The Art Doesn't Have To Match The Couch

OK, so I didn’t invent that line. I know you’ve heard it. But I do want to share my feelings on what it means to me.

 Nope, not matching. Lots of different colors, textures.

Nope, not matching. Lots of different colors, textures.

As you well know if you know me, I am an artist that creates vivid, abstract art. There are a lot of purples in my world, along with eye popping reds and colors-that-are-so-bright-you-must-wear-shades.

Color is my world and I can’t imagine life without it.

I put color in my hair, my clothes, my shoes and on my dogs’ collars. Colorful art fills every wall of my house. Different color. It’s definitely not matchy-matchy. And it’s rare that you will find a piece that I have done that is monochrome or in popular or trending colors. I thought I had to do that for a while to try and “please” the market, but I have realized that I don’t.

That being said, I find there are a lot of people looking for art that will match their couch and drapes or bedroom comforter. In that case, I’m wondering if they are looking for “home decor” instead of art. Don’t get me wrong, I like my house to look nice too. But I guess I am a little “bohemian” in style where I prefer it to be aesthetically pleasing but not “matching”.

  Like this beautiful art by Karina Llergo. “Don’t Forget To Fly”. It grabbed me immediately and I knew I couldn’t leave the Third Ward Art Festival in Milwaukee without it.

Like this beautiful art by Karina Llergo. “Don’t Forget To Fly”. It grabbed me immediately and I knew I couldn’t leave the Third Ward Art Festival in Milwaukee without it.

Art, to me, is something that instantly engages you. It CALLS you and says “LOOK AT ME”. It captures your soul at first glance. It makes you run to it saying, “You must be mine!” It does NOT have to match the decor. It belongs in a sacred spot where it can be cherished, petted, loved and talked to.

I was recently fortunate enough to hear the most beautiful words from a new collector as she gushed about her new painting. She was so thankful and grateful TO ME because she is able to to sit and look at and enjoy her art every day. THIS, my friends, is what brings me the greatest joy. And that is what your collected pieces should do for you.

So, pardon my french, but screw the couch.

Please do leave your comments… I’m curious to know how you feel.