Abstract Digital Painting

Graphic Design

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Who I am

Hello there! Welcome. I'll start off by letting you know that the website's name, Lausen Arts, is based on my surname and not the picturesque municipality of Lausen, Switzerland. Actually, I'm a Canadian fine art photographer, digital abstract artist, and graphic designer. Like many artists, the theme of my life has circulated around creativity. I've studied various aspects of art, from traditional illustration, to art history, to black and white photography, to digital graphic design, all through a range of institutions located around the world, from Florence, Italy, to New York, to Vancouver. After training, I was blessed to work as an artist, however it wasn't long before the road turned and lead me knee deep into the world of technology. This was exciting at first, however it started to become more corporate and less artistic. It was about seven years ago when I realized that daily life was full of stress and lacked luster, so I decided to keep my toe in the ever evolving world of technology, which I loved, but I would also place my full attention back in the world of artwhich I love more. So, that brings me here.

Why I decided to have a website

My photographic prints are handled by Fine Art America and any art that I wish to sell on products like journals, mugs, t-shirts, etc., are sold via Cafepress. I have dedicated online art galleries at both, therefore it's totally unnecessary for me to have this online personal website, however, it seemed that I needed a type of hub to connect everything together. Plus, it would offer me the freedom to write longer descriptions or stories behind my artwork.
My Fine Art America Gallery Connection:

What I think are benefits from

Art is organized with home decorating in mind

Okay, it's true. I'm not a professional home decorator, therefore I can't claim, from a professional point of view, how one should decorate a home. However, I am a professional artist, with an eye for the same principles and elements that are required for interior decorating: space; form; lines; shapes; textures; values; and colours, so I can say a thing or two about it. With that said, I didn't really want to focus on the mechanics of design at this site--I wanted to express my insights on how the two worlds relate to each other: ART + HOME DECORATING.

Now this relationship between the two worlds has endless possibilities when it comes to merging them, especially on a website, but I decided I would only focus on what excited me the most, and that is, I have a personal passion for synchronizing art with home decor styles. I don't feel there's anything more intriguing than to explore the possibilities a room's style potential could have in conjunction with art.

So, you will find on this site that I have categorized webpages by decor styles and added selections of artwork that could possible enhance or create that decorating theme. Now, the chosen subjects per page, and the accompanying three pieces of art in each selection, is only my personal interpretations, so don't take them or the supporting text as gospel―it's not. The chosen collections are only reflections of my experience and what I think 'could' work. They're only considerations. They're only a means to inspire you. There are no hard rules, and at the end of the day people should just buy art for art's sake anyways. If it's beautiful to you, then please buy it and hang it for the sheer pleasure of it. Positive energy like that trumps everything. However, if you're after a defined theme or style or mood for your personal space and I can point out a different perspective for you to consider regarding all the various works of art I recommend, then all the energy put into this website will have been worth it.

Decor styles:

There are stories behind some of my art

All of my artistic creations have some type of story behind them and sometimes I like to share with others what inspired those creations to begin with. So, if you don't feel inspired to purchase creative work today, no problem, then maybe I can at least offer you this type of inspiration—a journey of the mind towards creativity.

I provided gateways to other businesses

At the bottom of some pages, I have included Google Advertisements. Even though I receive a commission from Google Adsense if you click on the ad, I must also let you know that the original intent for putting them on my website was to help my visitors. You see, I realized that I couldn't possibly provide a product for everyone, therefore it would be only logical for me to assume you might not find what you were looking for here. HOWEVER, I could provide alternative opportunities like a connection to other businesses that may be able to provide you with what you are looking for.

Contact Information

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