You have a nice new house, a freshly remodeled home, or a new business.
Or, perhaps you have an old house which could use a few simple updates.
Or maybe you run a well-established business that’s had the same old thing on the walls since you started it.
No matter the scenario, the problem is the same: How to buy new (affordable) art that will make your space look amazing.
If you are Mr. or Ms. Moneybags, buying art may not a problem. You jump into your Leer jet, fly to Santa Fe or to New York for the weekend, have a couple of cocktails, go to a few “by invitation only” gallery openings, pick some art up, load it up and go home.
If that’s not you (sadly, it’s not me either), buying art is a bit more of (dare I say it?) a chore. Unless you stumble upon the right pieces while picking up the kids from school, attending a business conference, or standing in line at the coffee shop, you need to actively look for art.
Where to begin? You might think...
But then *sigh* you have to determine what colors will go, whether it will fit on your wall, whether your significant other or coworkers like it, and *groan*, can you afford it? Your white walls or grandma’s cross-stitched sampler are looking better by the second.
Do we ever have a solution for you: Voilà Fine Art Rental!
Great, original art at an affordable price from the comfort of your home or office.
Try-before-you-buy, rent it or buy it, fit your budget rather than stretch it, and choose from an array of fantastic Northern Colorado art. Plus supporting a local artist will make you even prouder to hang it in your space for a fresh and modern look.
When we first started out at Voilà Fine Art, we kept talking about renting “original art” to businesses and individuals in our community. As artists and women of the world, we knew for ourselves what that term meant--to us it was obvious! However, when it came to our partnerships with local artists, we realized that maybe it wasn’t obvious; we needed to more clearly articulate what we meant.
What does “original art” actually mean?
As we at Voilà see it, art is considered "original" if:
a.) a person makes it with their own skills, abilities, and tools, AND
b.) it was that person’s unique idea.
(If a person makes something themselves but it’s another person’s idea, that’s not original.)
This is a murky topic in the art world, and we don't claim to be experts! Some might say that no art is original! After all, we are all influenced by the world around us and the other art we see.
Long-winded semantics discussions aside, let me tell you why we think it’s so great to have original art in your life!
Can you think of other great reasons for having original art in your life? Please leave us a comment below!
Gail Frasier creates stunning yet approachable ceramic art in her Loveland studio. Gail kindly shared her thoughts about her artistic process with us.
"The beauty, complexity and details of nature lift my spirits and fill my heart. Just as clay comes from the earth, shapes and colors from the earth are my inspiration. From being sent outside to play as a child in Florida to mountain sports in Colorado, I love to stop and examine tree bark, sea shells, sea pods, cloud shapes and everything out there.
"With pictures and/or examples that I keep, I study the seed pod or tree bark and figure out how these can translate into clay, maybe a vessel or maybe a set of tiles. I can see right away which form to take. For vessels, using my hand-built kick-wheel, I usually start small to see how the concept is holding and to work out kinks. Then I can make the idea into a larger vessel or change the shape accordingly.
"From conception to finish takes at least two months as I need to repeat this process with each pot to fill my 12 cu, ft. kiln. The first firing gets out all water and provides a porous body to accept the glaze. Next I apply studio-made glazes, let dry and fire the gas kiln to 2300ᵒF, white hot. There are no do-overs here, just Christmas or a funeral. "
You can find Gail's art at https://www.voilafineartrental.com/store/c209/Gail_Frasier.html