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- How the Changing Seasons Affect Us and How Art Can Help
The nights are getting longer, the days are getting colder and, although Autumn and Winter bring with them lots of beauty and reasons to feel joyful, many people can be left feeling a little gloomy and experiencing the 'Winter blues'...Art can provide a considerable form of therapy, whether creating your own, or taking a little time to admire the work of others. The Mental Health Foundation say that “arts can make a powerful contribution to our mental health...can help to boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient...art engagement also alleviates anxiety, depression and stress.”
- Colours of Autumn and How the Changing Seasons have Influenced Art Through History
As we make our way through October, the glorious colours of Autumn start to transform the landscape and the spectacular scenery and changing colours of our local New Forest National Park is hard to top.
The woodlands and hedgerows are abundant with colour, from deeply hued plump ripened berries and chestnuts, to the fiery glow of leaves as their green pigment breaks down, revealing the red and yellow tints below.
- Brighten your Home this September with New Framed Prints
Now that the brighter days of Summer are behind us, why not look at brightening your home by adorning your walls with beautiful artwork? Wall art helps to define the character of your space, and acts as an extension of your personality, so it is a good idea to choose something that you connect with and which brings you joy – whether that is the artistic style, the subject or the colour palette.
- New Limited Edition Prints – Coming Soon
We have been working very hard this Summer to bring you a fantastic new range of limited edition prints – with the new collections to be released this September.
- Enjoy a Collection of Canine Inspired Art this US National Dog Month
National Dog Month in the US occurs during August and celebrates our canine companions. As any dog lover will attest, it is unsurprising that dogs are steadily the #1 pet of choice the world over. The bond between humans and dogs is certainly a joy to behold, as are the many artful depictions of our puppy pals
- New Art to Impress Your Friends After Lockdown
Though the government has recently postponed the full easing of lockdown restrictions, people are still allowed to visit each other indoors (*rule of 6, or 2 households apply as per guidelines in England). Whilst the extroverted are already jumping back into the throes of pubs, post-lockdown parties, and shopping trips, their introverted counterparts may be anxiously treading the water. To mark your ‘new beginnings’ with a warm, welcoming home, we’ve rounded up some brilliant pieces that will liven any space across a range of budgets.
- Artwork Featuring 'Hugs' and their Affect on our Wellbeing
From May 17th we were told that we were once again allowed to give our loved ones a hug ... albeit carefully - a “cautious cuddle”, as it has now been termed. This will have come as a great relief to many who have missed the comforting and stress relieving effect that a hug can have on us.
- Hopes for a Summer of Countryside Shows and Equestrian Events
With the UK following the 'roadmap' out of the latest lockdown, we find ourselves feeling hopeful for the year ahead. This is especially true when considering the return of the great Motoring, Equestrian and Countryside shows and events around the country that we so sorely missed last year.
This also means that Collier & Dobson will be back out there at shows this Summer, exhibiting our latest captivating collection of sculpture, original artwork, and limited edition prints.
- Collier & Dobson Art - Brightening up the Walls of Hotels around the UK
As well as featuring on the walls of homes all around the UK, and Worldwide, we are pleased to say that Collier & Dobson also supply artwork to brighten the décor of many hotels in the UK and Ireland - namely the Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland and Cotswold Inns & Hotels.