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VR ART GLASS printed splashback by Visual Resource original photographic art 01 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2 Kitchen

NATURES SHAPE Collection 2 – creativity leads to new artworks

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We are often asked, ‘how did you do that?’ and it is difficult to answer how new art travels from an imagining into reality. So rather than trying to give you a nuts and bolts account of the ‘how’ process (which is never the same twice…), we think a far more interesting topic to explore is the nature of creativity itself.

 

Much has been written about creativity, including:

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being.

Creativity requires passion and commitment.

It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life.

From ‘The Courage to Create’, by Rollo May

But enough about what others write or say… here is what we think about creativity.

Creativity is:

Setting forth on a path when you don’t know what the end destination will be. You venture and explore despite the uncertainly. And by embracing the unknown, allowing yourself to be hurled into unchartered waters: original, inventive, surprising and remarkable works are born.

The musings of Toni & Michael Collins

 

That is our experience of creativity. Is it scary? Sometimes. Is it energising? Definitely.

And as a result of putting creativity, exploration and play at the wheel: we proudly present you with a new collection of photographic artworks titled, NATURES SHAPE – Collection 2’.

A small tasting plate is here for you. The feast experience waits – please click through to view the new Collection.

Original Photogrpahic Art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource 15 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2

15 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2 – Original photographic art by Michael Collins. Available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

Original Photographic Art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource 06 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2

06 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2 – Original photographic art by Michael Collins. Available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

Original Photographic Art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource 01 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2

01 NATURES SHAPE Collection 2 – Original photographic art by Michael Collins. Available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

 

 

VR Art Glass printed splashback by Visual Resource photograph of Melbourne street art by Michael Collins

One Home – Two Impressive VR Art Glass Features

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Within the one home are two very different art features. From the abstract grace of FIRE & ICE in the light filled kitchen upstairs, to the colourful CENTRE LANE street scene, adding character on an epic scale within the basement bar.

 

The selected artworks offer wonderful diversity: spanning from the Abstract, to the Modern Gallery.

VR Art Glass first featured in the kitchen. Delighted with the end result, homeowner Susie then looked for another area, where an artwork by Visual Resource could enhance the space. The basement bar & entertainment area provides family members a private retreat, where the addition of floor to ceiling sized photographic artwork, gives a welcome visual contrast to the sleek black surrounds of the bar.

Printed Glass VR Art Glass by Visual Resource Mural Sized Wall Art Melbourne street art photography

The home is grand in scale, calling for an equally impressive and engaging artwork for the entertaining area.

 

Finish: VR Art Glass.

View more photographic artworks like ‘Centre Lane’ by Michael Collins in the Melbourne Collection 2.

All works available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

VR Art Glass printed kitchen splashback featuring FIRE & ICE by Visual Resource 3

Where it all began: FIRE & ICE VR Art Glass in the upstairs kitchen.

VR Art Glass printed kitchen splashback by Visual Resource.

 

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 2 art 01 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

LIQUID SCULPTURES: New Collections Announced

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Photographer Michael Collins has created a series of original works titled LIQUID SCULPTURES.

Each artwork is created in camera, as opposed to a digital construction, making the collections even more impressive.

The works provide the perfect balance of dynamic forces frozen in time. Demanding of the creator, both vision and patience.

Selected pieces deliver bold combinations of colour and form, while others are more demure, offering subtle design and colour. Consistent for all LIQUID SCULPTURE works however: the boundary between colour and form is suitably blurred.

There is a lot to love about these new abstract photographic artworks. Please decide what you think by taking a peek at the new LIQUID SCULPTURES Collection # 1 and Collection # 2.

Conceived and created by photographer Michael Collins.

Available exclusively from Visual Resource.

Pictured here, a selection of works from COLLECTION 2 – LIQUID SCULPTURES

Liquid Sculpture collec 2 art 05 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

05 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2. Each artwork is created in camera, as opposed to a digital construction.

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 2 art 10 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

10 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2.

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 2 art 04 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

04 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2. Abstract photo art created by Michael Collins.

 

Pictured here, a selection of works from COLLECTION 1 – LIQUID SCULPTURES.

To see the full collections, please visit the Abstract Gallery.

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 1 art 20 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

20 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 1 art 11 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

11 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

Liquid Sculpture collec 1 art 05 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

05 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

 

VR ART GLASS printed kitchen splashback featuring FIRE & ICE photo art by Michael Collins 1

FIRE & ICE: the inspiration for a magnificent kitchen

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Prior to finding Fire & Ice, Susie & Glen were at a loss to know what to do with their kitchen design.

