To Frame or Not To Frame?

There are many ways to display artwork, and thankfully, there's no wrong way to do it! It comes down to personal taste, informed by the painting's style and installation location. Keep reading to see the different options we're fond of at Sorelle Gallery.

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Bringing Visual Interest Into Small, But High-Traffic Spaces

We at Sorelle Gallery Fine Art know that some rooms don't have the wall space to accommodate a painting larger than 30 x 30, but that doesn't mean choices are limited! There are many exciting ways to showcase art in smaller spaces. As Art Advisors, curating a collection of work or a single piece for a small space is an exciting challenge we love to face head-on! Here are some suggestions to strengthen a pre-existing art collection or begin anew in a modest, but impactful way.

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Summer Seascapes

Happy Summer from the Sorelle Gallery Fine Art Advisors! We've had a busy start to the summer selling seascapes from our marine artists. Scroll to see the latest installations and to find out how you can create an art oasis in your home.


Ronald Tinney / Traditional New England Seascapes

SOLD: "LATE DAY BEAUTY" Ronald Tinney is a full-time artist who paints coastal landscapes on location “en plein air” year-round; studying nature and creating source material for his larger studio paintings. As a widely collected Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, a Professional Member of the International Society of Marine Painters, a Juried Member of the Copley Society and a Past President of the Cape Cod Art Association, Tinney's trademark marsh scenes will endure for generations.

INSTALLATION: Ronald Tinney's traditional Cape Cod landscape painting is the focal point of this contemporary formal living room. Paired with a large-scale abstract by Julia Contacessi, the room is complete with relaxing undertones of cool blue, grey, gold and warm white.


Daniel Pollera / Long Island Sound Realism

SOLD: "HOUSE ON STILTS" and "PASSING THE COVE" Daniel Pollera's realist paintings depict structures, boats and beaches on Long Island. His primary focus is to create a beautiful, illuminated moment in time through exquisite light and color. His work is most recently featured on the cover of Dan's Papers, a Hamptons based print and digital publication. You can also find his artwork in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY.

INSTALLATION: Daniel Pollera's artwork adorns many public and private collections. This collector enjoys two of Pollera's paintings in their Stamford, CT formal living room.

INSTALLATION: Below: Daniel Pollera's work as a spotlight in both a comfortable, yet stately sitting room, and stunning home office. 


Miranda Girard / Impressionist Landscapes

SOLD: "SAINT MARTIN SUNSET" Miranda Girard is known for her beautiful impressionist sunsets on the water from Lake Geneva to the Caribbean. In addition to her representational work, she also paints a series of Drapescapes: fabric abstractions that evoke a landscape. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and her works are in private collections worldwide.

INSTALLATION: The collectors of Miranda Girard's, "Saint Martin Sunset", purchased this piece as a reminder of their Caribbean honeymoon. The ethereal sunset and vibrant blues help create a standout piece in this spacious bedroom.


Susan Jositas / Vacation Destination Paintings

SOLD: "REFLECTIONS AND SHADOWS" Susan Jositas' sweet seascape scenes depict your favorite summertime in New England vacation destinations. This piece was barely in the gallery for 20 minutes before it was whisked away to its forever home in New Canaan. Jositas enjoys painting in a number of locations, such as Nantucket, Connecticut and Delaware; and paints a broad range of subject matter including landscape, still-life and portraiture.


GET THE LOOK: SERENE MARINE

 


See a painting you like? Give us a call or send us an email to inquire. We're happy to offer complimentary art advising online, over the phone or on-site! You can also take advantage of our digital imposing services. Send us a photo of your wall with measurements and we will send you a variety of options that fit your taste and budget.

 info@sorellegallery.com or 203.920.1900

What's Trending: Organic Metallic Abstracts

As the days grow longer and the sun begins to shine, we are excited to find our clients making bolder art decisions. Paintings with a pop of color and metallic quality bring extra warmth and life into homes. Large and small scale pieces, incorporated into existing collections, add a statement to any room.

Read on for examples of our most recent colorful projects, and tips on how you can Get the Look in your own space...

