Art makes my home. It completes it. It provides inspiration, calm, wonder, along with tactile and aesthetic elements such as texture and colour. Art can be decorative or intellectual. In my home it’s both. I am in awe of Francis Bacon’s Crucifixion paintings, but honestly – given the choice, I couldn’t live with them on a daily basis. The art I choose to surround me is contemporary, challenging, visceral and pleasing. If it were watercolours of fields, it would be making a very different statement about me, my style and interests.
I love visiting other people’s homes and finding out what they have on their walls, particularly if there is a story behind it. So I’m delighted to launch a series of interviews called 4×4, where I ask 4 women, 4 questions about their favourite piece of art.
I’ve chosen women who inspire me, whether through fashion, interiors, business or lifestyle. I’m interested to know what inspires them visually and what they choose to live with. Its a personal insight into the homes of some incredibly inspirational women. I hope you enjoy it!
PS. 4×4 now has its own Instagram account!
(Main image – painting by Howard Dyke)