Tag Archives: Paul Davies

HELP! Artsy Needs to Find a Home!

31 Aug

Hiya Artsies!  Most of you know, my hubby is a medical professional who works as a “traveler”– he takes contract assignments all over the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast.  We are finally getting to use his California license and will be headed to Joshua Tree, CA in October!  We’re super excited to finally spend some time in Cali, be near friends in San Diego and I can’t wait to explore all the artsiness of SoCal!

With each new place we go, I spend hours perusing the internet, looking for furnished rentals, when I’d much rather be searching for fantastic artists to share with you!  So far, we aren’t having much luck in Joshua Tree– there are lots of rental options, but few are very budget friendly! 😉

Peach Sky + Modern Home + Pool by Paul Davies, acrylic on canvas, 122x153cm

So I’m asking, begging, pleading ( dramatic, much? ).. if you have any connections in the Joshua Tree area or know of anyone who may have a home  in or near there for rent, please let me know!

Also, I’m taking suggestions for galleries to visit in the San Diego, Los Angeles and Palm Springs/Hi-Desert areas.  Hit me with whatcha got.

Image via the artist’s website.

Home is Where..: Paul Davies

26 Jul

This traveling thing can be tough in many ways, but perhaps the most wearying is always living in someone else’s home.  As hard as I work to make each place feel like ours, we always end up feeling a bit like house crashers.  But then again, in some cases, we find ourselves caring for an otherwise empty, lonely house.  Like the dwellings in Australian artist Paul Davies’ work, we are sometimes greeted by a sad shell.  It is only when a house is occupied and filled with love that it truly becomes a home.

Seidler House, Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 122x153cm

Modern Home, Empty Pool, acrylic on canvas, 153×122 cm

Many of the houses Paul chooses to paint seem devoid of life.  There are furnishings, but no people to be seen, pools with no water in which to swim.

Night Pool Copy, acrylic on canvas, 76x76cm

Like Davies’ abodes, a few of the homes we’ve occupied were crying out to be cared for.  The one we rented in Coeur d’Alene was a particularly sweet little cottage that seemed so neglected due to its rental status.  Any improvements were done on the cheap.  What a lovely home it could have made for the right family, if only it were given the chance!

Seidler, Tree & Pool, acrylic on canvas, 122x153cm

Peach Sky + Modern Home + Pool, acrylic on canvas, 122x153cm

Does anyone else see an empty house and think of how much happier it would be if it were cared for and loved as a home?  Just me?  What does your own home say about you?

To see more of Paul Davies’ work, please visit his website.

Featured image is Empty Pool + Modern Home + Palms, acrylic on canvas, 122×122 cm.  All images are via the artist’s website.

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