Our first Highland Park client received our local IMG_4614art match making service as a holiday gift. A photograph print on canvas already filled the most prominent wall in her home, but she wanted to find original, local artwork she and her family really enjoyed. She started by taking the quiz.

boyceA few days later we spoke on the phone to discuss her local artist matches. Her quiz choices showed that she like colorful, whimsical, and floral work. She also sent me snapshots of her home and art she already owned so I was able to get a sense of her taste and style. Initially, she wanted a large artwork to be the centerpiece, but she eventually decided to focus on growing a wall of smaller works of art that she could change out from time to time. Coincidentally, she already owned a print of Crystal Cactus by Melinda Boyce, who we had suggested she might like!

dema3It was a coincidence, also, that a cacti theme began to present itself. First, the family fell in love with a limited edition hand pulled serigraph with a silvery moon, Joshua Tree by Miriam Dema.

The following week we looked at paintings by Athena Mantle in their living room. They decided on an original oil painting on panel called Agave with Pups.

Looking at the art and the home, our client decided on a light wood frame for both Joshua Tree and Melinda Boyce’s print. Rhiannon of Rhiannon’s Interiors paid her visit to their Highland Park house when we had the work fresh from our framer, Frame Monster of Cypress Park.

Rhiannon helped create an appealing configuration that included the new art as well as a small shelf for switching out things like ceramics, flowers and family photos around the art.

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42015blog1Finally, we helped position and hang Melinda Boyce’s print in its new home in the kitchen.

Job complete! 10373986_440175639467336_6389821876136007285_n

It took about 2 months to complete- it takes some time for us to contact artists and deliver and frame work. For the family, choosing art, selecting framing, and hanging the art in their home took about 3 hours spread over a few lazy Sunday afternoons.

Written by Diana Kohne Kenny. Diana is a Los Angeles based artist. She is also the founder of Art Cricket LA.