interesting combination” – and just like that, the colors blended together, light variations of colors and the HUGE once-blank canvas evolved into a stunning abstract original.

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“Aquitaine II”

I couldn’t help but smile during the entire process that I was fortunate enough to witness first hand. I am not an artist by any means but I have been in the industry long enough to know when there is an artist who is truly remarkable and unique. To me, that is Sarah Stockstill.

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My very own Sarah Stockstill original!

Recently I fell in love with one of her pieces, an abstract figure, and am happy to say thanks to the gracious gesture of one of our other amazing artists, Liz Jardine, it is hanging in my living room and I get to smile now every day because of the piece, and Sarah’s incredible talent.

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Keith Morgan, Photographer

I just spent a few days backpacking in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington state. And for me, my favorite part is always the incredible vistas. Maybe it’s because I’m a visual person; I just can’t get enough of the breathtaking landscape surrounding us. Photographer Keith Morgan is a local Seattleite who also enjoys being in the outdoors, so I always get very excited to see his latest photography.

These are some of my favorites.

No wonder so many of our clients use Keith’s imagery for their healthcare projects. There is something so soothing and healing in viewing nature.

~ by Aimee Clarke, Creative Director

Keith’s gorgeous images can be viewed in the Print-On-Demand section of our website. This area of our website is password-protected. If you do not have a log-in to our website, contact us to find out if you qualify! [contact-form subject='[Third %26amp; Wall news | inspiration’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Featured Artist: Lisa Ridgers

Artist Lisa Ridgers

Artist Lisa Ridgers

We see the paintings and we know the artist’s name, but we don’t know anything else about the person who created the art, how she works, or how she is inspired. We recently caught up with Lisa Ridgers in her studio to find out from the top-selling artist herself – how does she create all those gorgeous paintings?

What do you first do when you get to the studio in the morning?

Usually I crank some tunes and jiggle around a little bit to get warmed up, inspired and loosen my muscles

How many paintings do you work on at a time?

It varies but normally two or three.

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

Yes, I would LOOOOVE to work on a piece for P!NK. Sounds a bit weird, I know, but I really admire her talent and her authenticity, the lady rocks!

RidgersStudio2If you could paint with anyone, who would it be?

Well, if I had powers of resurrection, definitely JMW Turner. One more just to be greedy……I would also love to paint with Sarah Stockstill, her work has always inspired me.

Is there an idea you would like to explore?

Yes, I currently am intrigued by all the digital work that artists are now doing and would like to learn some new skills, incorporating something along those lines into my work.

What is your favorite time of day to paint?

Morning……my brain fritzes out in the afternoons.

Do you ever get “stuck” on a piece? If so, what do you do?RidgersStudio

Yes, I sometimes used to fight pieces to the death but now I take a different approach. I turn them around and they face the wall until I am ready to work on that piece again…some sit for weeks at a time.

What is up next on your easel?

I am playing around with a new “urban” look but have to work out some kinks yet…should be a fun day 🙂

Lisa Ridger’s original works, posters and print-on-demand imagery are available from Third & Wall Art Group.

Summer Fun!

I’m so excited about these new images from Liz Jardine. Don’t they just scream summer!? I love the silhouetted rides against the woodgrain-inspired background. Dreaming of fun-filled days running from ride to ride, stopping for ice cream, elephant ears, and corn dogs along the way.

~ Aimee Clarke, Creative Director

Where does our artwork come from?

We introduce neJardine4w imagery all the time, and of course our team of artists provide us with a steady stream of exceptional artwork, but what is the inspiration behind each new painting? How is it developed? One of my favorite things to do is to open the shipping tubes containing new artwork that we receive from our artists. I find it exciting to unroll and reveal the new images, smell the paints, touch the canvas. I truly enjoy this.

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a couple of our artists in their studios, and to witness the creation of our artwork before it is rolled up and shipped out to us. I spent a wonderful afternoon visiting Liz Jardine in her studio and learning about her rich creative process. Jardine6

Her studio was filled with paints, brushes, paper, and canvases. There were a number of different paintings in various stages of development. There were magazines, color swatches, ideas and inspirations pinned to a bulletin board, and so much more.

Jardine3So where does our artwork come from? If you were to visit Liz and her studio, you would see her artwork comes from the inspiration that she finds all around her. During my visit, Liz was involved in the painting of a seascape, a city scene, a floral and an abstract. It was inspiring and so much more fun to be in on the creation than just opening the tubes of new artwork.

~ by Brian Henn, President, Third & Wall

 

Getting Started

EmployeeMatrixIt is hard to believe that Third & Wall was founded 9 years ago by a small handful of dedicated art lovers. Most of the core group that envisioned the original concept for the company are still here and working hard at our initial dream. While some aspects of our company continue to change and evolve, our core values remain the same.

We rely strongly on our founding philosophy and values. We believe that friendly and ethical relationships with our artists, customers and employees will result in positive personal and business experiences for all of us, everyday; and that this positive outlook will influence not only the art world but our own lives, our families and our work and home communities.

Over the years we have built some wonderful relationships with artists, clients, vendors and one another. These connections are the heart of our business. Our goal is to have happy and inspired artists, customers and employees. We hope to share a little of that inspiration and creativity here.

Summer Selections

Recently, we released our new Summer Preview Poster Collection. Selecting imagery for these releases is always challenging, because our artists send us so many fabulous image options! We usually start pulling new imagery by reviewing recent submissions from each artist. From there we narrow the choices down by subject, with the goal of creating a dynamic mix of abstracts, landscapes, figurative, etc. We aim for a nice balance from each artist that encompasses diverse color palettes while staying sensitive to current and upcoming trends. Lately we’ve had a lot of requests for Coastal imagery, so we’re really excited about our latest collection of serene sailboats.

OSTO-416, "Sparks In The Tide" by Sarah Stockstill

OSTO-416, “Sparks In The Tide” by Sarah Stockstill

ORID-490, "Sailor's Day II", by Lisa Ridgers

ORID-490, “Sailor’s Day II”, by Lisa Ridgers

OCAT-116, "Full Sail" by Joseph Cates

OCAT-116, “Full Sail” by Joseph Cates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romance is another popular image category. It is always interesting to see the various artists’ perspectives, from Kelsey Hochstatter’s lovely collages…

OHOC-257, "That Afternoon", by Kelsey Hochstatter

OHOC-257, “That Afternoon”, by Kelsey Hochstatter

 

to Lisa Ridger’s contemporary ladies…

ORID-494, "Fond Reflections", by Lisa Ridgers

ORID-494, “Fond Reflections”, by Lisa Ridgers

to the almost-abstract figurative by Sarah Stockstill.

OSTO-417-ALT, "Evelyn", by Sarah Stockstill

OSTO-417-ALT, “Evelyn”, by Sarah Stockstill

 

Selecting Abstracts for the collection can often be the toughest part. Many of our artists specialize in creating transitional pieces, so narrowing down the selection is challenging.

 

Now for the the fun of waiting to see which images inspire our clients!