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Beautifully patterned marble tile. Pristine tub of elegant simplicity. Chic, textured bath mat. This clean and pure washroom with its white-washed palette presents...
Pritchard, "Random Poppies," Pastel on Canvas, 36 x 71 in.
Vibrant and energetic, Pritchard's "Random Poppies" enlivens this monochromatic setting...
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Two different viewpoints on a natural-inspired bedroom from our expert consultants that will encourage the way you look at art and the world around you...
Simon, "Fortis," Mixed Media on Canvas, 52 x 98 in.
As lady Autumn settles in, her leaves in full splendor, we are invited to celebrate the change of seasons with preparations for Fall festivities...
Simon, Nostrum Mensam Est, Mixed Media on Wood, 55 x 55 in.
A reflection of life's beautiful imperfections, "Nostrum Mensam Est" (translation: Our Table) blends human nature with abstraction...
Dwyer, "Cirque III," Oil on Canvas, 52 x 42 in.
Adorned in rich translucent hues, "Cirque III" captivates this monochromatic dining nook...
June B Sweets display of treats
Recently our gallery in Chevy Chase hosted a launch party for June B Sweet, a flourishing new company with a gourmet take on the Brigadeiro tradition...
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Two different viewpoints on a globally-inspired and sophisticated living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you...
Sheehan, "In The Clearing," Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Vibrant and aglow with the sun's final rays, Sheehan's verdant landscape blends into a soft pastel horizon...
Oliveira, "Deco Cul De Sac," Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 48 x 48 in.
Bold and bright, Oliveira's "Deco Cul De Sac" sets this small space alight. Straight-edged neon lines adorn the white wall with an electric geometric display...
An Artist's Collection of Painting & Palette Knives
Artists use painting and palette knives for an array of different purposes. Artists who utilize these tools often mix their paints with a palette knife, and then apply their chosen paint/medium with a painting knife to the canvas or surface they are painting upon.
Dugar, "The Secret House," Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60 in.
Bold mark-making in purple emerges from the subtle grey and white background in Dugar's "The Secret House."
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Two different perspectives on a monochromatic open-concept space, from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you...
Pritchard, "Where Light Falls," Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Emerald Attraction: Decadent and glamorous, this dining space is every bit eclectic. An extravagant glass chandelier sparkles with emerald tips - the same hue as the velvet upholstery of the plush dining chairs.
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Artist Sherri Belassen creates a unique conversation between color, negative space and whimsical pattern in her paintings...
Hayman, "Blue Curl," Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in.
Expressive strokes of aquamarine form a current of bold color that seemingly swims across the canvas...
"Organic Still Life XXIV," Mixed Media on Acrylic, 48 x 48 in.
Eclectic, charming, geometric. This stylish alcove is complete with characteristic moulding, deep wood stained chest, deco standing lamps and a vibrant mixed media work of art...
Erickson, "All to Myself" series, Oil and Wax on Panel, 24 x 24 in. each
Whether you're seeking a quiet place to relax, or glamorous setting to get ready to go out, the following creative and sleek bathroom retreats offer the perfect balance of serenity and style...
Barber-Leventhal, "Tree Blooms 7," Mixed Media on Canvas, 49.5 x 71.5 in.
Artist Liz Barber-Leventhal creates mixed media compositions with layers of color bursting with energy...
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Two different viewpoints on a peaceful, atmospheric bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you. Textured and aerial, this bedroom utilizes aspects of contemporary and architectural design trends...
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Anglo-Irish sculptor and artist Henry Moore (1898 - 1986) made a huge impact in the 20th century with a dramatic collection of modern humanist works of art. A great deal of Moore's artwork is monumental, large-scale abstract cast bronze sculptures, often suggestive of the female body...
Abrecht, "Malecón" series, 20 x 20 in. each
Hanging above a gilded plush chair, Albrecht's "Malecón" series complete the carefully composed and calming atmosphere of this beautiful small space...
Hare, "Unbroken," Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 84
In this almost life-size work of art, Ray Hare paints his subjects with majestic strength and impressive precision...
Weaser, "Open," Mixed Media on Panel, 35 x 40 in.
Etched and dripping with frosty blues and icicle teal, Weaser's "Open" cools and pacifies with arctic allure...
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Textured and decorative, this living space of wooden accents and earth tones creates the perfect retreat for gathering and relaxation...
Erickson, "Through the Mist No. 2," Oil and Wax on Panel, 60 x 48 in.
Artists mix cold wax mediums (CWM) with their oil paints to extend and add body to the paint. The possibilities of layering and building transparency and texture are incredibly unique with the malleable nature of this medium...
O'Malia, "Biding Time," Oil on Canvas, 30 x 60 in.
Familiar and thoughtful, Carol O'Malia's "Biding Time" transcends everyday subject matter into an abstract composition of shadow and light...
Seguin, "Trevor," Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot...
Sills, "Near the River," Oil on Canvas, 54 x 54 in.
Bathed in natural light and accented with an array of contemporary pieces and verdant plants, this clean respite presents a wonderful place for a rejuvenating work of art...
Remender, "Midnight Bather," Mixed Media on Canvas, 58 x 58 in.
Gracefully posed above the waters of a turquoise glacier-fed lake, Remender's bather and her crescent moon ...
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Two different viewpoints on a whitewashed and timber-inspired kitchen from our expert consultants that will encourage the way you look at art and the world around you....
O'Malia, "Biding Time," Oil on Canvas, 30 x 60 in.
In the age of constant technological interaction and screen time, it is becoming increasingly important to create a respite devoid of digital distractions where one can read a book...
Kote, "Road to Eternity," Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
A cloudscape opens up above the endless road below, heavy with the possibility of an oncoming rain, or possibly giving solace and shade to the landscape below...
Quinn, "Center of the Universe," Bronze, 31 x 20 x 17 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot...
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California-born and world-traveled abstract expressionist, Ashley Andrews, discusses in an interview with Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts her creative process of mark making and the varied inspirations behind her work...
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Two different viewpoints on a textured and nature-inspired living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you...
Erickson, "All to Myself" series, Oil and Wax on Panel, 24 x 24 in. each
Jeff Erickson's newest pieces in the whimsical, serene "All to Myself" series capture the essence of tranquility and depth of hue through a process...
Seguin, "Trevor," Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 48 in.
Artist Raphaelle Séguin of Montreal, Quebec, paints with a fascination for the human face; for her the face is a very effective tool for communication...
Abrecht, "Varied Intuition VI," Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 in.
Beautifully placed within a soft gold frame, Albrecht's calming landscape from the "Varied Intuition" series creates an alluring focal point above the smooth wooden writing table.
Weaser, "Liminal," Mixed Media on Panel, 40 x 60 in.
Not only does the art you display transform the atmosphere in your home or office, it also serves as an exhibition of your unique personality and style...
Miagkov, Jar of Jellies, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Vibrant and playful, Miagkov's "Jar of Jellies" presents a rainbow display of color, taking a small still life and magnifying it to make an intriguing and whimsical statement...
Sandoval, "Deep End II," Oil on Canvas, 60 x 80 in.
Sand-toned with accents of ocean blue, this seaside escape exudes tranquility and relaxation, making it the perfect gathering place to retreat to by the sea...
Andrews, "Je Suis Balloon Dog II," Mixed Media on Canvas, 66 x 60 in.
Natural light brightens the glass-walled industrial staircase and metallic elements in this space, highlighting its unique structure and casting beams on the wall displaying "Je Suis Balloon Dog II..."
Maksimenko, "Roses II," Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Be brave with your design this summer. Ignore functionality and rationality and take a leap of faith - a bright, bold, multicolored leap...
Noice, "Toward the Garnet Range," Oil on Canvas, 48 x 68 in.
Noice's painting "Toward the Garnet Range" resonates with the spirit of summer. Vibrant, warm, brimming with life. Noice paints with an exotic palette of various...
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The creation of a hand finished corner frame takes a true craftsman and is a work of art in itself. Skilled artisans custom-make each frame by hand through a lengthy process...
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Have you thought about working in an art gallery? We currently have an opening at Renaissance Fine Arts: Baltimore
Maksimenko, "In the Shade," Oil on Canvas, 51 x 35 in.
Soft taupe backdrop, stylish printed chairs, characteristic moulding. The subtle palette of this beautiful small space is both calming and enticing...
Tolla, "Circle of Life," Bronze, 36.5 x 39 x 13 in.
Israeli artist Tolla creates sleek and striking works in bronze that exhibit the connection between humanity and what is divine...
Maksimenko, "Garden," Oil on Canvas, 55 x 71 in.
Ukraine born artist, Alina Maksimenko, covers her canvas with gorgeous hues of lilac and periwinkle set against warmer earth tones...
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Two different viewpoints on a minimal and contemporary kitchen from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you...
Hayman, "Bright Fields #2," Oil on Canvas, 60 x 72 in.
Artist Chris Hayman's "Bright Fields #2" is brimming with texture, as the artist methodically balances her canvas with a palette of whites accented with earth tones and shades of blue...
"Color Balance" series, Mixed Media on Paper, 31 x 23 with mat and frame
The narrow paneled wall in this whitewashed kitchen with marbled counters and hardwood flooring lends an ideal small space for an arrangement of artwork...
Shicker, "Barnyard," Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 50 in.
Bathed in light, this dining space exudes elegance and serenity with its beautifully stained wooden furniture and soft neutral tones in the upholstery of the chairs...
Murillo, "Message In A Bottle," Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 48 x 48 in.
An iconic series of Coca-Cola bottles stand out against a background of abstract fields of color. Alberto Murillo's "Message In A Bottle"...
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This architecturally intriguing living room has simple, clean lines, a calming palette, and textured accents that give the space an inviting and homey feel...
McClain, "Afternoon At Rest," Mixed Media on Wood, 48 x 48 in.
