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

A Step-by-Step Guide on Purchasing Art

Step 1: Determine Your Space for Art

 A large wall begging for a statement piece of artwork

A large wall begging for a statement piece of artwork

Have space for art and don't know where to begin?

Sorelle offers a multitude of services to begin your search for the perfect art. Start narrowing down your search by determining your art preferences: color, subject matter, movement and size are just a few things to consider. We offer a questionnaire to begin the art conversation.

Download our Sorelle Gallery Fine Art App from iTunes to peruse our inventory and try your favorite picks on your wall. Not tech savvy? Send us a photo of your wall and we'll come up with some options or digitally impose your picks onto the photo.

Digital Imposing Examples:

Option 1: Blue Dalliance by Teodora Guererra

Option 2: Drenched by Teodora Guererra

Option 3: Tundra by Ned Martin

Step 2: Consider Your Options

Sorelle offers complimentary art consultations throughout Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NY counties. Try your top art picks in your space to get a better picture. Our renders can be accurate, but living with the art on approval for a few days is the best option when seriously considering art.  As part of our many services, most art installation is part of your art purchase. 

 Director, Miranda Girard measures the final adjustments for an installed painting.

Director, Miranda Girard measures the final adjustments for an installed painting.

Step 3: LOVE Your Art

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With every piece of purchased artwork comes a Certificate of Authenticity, a biography on the artist and enjoying the artwork of your choosing for years to come. Our goal is for you to LOVE your art - let us help your start the conversation - info@sorellegallery.com.

News About Town

We are gearing up for our fall show season and are excited to be recognized about town! See us in the latest publications of atHome Magazine, Greenwich Magazine and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens for a tutorial on smart art-buying and a peak at our upcoming show LAND'S END: works by John MacDonald and Antonia Tyz-Peeples (opening Thursday, September 21 with a reception 5 – 8 pm).

CONNECTICUT COTTAGES & GARDENS | September 2017

atHOME & GREENWICH MAGAZINES | September/ October 2017

June Trend: Color and Nature

We are impressed with the bold choices our clients have been making with their art! What's trending? Color and Nature! Check out our recent sales and see how you too can get the look for your home.

Get the look – scroll and click on your favorites....

Wrap Around

by Antonia Tyz-Peeples

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Reflecting Blues and Greens

by Jane Schmidt

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Visitation

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Skys the Limit

by Charlotte Foust

Quaver

by Dmitri Wright

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Emmu

by Stanley Bate

Vivaldi's Dream

by Ned Martin

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Saint Martin Sunset

by Miranda Girard

Fifty Shades Green

by Carol Young

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Blue Heron Dawn

by Robert Longley

Bay Shore I

by Susan Morosky

Spring Bouquet

by Christine Averill-Green