Original Art Sets Apart This Home Stager and Interior Designer in Portland, Oregon

Well, yesterday I received not one, but TWO inquiries about the art seen in my posted photos with the specific request to post a blog about my art. Cynthia Bartsch & Debra Rowley - Thank you both for your inquiries and for your kind compliments about my work.

When you see a painting in my photos, it is my own original art. I think that original works of art elevate and enrich the look of a property, so using my original works of art have really made a difference in my level of quality in home staging. It's also a really fun creative outlet for me. I was asked to give all the details ... so, here goes.

It all started when I needed art for my own home and couldn't afford the originals of my favorite artists which were priced in the thousands, so I began painting my own works on canvas and board. At one point I had purchased a large floor vase for an interior design client who resided out of town, so I set the vase in a corner near a painting of mine and took a photo to email her. Not only did she like the floor vase, but she LOVED the painting and asked if I would sell it. Well as they say .... the rest is history.

I kept on painting and creating abstracts in colors that would work for my home staging decor, and have also created and sold several paintings and custom wall treatments for my interior design clients. My current art project is to create two large 30" x 54" cast glass panels weighing over 200 lbs each for one of my high-end clients. Fun, fun, fun!!! Not done yet, but I'll post pix when it is.

I was asked to give the details on mediums so this is what I use: (if you don't care about the details ... skip on down to the photos)

For the big splashy circular types of paintings, I actually use house paint. It's just the right consistency so that I can get the 'movement' and energy I like in my work. I really fling it around! You should see me when I'm working. I have drop cloths across the floor and up the walls on all 4 sides! I still end up with just as much paint on me as on the canvas. Oh, and I'm also  beginning to buy my paint in zero VOC choices, so the art is even becoming rather ecologically sound. For the other paintings I use artist acrylic paints.

For my work on canvas, I buy stretcher bars and I stretch and gesso my own canvas. Much more economical than buying the ready made ones. For my works on board, I use two things ... either hollow core interior door panels which are nice and lightweight, or I use masonite attached to a 1" x 2" wood frame I cut to size. The hollow core doors are very lightweight and you can't easily poke a hole through them like you can with canvas, so they are awesome for staging. They run 28" - 36" wide x 80" long. My canvases are generally 3' x 3', 4' x 4', or 4' x 5'.

One thing I try to do on the rectangular paintings is to create designs that can be hung vertically or horizontally. I am also currently working on large panels that can be used individually, or hung next to each other to give you a very large painting that would be either 5' x 8', or 4' x 10'. Because I specialize in contemporary properties such as lofts ... those big sizes really come in handy for ultra high ceilings or long uninterrupted walls.

Not only do I sell my work, but I also rent my art very reasonably to other stagers. It can really cost a lot to buy those large works of art and they are difficult to store. I am happy to offer my paintings for rent to other stagers and to do commission pieces in colors that work with your decor.

You can see my work on Pangaea Interior Design and contact me regarding pricing.

 

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Your paintings are Stunning!  What talent you have.  It must be wonderful to be able to use them in the homes you stage.  The style would work perfectly with a home I am just starting to work on - wish you were closer.

Feb 17, 2009 03:17 PM #1
Rainer
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Pangaea Interior Design Home Stager - Redesign - Model Homes
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

Michelle - Thank you so much! Hmmmm, I wonder how much shipping is? :0) I'm going to have to look into that!

Feb 17, 2009 03:25 PM #2
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Beth Tessier
Professional Homestaging and Design - Raleigh, NC

What an incredible way to combine your talents. I love the art! Can't wait to see more.

Feb 17, 2009 04:17 PM #3
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Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Pangaea, What fun! And how nice for you to have painting as a creative outlet.

Feb 17, 2009 06:32 PM #5
Rainer
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Pangaea Interior Design Home Stager - Redesign - Model Homes
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

Vivian - Not a problem ... I just sign on the back! ... or you can sign on the side. Leaves my options open :0)

Feb 17, 2009 06:33 PM #6
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Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Pangaea ~ What a multi-talented lady you are! : )

Feb 17, 2009 06:34 PM #7
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Gina Dougherty
Fusion Design Consulting - Redondo Beach, CA
Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com

Pangaea, your art is beautiful and so are your rooms.  I've also found painting to be a great outlet and resource for Staging and Interior Design clients. 

BoundlessGallery.com is a site worth checking out for selling your original art.

Feb 18, 2009 04:00 PM #8
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Very nice work!  I love the fresh look your art brings to each space.  Hollow core doors, great idea! 

Feb 18, 2009 11:36 PM #9
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

You are so talented - thank you for sharing with us!  What a great way to express your creativity!

Feb 19, 2009 08:17 PM #10
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Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Greenbrae, CA
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA

Terrific work as always, Pangaea! With all the poor quality "art" available to stagers through most retail shops, I've been tempted to do the same but haven't had the confidence (or talent!) to go forward with it. Your artistic gift and personal vision perfectly compliment your interiors. Maybe you've found a niche in renting these to stagers -- I'd stand in line for them!

Feb 20, 2009 02:40 PM #11
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Beautiful work Pangaea and I love your style.  Nik also paints and has put his work in many homes as well.  It is enviable to have the talent and the gif of being able to have just the right picture for the right setting. 

Feb 21, 2009 10:34 AM #12
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Paula Springer
Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors - Portland, OR
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Pangaea,

These paintings are fabulous! Your staging style is so perfect for the downtown market. I am a fan!

 

Mar 10, 2009 11:51 PM #13
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Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Wow, those are some fantastic pieces of art!  Talented lady!

Mar 14, 2009 06:10 PM #14
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