Tag: photography

11 Mar

Design Services

Amelia Hoskins / Art, Designs / / 0 Comments

Painting and Design Services

Murals - Furniture - Silk

Swim Pool 'Amalfi Coast' with trompe l'oeil vine arcade illusion

Trevose Golf Course Patio Mural

See mural image examples to read their story:   Golf Course link and  Swimming pool link

Photographs on this site are my own so they are all available to be used by myself for mural and illustration design work.  Everyone has their own idea of what would be their own 'resonant vision' for a mural or painting, which depends on the setting and house style.

  • Landscapes and seascapes featured on this site, from walking trips, can be utilised as backgrounds, in detailed or simplified form.
  • A shaded outdoor space can be brightened up with light and colour. An interior space might have historical images.
  • Flowers can be used as large paintings or combined with several as decorative designs.
  • I will work with your ideas to research and design the solution for your space; and can also work from your own photographs.
  • Colours are chosen to blend in or compliment existing setting.
  • Painted on 4ft x 4ft boards in my studio, or directly in situ on your wall if preferred.

Mural image example: China Orchids painted much larger than life (with other orchids and trees, with additional Peony Room)

Roman Column and Fruit Bowl Freize in commercial premises

Orchids for China Orchids Restaurant, Cullumpton.

Explore my Heritage Murals website for custom ideas for murals and painted furniture. Photo gallery: landscapes and seascapes  gives some ideas of landscape possibilities: seashore, forest and trees potential for murals.

13 Jul

Resonant Visions Design

Amelia Hoskins / Art / / 0 Comments

All art is a synthetic representation of the real world, as seen or felt by the artist.  However, if we hold that art with a powerful resonance to move people is beneficial to society, then we can suggest that ‘Synthetic’ art may be considered as having been made with no real ‘vision’ to resonate with others.

Paul Delaroche said: “From today Painting is Dead”  [link to exhibition year]

We could argue that photography is the most real art of modern times, since it shows what is there in the environment. in that respect it is merely a recording instrument, and does not add any individual ‘dressing’ to the images, other than what can be edited afterwards.

Starting from the idea that art is made when the artist  resonates with a perception and wishes to express it – we can ask if there can be a point at which such expression has little or no quality to resonate with viewers, emotionally.  Further whether it is a ‘good’ or ‘uplifting’ visual experience, if it represents damaged emotions.

We can consider what is good resonance for public consumption; be it something natural which pleases us by its reminder of the natural world or of abstract ideas which portray a vision: then we might say by comparison that art which does not have an inspiration from ‘beautiful vision’ lacks a philosophy which might be important to communicate – and ultimately to enhance society in any era.

Is art for the people or as self indulgence for the artist? Any commercially viable art has to relate to the majority of people. Most people want to see ‘nice’ representations of the world, which is why photography is so popular.

Materials and techniques may be ‘synthetic’ but the art can still have a resonant vision.

[Note:  Which symbols of civilisation and knowledge will survive as great art? Video music art is currently working in the Symbolist tradition with fantasy landscapes and symbols from a mythological past, looking to a fantastic future journey in the cosmos.]

Photographs can be purchased in full size resolution and up to 55 inches wide. Please enquire amelia-jane-hoskins@protonmail.com (To be marketed in future when paper/material decided). Mural commissions taken for any image, or adaptation thereof.