We’ve been putting a lot of street art images out on social media over the last year because, well, we love it! We are interested in its uneasy relationship to graffiti and its links to gentrification, but mostly we are excited about its ability to bring art directly to the people. We will take a quick dive here today into the current street art scene in the United States, with the idea that we will circle back to this subject from time to time as part of a series to explore it more deeply.Read More
We like to talk with our artists to get a sense of their beginnings and inspiration, as well as their current work and where they see their work evolving in the future. Today, we’re speaking with abstract painter Amie Campbell, who is the Featured Artist of March.
We’d like to learn more about your beginnings. What are your earliest memories of art and how did you become an artist yourself?
“My grandmother was a painter and so I remember seeing her painting and I remember seeing her paintings. Most of that was in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so she would paint lake scenes and sunsets and beautiful things like that. I went to a liberal arts college, Kalamazoo College, and at first art wasn’t my emphasis. I got very interested in art history there and I had taken some art in high school but not a lot, and I just got interested in making art. I also did theater, and it all kind of worked together.”Read More
We always have such interesting conversations with our customers about art and artists that we thought it would be a good idea to share these topics with visitors to our website. We will cover a variety of subjects, including interviews with our featured artists, new and interesting trends in art, and information on art collection, among others. The blog will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often!