And my kitchen, one of the last rooms left to renovate (because I can't make up my mind what to have apart from concrete worktops!), already has a small collection going including an original oil painting from my fair hands circa 1998, but I'm pleased to have a new print to add to the mix. I'm a massive fan of Ana Zaja Petrak's work, the Italian and graphic nature of her illustrations obviously appeals to me in spades. I Vini D' Italia is a more grown up print from her, but still has her playful and casual style that I love.
(From top left, clockwise) Limonata by Ana Zaja Petrak, Plums by Ana Zaja Petrak, Coffee Pot 3 by Weef, Wild Raspberries by Andy Warhol and Suzie Frankfurt, Aranci! vintage print, Saki Party Art Print by Fiona Howard.
I found out that Andy Warhol illustrated a series of dessert concepts for a spoof cookbook called "Wild Raspberries". What's interesting is that the type looks so fresh and you see this style all over food and style blogs now. Love that great big wibbly green jelly.
As for buying art online, I particularly like seeing how the print looks in different frames. Easyart have an online tool so you can easily add mounts or change the frame colour and material, which can often change the look of the print completely. I thought a thicker black frame and a mount would make the print look more substantial.