 

During an unlikely visit to the Home Show, they found the inspiration they had been searching for and Fire & Ice became the genesis for the entire kitchen design.

After discovering VR Art Glass and the dynamic Fire & Ice artwork: from that moment on the kitchen design took shape. Selections for bench tops, tap ware, even the positioning of power outlets: all decisions were made to ensure the artwork had centre stage and could shine.

Why was the artwork Fire & Ice so significant for the kitchen?

“The artwork of Fire & Ice has all my favourite colours. It’s just beautiful. I love it.”  Susie said.

 

After an extensive design and build process, the family who enjoys this stunning home was able to move in just in time for Christmas 2015.  Shortly after the installation, Susie wrote to Toni & Michael to say,

“Your splash back was the inspiration for our entire kitchen!!

You have been so wonderful to work with – I could not recommend you more highly.”

VR Art Glass printed glass kitchen splashback featuring FIRE & ICE by Visual Resource 2

VR Art Glass splashback featuring FIRE & ICE # 1 – created by photographer Michael Collins

VR Art Glass printed glass splashback kitchen featuring FIRE & ICE by Michael Collins for Visual Resource 4

VR artwork FIRE & ICE # 1 became the genesis for the entire kitchen design. All VR artworks are available exclusively from Visual Resource.

VR Art Glass printed kitchen splashback featuring FIRE & ICE by Visual Resource 3

Selections for bench tops, tap ware, even the positioning of power outlets: all decisions were made to ensure the VR Art Glass splashback had centre stage.

 

 

Visual Resource Earthquake Damage Wainoni Christchurch NZ

NZ earthquake creates havoc: Natures Shape helps to restore balance

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While the devastation of an earthquake happens in an instant, the impact on people and their homes takes years to rectify. Sharon & Gary living in Christchurch, New Zealand are two such people.

After contacting Visual Resource in late 2014, interested in an original artwork for their kitchen splashback, we discovered Sharon & Gary’s home was being rebuilt following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. The foundations of their home had broken and sunk causing twisting and warping of the entire house. Damaged beyond repair, insurance would cover the very basics of a rebuild, but not ‘nice to have’ items like VR Art Glass.

After considering the trauma of loosing a home to an earthquake, along with the hardship of rebuilding, Michael wrote to Sharon in Oct 2014 to offer:

Dear Sharon,

Toni and I were both touched by your circumstances and would be delighted to provide that ‘wow’ factor for your kitchen.  So if it helps we are happy to offer this artwork to you at… no charge!

 

Four and a half years after the earthquake disaster and living elsewhere, the rebuild is now (finally) complete; the couple is back in their home with this to say…

 

February 2016

Hi Michael,

Our new splashback is now installed and looks awesome.

Thank you so much to Toni and yourself for your generosity in allowing us the use of this fabulous artwork. Anyone that has visited us has said how amazing it looks.

Thank you both once again.

Sharon & Gary

Wainoni, Christchurch NZ

Visual Resource NZ Original Home DEMOLITION

Pictured during the demolition stage, the original home was damaged beyond repair during the 2010 / 2011 NZ earthquakes.

 

VR ArtGlass printed glass splashback NATURES SHAPE 4 by photographer Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE

Kitchen splashback featuring VR artwork ‘Natures Shape # 4’

VR Artwork NATURES SHAPE 4 printed glass kitchen splashback by Michael Collins Photographer

VR Artworks are created by photographer Michael Collins, available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

 

Visual Resource NZ Earthquake HOME after rebuid

Home again! “We are so very happy to be back in our new house after living four and a half years elsewhere.” Sharon

 

Gary & Sharon, for selecting the beautiful VR artwork ‘Natures Shape # 4’  for your new kitchen, we say thank you.  May it bring you years of calm and enjoyment.

Toni & Michael Collins

 

 

Kylies custom cakes SANTA award winning celebration cakes

A kitchen design to inspire: creative cakes to amaze

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More than the pulsing heart of a family home, this impressive kitchen is also the creative hub for ‘Kylie’s Custom Cakes’, a business managed by Kylie Rischitelli.

While the business is officially quite young, the apprenticeship has been extensive. Kylie has been the family cake maker for over 20 years. Now a prize winning cake maker, Kylie has turned her passion into a career.

