How to buy art for your home

From a new item of designer clothing to a new gadget, art is everywhere. And whether buying artwork within a frame is something you’re familiar or unfamiliar with, Gallery Manager, Chris Morgan, has shared his thoughts and advice on picking artwork for your home.

From a new item of designer clothing to a new gadget, art is everywhere. And whether buying artwork within a frame is something you’re familiar or unfamiliar with, Gallery Manager, Chris Morgan, has shared his thoughts and advice on picking artwork for your home.


Landscapes
If you’re looking for artwork to transport you elsewhere, Chris suggests a contemporary Landscape painting is the perfect getaway, as it ‘can act like the window out into the world that you’ve always wanted to reach.’ From peace and tranquillity or drama and atmosphere, we guarantee there’ll be a Landscape out there to match your mood.

To drift off with dreams of far-away lands, or to keep your dreams alive when you wake up, he recommends hanging Landscape artwork in your master bedroom or living room.

If you’re looking for Landscape artists, we recommend the likes of Noelle Phares, Elizabeth Power and Kerr Ashmore.

Figurative
One of the widest art genres, including many sub-genres, Figurative Art tends to focus on artwork of the human figure, and includes any pieces based in Realism. As figurative pieces tend to be thought-provoking, Chris recommends hanging them in the connecting hallways of your home.

If you’re looking for Figurative artist recommendations, some of our favourites are Mark Demsteader, The Connor Brothers, SJ Fuerst, Sam Wood and Justin Coburn.


Abstract
‘Abstract work can give you a real sense of energy as well as calmness.’ Chris says. Known as one of the more wider ranging genres and for its expressive brushstrokes, Abstract artwork can ‘add that splash of accent colour, pattern and texture to a neutral décor.’ It can ‘sit on any wall in any home,’ adding it ‘offers contrast in a period property’ or ‘highlights the clean lines of a more modern home.’

If you’re looking for Abstract artist recommendations, we love Dann Parry Jones, Elizabeth Power and Paul Jenkins.

Pop Art
Commonly featuring recognisable, well-known or iconic imagery like Mickey Mouse, Marylin Monroe or Superman, Pop Art or Street Art is very much ‘like a good film poster, album cover or piece of graffiti,’ Chris says. ‘This genre of art is geared towards grabbing your attention and holding on to it! There’s no doubt that if you hang a piece of artwork like this on one of the walls of your home, people are going to look at it.’

Chris recommends hanging up Pop Art and Street Art in the spaces you like to have fun, like your main lounge area, or in/on your way to the bathroom or bedroom – offering a humorous hit.

If you’re looking for Pop Art and Street Art artist recommendations, you can’t go wrong with Robin Coleman, Jimmy Turrell, David Shrigley and the Connor Brothers

Invest in a feature piece for your home
Hancock Gallery offers a variety of art pieces that are available to buy both online and in the gallery. If you need guidance on finding the right piece, make an appointment to come along to the gallery. Or, you can book a one-to-one appointment with an advisor for a consultation, where we can help curate art for your home with you.