With hard-edged, precise composition and comic book style, pop art piece "Afternoon At Rest" stands out with its bold character and design...
Murillo, "Where the Light Is," Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 45 x 45 in.
The intricacy of each detail in this small space makes it a remarkable place for the abstract expressionism and vibrant color of Alberto Murrillo's "Where the Light Is..."
Edmunds, "Paintbox" series, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 24 in. each
Festive colors, fireworks, patriotic spirits, poolside celebrations. Our annual red white and blue bash is just around the corner, bringing with it a bold and creative outlook on new ways to liven up your living areas...
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Belorussian-born French painter, printmaker and designer, Marc Chagall, poured his heart and captivation with life into his art...
Interior Design by Diane Bishop Interiors | Artwork Courtesy of Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Diane Bishop of Diane Bishop Interiors enjoys over 20 years of experience in the greater Philadelphia region helping homeowners fall in love with their homes...
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Clean-lined and masculine in character, this layered living space embraces a mixture of design elements...
Baltimore Magazine July issue features Renaissance Fine Arts Gallery
Did you see that Baltimore Magazine recently featured our Baltimore gallery in their July issue's art spotlight? We're honored to have been showcased...
Schueckler, "Wave," Bronze with Travertine Base, 21 x 13 x 10 in.
"Wave," offers a lovers' embrace of unrestrained emotion, carved in an intimate composition...
Abrecht, "Morning Cluster," Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 in.
With soft expressive brushstrokes and an ethereal glow, Eric Abrecht fuses land and sky with a strong play on texture and light...
Pritchard, "Single Peony," Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
Plush and decorated with a fresh air of botanical charm, this small space presents a bright and inviting place for relaxation and conversation...
Interior Design by Jay Jenkins, Art by Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Designer Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates goes above and beyond to craft striking and personalized interiors for each of his clients...
Dugar, "Where I belong," Oil on Canvas, 60 x 70 in.
Shivani Dugar's "Where I Belong" exudes an essence of calm and delicate beauty, soft and clean in composition and thoughtful in its palette of purples, whites and grays...
The Artist In Motion | In Her Studio
Artist Hyunmee Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, where she grew up influenced by Eastern painting and calligraphy along with Western Modern art. Lee’s development embraced both east and west cultural traditions...
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Ivory upholstery, studded bedside mirrors, curved acrylic coffee table, contemporary raw wood lamps...
Dwyer, "The Magician's Assistant," Oil on Canvas, 48 x 38 in.
This magnificent sitting room exudes elegance and feminine charm, the perfect place for one of Charles Dwyer's dazzling paintings...
Palmer, "A Walk in the Rain," Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 60 in.
Tina Palmer's "Walk in the Rain" recalls the astounding beauty of nature's palette amidst a neutral grey backdrop and sky...
Erickson, "All To Myself" series, 24 x 24 in. each
Sunbathed and bright, this neutral corner provides the perfect respite for a calming afternoon after a day by the shore...
Interior Design by Janice Lachman | Art by Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Explore the interior design of Janice Lachman of Lachman Interior Design as she incorporates fine art selections from our galleries to add drama and sophistication to her elaborate interiors...
Hayman, "Cross Over," Oil on Canvas, 60.25 x 48 in.
Have you ever found yourself in a beautifully designed interior, only to step back and realize there's something missing? Many important elements of design have been carefully incorporated...
Andrews, "Je Suis Ash," Acrylic on Canvas, 89 x 95 in.
"Je Suis Ash" by artist Ashley Andrews boasts broad areas of color with bright accents and jagged lines set against a more whitewashed background...
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This chic and bright dining room glows with a feminine charm that creates an inviting and luminous space for a social engagement...
McClain, "Meltdown," Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 60 x 50 in.
Set against a camel toned wall above an eclectic collection of ceramics and sculpture, McClain's "Meltdown" adds contemporary character to this space...
Anke, Dog with Birds and String, Mixed Media on Wood, 60 X 48 in.
Anke infuses her inspiration from photography into her mixed media works, adding a richness of texture that gives her subjects such character...
Ganch, "Veiled," Ceramic Stoneware, 37" x 9" x 5"
Sheila Ganch pours her character as artist, wife, mother, teacher and inveterate world traveler into each of her unique pieces...
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Elements of gold-lined moulding mix with shimmering silver throw pillows and an elegant tabletop to create a space that radiates regal sophistication...
Interior Design by Dan Proctor, Art provided by Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts
Dan Proctor, founder and President of Kirk Designs, Inc. answers some of our questions about his style, inspiration, and the role of fine art in interior design...
Anke, "Girl With The Flowers", Mixed Media on Wood, 60 x 60 in.
With duotone taffeta velvet and accents of fuchsia snapdragons, this textured corner sets a magical scene for Anke's "Girl With the Flowers."
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Artist Carol O'Malia shares insight on her artistic inspirations, the intention of her work, and the importance the artistic process has for her...
Sypesteyn, Single Day, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 60 in.
With wooden axles framing the soaring ceiling, this gorgeous room bathed in light engages natural tones with crisp white walls for elegance and clarity...
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Calming hues of sky blue, and warm mocha fill this naturally-lit bedroom with a serene yet innovative color arrangement...
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"There Are No Secrets," vibrant and caustic-like in palette, invites curiosity and intrigue with its evocative composition and subjects...
McClain, "Going West," Mixed Media with Resin on Panel," 44 x 72 in.
Bold color, graphic textures, bright patterns and experimentation. Pop art as an art movement emerged in the mid 1950s and began to challenge the traditions of fine art, introducing imagery from popular culture along with an eccentric palette...
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American Artist Amy Van Winkle creates beautiful textured works of art incorporating different processes to build dimension and character...
"Hint XII," Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 20 inches
Marbled and bright, this modern washroom exudes polished detail and bold character. An ultramodern interior of alabaster tiles and contemporary design aesthetic invite a work...
McClain, "Going West," Mixed Media with Resin on Panel," 44 x 72 in.
Choosing a frame for a piece of art can be a daunting task. Frames not only create a smooth and elegant finish to a work of art -- they compliment and extend the character of the piece...
Lee, "Ingeneration #4," Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 30 in.
Hyunmee Lee's "Ingeneration #4" mixes a modern aesthetic with traditional Eastern painting and abstract calligraphy...
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Feng shui reins throughout this deluxe modern gathering space as neutral tones softly mingle with the cooling geometry of the tiled walls and horizontal lines of the marbled table...
Dwyer, "Grace," Oil on Canvas, 52 x 42 inches
Dwyer's colorful and dazzling painting of "Grace" radiates a delicate and feminine glow...
Hare, "Occupied," Acrylic on Canvas, 84 x 60 in.
Ray Hare's "Occupied" takes on a new dimension of realism, his larger than life close-up depicted with infinite color and detail...
Simón, "Sensus Meos," Mixed Media on Canvas, 78 x 71 inches
Beatriz Simón's "Sensus Meos" elegantly commands your attention, a mixture of mediums, layers, and expressive movements forming her abstract figure...
Farber, "Spinning America," Photograph on Aluminum, 60 x 40 inches
The art of photography not only captures an image, it allows the artist shooting the image to carefully compose, light, experiment with and produce the image for a very unique result...
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Soaring white-paneled ceiling, hand woven rug, decorative indoor plants and earth-toned throw pillows create a living room that is unique in structure and modern in its decor and minimalism.
Erickson, "Yesterday," Oil and Wax on Panel, 60 x 48 in.
"While I was working in my studio, the song "Yesterday," by the Beatles, came on the radio. It made me stop in my tracks, and I decided to paint the notes to the song." -Jeff Erickson
Leila, "Costuming III," Mixed Media on Wood, 43 x 43 in.
A gorgeous carved mantle creates an elegant platform for "Costuming III." Boasting fine detailed floral designs, the fireplace mirrors...
Lee, "Abstract Alchemy #1," Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 46 in.
This entryway has just the right eclectic decor and global touch for a piece like Hyunmee Lee's "Abstract Alchemy #1..."
Maksimenko, "Invitation," Mixed Media on Canvas, 51 x 35 in.
The promise of Spring is upon us, sunlight lasting minutes longer each day, the first Spring Crocuses emerging from the cold and wintry ground, little bursts of purple and yellow blanketing the frosted earth.
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Artist Carol O'Malia captures a moment often times overlooked by the rush of our everyday lives - a stack of pillows beautifully defined by a careful attention to shadow and light...
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With a minimal palette and crisp accents of green and sleek-lined bedding, this space beams clarity and rejuvenation...
Image by Laurie Lambrecht, "Roy with Reflections on the Prom," 1990,
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From his experimentation in commercial art mechanical print design to comic book imagery and advertising, American artist Roy Lichtenstein became one of the world's first renowned leaders of the Pop Art Movement.
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Last week, Merritt Gallery Pop-Up Annex joined together with Word Dance Theater to host an enchanting evening of dance, poetry and art...
Maksimenko, "The Last Vaporetto," Mixed Media on Canvas, 35 x 71 in.
Modern elegance meets industrial simplicity in this engaging dining space. The organic nature of the rounded-back chairs and display of bright red roses adds a touch of intimacy...
Weaser, "Blue North," Mixed Media on Panel, 36 x 48 in.
Audra Weaser's "Blue North" appears charged with motion, an emergence of light blues and subtle golds across a white expanse.
Kani, "Kismet," Mixed Media on Canvas, 52 x 40 inches
Two different viewpoints on a lush and light-filled dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Whimsical and elegant, Elise Remender's latest mixed media work is both surreal and dreamlike. "Queen of the Night" sets vintage fashion and feminine beauty against a resplendent night sky.
Chihuly, "Baskets Drawing," Acrylic on Arches Water Color Paper, 42 x 30 in.
