Affordable (almost) ART ROUND-UP

Artwork is like the hairdo of home decor – your outfit can be the perfect mix of trendy and classic, your makeup can be totally beautiful yet natural, but if your hair looks like the hair on a poodles stomach, then you are not only not pulling off the look, but you’ve just dummed everything else down.  Plus you are not getting laid with that hairdo, unless its by a poodle…and if thats who you want to attract then keep it up. 

I actually think that not having something on your walls is soooo much better than having hotel looking art from a mass market store….in the 90’s.  You know what i’m talking about. The only thing that its saying about you is that you one time bought art at a store – and that’s not terribly interesting.  

There are a ton of new options out there – between the typography craze and Etsy, you don’t have to be a rockefeller to have beautiful art, and you don’t have to live in a major city, be friends with high top wearing hipsters to have art that looks young, fresh and well, ‘hip’. 

So here are some very happy favorites of mine that i’ve been loving lately.  

 Saturated for summmer time.  And so warm and happy.  


1.Michelle Armas 2.Laura Trevey  3.Nancy Ramirez 4.Christopher Wool  5.Yangyang Pan


 But for those of you who can’t handle huge hits of magentas and fuscias in your life, these cooler toned pieces above might take the edge off.  

1.Michelle Armas 2.Clare Esaesser 3.Yellena James 4.Lindsay Cowles 5.Yolanda Sanchez


1.R.Castle  2.Jen Gotch 3.Tchmo 4.Alexandra Valenti 5.The Lepolas

I love all of these and have actually bought the ‘bronze pop’ and the ‘smile’ before for me and a client, so you’ll have real life proof that they are 100% endorced by me.  

I just finished a weekend in Atlantic City for a bachelorette party and my brain is far less creative and on point than usual, but so i’ll just focus on the pretty pictures for now.  

Oh and a big thank you to my new assitant Bonnie for pulling this together. She just took BlogShop last weekend and learned a lot of new skills that are going to make my blog look less like a high school project and more like the coolest thing thats ever happened to the internet.  She promised.  

  1. Thank you Emily! So happy to be a part of this wonderful round-up of talented artists.

  2. Emily, love the selections. Especially, #3 in the first grouping. Very colorful and chevron chic! xxKristin

  3. All of these are awesome! Great roundup.

  4. Katy

    Aaaaand I just bought #2 in the Cool grouping. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Wiggs

    LOVE these. Love them. I keep stalking Armas and trying to figure out how I can have one of her pieces.

    I also love Christine Soccio. We have a 4-foot by 4-foot painting of hers in our living room and it makes me smile every time I look at it:

    And then we also have two paintings by Jerri Lisk, who I'm obsessed with. She is amazing.

  6. You have such great content that I was always happy to read even if it wasn't all blogshopped…..but this looks great and is a great bonus :) I took blogshop and thought it very useful, almost a necessicty with so many bloggers. Love Jen Gotch's….

  7. Thank you for the post Emily! I am so honored to be a part of your selection and this talented group of artists! Please visit my blog for more information on originals and specialty prints. I do custom prints in custom sizes also!

  8. You hit on 4 of my favorite artists (Armas, Elsaesser, Sanchez, and Ramirez)!! Another favorite is Amy Sia ( Excellent roundup! :)

  9. Emmie

    Love this post! I always enjoy discovering new affordable art.

    An FYI though…the link for number 5 in the cool section is to her original painting that is $8500. Is that what you meant to link to?

  10. Hilary

    This may already be on the blog redesign list, but switching off of center alignment would be a lovely tweak. Left alignment for the sake of all our eyes please!

  11. clare

    Emily! So thrilled to be included in such a gorgeous grouping on your beautiful blog. Thank you! xo

  12. I love your post! Great choices!

  13. Lauren

    Hope you had fun in AC! I live a few minutes away. You're welcome back anytime to come help my house. :)

  14. Sarah

    I have the Laura Trevey print in group 2 and absolutely love it! I totally makes my guest room art wall.

  15. christa

    Nice post. You picked several of my favorite artists! Please let your readers know that many artists are willing to make larger digital prints on request. One thing about art, the scale needs to be right for the placement in a room. Larger art does cost more, but it's very rewarding to get something you truly love.

  16. Brianne

    Such a bad post to see on a busy working morning. It's so easy to be swept away. Now I think my office needs art as badly as my house does. I loved every single piece in this post; I'm easy to please.

  17. Mandi

    Emily, this is your old friend Mandi from high school! I follow your blog and you crack me up! Just wanted to say thanks for link to my husbands art website it's his hobby and he loves it! Let me know if you ever want a good deal:) also, loved the Mormon post:) seeing you always reminds me of the days when we thought we were actually talented in company!! Turns out you actually were for more reasons than just singing!! Those were good times! Congrats on all your success!!

    Ps and yes I drink at least 32 oz of diet coke a day…

  18. Emily

    Buying prints from artists is great, but what do you do when you need to fill up large wall spaces? There are only so many gallery walls a person can have in one house! I have all of these huge walls that require huge pieces of art and I haven't figured out an affordable way to fill that space yet. Any tips?

  19. Francine Green

    Oops, I see I was reading it incorrectly – never mind ;-O

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