Prior to the recent renovation, the old kitchen wore a 1980’s colour palette. Picture floor tiles in tones of pink, grey and white, combined with solid timber cupboard doors and beige coloured benches and splashback. I was a teen in the 80’s, so I know how long ago that era was. The kitchen had done its work! A renovation was not only for the family; it was also needed to meet Council requirements for Kylie to register her business.

 

VR ArtGlass printed glass kitchen splashback artwork by Visual Resource Melbourne CHARCOAL 1

The spacious kitchen is vast in size – with as much again to the left (not pictured here).

 

The Design

The design process for the renovation involved considering Kylie’s needs from the kitchen, along with a selection of finishes to transform the space from the darker, heavier, solid timber feel it had been. With husband Leo a professional cabinetmaker and shop fitter, along with Kylie’s clear vision on what was needed, the kitchen design evolved collaboratively. Leo completed the design drawings, taking care of all the finer details, along with the build.

 

The End Result

  • The ‘Turino’ stone bench tops shine: creating a bright, open and inviting space.
  • The ‘Charred Makassar’ cabinetry finish with organic, natural timber grain reflects an individual style, well suited to the creative spirit the home emanates.
  •  ‘Charcoal # 1’ artwork featured on the VR Art Glass splashback was selected for its earthy colours and design, complimenting the kitchen beautifully.
  •  And with 56 drawers and 10 cupboards the kitchen has everything Kylie, Leo and the entire family could have hoped for.

 

The spacious, light filled and superbly appointed kitchen now enables Kylie’s creative business to flourish. Of course, Kylie will make all sorts of cakes to suit the needs of your occasion: cupcakes, cake pops, biscuits to name a few. Pictured here are some of her 3D and novelty cakes, which are just amazing.

 

To see more of the stunning cake designs Kylie conjures up after listening to what her clients have in mind, please visit: www.kyliescustomcakes.com.au

 

Kitchen Finishes

Finishes within the kitchen include:

  • Bench tops – Quantum Quartz Stone, (colour) Turino
  • Timber cabinetry doors – Charred Makassar
  • White cabinetry doors & drawers – StyleLite high gloss acrylic
  • Splashback – VR Art Glass featuring ‘Charcoal # 1’ artwork from the Seasons Collection
VR Art Glass Printed Glass Splashback photo art by Michael Collins CHARCOAL 1

VR Art Glass kitchen splashback featuring ‘Charcoal # 1’ from the Seasons Collection.

 

 

Kylies custom cakes POPPIES award winning celebration cakes

All cakes pictured (here & above), won first place in their categories at the Dandenong Show. ‘Poppies’ also won first place at the Melbourne Show for the Celebration Cake category.

 

Kylies custom cakes - ingredients and cupcake tins storage

One Council requirement for a home based cooking business is to have your ingredients stored separately. This requirement is well achieved by the sizeable cake & decorating pantry.

VR ArtGlass printed glass kitchen splashback artwork by Visual Resource Melbourne CHARCOAL 1

VR ARTWORKS – anywhere you want them!

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As you peruse through the VR Galleries, pick out your favourite artwork and ask yourself…

‘where would this look great in my home or workspace?’

Perhaps you have a bathroom or kitchen project planned where a feature splashback will be just the thing to make your space unique – a reflection of your individual style.

Or… maybe now is the ideal time to fill that blank wall, crying out for some love.

 

Where ever you need the addition of art – it is possible!

 

For some inspiration to spark your creative ideas, here are two examples where VR Artworks have become welcome additions.

The first (pictured above): VR Art Glass featuring ‘Charcoal # 1’ from the Seasons Collection adds the finishing touch to a carefully renovated kitchen.  (More about this beautiful kitchen and the professional cake maker who enjoys working within it… in the new year.)

The second (pictured below): Wall Art to unify the colour scheme and enhance the ambience of a financial services workspace. The office enjoys numerous pieces selected from the ‘New Elements Collection’, each created using the premium ‘Urban Presentation’ finish. The addition of the artworks completes a new fit out and move to a larger, higher profile destination for this successful business.

 

Anywhere you can imagine the addition of stunning VR Artwork – we can assist with a recommended finish, perfect for the location. Let your imagination run wild.

VR Artwork Wall Art for Office Reception NEW ELEMENTS by Visual Resoruce

VR Artwork ’21 New Elements’ adds a warming addition to the reception area.

 

VR Artwork Wall Art for Office NEW ELEMENTS by Visual Resource

VR Artwork ’13 New Elements’. A welcome addition to a successful financial services workspace.