An entryway of elaborate and creative traditional decor is the perfect backdrop for Chihuly's "Baskets Drawing," a piece teeming with vibrancy and astute composition.
Pritchard, "Cerulean Bloom," Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
"Cerulean Bloom" presents an exquisite depth of blues against a pure white canvas. Marvel at the utmost attention to the play of light and shadow upon each petal...
Dwyer, "Celestial Reflection," Oil on Canvas, 50 x 40 in.
Dwyer's Celestial Reflection ties this opulent interior together. Set against an exquisite wall of romantic custom moulding and gilded wall sconces, the painting adds drama to this layered space.
Sills, "Remembrance," Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
Ethereal. Quiet. Mysterious. In this remarkable piece, "Remembrance," artist Sills creates an allusive and dreamy landscape...
Pritchard, "Into The Woods," Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
Two different viewpoints on a contemporary boho influenced living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Terreson, Majesty Blue, Giclee on Canvas, 40 x 56 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Razumovskaya, "Pearl Bracelet," Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Romance is in the air, shimmying its way through the cracks of front doors, decorating table tops with lavender candles and fresh cut roses, leaving trails of chocolate boxes and valentines.
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Dwight and James, art handlers and installer-extraordinaires, make the wheels turn at Renaissance Fine Arts and Merritt Gallery.
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Two different viewpoints on a textured and sublime sanctuary from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Kote, "Sweet Bliss," Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Kote's "Sweet Bliss" lights up a placid countryside speckled with gold-shining trees and expressive fields of blue wheat.
Maksimenko, "Swan Lake," Mixed Media on Canvas, 55 x 35 in.
Alina Maksimenko of Kiev, Ukraine, pours her passion for light and color into each of her sensory-alluring works.
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"Early Morning, Seven Norway Maples" bursts into life, emanating the awe of a new day full of beauty and possibility.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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When selecting a piece of artwork to adorn your space, size and proportion are very important aspects to consider. The scale of a piece or a series of works can add just as much interest and drama to a room as the art itself when done with care and composition...
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All galleries will be closed Saturday, January 23rd due to snowstorm.
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Two different viewpoints on a industrial inspired and warm minimalist space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Last week, the team at Merritt Gallery and Renaissance Fine Arts celebrated the onset of the New Year with an epic showdown of bowling and dining.
Schueckler, Releve, Bronze on a Texas Granite Base, 31 x 19 x 12 in.
Striking and poignant, the works of Larry Schueckler express the depth of the human spirit. Schueckler sculpts as his muses dance before him...
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With vibrant glazes of color against a richly textured background, Christine Hayman's "Cantata 17" brings energy and balance to this more formal living...
Hollack, "Organice Foliage", Mixed Media on Acrylic, 30 x 70 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Maksimenko, "Tenderness," Mixed Media on Canvas, 51 x 35 in.
Soft undefined brush strokes, textured pastel garments, shadowed features and subtle illuminations.
Anke, "Bluebird," Mixed Media on Wood, 60 x 60 in.
New beginnings are upon us in this crisp New Year. At a point when we spend less time outside as temperatures drop, sending us to seek refuge inside, you can embrace new design trends that bring the outdoors into your home.
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Two different viewpoints on a rustic yet modern living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Kote, "It Was November", Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Two different viewpoints on a lush and elegant bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Chavelle, "Urban Canyon", Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Bright lights, bustling streets and culture abound. It's no wonder so many people flock to the draw of city life.
Pritchard, "Gardenia", Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot
Kote, "Glow of Autumn", Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Josef Kote's "Glow of Autumn" is a lively combination of bold color, intriguing composition, and energetic brushstrokes.
Miagkov, "Pomegranates", Oil on Canvas, 24 x 48 in.
Bathed in natural light and traditional in decor, this living room is sophisticated yet inviting, creating a cozy atmosphere for the family to gather around.
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Though commonly associated with the bustling pop art movement of the 1960's, Jim Dine's work is not easily defined.
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Two different viewpoints on a nature inspired and calm living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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The air is crisp, familiar winter time tunes play on nearly every station, and gifts are piling up in their hiding places; it's official: the holidays are upon us.
Poulin, "L'Amour Des Temporelles", Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Maas, "Vortex", Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 50 in.
Through lively brushstrokes and an expressionistic approach, Jodi Maas builds her complicated abstracts into a familiar landscape.
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Two different viewpoints on a modern light-filled dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Dugar, "The Sea Below", Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in.
With a monochromatic palette and deliberate brushstrokes, Shivani Dugar's "The Sea Below" is a striking piece that exudes a definitive energy.
Kani, "Kismet XXIX", Mixed Media on Canvas, 53 x 40 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
George, "City Lights", Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50 in.
With precision brushstrokes and lucid color, Vincent George perfectly encapsulates a bustling urban street within his painting, "City Lights".
Remender, "Ocean Blue", Acrylic on Canvas, 68 x 52 in.
Retro nostalgia and vintage style has been increasingly prevalent within current art and design trends.
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Two different viewpoints on a plush and airy living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Get creative with your gift giving this year. The perfect item doesn't always need to be "wrapped" per se.
Dylan, "Train Tracks" 48 x 36 in.
Flanked by natural light and complementary to the scheme of the space, Dylan's "Train Tracks" resonates within this traditional dining room.
Weaser, "Continual", Mixed Media on Panel, 22 x 30 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Donaldson, "Devotion", Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48 in.
With a bright palette and energetic composition, Amy Donaldson's "Devotion" is a happy nod to abstract impressionism.
Caron, "Zest" series, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30 in. each
Fall doesn't have to be banal. Feel electric this Autumn by injecting brightness into your life with mood enhancing hues.
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Two different viewpoints on a bold and modern dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Growing up with an artistic family, Jeff Erickson was hugely influenced by his grandmother, an impressionist painter, who's colorful and texture heavy brushstrokes would inform Erickson's abstract and tactile style.
Palmer, "Late Night" Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36 in.
Tina Palmer's night-themed acrylic resonates within this natural and contemporary dining space.
Agus, "Sunra", Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 in.
With a sun-dipped palette and other worldly presence, Agus' "Sunra" is an intriguing abstract.
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This year's Art of Giving fundraising fashion show was a glowing success.
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Two different viewpoints on a classic living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Embrace your wild side with fauna inspired art that brings a bit of the outdoors to your interior.
Kani, "Kismet XXVII", Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 x 35 in.
With bold color but a calming tone, Jinous Kani's "Kismet XXVII" is at once pensive and serene.
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Renowned photographer, Charles Jacobs, premiered his work at Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase on Saturday, October 10th, where attendees were treated to some of his never before seen photographs.
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Sills' minimalist lanscape is a monochromatic night scene; a quiet reprieve from the otherwise pattern-heavy details of this foyer.
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With The Art of Giving Fashion Show only two days away, Fox News stopped by the gallery to talk about exactly who benefits from the show and the generous donations received.
Dwyer, "Yvette", Oil on Canvas, 48 x 38 in.
Charles Dwyer's paintings are nothing short of elegant.
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Like a soft lens photo, Vincent George's "Aphonic Weald" captures a hazy afternoon walk along a sunlit path.
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Two different viewpoints on a soft grey bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
"Variance", Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Let the contrasting elements of the fall season inspire your design sense.
"Rehoboth Boardwalk", Photograph on Paper, Multiple Sizes Available.
Capturing a brief moment in time, like a glimmer of a memory, Charles Jacobs' photography grabs your attention through its lucid color, and intriguing composition.
McClain, "Back Seat Driver," Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 48 x 48 in.
McClain's bold painting adds a bit of drama and energy to this subtle entranceway.
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Gorgeous textiles, mid century furniture, and a beautifully unique chandelier come together in this light filled dining room.
Abrecht, "Tidal Line", Oil on Canvas, 36 x 60 in.
With a soft palette and expressive brush strokes, Eric Abrecht captures the calm of a seaside escape.
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It seems like just yesterday we were hosting our Grand Opening in our new gallery space, and here we are happily celebrating Renaissance Fine Arts' 2nd anniversary at the Village of Cross Keys!
Abrecht, "Reflective", Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Sage green walls, grey furniture and earthy accents create a lovely setting for a nature inspired work of art.
Remender, "Rose Garden", Acrylic on Canvas, 68 x 52 in.
What is it about the female figure that makes it such a desirable muse?
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We are thrilled to announce that Marcie, of our Merritt Gallery Haverford location, was married to her fiancé Tom this Sunday, August 30th, 2015.
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Gorgeous and French inspired, this living room utilizes aspects of both traditional and modern design trends.
Miagkov, "Azure Trio", Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Vitali Miagkov's blue hydrangeas bloom within this classic dining space.
Dwyer, "Ariane", Oil on Canvas, 54 x 44 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Anke, "Blue House", Mixed Media on Wood, 60 x 60 in.
Through bold color, surreal subject matter and a child-like imagination, Anke creates dream-like scenes that have a commanding presence.
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Merritt Gallery Pop-Up Annex in Chevy Chase has officially re-opened its doors in The Collection on Wisconsin Avenue.
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For our annual summer staff party, we enjoyed a pool-side barbecue complete with an afternoon of relaxation, ice cream, and great conversation.
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Two different viewpoints on a blue and serene living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Gorgeous framing is not strictly reserved for artwork or familial photographs.
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Often described as a minimalist, hard-edged painter [& sculptor], Ellsworth Kelly is credited with being a prominent figure within the post-war art world, who largely influenced the color field and pop art movements.
Stockstil, "On the Brink", Acrylic on Canvas, 57 x 56 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Alan, "Adagio", Mixed Media, 60.5 x 48.75 in.
From his impressive Narrative Series, Craig Alan's "Adagio" (a tempo that marks for music to be played slowly) is a dramatic mixed media piece with extraordinary and intricate detail.
