home & heART: Your Piece Will Speak to You, Just Listen

Karen Mogridge prefers to think of the art in her home as a collection of memories. Sometimes art can be even more powerful when it is directly connected to a specific artist and memory. This week's home&heART features a painting by Oxford Treehouse Gallery's own Vivian Neill of another familiar face, Walter Neill.

What drew you to this piece?
Art tends to find its own place in our home.

What memories or emotions does it illicit?
Each time we pass the piece, we smile. Not only does the piece reminds us of our lovely Walter, but it gives us a piece of Vivian to see each day. We've moved from Oxford to Utah and miss our friends dearly.

How do you choose where you put art in your home?
Your piece will speak to you.

Why is collecting art important?
We prefer to say we collect memories. All of our pieces have a meaning or memory for us. We can tell a story about each one, either the artist or the moment.

What advice do you have for people looking to buy art for their homes?
Your piece will speak to you. Listen.  

 

This painting by Vivian Neill features Walter Neill picking flowers. It reminds Karen Mogridge of her time and friendship with the Neills. 

This painting by Vivian Neill features Walter Neill picking flowers. It reminds Karen Mogridge of her time and friendship with the Neills.