 

VR Artwork wall art by Visual Resource NEW ELEMENTS photo art by Michael Collins

VR Artwork ’13 New Elements’, created using the premium ‘Urban Presentation’ finish. VR wall art completes the new fit out.

 

VR photography by Michael Collins PODS 01 Artwork in dining room

Announcing a new Collection of VR photo artworks – PODS

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“In the purest sense, pattern, like colour, is a way of delighting the eye.

 

Pattern is powerful and transformative, adding rhythm and movement to the sensory experience of colour and texture. It can be rather stately and measured, suggestive of order and repose; flowing and branching, leading the eye onward; or lively and dancing, almost in a musical sense. Whichever is the case, there is something both joyful and infectious about it.”

A quote by Orla Kiely, from her book titled ‘Pattern’.

VR PODS 02 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

02 PODS. Inspired by the patterns inherent in nature.

 

The patterns inherent in nature provide the rhythm and movement Orla Kiely so eloquently presents.

 

Mesmerised by patterns found in nature, the PODS Collection was created when photographer Michael Collins explored and transformed one of nature’s designs, into something delicate and playful.

The creativity does not stop there. The colour choice for each PODS artwork is infinitely variable. Your PODS image can be customised with colours to reflect your style.

 

Pattern is part of the design of life surrounding us. All we need to do now is open our eyes, notice and enjoy it.

VR PODS 06 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

06 PODS. The colour choice for each PODS artwork is infinitely variable. Have your PODS design customised with colours to reflect your style.

 

VR PODS 01 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

01 PODS. Created when photographer Michael Collins explored & transformed one of nature’s designs.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass ensuite COLOUR SPLASH 7 wide

Artworks from VR add colour & character into two freshly renovated bathrooms

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One home: two magnificent new bathrooms.

Good design just works. And sometimes… design is so good – the end result is more delightful than you could have imagined or hoped for. The crisply renovated bathroom & ensuite within a Vermont South home deliver just that. In addition to the perfect bones of ‘good design’: the spaces are impressive, a triumph.

Complete with tiles and fittings in black, chrome and white, both wet areas offer a simple monochromatic ‘canvas’. The white tiled walls for example, demonstrate a delicate restraint. The splash of colour from VR Art Glass compliments the restraint – adding the perfect balance of zest and personality.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass ensuite COLOUR SPLASH 7 close up

The niches echo the larger feature – providing a subtle motif and connection to the main artwork.

 

The overall impression:

More than a monochromatic beauty, the bathrooms wear colour and character with eloquent cohesion.

 

What does the designer/builder of the bathrooms have to say?

The ensuite is the best I have ever done. I love it. While I was initially worried about the brightness of the artworks… now they are in – I love them, as they set off the bathroom and ensuite, which are otherwise quite neutral in colour.

John Verrion – designer and builder of Renobuild Bathrooms & Tiling

 

VR ArtGlass Printed Glass for bathrooms PAINTERLY 14 wide

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14.

 

The homeowner had a clear vision and decisive approach when she selected two artworks from VR Collections: ‘Colour Splash # 7 for the ensuite and ‘New Painterly # 14’ for the bathroom. The artwork designs have a dynamic energy accentuated by the stunning colours.

 

As a result of her brave artwork selections, the homeowner is now enjoying her two new bathrooms that offer personality in spades.

 

VR ART GLASS Printed Glass by Visual Resource ensuite bath COLOUR SPLASH 7

Ensuite featuring VR Art Glass – COLOUR SPLASH # 7. Overall impression: the bathrooms wear colour & character with eloquent cohesion.

 

About the fittings

  • The bath is from the Polilife Mercury Series
  • Towel rail is Kado Quad
  • Feature artwork on the wall & niches – VR Art Glass from Visual Resource

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass for Bathrooms by Visual Resource art PAINTERLY 14 upright

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14. Towel rail is Kado Quad.

VR Art Glass Printed Glass for Bathrooms niche above the bath PAINTERLY 14

The niches echo the larger feature – providing a subtle motif and connection to the main artwork.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass by Visual Resource for Bathrooms PAINTERLY 14 Cameo Shot

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14. The artwork designs have a dynamic energy accentuated by the stunning colours.

 

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass by Visual Resource ensuite niche in Shower COLOUR SPLASH 7

Design and build by John Verrion of Renobuild Bathrooms & Tiling.

Leaves Collection of Photo Art by Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE A

SHADOW PLAY & LEAVES – New Collections of Photo Art Inspired by Mother Nature

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Mother Nature as an influence is a bottomless resource – she just gives and gives and gives.

