I am an art lover! I can’t help myself! My Art History classes in college were some of my favorite in all my 9 years and 3 degrees!! Just looking at Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring makes me want to get my art history textbook back out to start studying all over again.
When I travel I always make time for museums and galleries! My last trip to the louvre (pictured above) was about 10 years ago. I have been so fortunate to check off many of the notable museums from my “Places to See” list including The Met, Frick, Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, The Louvre and The Orangerie in Paris, The Accademia and Uffizi in Florence, The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert in London, and The Chicago Art Institute. I’ve been to Giverney where Monet lived and found his inspiration for garden and water lily paintings! And to the Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum.
Though I appreciate most forms of art, I am especially a fan of modern paintings. Here are just a few of my favorites from the Moma Collection…
Ellsworth Kelly’s Dominican
And Kelly’s Running White
Kenneth Noland, untitled
Robert Motherwell’s Little Spanish Prison
Wouldn’t they look great in a room together? If I only had a few million I would make that happen!
Art collecting is a hobby of mine! My husband and I love selecting paintings together when we travel. Some of my favorite locations where we’ve purchased paintings are Maui and San Francisco! Both of these cities have a plethora of galleries that I love visiting!
I have a wish list of Painters whose work I want to add to my collection. They include Wolf Kahn, Peter Max, Michalopolous, Lisa Lala, and Wendaline Matson. Because of their price points some of these are obviously a short-term goal and others will be on my “long-term” list!
I also love collecting Arkansas artists and artists from the Southern Region of the US. I happen to own an art gallery as a compliment to my design business. My gallery represents 20 Artists from the Southern Region and I am always looking for additions to our group. Some of my gallery’s most popular artists include
We have recently added Steve Martin from New Orleans whose work is collected and used by many notable Designers like Bunny Williams. Also new to my gallery is Mary Lambert, a TV and Film producer from Los Angeles who grew up in Arkansas.
We are working on our new gallery website and it will be up soon. In the meantime, become a fan of the Tobi Fairley Gallery on Facebook.
Day 14 of Things I love….ART! What an Inspiration!