I AM BUSY... obviously. Aren’t we all? So when it came time to pick art work for my new office, the choice was easy – Gray Malin. I have long been an admirer of his work and I am so glad to feature it today.
I first met Gray at his Dallas book signing for Beaches. I did a profile and Q & A on him which you can read here. Gray is an absolute delight and I am thrilled that he just published his second book ESCAPE, which you can order here. Books are easy but making a decision about art is a little harder. Amy Berry and I deliberated about my choices for a bit because all of Gray’s work is truly magnificent.
To start, visit his website and look at his collections. The new arrivals are always grouped together for you. I love the umbrella shots such as this one from Nantucket but my eye will always gravitate towards the geometric shots like this one. Like animals? He has some spectacular animal pictures that are so whimsical you will question how he got the shot. And perhaps my favorite series – balloons. When I attended the sneak peek event at Draper James last year (and met Reese Witherspoon) I noticed they selected the “Howdy” piece for the store. It was then that I knew I wanted a Gray Malin piece in my new office.
But which piece spoke specifically to me? I first considered “Auto Reply” and “Happiness” but quickly landed on “I Am Busy” because duh, I AM! Then when we decided to add the punch of orange wall paper to the wet bar, I wanted a print to feature in that space. There are so many to choose from that I had Amy help narrow it down. This is where my dance/drill team background came into play. I am fascinated by synchronized swimming so much so that I watch it during the summer Olympics. Think about it, it’s like drill team in the water. So good! I love the entire Aqua Glam series and finally settled on “Graceful Glam I“.
All of the Gray Malin pieces come in three sizes and can be sent framed or unframed. They are shipped directly to you making installation a breeze. Be sure to read Gray’s lifestyle site which has amazing blog posts. I would also highly encourage you to follow him on Instagram. His images are mesmerizing!
I’m so pleased with my selections. What do you think about my choices? xoxo – Tanya
P.S. To see the full office reveal, click here.
This blog post done in collaboration with Gray Malin.