Category: Misc

Posters are the Perfect Holiday Gift

Posters are a simple yet delightfully effective way to decorate any space. Posters are cost-effective, colorful, and help show off the owner’s personality. For a while now, posters have held the reputation as a dorm room staple. All of that is about to change. No matter who is on your holiday shopping list, consider finding each person the perfect poster. You’ll be giving a gift they’ll be proud to display.

Tree Art and the Health Benefits of Green

Tree art is a timeless, classic choice for wall decor in any space, as and for good reason. People have been attracted to tree art as long as there have been trees… so, since forever. The random and organic yet familiar pattern of tree branches reminds us of life and growth. Rooms decorated with tree art have a certain vitality that invigorates anyone who walks in.

But there’s another reason that people love the look and feel of trees, and it’s a reason that not everyone is even aware of. Tree art has a secret to its success, and whether it likes it or not, we’re telling!

Tree Art

Dining Room Wall Art Inspired by Art’s Unsolved Mysteries

In the spirit of Halloween, we invite you to gather around to listen to three tales of mystery inspired by art’s unsolved mysteries, which can, in turn, encourage your dining room art selections. While dining room wall art isn’t usually a topic that you lean forward to discuss in hushed voices, it could be. 

The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, c.1888 by Vincent Van Gogh

The dining room has always been a slightly fancier, more formal, sometimes forbidden room reserved for special occasions and unique and decorative wall art. If you’re looking to create an exciting, edgy vibe that piques the interest of your guests, read these mysterious stories of artistic wonder, and let your imagination be your decorative guide.

Decorative Wall Art that Sparks Conversation

Decorative wall art could be the key to perfectly diffusing an awkward silence. Whether you’re hosting extended family or a new love interest, you will eventually reach a lull in the conversation. When the dreaded moment hits, many people instinctively look to the walls. If you’ve prepped your space with unique, inspiring decorative wall art, you’ll be ready to get the dialogue ramped back up.  

The Singing Butler, c.1992 by Jack Vettriano

If you’ve never given a second thought to your wall art, it’s time to get to work. Keep reading to find out how you can choose the right framed art, prints, or photography to keep the conversation going.

Vintage Advertising Posters: What’s Old is What’s New!

Ready to spice up your space with some new artwork? Try something old! Whether your style is classic, contemporary, or somewhere in-between, retro advertisements add excitement and allure to your walls. Our archives feature a wide array of gorgeous vintage advertising posters. The selections run the gamut, from travel posters and product posters through pop culture. There’s something for every room.

Vintage Marilyn Monroe Prints

Marilyn Monroe with Amber Beads photography by Sam Shaw

Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926 into a broken home in Los Angeles, California. She married three times, the first at just sixteen years of age. Her first husband, Jim Dougherty, was a neighbor. The marriage didn’t last long. After a brief stint as a model, Norma Jeane changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and had her first taste of Hollywood fame in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). FramedArt’s selection of Marilyn Monroe prints spans her career. No star has ever burned as brightly, before or since. 

Billy Jacobs Artwork is Infused with Folksy Charm

Billy Jacobs is a prolific contemporary American artist specializing in rural landscapes. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Ohio, where the rural surroundings of his childhood subsequently inspired his artwork later in life. Farms and barns are prevalent in his work.

Most of Billy’s watercolor paintings are faithful renderings of actual locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His painting career has its roots in folk art. Billy’s rural landscape prints have garnered a great deal of acclaim over the past decade. His distinctive, folksy style is infused with timeless charm.

Miami Beach Artwork

Let’s kick it off with a quick trip to Miami Beach! Our selection of framed Miami art includes well over a hundred renderings in a wide range of styles. The gallery features an extensive selection of panoramic photographs of Miami and Miami Beach, with cityscapes, beach scenes, and many compositions that depict the region’s classic neon-lit hotels. Notable artists include Didier Lourenco, Maria Lobo, Marlene Watson, and Kimberly Allen, with photographs from Jerry Driendl and Fred Grams.

Here are ten of our favorite pieces of Miami Art:

Vespa in Miami by Didier Lourenco

This whimsical “Vespa in Miami” print is one of a handful of images by Didier Lourenco in our Miami Art gallery. A pair of tourists wowed by Miami Beach’s architecture, ride past the city’s most famous Art Deco hotels, while the occupants of a convertible in the next lane look aghast at the Vespa pilot’s inattention to the road ahead. If you’re a fan of Didier’s humorous style, you’ll be pleased to know that the FramedArt.com gallery contains over eighty pieces of his artwork.

Dinosaur Artwork Sets for Kids Bedrooms

Kids of all ages love prehistoric creatures and the FramedArt.com dinosaur artwork collection includes an ever-growing flock of whimsical illustrations in a wide range of styles. In this installment of the Gallery Tour Blog, we’ll dive into the archives in search of multiple image sets from of our favorite artists that produce dinosaur art for children. This tour highlights our website’s interactive custom framing and matting tool’s ability to mix and match materials and colors to every room’s decor. Clicking on the artist’s name will bring you to their complete collection while clicking on the artwork will bring you directly to that specific piece. You’ll find endless possibilities …

June Erica Vess

The Dinosaur artwork collection from June Erica Vess includes graphic illustrations of the ever-popular Stegosaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex, and Brontosaurus rendered with bright primary colors in a cartoon-like style. Her Playtime Dino series is equally fun with less vibrant colors and her playful Rub-A-Dub Dino series is ideal for display in a children’s bathroom.