If you've ever wondered how artists decorate their own homes, then this is the post for you.
We recently had the opportunity to help a local artist named Sharon Murphy move into her new digs not far from downtown Asheville. Sharon creates lovely pieces which focus on vibrant color used with transparency. Although she sometimes uses painted media such as alcohol inks, her first love is clearly glasswork. (No pun intended).
Check out this lively lobster from her Instagram:
This is one of the pieces she has for sale, but like many artists, she keeps a little of her work back for her own enjoyment.
That's what we were hanging on our visit to her home: a collage layout which she had designed in cream and black. This was a somewhat tricky layout because the pieces were fairly heavy, yet she didn't want to leave big holes in the wall of her home. It also required careful measuring and spacing to make sure the collage was laid out correctly.
It was also tricky because the house was built out of level and out of square, so we had to make some judgment calls about what counted as "straight." As Arthur hung the last piece, Sharon and I stepped back to admire the effect.
She explained that a big part of her design process is the choice of frame. Here she's added a turquoise background and copper surround to set off the cool white of the stained-glass panels.
The effect was striking with her vintage console and lamps. Altogether, it created a very glamorous corner.
If you have fragile pieces that need to be hung securely with as few holes as possible, give us a call. We've got special hardware that can hold heavy artwork without needing to go into a stud.
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Owner: Arthur Teel
113 Rector Branch Road
Marshall, NC 28753