Art is a very important part of our home. I'm especially pleased to have two Oklahoma artists on the walls of our Los Angeles house.
I found Ruth Ann Borum at her booth at the Oklahoma City art fair The Girlie Show in 2005. I was instantly obsessed and, even though I couldn't afford it at the time, I purchased two of her paintings as my very first pieces of original art.
I remember when she shipped them to me in L.A., my co-workers wrinkled their nose at the "creepy" woman above, but I was thrilled. I had both pieces professionally framed and this one hangs right by the front door.
(My second Ruth Ann Borum piece is a slightly different style, a mermaid done in browns and creams, not pictured.)
The above is a large ink drawing by Denise Duong and it was a commissioned gift from my favorite houseguest. He has a similar piece in his home that I've always admired, and when this one arrived I almost cried it was so special.
This piece is pretty large and hangs in the upstairs hallway, taking up most of the wall. The detail is exquisite and it makes me happy every single time I pass it.
I always, always, always wanted to be a "person who owned art," and, since my husband is actually an artist, this is a priority for us. I'm starting to learn what I like and what I don't, even if it's not always what I "should" like or not. That's the great thing about art, right? It speaks to us all differently.
Do you have art in your home?