Megan Morton from her book ‘Home Love’

Drawing upon the guiding hand of Mother Nature, Michael has created two new Collections with beautiful botanical references and the play of light at the inspirational heart of the works.

With compositions featuring elegant simplicity and a glorious contre-jour effect achieved by the photographic technique of having the sun (or other light source) behind the subject. The lighting effect hides details, creates silhouettes and presents a stunning contrast between the delicate natural subject – and the crisp, clean, white background.

Leaves Collection of Photo Art by Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE B

Botanical references and a creative contre-jour lighting effect combine for elegantly simple designs. Top ‘11 Leaves’, Bottom ‘13 Leaves’.

 

Shadow Play Collection of Photo Art by Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE C

Photo artwork from the new SHADOW PLAY Collection. Top ’06 Shadow Play’, Bottom ’04 Shadow Play’.

 

Shadow Play Collection of Photo Art by Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE D

With compositions featuring elegant simplicity and a glorious contre-jour effect – French for ‘against the light’. Top ’02 Shadow Play’, Bottom ’03 Shadow Play’.

 

View the full LEAVES Collection, within the Abstract Gallery.

View the full SHADOW PLAY Collection, within the Abstract Gallery.

 

Kitchen renovation - printed splashback - photographic art by Michael Collins NATURES SHAPE 17

Crisp white kitchen renovation = elegance personified

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The owner of this sharply renovated Sydney residence had a clear vision for her kitchen…

“The artwork from Visual Resource compliments and reflects the garden that surrounds.
I look at the splashback as a beautiful piece of art hanging in my kitchen.”

 

The kitchen of the Sydney north shore home confidently greets with effortless sophistication.

The finishes: each element carefully selected and few of them, demonstrating minimalist restraint.

The result: the homeowner adores her kitchen, ‘I would not change a thing’, Carol said.

Printed kitchen splashback - VR Art Glass - photographic art NATURES SHAPE 17 by Michael Collins for VISUAL RESOURCE

VR Artwork ‘Natures Shape # 17’, within the Abstract Gallery. The splashback features within the sharply renovated Sydney north shore residence.

 

A kitchen teeming with natural light, adorned by the lush, vivid green garden – it is simply a triumph.

Enough about what we think… the homeowner shared her kitchen joy with VR when she recently wrote:

Hi Toni,

We are very happy with the image that we chose for the splashback and we have had so many compliments.

I look at the splashback as a beautiful piece of art hanging in my kitchen.

You have been a pleasure to work with and we have recommended your company to so many people. When we renovate our next house we would love to work with you again.

Kind regards,

Carol

 

VR Artwork - Patterns Neutral # 17 - Photo Art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

WALL ART – Be Inspired

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Do you have blank walls in need of some attention?

Look about… are there any bare walls around you? Maybe today’s the day – that wall has been blank for far too long.

The addition of art in your space is a chance to play and ‘accessorise’.   Accessories bring the finishing touches to a room; they make a space liveable, fun and provide the key to individuality.

Here are a few thought starters to help unleash your inner art buyer…

 

HOW DO I FIND THE ‘RIGHT’ ARTWORK STYLE FOR THE SPACE?

Forget ‘right or wrong’, ‘good or bad’ art. These judgments and criteria are not only completely subjective; thoughts along those lines will stifle and be unhelpful. Here is an alternative…

Your taste in art is entirely personal. Choose something you love!

Art bought with your heart will never disappoint.

 

OPTIONS WHEN SELECTING AN ARTWORK:

Go bold and create a focal point.

  •  Your new artwork does not need to match the paint colour or furniture in your room.
  • If you have mostly neutral furnishings this provides a ‘blank canvas’ if you like… where you can be guided by the artwork that moves you, regardless of its style, shape or colour palette.
  • You may like to make a splash with an abstract photo art (for example): rich in colour along with a sense of movement in the design – adding interest and excitement.
  • Then… you can draw inspiration from the artwork, for items like cushions or vases to reflect some colours from your art. These ‘accents’ will serve to tie the room together.
  • Repeating colours within the artwork (accents), increases the artworks impact in the room.
Wall Art by Visual Resource - PAINTERLY No 12

Art = accessorising = the key to individuality. Abstract photo artwork – Painterly # 12. Creative & bold – the perfect focal point.

 

Or, choose subtle tones to complement your existing décor.