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Two different viewpoints on a modern and eclectic living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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This bright and calm living space combines simple elegance with inspired decor.
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Art is intrinsically emotional, whether deliberate or not, there is a particular mood set by each individual work of art.
Kani, "Kismet XXVII", Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 x 35 in.
Appearing contemplative yet in repose, Kani's abstract figurative brings bold color with a meditative mood to this relaxed reading area.
Remender, "Summer Memories", Acrylic on Canvas, 65 x 50 in.
Elise Remender’s timeless paintings reflects the stylish elegance of the past, while still remaining unquestionably modern.
"Shades of Autumn", Acrylic on Canvas, 64 x 50 in.
Summer certainly can't last forever, and it seems as though the warmest months have begun to subtly slip away.
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Two different viewpoints on a resplendent and relaxing bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Sills, "Back Bay Dawn," Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 in.
John Sills creates unique and captivating landscapes, impressionistic in style and ethereal in mood.
Simón, "Animus", Oil on Canvas, 51 x 98 in.
Abundant in natural light and eclectic charm, this musical space is perfectly complemented by Simón's bold abstract.
Blazar, "Vines," Sublimated on Clear Gloss Aluminum, 32 x 48 in.
Whether deep and regal or bright and playful, green is a versatile and vibrant color with the chameleon like ability to go with nearly any design theme.
O'Malia, "Resplendent" Oil on Canvas, 42 x 42 in.
Rich with color and rhythmic movement, Carol O'Malia's Resplendent alludes to the nostalgia of Summers past, a playful still of a moment in time.
Alan, "Woe of the Breach", Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Shay Kun's work is as captivating as it is mystifying.
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Two different viewpoints on a mid century inspired den from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
George, "Equinox", Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
Vincent George's "Equinox" radiates within this nature inspired nook.
McClain, "The Eyes Have It", Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 47.75 x 47.75 in.
Stuart McClain's The Eyes Have It is a beautiful kaleidoscope of color.
Erickson, "Underway", Oil and Wax on Panel, 48 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Dugar, "The Wind Lake", Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in.
An empty room is akin to a blank canvas; an open space with limitless potential and endless possibilities.
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Two different viewpoints on a chic and peaceful bathroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Simón, "Differentias" Mixed Media on Canvas, 71 x 67 in.
Beatriz Simón's "Differentias" is a beautiful addition to this modern and eclectic dining room.
Pezhman, "Starlet" Mixed Media on Board, 60 x 48 in.
Feminine and unassuming, with beautiful iridescent color and striking textural detail, Pezhman's Starlet is an inspired mixed media piece that builds upon the artist's impressive Boudoir series.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Farber, "Normandy France", Photograph, 40 x 58 in.
Beaming sunshine, ripe fresh fruit, salt water mist, and cloudless skies.
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Two different viewpoints on an elegant living area from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Amy Van Winkle, “Wonderful Unknown IV”, Encaustic on Board, 24 X 24 in.
Amy Van Winkle’s Wonderful Unknown Series is visual exploration of balance and structure through the use of colors and textures.
Pritchard, "Two Gardenias", Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Vintage inspiration, timeless beauty, the allure of the rolling sea....
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Creative and whimsical, Anke encapsulates an air of childlike wonderment in her works.
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Two different viewpoints on an intriguing study from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Agus, "Solitary Figure IV", Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 in.
Summer is abound with balmy star filled evenings, long hazy days, and the promise of weekend get togethers complete with refreshing cocktails and fresh seasonal fare.
Mauro Oliveira, "Futuristica", Mixed Media with Resin on Wood, 48 X 60 in.
In Oliveira's "Futuristica" the night sky comes to life with bold colors and glimmering metallics as skyscrapers reveal themselves before our eyes
This urban dwelling is electrified by pops of citric green and the continual circular composition of Mel Dewees' Eclipse.
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I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body. The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy
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Two different viewpoints on a minimalistic study from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Shay Kun, “Drenched”, Oil on Canvas, 48 X 71 in.
As we drive along the interstate of our lives our memories grow hazier in the distance much like looking through the side windows of a moving car...
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This weekend, Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts were happy to exhibit the stunning artwork of Josef Kote, in a dazzling show that featured a beautiful display of the artist's most current pieces.
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With Spring days getting longer and the temperature's gradual rise, its apparent the gleam of the Summer sun is practically upon us.
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Have you thought about working in an art gallery? We currently have openings in our Chevy Chase gallery
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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It's no secret that the post war collective of American Abstract Expressionists was a bit of a "Boy's Club."
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The spring Vintage Poster Show at Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase, MD opens today and runs through Monday, May 4th. With over 400 posters on display, be sure not to miss our exquisite selection of posters at a range of sizes and prices. Pick out your own piece of art history!
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Two different viewpoints on a modern cool-hued bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Jeff Erickson, "Frosted Window", Oil and Wax on Panel, 48 X 48 in.
Jeff Erickson's "Frosted Window" alludes to the quiet translucence of a misty morning through its cool hued palette and subtle textured surface.
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The Duke Women's Forum of DC is a network of Duke women in the DC area created to foster connections across the generations. Merritt Gallery and our art consultant & Duke alumna, Betsy Johnston, had the pleasure of hosting an event for these Blue Devils of all ages on April 23rd.
Christine Hayman, "Aurora", Oil on Canvas, 48.25 X 60 X 2.5
It is difficult to describe a soft breeze brushing across your face on a Spring day or an almost familiar form a cloud takes as it moves slowly through the sky, because these phenomena are only momentary flashes in our memories.
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The chance to participate in the DC Design House is the envy of every designer in the metropolitan area.
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When viewing Vitali Miagkov’s Glass Symphony you can almost hear the melodious chimes of crystal echoing in the background.
Pritchard, "Sweet Pea", Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
Mothers are strong and dynamic, a beacon of calm stability where one can turn for comfort throughout their life.
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The spring Vintage Poster Show at Renaissance Fine Arts opens today and runs through Monday, April 27th.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Villeneuve, "Pont Brooklyn", Photograph on Aluminum, 48 X 96
The Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic image, built in the late 1800's, Eric Villeneuve "bridges the gap" with his contemporary photography.
Kote, "The Last One", Acrylic on Canvas, 47.5 x 48 in.
Salt, sand, and warm comforting air. Summer is barely around the corner and the relaxation of coastal living is beckoning.
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''Art to me is so special. It’s a passion and purpose; it is the essence of my being'' - Josef Kote
Weaser, "Surround", Mixed Media on Panel, 40 X 60 X 1.75
Audra Weaser’s work for the past decade has focused on nature. Organic compositions, physically charged and reminiscent of watery landscapes.
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The spring Vintage Poster Show has begun at Merritt Gallery in Haverford! It opens today and runs through Monday, April 20th.
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Two different viewpoints on an elegant and stunning dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Tolla, "Obeying Universal Law", Bronze, 31 X 7.5 X 11.5 in
Through her sculpture, Tolla looks to explore questions of the human condition.
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Friday, April 10th marked the opening night of Charles Jacobs' highly anticipated photography show, Sidebar: A Series of Observations.
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Charles Dwyer’s Le Grand Chapeau commands the attention of the room while simultaneously tying together the rich accents of the space.
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Meet photographer, Charles Jacobs, Friday, April 10th 5-8pm. Enjoy a drink, mingle with friends and enjoy the captivating photography of Charles Jacobs.
Zarin, "Ame I" Oil on Canvas, 40 x 40 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Indicative of Charles Dwyer’s figurative pieces, he creates an allure through the gaze of his subjects that captures attention.
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Spring is finally in bloom; the grass is gradually becoming greener, the weather is warming, and the first flower buds of the season have begun to blossom.
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Two different viewpoints on a nature inspired and minimalistic bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Audra Weaser creates dazzling works that are an intriguing combination of multiple artistic movements...
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Bold color and timeless imagery come together in Tina Palmer’s Summer Sun II.
Miagkov, "In the Blue", Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48in.
Timeless with a modern twist...Vitali Miagkov paints his nostalgic subject matter with a modern composition. The close up view provides a unique vantage point leading your eye to the reflections both in the marbles and the water.
Pritchard, "Double Peony II", Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Preparing for the upcoming event "Sidebar: A Series of Observations", we had a Q & A session with photographer Charles Jacobs about his work.
Ngurah, "In the Blue", Oil on Canvas, 74x 74in.
"In the Blue" transports you to a quiet moment of solitude. Ngurah's swimmer seems to glide effortlessly through a tranquil sea of blue.
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Two different viewpoints on a contemporary and light loft from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Influenced by masters such as Michelangelo and Rodin, Lorenzo Quinn sculpts with intent.
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There is a definitive allure to paint as an artistic visual medium. Both traditional and contemporary; paint is versatile and complex, a malleable form of art that has a certain approachability to both the artist and the viewer.
Schicker, "Summer Rising II", Mixed Media on Canvas
An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Alan, "The Return", Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48in.
"This body of work is inspired by children's novels and fairy tales as well as the morals of the life lessons captured within their plots."
All galleries will be closed Thursday, March 5th due to inclement weather. The galleries will re-open Friday, March 6th at 10am
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Two different viewpoints on a comfortable and understated living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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The annual thaw of Winter has started, and Spring is [hopefully] just around the corner.
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Marshall Noice’s Rock Creek Pines is a breath of fresh air in this neutral living room.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Two different viewpoints on a luminous living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore and Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase will be closed Tuesday, February 17, 2015 due to inclement weather.
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A well placed sculpture transforms this apartment building lobby into an exciting entryway for the residents.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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When it comes to the creative process, most artists are no strangers to experimentation. While many are loyal to the more traditional visual mediums, it seems the majority of modern artists have at one point dabbled in the alluring technique of employing multiple mediums.
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Two different viewpoints on a beautiful and light filled bathroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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For this Valentine's Day, give a gift that will last through the years...Custom frame your favorite photographs for a truly personal gift.
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What better piece to invite guests into your home than Charles Dwyer’s, Marguerite?
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Van Beckum, "Belize Series", Mixed Media on Board, 20 x 20 in.
Earthy, elegant, and rich; Marsala is Pantone's delectable choice for color of the year.
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Two different viewpoints on a stately living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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"Song, dance, music, painting, and poetry have the power to awaken and touch the spirit within each of us. I don't believe there are any limits to the potential of man" -Larry Schueckler
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The Abstract Expressionist movement yielded an impressive class of artists, all united through their unique vision. Perhaps one of the most prominent artists at the forefront of the movement was Robert Motherwell.
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For the last 30 years I have lived out in the country and just from looking out my window at all of the beautiful landscapes, I can see the sky and the fields, the barns and the flowers, I feel inspired.
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A series is the perfect way to add intrigue and variation to a single space.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Escape to paradise with the vintage glamour of Elise Remender’s Life’s A Ball.
Palmer, "Peak Color", Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 24 in
Drawing on her past for inspiration, Tina Palmer creates a sense of drama in her work through bold color contrasts and clean lines.
Sills, "Morning Glow", Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60
John Sills paints nature in all its forms, emphasizing those aspects that create an awareness of man’s relationship to the environment.
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Two different viewpoints for a royal inspired dining area from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Resin is a multi-use polymer that is traditionally utilized as a varnish or adhesive within the commercial construction realm, yet has been recognized more recently as a useful medium within the fine art world.
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Hyunmee Lee's "Oneric" adds just the right touch of modernity to this classic study.
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Elegant. Tactile. Timeless. Sheila Ganch's figurative sculptures have a classic, yet modern aesthetic.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Natural elements like exposed brick and wood are accented by this quiet yet breathtaking work.
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"The ‘Populous’ series is about changing the perspective from which society views itself; from something ‘large’ to something ‘small’. Society views the human race with too much grandeur. In the grand scheme of things, we are just specs on a spec within a spec" - Craig Alan
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Two different viewpoints on a strong & sophisticated living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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With every one of his works, Charles Dwyer is able to take the viewer and transport them to another world.
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Winter is the season wherein the holiday bustle is subsequently met with relaxing days of post gift giving glow.
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Through a combination of photography and painting, Anke fuses reality with the imaginary to create a dreamlike world.
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As we are in the middle of the seasonal hustle and bustle, we wanted to take a moment to wish you the happiest of holidays from some of the girls at Renaissance Fine Arts.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Robert Farber is a renowned photographer, known world wide for his unique impressionistic style and painterly images.
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Hyunmee Lee's "Take June" makes a statement with its larger than life presence in this dining space.
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Stewart McClain is a Texas based artist who creates exquisite pop art in its definitive form: energetic, colorful, and clean.
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Two different viewpoints on a tranquil and comfortable bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Tina Palmer’s "Morning Fog" is the perfect minimalist answer to this eclectic dining room.
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Lorenzo Quinn's extraordinary "Chess Set Table" is a beautiful reflection of Quinn's fondness of the game and his personal history of playing chess with his father, actor Anthony Quinn.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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When considering artwork to place within a room, it is important to remember that art does not merely exist in two dimensions.
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Merritt Gallery is excited to be a part of Philadelphia Magazine's 2014 Design Home.
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"I respond to the landscape on a subliminal level, and what I want to show in my paintings are those sublime aspects that I experience in nature"-Marshall Noice
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Two different viewpoints for a simplistically chic sitting area from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Dugar draws inspiration from nature with emphasis on air, fire, earth, water, and space.
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Katia Poulin’s "L’Odeur des Grandes" seamlessly ties together this chic and neutral sitting room.
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Bring spring blooms inside to brighten your home with Alice Pritchard's "Tulip" series.
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We are happy to announce that our Baltimore location, Renaissance Fine Arts is now open 7 days a week!
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Say a salute to the most royal of blues. Deep hued and rich, Navy is often regarded as regal and luxurious; a nod to the royal shipmen from which the color was named.
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Jessica Rice's works are cubist, lush, and expressionistic with a palpable avant garde influence.
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Two different viewpoints on a bedroom full of light & luxury from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Alice Pritchard's "Barn Shadows" adds the finishing touch to this pristine master bath.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Abstract, expressionistic and multi-talented, Beatriz Simon is an indefinable artist whose work has a distinct and palpable energy.
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Two different viewpoints on a rustic yet modern den from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Her work is a subtle exploration of the human influence, resulting in work that carries a strong presence and evokes emotion through its nuances.
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Instead of searching for one distinct piece that will finish and personalize your room, explore the option of hanging a series.
Poulin, "L'Odeur des Grandes", Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 X 48 in.
I keep hope that my paintings are an invitation to dream, like windows to another dimension, where the eyes of the heart turn inward and find poetry." - Katia Poulin
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One of our acclaimed artists, Charles Dwyer, was gracious enough to travel to each of our galleries to show some of his latest and greatest works.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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"Painting is not a depiction but an expression or an interpretation. As an artist references are necessary but its important that nothing interferes with my expression."
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This elegantly, posh townhouse in Capitol Hill is sleek and monochromatic, punctuated with pops of color.
Packard, "A Pair", Giclee on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.
“Horizons…they are very important to me. Oftentimes, though, I just miss the horizon. I leave it out. Leave it to the viewer. I let people find their own.” - Anne Packard
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Renaissance Fine Arts was happy to play host to Baltimore's latest foodie craze, Dinner Lab, last night in our gallery!
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Two different viewpoints on a simplistic living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Summer may have come and gone, yet Autumn has just begun its seasonal reign.
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Stop by the Chevy Chase gallery and meet Charles Dwyer Saturday, October 11th from 1-3pm. This diverse collection of his work includes hand embellished giclees, limited edition photographs, original works on paper and canvas
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"Art to me is so special. It's a passion and purpose; it is the essence of my being" - Josef Kote Combining his academic techniques with abstraction, Kote captures moments in time with his vibrant colors, translation of light and bold brushwork that exude energy.
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"The Art of Charles Dwyer" opens in Baltimore today! The gallery is hung with an extensive collection of Charles Dwyer's work
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Charles Dwyer will be in the Haverford gallery Wednesday, October 8th from 5-7pm. Don't miss this opportunity to not only meet the artist in person!
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Fresh off the cusp of Abstract Expressionism and armed with mathematically precise brush strokes and a monochromatic palette, Frank Stella has never been defined by convention.
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We're celebrating our first year in the Village of Cross Keys! We couldn't be happier in our new home. This past year we've enjoyed meeting new clients and continuing relationships with longtime clients.
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Two different viewpoints on a bright & beautiful dining space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Remender, "Memory Lane", Acrylic on Canvas, 64 X 53 in.
Sophisticated with a touch of glamour, Remender's paintings feature mid-century beauties. Visit the gallery to see the new works by Elise Remender.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Photography is not just a staple within the worlds of art and editorial print, but also a medium utilized in everyday life.
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Experience Dwyer’s diversity, as artwork from numerous disciplines will be showcased including: original works on canvas and paper, hand-embellished giclées, and an exclusive collection of limited edition photographs.
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Two different viewpoints on a classically warm bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Bold neutral patterns and dramatic crisp contrast, make this the perfect spot for a painting that makes a statement
TR Colletta, "Over the Rainbow", Oil on Linen, 50x54 inches
We just received new paintings from TR Colletta!
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Spotted! Anke's "Girl on House" in the Fall issue of Home and Design. The vibrant blue in Anke's work adds a pop of color to this contemporary dining space.
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Typically regarded as a neutral, Grey is anything but dull.
"Where the Deer and Antelope Play", Oil on Canvas, 60 x 72 in.
Chris Hayman has always been creative. As a child she was very involved in the arts, dividing her talents among piano, theatre and studio art.
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Two different viewpoints on a minimalist modern living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Hyunmee Lee, "Bada-Sori", Acrylic on Canvas, 72x72 inches
The new Hyunmee Lee collection feature a soft, tranquil color palette as seen in "Bada-Sori" below.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Craig Alan's series vary dramatically. His aesthetic spectrum ranges from abstract expressionism to ethereal graphic realism.
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Two different viewpoints on a great room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Add excitement to your home with an eclectic art collection.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Coastal Style: This beach home is full of life and the art chosen reflects just that.
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We happily gathered our entire staff together once again for our annual Summertime employee dinner at the beautiful Ambassador Dining Room
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Two different viewpoints on a tranquil bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Abrecht, "Azure IV", Oil on Canvas. 48 in x 60 in.
It's no secret that Blue is the most popular color on the wheel. Ranging from lush and brilliant to quiet and subdued.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Glass Choices
When framing your favorite piece of artwork, the decision as to which type of glazing you use should not be difficult. Remember, there is no definitive "right" type of glazing
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Two different viewpoints for a sleek and vibrant living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Jeff Erickson's calm abstract paintings evoke a sense of tranquility.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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For a sleek and contemporary feel - do something unexpected! Paintings and photographs on metal as well as metal wall sculpture can add an eclectic look to any room where you desire a little something different.
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Two different viewpoints on her study from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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This vibrant painting by Helen Zarin provides a spirit of welcoming to this refined foyer. The graceful elements of the space dance with Zarin’s simplistic yet bold brush strokes. The warm hues of her palette create an energy that excites your emotions. It is a wonderful way to be welcomed home.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
"Seaview Series" Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 28 in.
With summer's arrival comes the beach and the ocean, pockets full of seashells, and sand in your shoes. It is only natural to want to bring the feel of these favorite elements of summer into your living space.
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Cheer riders on and help welcome the Tour de France this month with cycling inspired artwork! Capture the speed of a healthy competition or lay back and wind down with a cruise through the countryside. Find your own route and enjoy the thrill of cycling with this group of talented artists!
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Two different viewpoints on a formal dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Joan Miro
Explore the imaginative subconscious of Joan Miró.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Maud Arnold giving the guests a taste of tap!
On June 12th, Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase hosted an event sponsored by Jimmy Choo in support of The Chloe and Maud Foundation. Guests were invited to view, experience & purchase the Jimmy Choo Pre Fall 2014 Collection - all for a good cause.
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A vibrant tone to energize almost any interior palette - it is uplifting and bold without overpowering the space.
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Two different viewpoints on a travelers living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Inside the Artist's Studio
Tina Palmer's paintings are dramatic, vibrant and illuminated; all evoke a sense of calm. With each painting, Tina transports the viewer to a new place.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Many congratulations to our resident blogger, Jessica, and her new husband - just married and en route to Greece!
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Adele Sypesteyn's "Every Letter" adds a unique and eclectic feel to this contemporary living space.
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Two different viewpoints for a simply fresh kitchen from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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TR Colletta's work blends dreamy nostalgia and a graphic object-portrait style. Much of his imagery stems from memory of his own childhood and his family.
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The message and essence of Lorenzo Quinn's work is to celebrate life and live it to the fullest. He uses sculpture as a means to aid people in understanding tolerance and living in harmony.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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The Spring 2014 Vintage Poster Show & Sale has begun at Merritt Gallery in Haverford! It opens today and runs through May 19th.
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Renowned artist, Jean Duquoc, has always been inspired by his native Brittany, France. Whether it be the landscape, the horizon, the sea, or the people that inhabit the region, Duquoc is constantly finding inspiration in his homeland.
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Two different viewpoints for a girls bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Suhas Bhujbal is known for his depiction of urban environments and architecture, many of which are suggestive of his native India. The work treads a line between realistic representation and abstraction.
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Anke's Six Wings is so perfectly placed - the golden touch, it appears as though this welcoming space was designed specifically to be its home.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Casual Living Room
Two different viewpoints for a casual living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Now through May 10th! Our semi-annual Vintage Poster Show & Sale is up and running in our Chevy Chase Merritt Gallery location
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There has been energetic hustle and bustle in the gallery all week in preparation for our semi-annual Vintage Poster Show & Sale.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Renaissance Fine Arts is proud to have sponsored a tulip bed as the Sherwood Gardens begin to bloom in Guilford, Baltimore.
Spring Dining
Two different viewpoints for a spring dining room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Picture an earthy landscape on your mantle, emanating warmth for family and friends to gather around. A perfect focal point above the fireplace drawing you in and tying all the colors of the room together. Soft lavender plays in harmony with forest greens and neutral browns. A celebration of cubist and modernist composition, showing the beauty of the subject from all angles. Rice's Trees, adds a classic edge to this small space. Shown: Rice, Trees, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 in.
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Stop by the gallery and meet Jean Duquoc this weekend! Have a drink, mingle with friends and enjoy the collection of works on canvas and paper.
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Two different viewpoints for a graceful bedroom from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore: Starting March 23rd and continuing through May 18th, 2014, Renaissance Fine Arts will be open on Sundays from 12-4pm.
Organic Still life
Soft and elegant hues create a sense of calm in this formal living room. A traditional settee and chairs are complemented by the simple contemporary lines of the etagere and coffee table. The original painting on acrylic above the fireplace anchors the room. Simple organic shapes and subtle neutral shades emit a sense of sophistication and polish. The perfect piece for this space.
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Merritt Gallery Pop-Up Annex has officially opened its doors in The Collection on Wisconsin Avenue.
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Lively, dynamic and fun, these hand-painted metal wall sculptures are sure to turn heads. Beautifully intricate & unexpected, they add depth, texture and color to any space.
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Playful and vibrant, "Destiny" by Mauro Oliveira is an unexpected play in this warm, traditional study. Bright stripes of color bounce off one another creating movement and music throughout the space. An inviting space for a family to come together.
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Snow Day! All galleries will be closed Monday, March 3, 2014 due to inclement weather.
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Two different viewpoints for above your fireplace from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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The rich blues and striking reds in "Turbulences Printaniere" by Jean Duquoc create excitement and bliss. The bold brushstrokes evoke movement in the painting and create a more lively environment. Framed perfectly in the space, the landscape draws you in like a window to another world.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Eternity 34, by Siddharth Parasnis adds balance and harmony to this formal living room. Vibrant glazes of color not only breathe space and depth into the painting but emotion and reflection. Richly textured with layers of colored paint, the geometric spaces both filled and void, invite the viewer to enter its walls. Eternity 34 is full of beauty and energy; a perfect balance.
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Two different viewpoints on a modern living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Hyunmee Lee's First State warms and energizes the foyer of this traditional home. Lee's striking simplicity and sophisticated use of color creates a sense of tranquility. Inviting and happy, First State is the heart of this home. Her forms continue off the canvas creating a sense of unlimited space enveloping the foyer with a welcoming light.
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Snow Day! All galleries will be closed Thursday, February 13, 2014 due to inclement weather.
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The fourth annual "Art of Giving" was a huge success! Despite the winter weather, there was a great turnout in support of Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Baltimore School for the Arts.
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Two different viewpoints on an alluring alcove from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Our team at Renaissance Fine Arts & Merritt Gallery enjoyed a night out on the town for our annual holiday party.
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Two different viewpoints on a charming living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Rustic Dining Room
Two different viewpoints on a down to earth Dining Room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Noice, "Early Morning, Gold Beach", Oil on Canvas, 46 x 46 in.
Complimentary color combinations: Orange and Blue, Red and Green, Yellow and Violet. These colors when placed in the same visual space create the most contrast for a dramatic statement. They are unlikely pairs, yet when combined they produce a harmonious effect.
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Inspired by six weeks the artist spent in Cuba, Abrecht's Malecón Series concentrates on the balance between Havana and the Ocean. The esplanade, known as the Malecón, runs along the northern shore of Havana. The Malecón is lined by weathered buildings with peeling paint and crumbling facades. With few resources for upkeep, time and the elements have taken their toll.
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Two different viewpoints on a bath fit for a queen from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Dwyer's collection of paint mediums
Eclectic and full of life - these terms could describe both the work of Charles Dwyer and the space he works in. With a background in restoration and a fascination with costume design, Dwyer has an acute sense of detail that fills his vibrant compositions. Every inch of his studio reflects his artistic aesthetic, truly melding art practice and lifestyle into one.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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At Renaissance Fine Arts and Merritt Gallery we are ready to ring in the holidays. Come join us! We've just had our first snow fall... Capture the spirit of this season with the Gift of Art. Find something special for that someone special in your life!
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Two different viewpoints on a traditional living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
Merritt Gallery Event
On Wednesday December 4, 2013, Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase hosted cocktail celebration with CRAN Custom Residential Architects Network of the DC area and Home and Design Magazine. The gallery was packed with local residential architects, interior designers and vendors. Merritt Gallery was thrilled to provide the venue for such an energetic party: the night was bright, beautiful and flourishing with art.
Bob Dylan Drawn Blank Series
Starting today the Bob Dylan Drawn Blank Series is available to view and to purchase at Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase. The show runs now through December 21, 2013. Don't miss it! Bob Dylan: Drawn Blank Series includes a collection of original paintings and limited editions on paper. For details, please contact the gallery.
"Close Up", Pastel on Canvas, 48 x 60 in.
Crisp black and white designs are popping up everywhere in fashion and interior design this season. Get in an elemental mindset with this basic yet sophisticated look- time tested and always a hit. Add a piece to your collection that makes a classic statement and serves as a sleek visual point in any room.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Two different viewpoints on a black and white living room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Art inspired by the beauty of nature. The butterfly. A symbol of powerful transformation, lightness of being, finding joy in life and the world of the soul... The delicate, mystical butterfly. An artist's inspiration and muse. Allow this variety of artistic interpretations to take you on a visual & spiritual journey, bringing a marvel of nature onto the walls of your home.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
Cross Keys Grand Opening
Renaissance Fine Arts sparkled last night at the flagship gallery grand opening party! It was a night filled with music, cocktails & mingling with friends. A great time was had by all! Several of our artists were here as well to join in the celebration: Eric Abrecht, Tina Palmer, Alice Pritchard & John Sills. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us!!!
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Two different viewpoints on a cozy guest room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
McFadden, "Reticello Disc Vessels", Handblown Glass
Blown, fused, slumped, cast, carved, etched or cut - glass can be used as a medium in all of these ways and more to create beautiful and delicate objects of art. What is glass made of? How is it formed? Let's answer these questions and take a look at the different forms and functions of this versatile material within the art world.
Dylan, "Train Tracks", Giclee on Paper, 48 x 36 in.
Merritt Gallery in Haverford is proud to exhibit Bob Dylan's Drawn Blank Series. The collection is available to view and to purchase now - November 23rd.
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Bookshelves are an opportunity to create something special and unique in your space.
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Merritt Gallery joined Philadelphia Magazine for the 12th Annual Philadelphia Magazine Design Home, all proceeds to benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
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Vintage Poster Show – now through Monday, November 4, 2013.The vintage posters range in date from the late 1800′s to present day
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Two different viewpoints on a classic breakfast nook from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Don't miss our Vintage Poster Show - opening today! With over 400 vintage posters on the table, there is something for everyone.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
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Fox 45's Kathleen Carins stopped by Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore Wednesday morning to interview Stephanie Levine. Stephanie has Cerebral Palsy and has been wheelchair bound her whole life.
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Stephanie Levine is a Baltimore based artist. Although Stephanie has Cerebral Palsy and has been wheelchair bound her entire life, she has always loved art. She actively started painting in 2011 and lives her life in full expression of her motto: "You can't stop me now!"
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook…Make a big impact in a small space like a foyer, hallway or powder room. Create a story in a surprising spot.
The first session of the Art of Yoga at Renaissance Fine Arts
At 8:30 this morning a terrific & motivated group of women met at Renaissance Fine Arts, Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore for the first of ten sessions of The Art of Yoga. The gallery was the spot to be as SoulBody Yoga with instructor Maggins Kenney led this enthusiastic group of art lovers and yoga-philes through an hour long class, followed by tea & healthy snacks and a few minutes to catch up with friends.
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Merritt Gallery is participating in the Devon Horse Show's Fall Festival of Homes on October 10, 2013. This event provides guests with an incredible showcase of private residences in the area. One of the homes is filled with select boutiques – The Shoppes – for an exclusive shopping experience featuring exceptional merchandise, unusual finds and one-of-a-kind gifts. The Fall Festival of Homes is a benefit for Bryn Mawr Hospital.
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Merritt Gallery in Haverford This beautiful Brandybend Stone Farmhouse renovation with interior design by Wendy Danziger was featured in Main Line Today. According to Wendy, "They were willing to take chances. They didn’t want it to look like a dark, dated country farmhouse." Merritt Gallery was thrilled to work with Wendy and her clients to find just the right pieces of art for their home. Click here for the full article
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Two different viewpoints on a Dining Room from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore: It's official-the gallery has moved! Visit our new gallery in the Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore. We'd love to show you around!
Dylan, "Train Tracks", Giclee on Paper, 48 x 36 in.
Bob Dylan: Drawn Blank Series includes a collection of original paintings and limited editions on paper. Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore presents Bob Dylan: Drawn Blank Series January 17-February 1, 2014. Preview the collection now. For details, please contact the gallery.
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Two different viewpoints on a library from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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The last renovations are in motion and all the pieces are falling into place! Stay tuned for the announcement of our grand opening at Cross Keys!
"A Blue House", Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 in.
"It's all about the physical quality of the paint, what paint can do to the canvas -- the drips, the thick and thin paint, the bright colors, the mundane colors. I create the geometrics and then balance and create harmony with the paint." --Siddharth Parasnis
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Amas De Casa En Extincion by Matye Guzman brings an edge to this cozy spot by the fireplace. The space is contemporary with a shaggy cowhide throw and mirror finished lamp. Guzman's painting keeps the color palette neutral but adds some looseness to this very defined area. Conversation will be created around the warmth of the fire.
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This crisp, white kitchen gets a dose of soothing green with Vitali Miagkov's Lone Pear. A splash of color creates a focal point and adds interest to the space. The white background of the painting and the silver of the frame let the pear shine.
Conversation and Cocktails in the Gallery
Our very own Katie Funk, Art Consultant at Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase, played an important role in hosting the Corcoran's "Cultural Cocktails" event at the gallery last month. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Corcoran's 1869 Society (The Corcoran's young professionals group), she led the event and spoke to the group about some of the gallery's artists and artwork; giving key advice on how to start your own art collection. It was a night of mingling, art and cultural conversation sure to be remembered! Check out some pictures from the event below. Be sure to check our events page often to see what fun events are happening at our gallery location closest to you!
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A narrow walkway is transformed into an unexpected office space. High ceiling and light, natural furnishings keep this space from feeling too closed in. Marshall Noice's Granite Canyon Trail Head mirrors the greenery from outside and mixes well with the existing color palette. White walls are uninspired; Noice's vibrant piece creates a space ready for ideas and innovation.
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"The overall philosophy is simple. There is life and death. There is a beginning and an end. My work reflects this profound simplicity. There are never more than one or two subjects to avoid unnecessary clutter and confusion. My paintings, whether on canvass or paper, are simple, direct and spiritual in nature. Do not try to read or interpret my paintings. You must feel them. Just listen to them and soon all the stories told to me will resound in you."
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A young art enthusiast takes in the latest addition before the installation. The vertical wall above the fireplace calls out for something special. A bright Chihuly brings color and vibrancy to this comfortable living space.
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The elements are coming together! Walls are all up and getting primed for paint! It's an exciting time, as we've turned the corner and can start to visualize our incredible new gallery space take shape. Check out these images below...
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A crisp bedroom gets a sultry edge. Jo by Ngurah is a perfect fit for this vertical spot. The contemporary feel and matte finish of this painting pair well with the simple color palette and clean lines of this intimate space.
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Eric Abrecht focuses on landscapes, figurative and still-life, mainly with oil on canvas. At times he breaks from this medium to work on smaller pieces, usually acrylic and mixed media on paper. Abrecht works conceptually; drawing from lifetime experiences, and allows the subject of each painting to evolve as he works on the canvas.
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Add a splash of color to brighten your space. Lively reds, luminous greens and vibrant pinks will uplift any room and create an instant focal point. Pair your brights with toned down textiles and simple designs to achieve a balanced and layered look.
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An unexpected focal point, an inspiring space, a cozy nook… Make a big impact in a small space: a foyer, the end of a hallway or a powder room. Tell your story in a surprising spot.
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Marshall Noice’s work is like taking a journey into the heart and soul of the artist. He passionately loves western landscapes, and he conveys that love through vibrant colors that illuminate the canvas. Stop by the gallery to view new works by Marshall Noice!
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An airy entryway is the first welcoming to a home. Jessica Rice's La Chanson Du Marin brings a sense of warmth and family to this breezy walkway.
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Silver accents in a space add an elegant and relaxing touch. Art, on the other hand, has the power to turn a house into a home. It's a reflection of who we are and how we see the world. Lets see what our consultants chose for over the fireplace in this elegant lounge.
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Custom framing will bring a new dimension to a piece of art. The proportions and color choices can make a statement or set a mood that standard frames (or no frame at all) miss out on.
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Achieve balance, harmony and zen by surrounding yourself with an Eastern allure. A mix of intricate designs and elegant materials will uplift any space in your home. Use natural materials like bamboo and stone with vibrant, warm tones of orange and red. Mix modern and traditional elements to create a space that is layered and exudes serenity.
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We're moving right along at Cross Keys: drywall is up and signage is on the doors and windows. Soak up our Art Moving Sale at our current location while the summer still lasts!
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Carla was all smiles when ANI New Media stopped by Merritt Gallery in Haverford to take a few shots of her and our space.
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We're making progress at Cross Keys: walls are being framed out, studs put in and windows replaced. Be sure to watch our progress here on the blog throughout the rest of the summer.
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Check out the Summer 2013 issue of Luxe Magazine for a spotlight on our recent event in our Chevy Chase gallery: The Art of Design. Guests enjoyed sushi, sipped prosecco and mingled with industry professionals. It was a great event and we enjoyed partnering with Luxe Magazine!
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We're knocking down walls, ripping up the floors and gutting the inside to create our brand new gallery! Check out pictures of our progress and follow us here on our blog as we post updates throughout the Summer.
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A traditional sitting area gets a dose of color and warmth with Alice Pritchard's Sky Series. Stacking the series shows off the height of the ceiling and is the right size without being overwhelming. Pritchard's pieces are a mix of traditional landscape imagery in a modern color palette - just what this space calls for. The rooms exudes a welcoming feeling and now feels finished.
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A natural glass pendant and butterfly pillows adorn this earthy retreat. Mixed media floral wall sculptures flow with the space and add some color and whimsy. A perfect place to lounge at home.
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Go shore chic with images of boats and coastlines. A light palette of dusty sands and ocean blues will do the trick. Keep walls light, mix with eco-friendly furniture and throw in punchy accents in bold patterns to create a layered, soothing space that exudes the relaxation of summer all year long.
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A funky collection of lamps gets a finishing touch of whimsical figures. Soul Series by Jinous Kani accent the collection without competing with it. The simple color palette of charcoal, black let the lamps shine. The playful figures allow the space to remain quirky but add a sophistication to this small space.
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John Brandon Sills works in a manner that derives its technical inspiration from the Old Masters and its stylistic appearance from Barbizon and Impressionist painting. Being a classically trained artist, John uses a mastery of drawing to infuse his work with a sense of spontaneity and life.
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Demolition has officially begun at what will be the new Renaissance Fine Arts in The Village of Cross Keys. Check back often for updates throughout the summer as we build out our brand new gallery space!
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A muted but vibrant color palette adds a punch to this elegant foyer. Charles Dwyer's The Emerald Dress creates a much needed focal point above the traditional bench. Infinite gestures and sketches are the background to the strong female form in Dwyer's piece which adds interest depth and an avant-garde edge.
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Two different viewpoints on a colorful living space from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Jefferson Say Gbatu (Known as Say) has immersed himself into the world of highly detailed paintings. “It calms my inner being...The work I do reflects my emotions of my place in the world around me as seen through the eyes of others.”
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Sudarsa's Gerber Daisy adds the perfect pop of color that this room calls out for. The gray palette of this living room is crisp and clean but calls out for that perfect piece. Bright pink is the accent - the colorful painting and stack of books adds just the right amount of color while maintaining a contemporary feel.
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A timeless gift. Make this Mother's Day one to remember: forget the fresh flowers that fade all too quickly and give the gift that will last a lifetime. Whether she loves to entertain, decorate or relax at home, art is the perfect way to brighten her day, everyday!
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This bright and comfortable breakfast area is the perfect spot for Beatriz Simon's Ambitus. The bold color and abstract motif add a vibrance to this crisp room. Start the day off right by enjoying something beautiful in an everyday space.
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Kote’s painting origins in the Mediterranean have never truly left him; the warmth of the Grecian sunlight and the lush Mediterranean landscape are still infused in his works. Large, loose brushstrokes and gentle colors are characteristic of Kote’s welcoming seascapes and landscapes.
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Vintage Posters are artfully crafted and vividly striking. When framed, they can become a focal point for any room.