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Signs of Spring

April snow showers bring ... ? Yes, we know it just snowed, but we are optimistic that consistent springtime weather is just around the corner. Our Art Advisors are Celebrating Spring with these art picks. Who says it can't be Spring inside while Mother Nature catches up? Embolden your collection with the playful, vibrant painting techniques of fabulous landscape painter Ken Elliott and new-to-Sorelle abstract, floral-esque painters Amy Donaldson and Marta Spendowksa. ... Ahem, cue Vivaldi's classical music masterpiece: 'Spring'!

MARTA SPENDOWSKA'S BLOOMLANDS SERIES

"This intuitive process of painting helps me delve into intangible, hidden, heart-felt places—something akin to painting as prayer. My unwavering interest in the unseen, whether magic or psychic phenomena, guides me to create, to destroy and, ultimately, mend. I let the paint leak, gather, and pool until imagery emerges—a mountain or a cave or a flower’s bloom. The movement between the paint and me, hovering, is like dancing with the ghosts of every person and each thing that has ever mattered to me. When I paint I gather all my experiences and channel them into my art. What I feel in my heart becomes visible and tangible." - Marta Spendowksa

BOLD, EXPRESSIVE PAINTINGS BY AMY DONALDSON

"A revelation of color and light resonating from the heart of creation’s glory. Each brush stroke and every color placed on the canvas emanates from the depths of my spirit in an expression of the healing, joy, and perfect love found in Heaven’s Divine Light. Every piece holds a presence in a pursuit to inspire the heart and turn the eye to a new expression of perfect love." - Amy Donaldson

IMPRESSIONIST-INSPIRED LANDSCAPES BY KEN ELLIOTT

"Fortunately, I’ve learned that what some would call mistakes are part of the creative process. So, I try to begin boldly, not worrying about mistakes, using more color than might exist in nature, and varying the types of chroma and marks. During the process, I allow my vision and the inevitable missteps to become a part of the emerging image. Some of these missteps will be eliminated and the more delicious ones are incorporated into the process as unintended surprises." - Ken Elliott

Spring Inspired Interiors with artwork from Marta Spendowska, Amy Donaldson and Ken Elliot

 "Lasting Presence" by Amy Donaldson and "Inside the Moon Iris" by Marta Spendowska brighten ip this contemporary office space.

"Lasting Presence" by Amy Donaldson and "Inside the Moon Iris" by Marta Spendowska brighten ip this contemporary office space.

 Don't be afraid to pair different sized pieces on a large wall. Marta Spendowska's "Rapture of Moments" and "Lured by Light" bring interest to an inviting dining room.

Don't be afraid to pair different sized pieces on a large wall. Marta Spendowska's "Rapture of Moments" and "Lured by Light" bring interest to an inviting dining room.

 Amy Donaldson's "Delightful Story" & Ken Elliott's "At the Ponds Edge, Emerging Spring" bring this naturally neutral living space to life.

Amy Donaldson's "Delightful Story" & Ken Elliott's "At the Ponds Edge, Emerging Spring" bring this naturally neutral living space to life.

Ultra Violet Paintings: Pantone Color of the Year 2018

ULTRA VIOLET is this years' Pantone Color of the Year.  Our Art Advisors have hand picked their favorite violet pieces and put together renders to re-inspire your interior design. Let's embrace this potent purple in 2018!

 From L to R: 11-215 and 110315 by Roger Mudre (Acrylic over Gesso on Paper); All Glam by Mary Jo McGonagle  (Neon Light); Accordion Music by Christine Averill-Green (Oil and Gouache on Canvas), Whirlwind by Julia Contacessi (Acrylic on Canvas), Green Moon and Memories by Elwood Howell (Acrylic on Wood Panel), Room to Roam by Ned Martin (Oil on Reclaimed Aluminum).

From L to R: 11-215 and 110315 by Roger Mudre (Acrylic over Gesso on Paper); All Glam by Mary Jo McGonagle  (Neon Light); Accordion Music by Christine Averill-Green (Oil and Gouache on Canvas), Whirlwind by Julia Contacessi (Acrylic on Canvas), Green Moon and Memories by Elwood Howell (Acrylic on Wood Panel), Room to Roam by Ned Martin (Oil on Reclaimed Aluminum).

Lacoste L'ete by Jason Young (42 x 34) Urethane and Automotive Lacquer painting. Reflective in altering light.

Lavender Sky by Teodora Guererra (48 x 36) Acrylic on Canvas.

Waveny Meadow Series, Bee and Dragonfly by Dmitri Wright (48 x 60) Oil on Canvas