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Painting of an abstract peacock in metal golds and bronze and greens with pastel blue, black and white highlights.


As someone deeply fascinated by the transformative power of art within personal and shared spaces, I’ve embarked on a journey to understand how abstract art, in particular, can alter and enhance the atmosphere of a room. This exploration is not merely about aesthetic appeal; it’s about the emotional resonance and energy that art can introduce…

My Encounter with Abstract Art

Abstract art moves beyond the need to mimic reality, offering instead a visual language made up of forms, colours, and lines that evoke emotions and provoke thought. This form of art transcends the tangible, allowing both creators and viewers like us to embark on a journey of personal interpretation and emotional exploration.

The Unique Appeal of Abstract Art

What truly sets abstract art apart in the realm of interior design is its profound ability to complement and elevate the energy of a room. Whether it’s through a vibrant explosion of colours in a stark, minimalist environment or a subtle, textured piece in a lively space, abstract art introduces a depth and character that goes beyond surface level. It’s about how the artwork makes you feel, its interaction with the surroundings, and the dialogue it creates with those who encounter it.

The Energy Within

I’ve come to realise that abstract art carries an intrinsic energy, a vibrancy that seems to emanate from its core. This energy isn’t just a byproduct of striking visuals; it’s derived from the emotion and intention the artist pours into their work. This is what transforms a static room into a dynamic environment, subtly influencing its mood and ambiance in ways that are both profound and nuanced.

Take, for example, an abstract piece filled with swirling blues and greens such as my work – “Gentle Sunlight”. It is an abstract representation of rejuvenation and tranquility.  The artwork is my homage to the incredible beauty and restorative energy of nature, highlighting the profound connection between our inner vitality and the natural world.

The work portrays a person experiencing rebirth through meditation in the midst of nature’s embrace. Immersed in a dream like woodland landscape, they ‘forest bathe’,  seated near the enchanting, crystal blue ocean and under the deep blues of a clear sky, they bask in the magical powers of golden sunlight, known for its spirit-healing qualities.

I wanted to vividly illustrate my own experience of nature’s healing influence and the therapeutic and strengthening power of meditation within nature. Vibrant hues of green and blue meld with splashes of red, symbolising the human body, its blood, and heart. 

To me, it doesn’t just occupy space on a wall; it brings with it a sense of serenity and calm, reminiscent of the sea or a tranquil landscape. It becomes more than just an object to admire—it’s a source of contemplation and peace, offering a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

My Experience Enhancing a Room with Abstract Art

Incorporating abstract art into my own space was an enlightening process. It wasn’t merely about decoration but about curating an atmosphere that mirrored the energy and emotion I wished to foster. Whether I was in search of inspiration, tranquillity, or a burst of joy, I found that there was always an abstract piece that resonated with my intent. The challenge and joy lay in finding that connection between the artwork’s emotional undertones and the essence of the space I was looking to enhance.

A Personal Reflection on a Masterpiece

Marc Chagall ‘Over the town’ 1918

The abstract art work of Marc Chagall has always captivated me with its ability to evoke emotions and thoughts that often defy words. Especially his piece “Over the Town,” as for me, it embodies this transformative power, touching me deeply and inspiring personal reflection.

Chagall was a Belarusian-born artist, and is celebrated for his style that fuses fantasy, folk art, and a rich palette of colours and symbols. “Over the Town,” painted in 1918, is a masterpiece that encapsulates his abstract vision and profound emotional experiences. In the painting, a couple floats above a small town, seemingly defying gravity. This imagery resonates with me on multiple levels, each interpretation revealing new depths of meaning. The couple’s flight becomes a metaphor for the transformative power of love and imagination, suggesting these forces can liberate us from everyday life.

The vibrant hues of the sky, the soft pastels of the town, and the contrasting shades of the couple’s clothing create a sense of movement and emotion, drawing me into the scene and making me feel the emotions conveyed by the floating figures. The abstract nature of “Over the Town” invites me to look beyond the literal and delve into the symbolic, reflecting on my own experiences of love, freedom, and transcendence.

Tips for Personalising Your Space with Abstract Art

Based on my journey, here are a few tips for those looking to introduce abstract art into their own spaces:

  • Colour Palette: Choose pieces that either complement your current decor or introduce a bold contrast, depending on the energy you wish to create.
  • Size and Placement: Consider how the size of the artwork will affect its impact. A large piece can be a focal point, while smaller works can create an intriguing visual narrative when grouped.
  • Personal Connection: The most crucial factor is your personal resonance with the piece. It should spark emotion or provoke thought, making its presence in your space meaningful.

My exploration into abstract art has taught me that its value lies not just in visual beauty but in its capacity to evoke emotion and transform environments. It reminds us that the true essence of art and its impact on our spaces extends far beyond the tangible, touching the very spirit of those who engage with it.

For anyone looking to delve deeper into this world, I recommend starting with an engaging video by The Art Assignment on understanding and appreciating abstract art. It’s a wonderful resource that broadens our appreciation not just for the art’s visual aspects but also for the significant impact it can have on the energy and mood of our spaces.

Great video from Art Assignment – see their YouTube channel for many more.

Through abstract art, I’ve learned that the beauty and energy of a piece lie not in its recognisability but in the emotions it evokes and the atmosphere it creates. Curating spaces with art that resonates on a personal level has allowed me to transform them into environments that truly reflect and enhance my inner world.

About Simone

Picture of Simone Woods Abstract Artist in the style of Andy Warhol

Experience the magic of colour and nature with my stunning abstract art. Every piece is crafted to bring you joy and elevate your space, making it a focal point that sparks admiration and conversation. Let your home reflect your love for art and beauty."

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