Deck the Walls with Art

Over the years, I have acquired quite a few pieces of art by local artists. Finding that special piece that speaks to you is quite easy. You will find you don’t have to look too hard or go too far. Visit a local gallery, art school, studio tour, artisan fair or search online. Viewings may now be by appointment or virtual. When art connects to your heart, you know you found that special piece to bring home.


Large pieces of art command the space. When I was staging a vacant house, hanging a large piece of art in a room requires less furniture for visual impact. Smaller pieces work well grouped together. A gallery wall of art and/or mixed media is a good solution for transitional spaces like a hallway or stairwell.

After downsizing and having more art than wall space, I have curated my walls with art that I love. On my wish list is a large piece that I have yet to find. In the interim, I have 3 canvas art pieces grouped close together to fill the wall space. Your house can evolve as you collect new art to work with existing pieces. Art does not have to match but it can inspire your environment.


Featured Artist: David Lionheart

Artist David Lionheart in front of one of his large scale creations.
Artist David Lionheart in front of one of his large scale creations.

Hudson Valley based, mixed media artist David Lionheart uses his keen sense of depth and spatial awareness to create abstract works, enhanced by color and texture. He employs a variety of unexpected materials to create layers of dimension, including oil paints, spray paints, and industrial materials, which results in a sculptural quality in his canvas and wood pieces. “I fall in love with every piece that I create, there is so much to look at in a single work,” Lionheart exclaims.

In his large-scale compositions, he demonstrates a unique understanding in the power of movement over a canvas, versus representing a specific subject. This creates a powerful suggestive journey that walks the viewer over every square inch of the piece. Lionheart says, “There is so much emotion buried in the composition and it shows. I am constantly reflecting on the blessing and ability to create art; it makes me so happy.”


Abstract Works: Free flowing with emotion across the textured surfaces, these works of art allow the viewer to create their own stories about them over and over again.


Bersaglio by David Lionheart. Photo provided.
Bersaglio by David Lionheart. Photo provided.

Industrial Works: Single mold sculptures created on industrial substrates showcase dramatic visuals, mysterious depths and brilliant colors.


All available works can be found online at Lionheart offers free local delivery and install on all purchases here in the Hudson Valley. You can also book a private walk through with Lionheart at GRIT Gallery in Newburgh NY.

Event alert: 1 Hour Private Parties December 12 from 12-5pm. Book your 1-hour private party for 4-8 people. Email Lionheart ( to book a socially safe experience in the gallery with the artist.