by Miriam Schulman
As well as brightening up our living room, our choice of art also reflects our interests and personality. Having original art in your home is a powerful way of stating who you are to the world. Art is a conversation starter, and a powerful way of spreading positive messages.
When you surround yourself with art that expresses your personal tastes, it turns your home into a sanctuary that you enjoy spending time in.
I’ve found that my art collectors will find themselves drawn to animal spirits for their potent mystical powers.
Let’s take the story of Jennifer.
Proud as a Peacock
Jennifer was looking for a piece of statement art for her eclectic dining room. I love her choice of gray chevron upholstered chairs and the bright yellow pillows. The peacock she chose for her home was already in my portfolio and she was attracted to the combination of teal and mustard. Jennifer is a strong, modern professional woman and this peacock helps express that in her own home.
The surface of the painting is treated in a fashion similar to what you might see in a Gustav Klimt painting (think Woman in Gold, and the Kiss). You also may recognize the painting in her dining room from my email header! Although the original painting is sold (there is only one) I still offer prints of this peacock on my website.
Symbol of Personal Power
Jennifer was just thrilled with the painting and says she gets lots of compliments on it. More importantly, it serves a symbol of her personal power.
Show your True Colors
Peacocks are a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I am so in love with this painting, and the colors could not have matched better! Everything went smoothly. Thank you again! Your painting will be loved!”
Now the rest of this story is like a choose your own adventure with you at it’s center. You can commission a painting with the perfect size, color story and genre that speaks to your personality.
Ready to talk to me about that?
To get ideas for art for your home, >> search for original art on my website.
Art in my portfolio is always less than custom art so a great place to start. If the luxury of original art is out of your reach, you can also consider a custom canvas print to mimic the look of original art.
The decorating suggestions shows the large modern canvas art over a mid-century modern sofa by West Elm. This painting will also be right at home in more neutral decors.
The long and narrow size makes it perfect for over a headboard, a sofa or a banquet. The colors are subtle with pops of color to add personality to the room.
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About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released in October 2022. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies