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Home is where the art is

Home is where the art is


By Benjamin Arthur


One of the greatest joys of moving into our new home has been rediscovering old possessions long neglected in storage. Furniture, silver, china but it didn’t include too many works of art. So we’ve found even greater pleasure in starting the process of building a small collection of art works which we like to look at. That’s the only criterion; and budget of course. Most paintings we’ve found in markets or in the Kringloopwinkels.JAN_2338

This piece however, a still life with Grapes & Apples is a copy of an original piece by a Dutch artist. It is not just any old copy though. It was painted by my Godmother as a wedding present for Leigh Ann & I. Having completed the work she then flew all the way to Amsterdam to present it to us. It truly was a labour of love.

The detailing on it is exquisite. JAN_2341The brilliance of the colour is not captured by the photographs.

This is an artwork that we will treasure for the rest of our days and truly makes our house a home.

Thanks Aunt Jane!


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