Garth Oeffner Gallery

Garth Oeffner Gallery

My Favorite Art Pieces

What I Personally Look For In An Art Piece

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s certainly true in the cases of art, especially paintings, sculptures, and music. What one person loves, another hates, or just does not have any reaction whatsoever to. What is a work of art and what is just a thing can be debated, as the very definition of art is sometimes not even agreed upon.

For me, art is any creative piece of work that evokes an emotional reaction. That’s the very first thing I look for in paintings, posters, or photos that I consider to decorate the walls of any home or office I spend a lot of time in. I look at the piece and just check in with myself to see if it is generating any kind of feeling.

Art Can Be Everywhere

Art Can Be Everywhere

Of course something that evokes a particularly negative response isn’t likely to wind up being a part of my collection, but what I personally look for in an art piece isn’t always a positive feeling or something that makes me feel great just looking at it. If I have to look at something almost every day, then I don’t want it to be too happy. That could get old quick.

For the most part, what I tend to look for in an art piece is something that is just more pleasant, perhaps beautiful, or even something that is just comforting. These are the kinds of art pieces that I like to decorate with.

I find myself drawn to Thomas Kincaid’s work quite often. I was lucky enough to be on a cruise ship a few years ago that was sporting a small collection of his paintings in their gallery. Sadly, I didn’t have the resources at the time to be a part of the auction for those pieces, but I did take the time to stroll through the hallway with those pieces when I could. His vibrant colors and gorgeous imagery seem to make his paintings alive and engaging, yet without being overwhelming.

Nature landscapes, particularly of tropical beaches or Rocky Mountain landscapes are always hanging in my home. Even if weather or season keeps me indoors for periods of time, they serve as reminders that I will some day or hour again go out and enjoy sunshine or travel to other places.

There are many pieces of art that I enjoy looking at, but what I will spend money on to own and hang in my home or office is quite a narrower selection of work.

Canadian Diamonds

For a long time, people thought that Canadian Diamonds were just a prospector’s dream. The dream did become a reality following a discovery in the 1990’s. It was discovered there were several world-class diamond-bearing deposits found in the north of Canada. In 1960, diamond exploration began, but major discoveries were not found until the 1980’s. The first set of economic diamond deposits were found in the Lac de Gras area of the Northwest Territories, it truly was amazing to find Canadian diamonds.

Now the Canadian diamonds market is growing and blossoming within the diamond industry. They bring in over two billion dollars and indicate they have the potential for future growth. In 2003 there were 11.6 million carats produced, this is increasing each and every year. When looking for the best tanzanite engagement ring options – looking into Canadian diamonds can be a viable option. They have now opened a second mine called Diavik. Life expectancy of this mine is least twenty years and they are expecting to mine at least three to five million carats every year which is at least four percent of the world’s volume, with more mines scheduled to be opened this amount can be expected to increase.

Canadian Diamonds Protect the Environment and Economy

Since the discovery of Canadian diamonds, polishing facilities in Canada have started up. The major benefit is that they are a major source of employment in Canada. The reasons for these facilities being setup is because of a process called the Kimberly Process, which basically takes the rough, raw diamonds that look like normal everyday stones into the beautiful creations you see before you in the stores. It is an international certification process that helps prevent what is known as ‘conflict’ diamonds from entering into legitimate markets.


Blue Canadian Diamonds

Canadian diamonds are now one of the industries largest producers and exporters of diamonds. With strict governing laws surrounding the level of pollution that can be emitted in diamond mining and any refinement process that goes with it on Canadian soil, the facilities that are put up in Canada are of a high standard so as to adhere to these laws and this helps protect the environment.

Canadian Diamonds Are As Good As Those Shipped Internationally

Canadian diamonds are high quality and compare favorably with diamonds from any other diamond producing country. Diamonds are one of the best investments you can make, not just from a monetary point of view, but also in cementing your relationship. Giving a Canadian diamond to a woman shows your affection, your love, and your commitment to her.

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