DECORATING YOUR HOME WITH HORSE ART
Displaying equine art on your walls is a great way to spice up your home, as a room well decorated with horse art will have an increased beauty and overall value. Horses are animals that portray beauty, freedom, inspiration, self-assurance, and strength. Placing a horse photograph or painting with landscapes or nature backgrounds can offer a peaceful atmosphere to people. As an equine artist, I strive to inspire my viewers through my world-class photographs of those majestic creatures. It is my goal that you are renewed through my photographs and that you discover your connection with the horses. If you have ever decorated a room and it still feels bland. Then, introducing some horse art might just do the magic as they can eliminate that feeling of emptiness within a room when placed in strategic areas. When it comes to placing horse art in your home, there is no art counsel that has ever met to say that you cannot place art within any area of your home or that every art must be placed in your sitting room. But there are some basic guidelines that you can follow to ensure your equine artwork serves the purpose for which they are meant. These tips can as well be applied to all kinds of arts.
Tips on How to Properly Place an Equine Art in Your Home
*The first guideline to adhere to is to ensure you give proper spacing – Clustering wall arts together not only defeats the aesthetics purpose as the decoration becomes untidy, but it also creates a blurry effect caused by a loss in focus or concentration. This is simply because the viewer’s eyes would try to capture as much information as possible, so allowing enough space in between arts and limiting the number of artworks within a section of your room would direct the viewer’s eyes to the details you want it to catch. An exception to this is when your art pieces are connected to each other or are telling a story in sequence.
*The second tip is to select art that matches with other items in the room – For example, if a room has a lot of reddish or brownish colored elements like furniture and lightning, hanging wall art of reddish-brown horses would complement the room ambience as against white colored horses.
*The third guideline is to utilize the spaces in your home properly – When it comes to selecting where to hang artworks, most people are inclined towards the living and dining room. But there are other areas in your homes that could be well adorned with your beautiful art collection. These include your bathrooms, the mudroom, the pantry and even your staircase. You can also hang some beautiful artworks in areas of your home where you perform mundane and monotonous tasks such as the laundry room.
*The fourth guideline is to ensure the artwork is properly aligned horizontally – To achieve this, you can hold the art in place and then get someone to step back and check if it is properly hanged.
*The final tip is to avoid hanging your wall art too high. The center of the artwork should be at the eye level. It is also worth knowing that your art pieces can also define the atmosphere within the room, for example using food wall arts within the kitchen and dining room can induce appetite for food.
I am an award-winning equine artist with several accolades such as the “Best in Show Award” at The Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, titled “Animals in Art”. I was also the honored to be the recipient of the Phippen Award for the Exhibit titled “Fresh Eyes; Emerging Photographic Talent of the West” at the Phippen Museum of Western Art, Prescott, AZ. The Phippen Award was awarded to the artist’s work that most closely matched their mission statement. My work titled “Sand Storm” also won Second Place for the People’s Choice awards for the Town of Prescott Valley Public Arts Display.
Over the years my unique art style has earned me the opportunity to collaborate with several companies provide horse photography. One notable highlight is The Horses in Action Poster book, which was a featured book sold at Costco. My inspiring artwork has also been featured in various local papers and local and National magazines.
Jody L. Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery in Prescott, Arizona , The Phippen Art Museum, Hart of AZ Gallery in Old Town Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch.