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Art advice - 12 June 2018

Ready To Hang

Transform your space in no time at all

We all love that moment when we get to take our brand-new piece home for the first time and decide where we’re going to put it, but before you can sit back and admire your perfect print, painting or photograph, there’s the small matter of framing and hanging it! Whilst this part can be a breeze once you’ve had a little practice, for many of us the process can be a tad daunting. Maybe it’s your first art purchase or you’ve just moved and are in a hurry to make your new house a home, then take it from us, ready to hang works are the way to go.

With hundreds of framed works and ready to hang canvases available from our online marketplace, filling your walls with stunning contemporary art is easier and more affordable than ever, and since there’s no need to wait around for your work to get back from the framers, it’ll be delivered to your door and hanging on your wall before you know it! Here are a few of our faves…

Francesca Lupo, Ocean View

Looking for a fun gift for someone just moved into a new flat? We love Italian artist Francesca Lupo’s retro chic mixed-media collages. Taking inspiration from 1950’s and 60’s interior design, as well as her studies in architecture, Francesca celebrates the golden age of Hollywood, putting these stunning starlets and fashion icons front and centre – perfect for adding a touch of old-school glam to your space.

Frea Buckler, Plane 5

If you’re thinking of investing in your first piece, prints are an inexpensive way to start building your art collection, and now’s your chance to scoop up a piece by Frea Buckler, one of the Affordable Art Fair’s talented artists selected for the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition this year. Perk up those bare walls and add a splash of colour with her one-of-a-kind, framed screeprint Plane 5 for just £360!

Iona Sanders, Tired Lillies

For us, 'Tired Lillies' strikes a calming, nostalgic tone. Through the falling petals of the bright, springtime flowers, there’s something quite special going on here, as the artist has paired the yellow petals with wonderfully moody greys, which combined with the transparent vase and black stalks, creates a simple yet powerful visual aesthetic. 

Francesca Lupo, Ocean View, £360, Liberty Gallery. Frea Buckler, Plane 5, £360, Smithson Gallery. Iona Sanders, Tired Lillies, £700, Eleven And A Half.
Francesca Lupo, Ocean View, £360, Liberty Gallery.
Frea Buckler, Plane 5, £360, Smithson Gallery.
Iona Sanders, Tired Lillies, £700, Eleven And A Half.

Daniel Ablitt, Taking A Dip

Get lost in Daniel Ablitt’s wistful and sublime ‘Taking A Dip’. We just love how the background glows in an almost magical mist giving it a dream-like quality. Ready to be hung straight on your wall, this oil on board is no fuss and would make a stunning addition to any art collection.

Rod McIntosh, Insula

Integrating mindful yoga and meditation into his practice, Rod Mcintosh creates minimal abstract ink paintings that allow viewers a moment to pause, breathe and be present. De-stress your home and bring some positive energy to your walls with one of his calming, monochrome tondos.

David Body, Shoreline Trees

Fly with the birds and take in David Body’s cheerful 'Shoreline Trees', with its sunny blocks of oranges, pinks and blues, and pretty white houses. Perfect for coastal cottages, or anyone who hankers after the escape of the seaside in their home.

Daniel Ablitt, Taking A Dip, £1,750, Will’s Art Warehouse. Rod McIntosh, insula, £650, Bristol Contemporary Art. David Body, Shoreline Trees, £775, Scottish Art Portfolio.
Daniel Ablitt, Taking A Dip, £1,750, Will’s Art Warehouse.
Rod McIntosh, insula, £650, Bristol Contemporary Art.
David Body, Shoreline Trees, £775, Scottish Art Portfolio.
 

What's Next?

Once you’ve picked out your dream artwork and had it delivered, follow our handy guide on hanging for all the tips and tricks you’ll need to effortlessly and easily get that picture on your wall ASAP. If you’re living in a studio flat or only have one room of your own to decorate, then check out our 6 Alternative Ways To Display Art and get thinking outside the box with how you incorporate it into your home. A well-placed piece can really maximise your space and give an illusion of depth or height to a space.

We’ve made it super easy for you to transform your home with just a few clicks of a button. All that’s left to do now is sit back and admire your gloriously art-filled walls!

Discover the rest of our Ready To Hang collection today and have that perfect piece on your walls before you know it »

Featured Artworks:
Francesca Lupo, Ocean View, £360, Liberty Gallery.
Frea Buckler, Plane 5, £360, Smithson Gallery. 
Iona Sanders, Tired Lillies, £700, Eleven And A Half.
Daniel Ablitt, Taking A Dip, £1,750, Will’s Art Warehouse.
Rod McIntosh, Insula, £650, Bristol Contemporary Art.
David Body, Shoreline Trees, £775, Scottish Art Portfolio.

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