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How to choose the right artwork for your home

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Choosing which art to invest in is a pleasant challenge. But how do you choose the right artwork for your home? Our aim is to help you make some great decisions before you commit to buying a new piece of artwork and ensure that you and your guests enjoy the artwork for many years to come.

When choosing a piece of unique photography you have three key considerations:

  1. What do you want to feel when you look at the artwork
  2. How much space do you have and how big can you go?
  3. How much do you want to invest?

Pelican Salute

Pelican Salute by David Rennie

Hanging original photography can really bring a room to life and is a constant joy ever time you see it and a wonderful talking point for visitors to your home or office. David Rennie recently received this feedback on his work:

“ After watching Australian Story, I was inspired to visit your website, and I'm just blown away by your work. Words are really so inadequate in expressing what we experience in our hearts, and that's where I find myself after looking at just a few of your photographs - with my heart full and no words to let you know how they have touched me. If it's any indication, I found myself gasping (with joy, amazement, wonder) more often than not as each shot came up on the screen. :) Thank you so much for sharing the fruits of your labours (although, I know it isn't work if you love it:) ), and I wish you all good things in your life. I live on the other side of the country, but my thoughts are with those working for the wetlands and all the amazing wildlife there. Best wishes to all”

This is just one of hundreds of emails that David Rennie has received regarding his work and you can bring a little piece of that joy and amazement into your living space.

How do you choose which piece of work to invest in?

  • If the artwork makes you feel something, then this is a good place to start. 
  • Does it make you feel happy, or calm, or thoughtful or fill you with energy?
  • The piece of artwork should be a natural reflection of your home and your own unique character. 
  • Where will you place the artwork? In pride of place in your living space or in a private space?
  • Carefully consider your color scheme. Do you want to look for complimentary colors, the color wheel helps. 

How much space do you have and how big can you go?

  • If you have a large room you should go for the largest size possible or choose multiple prints that complement one another. 
  • Position artworks where they will not overwhelm the room and be sure to leave enough wall space so that your room does not feel cluttered (unless you're the eclectic type).

We can help with suggestions on complementary works in multiples from 2 to 20.

      Bay of Moons by David Rennie

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bay of Moons by David Rennie

How much do you want to invest?

When looking at how much to invest there are two great pieces of advice we have

  1. Buy what you love. 
  2. Invest as much as you can afford.

If you are investing with a view to re-sale in the future we recommend buying two pieces, one to sell as David Rennie's work continues to appreciate in value and a second piece to keep in your collection.

Thank you for reading.

Did you enjoy this post? We hope you find it useful. If you are looking for a piece of Australian photography to grace your walls we have a fantastic collection of works from David Rennie, for example Misty Morning by David Rennie which has a similar feel to Pelican Salute featured at the top of this post:

Misty Morning by David Rennie

Misty Morning by David Rennie

Misty Morning by David Rennie. The world awakes and there is promise of a beautiful day. A gorgeous setting and a stunning photograph Hand signed and printed on archival quality paper. Created by one of Australia's best photographers. You can purchase this print for your home Buy Now.

This fine art print has been produced by the Artist and is hand signed by David Rennie onto the bottom right hand corner of the image. Printed using archival quality pigment ink with a 99 year guarantee onto 310gsm Swiss Smooth Pearl Ilford Galerie Prestige paper. Each print has a border to allow for framing. 

The certificate of authenticity is printed on archival paper using pigment ink, ensuring that the certificate of authenticity has the same life expectancy of the work.

About David Rennie

David Rennie is an Australian photographer who came to international prominence after winning the Australian Photographer of the Year (National Geographic ANZAM) and being the subject of ABC Television’s Australian Story in March 2014. David is considered to be one of the finest photographer's in Australia and his work is sought after in both public, private and corporate collections.

David's work often begins with an ambitious schedule, shooting for extended periods of time with his trusty Jeep, up to nine cameras and 50 lenses, spot lights, tripods and all the additional equipment required for his craft. 90% of David's work is shot using a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens mounted to a Canon 1DMKIII and then the MKIV.

David suffers from Bi-Polar (his blessing and his curse) and the manic phases often result in huge bursts of creativity as demonstrated by a diverse and impressive body of work.

All images are the exclusive property of the photographer and may not be copied or reproduced,transmitted, manipulated or used in any way without written permission of the photographer. 

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