Home Decor Trends for Winter 2022
The darker days of Winter are a great time to experiment with some new lighting to help brighten your home, or to add a splash of colour with some new soft furnishings and artwork.
Home Decor Trends for Autumn 2022
Self-expression is an important part of our lives, helping us to understand and access our unique desires and creativity, leading to a more authentic and fulfilling existence. And, as our homes have become even larger facets in our lives over the last few years, it stands to reason that the way we decorate them has moved away from the neutral and impersonal, towards something that is more representative of our passions and aspirations.
Awesome Animal Art for World Animal Month
Each year October is observed as World Animal Month. The holiday originated in Italy in 1931 and was started by a group of ecologists at a congress of the world’s animal protection organisations who wanted to raise awareness of animals, their importance, and their needs.
New Limited Edition prints for September
We are thrilled to have launched a large collection of exciting new limited edition prints today from in-demand artists Aaminah Snowdon, Anthony Dobson, Bev Davies, Dominique Salm, Jake Winkle, Jo Quigley, Josie Appleby, Rosa Sepple and Chris Ross Williamson.
Leading Art Trends of 2022
Fashions and trends are a constantly changing entity in every area of life, and the world of art is no exception.If you look at any art movement throughout history, it is possible to see how an endless list of factors unique to the time; including politics, culture, conflict, and environment, have influenced individual artists, their work, and what people want to see the most.
A Brief History of Father's Day
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.
What's Hot in May 2022 – Love, Laughter, and Lunar Celebrations!
From ongoing pandemics to heart-breaking conflicts and rising heating costs, it has been yet another shaky start to everyone's year. But we're now nestled in the warmest month of spring, and hopefully many of us can look forward to brighter days to come. Joyfully, May kicks off with the feel-good observances of Global Love Day and World Laughter Day; both falling on the first day of the month.
Colour Choices in Our Homes
We spend a lot of time carefully perusing paint swatches and flicking through fabric samples to find the colours that are 'just right' for our homes, even finding ourselves revisiting them and redecorating only a few years later.Not only do we make colour choices to reflect and help communicate the way in which we are currently feeling but we might also choose specific colours to influence how we aspire to feel.
Events in Britain in 2022
There are some big things happening in the UK in 2022... The events calendars in Britain are starting to look a little more 'full' after a couple of years of non-events and cancellations. Not least is the “blockbuster” four day Bank Holiday weekend from 2nd - 5th June, in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. After, on 4th February this year she became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service.
New Wall Art for 2022
The new year brings with it new hope and opportunities...and Collier & Dobson are bringing you all NEW limited edition prints. Today we are thrilled to be launching a tantilising new collection of art to brighten your day - and your walls!
Countryside Winter Walks in the UK, and Their Artistic Influence
We are blessed in the UK, with millions of acres of glorious countryside in which to admire the flora and fauna, and enjoy a seasonal stroll. So tumultuous and captivating is scenic England, and so keen the urge to indulge in a rural ramble, that both have been an influence to artists time and time again.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Symbols of the Festive Season
Traditions of the annual celebration known and loved the world over stretch back thousands of years, with its roots in pagan midwinter festivals, later merged by early church leaders with Jesus' nativity celebrations. The Christian holiday dates back to the fourth century and since that time Christmas customs have gradually changed over the years. But many of the ancient symbols and religious expressions of the season have been adopted and adapted, and persist to modern day.
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