Our tagline is “Make Art + Find Joy,” and we mean it. We’ve been known to go so far as to say, “Art saves lives.” We mean that, too. Making art of any kind is a way to investigate and express otherwise inexpressible ideas, concepts, thoughts and emotions. Whether you paint a simple still life of objects that bring you joy, or you express pleasant, or even unpleasant, emotions through an abstract painting, you are putting the focus on and making room for more joy in your life. You can take art classes with us to learn basic skills or deepen existing ones, or you can dabble on your own. It’s not essential to become a fine artist to enjoy the mental, emotional and sometimes spiritual benefits of art-making.
But what if you aren’t inclined to pick up a paint brush, pencil or sculpting tool? Owning and living with art–real, original art made by human hands and borne of the human experience–can bring joy and beauty to your life as well. Walk into a space filled with original artwork as opposed to mass-produced posters and big box art objects, and you immediately sense an energetic, if not aesthetic, difference. Art carries with it the energy of the artist, the materials and processes of its formation, and a story. It elevates the experience of that space.
There are so many ways to incorporate art into your space, and they don’t have to be cost prohibitive. Studio Comfort Texas was recently invited to contribute to this article on Redfin, How To Select Unique Art Pieces, which offers a variety of suggestions for selecting art for your home or office. We maintain an inventory of artwork by Texas artists that ranges in price and size from small and affordable to large statement pieces. Small pieces of joy like these by artist, Polly Jones, are available on our website or in our Comfort, Texas gallery.
We love hearing from people how art impacts their lives: how the making of it helped them through a difficult period; how meeting and learning how a particular artist works and then collecting a piece from them moved them in some way; how a piece of art they own inspires them daily. Whatever your story is about art, we invite you to share it with us. We might just make a blog post with your answers!
May you all make art, live with art, express yourself through art, and find joy.
– Cara Hines, Managing Partner