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Meet a Collector

Meet a Collector

Lisa Lonsdale

/ What was the first piece of art that you bought?

It was a piece of photography by Joanna Johnston (a client and now good friend of mine). She practices the process of double-exposure, overlapping images in one frame.

/ What drew you to it?

The beautiful colouring drew me in. I was particularly drawn to its focal point blue door and its overall simplicity.

/ How has your aesthetic changed or grown over time?

I have always been drawn to abstract art and contemporary art, so I wouldn’t say it has changed much. I know what I like and I stay to true to that.

/ Describe your home? Mood?

Contemporary and uncluttered with simple clean lines. My home is all-white, glass and stainless steel with splashes of colour.

/ What drew you to Erin Rothstein’s work?

It’s simplicity and boldness.

/ How do her works make you feel?

Happy, organized, accomplished and like a grown-up!

/ How have installing the works changed the tone/feel of your home?

I think my home feels warmer, more inviting and sophisticated!

/ As a new collector, what advice would you give to other new collectors?

Buy what you like and what speaks to you for whatever reason, not what other people like or think you should buy.

/ How has collecting art changed how you view art & design in your everyday?

I have much more of an appreciation for art in general and am much more aware of other people’s art in their homes.

/ How important is investment value to you when buying art?

Not very – I am not a sophisticated enough buyer to know how to buy for investment purposes - I will stick to real estate for that!

/ Why do you feel art matters?

Art is personal expression and I think it is integral in our culture as it gives people a deeper understanding of our emotions and self-awareness.  Also, like music, I think it brings people together.

The Self-Portrait

What was the first piece of art that you bought?

It was a piece of photography by Joanna Johnston (a client and now good friend of mine). She practices the process of double-exposure, overlapping images in one frame.

What drew you to it?

The beautiful colouring drew me in. I was particularly drawn to its focal point blue door and its overall simplicity.

How has your aesthetic changed or grown over time?

I have always been drawn to abstract art and contemporary art, so I wouldn’t say it has changed much. I know what I like and I stay to true to that.

Describe your home? Mood?

Contemporary and uncluttered with simple clean lines. My home is all-white, glass and stainless steel with splashes of colour.

What drew you to Erin Rothstein’s work?

It’s simplicity and boldness.

How do her works make you feel?

Happy, organized, accomplished and like a grown-up!

How have installing the works changed the tone/feel of your home?

I think my home feels warmer, more inviting and sophisticated!

As a new collector, what advice would you give to other new collectors?

Buy what you like and what speaks to you for whatever reason, not what other people like or think you should buy.

How has collecting art changed how you view art & design in your everyday?

I have much more of an appreciation for art in general and am much more aware of other people’s art in their homes.

How important is investment value to you when buying art?

Not very – I am not a sophisticated enough buyer to know how to buy for investment purposes - I will stick to real estate for that!

Why do you feel art matters?

Art is personal expression and I think it is integral in our culture as it gives people a deeper understanding of our emotions and self-awareness.  Also, like music, I think it brings people together.

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