A couple of years ago, I discovered the art at Andrada Anghel through my friend, artist Matt LeBlanc. I really admired her work, and it was interesting to see it pop up in the homes of some of my design blog friends and their clients. The more I saw Andrada’s paintings, the more I wanted one for myself :-)
Design by and image via Dawna Jones Design
When you walk into our still-being-reno’d master bathroom, there’s a big empty wall in front of you. It’s the perfect wall for a big piece of art…. maybe a big piece of Andrada art!
I contacted Andrada and asked her her about creating a 6’ x 3’ painting for me. She said she could do it – Yay! I sent her some inspiration pictures – I didn’t want to tell her what to paint, I just wanted to show her the beachy colours and feel that I love. I wanted her to interpret them however she liked and to have the freedom to let her creativity flow without me putting any restrictions on her.
Holy gorgeousness! Andrada completely captured the colours and the beauty of the ocean that I love!
Andrada lives a couple of hours from me in Laval, Quebec. I wanted to pick up the painting and meet Andrada and see her studio, but, well, how would I fit a 6’ long and 3’ wide painting into a car that’s 8’ long and 3’ wide… and still be able to actually fit inside it myself?! So Andrada shipped the painting to me. Even though the bathroom still isn’t finished, I had to hang it right away. So, please ignore the state of everything around the paintings and just drink in the beauty of Andrada’s talent…
It couldn’t be more perfect – the size, the colours, the feel of the beach that it adds to the room… I’m just so thrilled with it! Thank you so much Andrada for taking my vision and creating such an amazing piece of art :-) You’re a lovely person and such a talented artist, and I’m going to cherish this painting forever!
If you’ve ever thought about commissioning a painting from one of your favourite artists, what are you waiting for? Go for it!