The Wall of Women...
Isn't it fabulous when "someday" finally arrives?
About five years ago, I started collecting portraits of women from local artists on Etsy. I didn't have anything particular in mind other than I was drawn to them, particularly the work of Janet Hill, which you can see in the bottom row. After three years of collecting, I decided to start framing them. Even though they were framed at different times, I kept to the same color scheme in choosing frames. I have this long, 18-foot, uninterrupted wall in my living room and I thought it would be perfect to display all of these portraits when we moved back to the Carolinas "someday." I dubbed it the Wall of Women and after several years of preparation, I finally got the last piece back from the framer last week (the one directly below) and was able to hang them.
The wall doesn't contain my entire collection; some are hanging in other parts of my living room. Eventually this wall will be wallpapered ~ I've always treated it as an accent wall ~ but for now it's painted a darker pink than the rest of the room. The art takes up a good portion of the wall, which is just what I wanted. I'm really happy with how it turned out. What do you think?
Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully