The “Art for Autumn” Collection

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Autumn in Forest (20″ x 24″) by Jingshen You, oil painting 

People come home in the fall.  

As families and friends gather, the home feels even more like a home. Windows are lit with a butternut glow in the earlier nightfall. Homemade quilts are pulled out from the back of dusty closets. Spices, like rosemary and nutmeg, draw people into kitchens. In the season that slows down, it is a time to cherish the company of families and friends.

Each piece in the curated collection, Art for Autumn, can accent fireplaces, spark discussion, and enrich the time spent with friends and family, all while capturing the golden warmth of the season.

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September in New Mexico (11″x 30″) by Charles Ash, watercolor 

Here are 5 pieces that warm the home:

1.     Birch Trees of Fall (30” x 30”) by Lisa Elley, oil painting

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This painting by Lisa Elley, also known as the palette knife queen, was inspired by a childhood memory from Lake Tahoe in northern California. She poetically describes autumnal memories of “long walks in crackling leaves, the smell of a wood fire burning, hot chocolate, and exploring my grandpa’s shed.” The birches are harbingers of fall and are deeply nostalgic. Her palette knife technique evokes the sense of dry leaves layered at the base of a tree.  

2.    Night Fall (24" x 24") by Debra Houston acrylic, painting 

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Night Fall is romantic and rainy. It captures the slick residue of storm, as raindrops patter about. There is a glowing reminder of autumn’s beauty in the way that the gold glimmers through the fog and shadows of the city. The deep red, yellow, and black umbrellas held up against the receding street look like leaves on a slick, wet rock.

3.    What is Seen vs. What is Said (23” x 23”) by Heather Patterson, sculpture

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Heather Patterson gives a poetic carpentry. She harvests new life for the wood she finds. The materials from her sculpture What is Seen vs. What is Said were collected throughout her travels. The wood is from abandon barns from Maine, kitchen remodels from Massachusetts, and a razed rectory from 1893. Nostalgic Lincoln log games, hikes through tree trunk woods, or collecting from the pile of firewood, the sculpture kindles the familial warmth of the fall.  

4.    Coyote (50” x 38”) by Natalie Wright, acrylic painting

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As far as folklore figures go, the coyote is in a pretty heavy rotation. The coyote is a symbol of mischief; and in one look into the pumpkin eyes of Coyote and any doubts of the coyote’s reputation will be squashed. There is something so human about the creature’s expression in Wright’s painting – the coyote challenges us with its gaze. The fur is rendered with feathered brushstrokes that evoke the sly evasiveness of the folkloric character.

5.     Almost There (60” x 72”) by Kajal Zaveri, oil painting 

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Almost There is an abstract painting that captures the beauty of the changing seasons. The rich colors he uses the fall’s natural color palette. Zaveri uses quick gestural brushstrokes in a way that evokes the changing quality of Autumn. The painting has a beautiful dynamism that savors the interval between summer and winter. 

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Autumn Breeze (7″ x 10″) by Dwight Smith, watercolor

The works in the Art for Autumn collection will warm the home with the best of the season. Whether through earthen tones, woodsy materials, or home life vignettes, each work of art in this collection captures the essence of the fall.


See the full collection on UGallery.

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Face by Gregg Otteson, fine art print