  • An alternative approach when selecting an artwork is to select a piece that blends with your interior – combining colours, shapes, forms and styles that are completely in unison with your interior. This gives harmony where the artwork is a team player, rather than the star.
  • Imagine photo art of a cityscape or landscape for example, finished in black & white or a sepia tone.
Photographic Artwork Mono by Visual Resource - Wall Art

Photo artwork ‘Landscape Mono 03’. The artwork blends with the tones and compliments the natural texture of the interior finishes.

 

THOUGHTS ABOUT ARTWORK SIZE

The scale of the artwork in relation to the area it will be placed is worthy of some thought. Respected interior designer and stylist Shannon Fricke in her book ‘How to decorate’ counsels:

“An oversized canvas hung on a small wall does not make for a harmonious space, and nor does a tiny canvas on a large wall. When the scale is wrong, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the artwork is, the result won’t feel right.”        

 

Tips to help with the consideration of artwork size include:

  • A small piece of art may not work above a large piece of furniture. Use a bigger artwork!
  • The goal is to create balance.
  • If you have a huge wall running the length of your living area, avoid one small artwork. (It may give the impression of a postage stamp on your wall.)

 

The home pictured next is a prime example of a grand scale space, begging for a grand scale artwork.

VR Art Glass Printed Glass Wall Feature Melbourne Skyline Photo Art

VR Art Glass printed glass mural wall – ‘Melbourne Skyline # 7’ – Photo art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.

 

TIP: a practical way to visualise and decide the right artwork size.

  • Make a template from paper to see how the size looks, within the space.
  • Cut out (brown) paper to the size you are thinking for the artwork. Stick this to the wall with masking tape.
  • Add more (brown) paper to increase the size (if needed), or cut away brown paper to reduce the size (if needed.)
  • Keep experimenting until you feel sure the size (of brown paper representing your artwork size) will suit the space.
  • It’s all about scale!
  • Measure the size of the (brown paper) template. Let VR know the size and VR can prepare a quote for you.

 

How can Visual Resource help?

All VR artworks are prepared to your custom requirements, including the finish and size. We will ask you, ‘what size would you like your finished artwork to be?’ The custom nature of VR artworks gives you great flexibility and the perfect art for your space.

 

HEIGHT FOR HANGING THE ART

  • One tip is to position your artwork so that the centre of the piece is at eye level.
  • 152cm off the floor level is an indication.

 

AND WHAT ABOUT THE PRICE?

Yes it is true, an original photographic artwork from VR does cost more than a poster print from Ikea. But you are getting so much more for your money.

While it is a reality, we all have financial constraints and budgets to work within. Remember, if you find the perfect artwork – it is an investment. (Try to think long term, the price will be long forgotten while you enjoy looking at the artwork for years to come.)

 

Melbourne Wall Art - Photography by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

Cafe featuring various photo artworks from the Modern Gallery & Melbourne Collections. Finish: traditional black & white silver gelatin photographic prints.

Wall Art - Photography by Michael Collins for Visual Resource - Seasons Autumn No 18

VR artwork ‘Seasons Autumn # 18’, seen in the Classic Gallery

 

Try not to be restricted and restrained by your overall decorating scheme when choosing artwork. Instead – go for what you love. Vibrant, dynamic artwork can add interest and pop in an otherwise sedate interior scheme.

Relax and trust your instincts. If it helps… consider that the stakes are not as high as selecting a floor finish or the kitchen design. So be brave and save a blank wall today!

Photo Artwork by Visual Resource THE BOXERS Kings Cross Sydney

‘The Boxers’ photo artwork from the Kings Cross – Sydney Collection. While graphic and bold in visual content, the tones complement the decor.

 

01 Dandelion VR Visual Resource Photographic Art

DANDELIONS : new collection of photographic artworks from Visual Resource

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While the Dandelion is ungraciously considered a weed within the plant world, I prefer the description, ‘a Prince in paupers clothing.’

From a photographic point of view, the common Dandelion is a worthy and generous subject.  The delicate, wispy, organic form of the Seed Head is full of repetitive patterns.  The sum of these intricate parts is mesmerising, soothing and simply beautiful.

And now… I may just let the images do the rest of the talking – they really do speak for themselves.

View the entire new Delicate Dandelions Collection – within the Abstract Gallery.

02 Dandelion VR Visual Resource Photographic Art

From the new Delicate Dandelions Collection of works within the Abstract Gallery.

 

04 Dandelion VR Art Glass Photographic Art

From the new Delicate Dandelions Collection of works within the Abstract Gallery.