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Stop by Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase Center tomorrow evening and join us for our Opening Night of our Spring Vintage Poster Show. Have a drink, mingle with friends and enjoy our collection of over 500 Vintage Posters. All Vintage Posters are available to view and to purchase.
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We are excited to announce that Renaissance Fine Arts will be moving to The Village of Cross Keys this Fall. We have moved out of our pop up in Cross Keys to begin construction but you can always visit us at our gallery at 1848 Reisterstown Road. Check back often for photo updates of construction as we buildout our brand new gallery!
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This cozy living area gets a playful addition with Anke Elephant on Ball. The light background pops off the charcoal gray wall which creates contrast and the perfect focal point. The piece feels fun and whimsical which ties into the comfortable feel on this family space.
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Last Thursday night, Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase hosted Luxe Magazine and Interior Designer Barbara Hawthorn for The Art of Design. Guests snacked on sushi and mingled with the crowd. It was a great night and we want to thank everyone for coming! Check out some pictures from the evening...
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Renaissance Fine Arts in Baltimore is gearing up for our Spring Vintage Poster Show. Transport back to an era of craftsmanship, artistry and beauty. Subjects range from travel, food, liquor, transportation and more.
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Following in the footsteps of his famous father, Gerald Coulson, Lawrence has enjoyed success of his work since becoming a professional artist in September 1997. Lawrence has developed his own style and paints in oil on panels, layering glaze upon glaze in the technique of the Old Masters. His paintings have been described as “traditional paintings in a contemporary matter.”
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Add a whimsical line or playful polka dots to create a space that feels lively and dynamic. Stripes and dots are fun and a great way to add pattern that can be vibrant and festive or subtle and subdued. Whether you want just a 'dot' or a whole lot, these timeless patterns will never go out of style.
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Framing isn't just for artwork. Create a special place in your home for photos and objects that represent an important milestone, an accomplishment or a memory. Framing will allow you to display your memories with importance while keeping them safe.
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Our very own designer, Marcello Luzi was featured in Main Line Today! Check out a few highlights from the article!
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Bursts of color from these Dale Chihuly paper pieces liven up this rustic lodge. The captivating designs create an energy while breaking up the wood wall.
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Hyunmee Lee was born in Seoul Korea, where she grew up practicing Western Modern Art with experience in Eastern painting and calligraphy. Her art practice crosses three continents over two decades.
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Spring is here...check out our ad in the April/May/June Luxe Magazine - available April 16th. At The Shore by Jessica Rice exudes warmth, family and fun: the perfect choice for the Spring issue!
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Fascinated by the complexities of both the human form and the human mind, Dwyer finds inspiration for his art in the simplicity of the face, and expands on that in his love for doing portraiture.
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Lively. Radiant. Lush…A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony. Celebrate Pantone's choice for the 2013 Color of the Year.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Jessica was drawn towards the diverse style of early 20th century avant-garde movement: the primitive and lush primary colors, strong distinctive brush strokes and use of new tools such as the palette knife.
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Donald Sultan is one of the leading American contemporary artists. He is collected by museums and art enthusiasts around the world.
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Encaustic art has exploded in popularity in the last few decades though the technique is an ancient.
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No American artist in the 1960’s sparked more public shock than Andy Warhol. He didn’t invent Pop Art but was its most visible and controversial exponent.
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This month's Veranda Magazine features an elegant and traditional dining room with an abstract Hyunmee Lee painting.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Don't miss Dale Chihuly: Works on Paper at Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase Center. Explore Dale Chihuly's fascinating and dynamic works on paper.
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Once the painting begins, my most important job is to keep my intellect out of the way and let the painting happen.
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A bright and open living space gets a finishing touch with Jean Duquoc's Dans Quelque Instants La Terre S'Habillera De Pourpre.
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Give the gift of art. Celebrate Valentine's Day with pieces that convey warmth, family and love.
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We recently lent the Baltimore gallery to Baltimore Sun Magazine for a photo shoot for their mid February 2013 issue.
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One of the leading figures in Modern art, Henri Matisse’s body of work is an example of extraordinary creativity. Full of color and life, his paintings have stunned the art world.
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The creation of bronze sculptures requires great skill and craftsmanship. Each piece physically undergoes a series of castings with proper guidance of true artisans.
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We came, we saw, we conquered. Well, some of us did...Renaissance Fine Arts & both Merritt Gallerys got together for some food, fun and bowling.
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My art practice crosses three continents over two decades. The works consider the images and ideas that mark my journey into the spiritual and cultural dimensions of painting as a creative activity.
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Experience the artist’s unique perspective through still lifes of everything from fruit, bowls, bottles and flowers.
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Catch a glimpse of our install of Dale Chihuly: Works on Paper.
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Stacking two or more frames can add interest and personality. Sometimes two frames are better than one.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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A skinny wall above the fireplace is the perfect spot for Coulson's Coming Home. This traditional home is reflected in the classic landscape painting.
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One of the world's leading photographers, Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia to Russian immigrant parents.
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Larry believes the greater the investment the greater the reward and this is obvious in his bronze sculptures.
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Renaissance Fine Arts was featured as Baltimore Fishbowl's "Catch of the Day" focusing on our current show: The Power of Abstract Art: Beatriz Simon & Matye Guzman.
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Catch a sneak peak of our install of Dale Chihuly: Works on Paper.
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Create a bold statement with black and white. An eye catching abstract will add depth and interest to any room in your home.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Floated artwork creates a unique presentation that showcases the original format of the piece.
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Sunrise, sunset, big skies, light on woods and open fields - all this silent beauty in nature is part of my life. I hope the paintings communicate a kind of calm or a sense of tranquility.
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A common misnomer in the art business is that a low numerator in a signed and numbered piece is more valuable than a higher number. With limited editions made in recent decades (1970s forward) this is just plain false.
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Picasso created lithographs, etchings, drypoints, lino cuts and woodcuts.
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A colorful Razumovskaya figurative ties this modern and comfortable living space together. The blues and purples bring out the colors in the pillows and books that adorn the shelves.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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We've just received new works on paper by contemporary master Dale Chihuly...
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Find something you love doing, and do it. That's the best advice we could give our own daughters today...
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“What I might be really trying to do is represent the complexity of the inner self in a simple clean way using vivid colors.”
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Colorful canvases of floral still lifes are in full bloom. These bright paintings fit with any style from traditional to contemporary.
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Creating a gallery wall is the perfect way to make a statement in any room. Check out our five simple steps to creating the perfect gallery wall.
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The blue of the water in Sandoval's "Deep End" is striking against the golden walls of this room.
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The art of creating a handmade frame: learn about the multiple step process. Begin with the carving by artisans of kiln dried basswood, layering techniques and the delicate art of applying gold leaf.
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Q. What is a giclee? A. "Giclee" is a french word meaning a spray or a squirt of liquid.
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Art is a reflection of you. The pieces you hang on your walls tell your story and reflect your personal style.Follow these simple guidelines and the end result is a collection to be proud of, one that you will love, one that can move and grow with you in whatever home you are in.
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The barn is the classic symbol of home and shelter. Surround yourself with warmth, comfort and beauty as the cold winter months approach.
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A dreamy vista by Eric Abrecht is the perfect focal point for a bright, traditional dining room. The painting adds color and balance to the white cabinets and wood floors.
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Donald Sultan rejects the label “still-life painter,” even though renderings of fruit and flowers have defined his long career that has included painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Impossibly black velvety sections of paint, achieved at times with actual tar, have defined his paintings almost as much as his extreme close-ups and simplifications of everyday genre objects.
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"Closing Ranks" by Steve Smulka makes a bold statement in this living room. The enlarged detail of the bottles gives a contemporary feel to this otherwise traditional room.
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Carla started her gallery career as a part time sales consultant in 1998. It was a perfect opportunity to raise her children and still have a career. As her children grew older, part-time turned into full-time and Carla became the Gallery Director at Merritt Gallery in Haverford, PA in 2010.
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Chihuly started drawing after a car accident in the late 1970's left him blind in one eye. He gave up the physically demanding glass blowing and began drawing as a way to communicate his ideas with his team of glass blowers.
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"I have always been interested in experimenting with new mediums and using them in unconventional ways. I enjoy working on large surfaces, standing over my work, pouring resin then moving and manipulating it with my hands."
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Art is the perfect way to add color, texture and warmth to any space. Try luscious greens, soothing blues or creamy neutrals.
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To achieve Ray Hare's photorealism paintings, the artist begins to paint the details first, working his way out.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Vincent George, a master of many mediums, has now been inspired to “paint with heat”
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French artist, Jean Duquoc creates vivid landscapes that convey not only emotional intensity, but spiritual transcendence
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While travelling on tour, Dylan created a collection of drawings that captured his chance encounters and observations.
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It is in the love, skill and extraordinary handling of light Orton lavishes on his, often neglected,
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Mixing a strong abstract and design foundation with minutely and sensitively observed figure studies
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Create a unique look by custom framing using two different frame moldings. Don't be afraid to mix different looks.
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We just mailed our new booklet! Mailed four times a year, the 16 page booklet highlights a select group of art from our collection. Make sure you check out the "In the Artist's Studio" section featuring work by Eric Abrecht.
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Hare’s latest painting, Copperband, is his take on pop art. He illustrates the dazzling stripes of color found on this unique salt water fish juxtaposed against the hazy coral background of his natural habitat.
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Two different viewpoints from our expert consultants that will inspire the way you look at art and the world around you.
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Merritt Gallery just celebrated its first anniversary in Chevy Chase Center! After over 20 years in Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda as Renaissance Fine Arts, the gallery moved to Chevy Chase last September.
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Renaissance Fine Arts & Ruth Shaw present Art of Giving: Fashion Show to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute & The Baltimore School for the Arts.