Realising there are so many people that want to be surrounded by work that is special to them, that matches their lives and their spaces, Ira Mitchell-Kirk has built a business designed to reflect every client's individuality.
Clients are so careful when choosing colours for their furniture and walls that finding that 'special' piece of art to suit can be difficult. To alleviate this, clients simply advise the Resene colours used in their space and testpots of these are incorporated into the commissioned piece to ensure it truly fits with the room environment.
The work is digitally captured as it progresses and emailed to clients for their feedback, input and direction until at last the final work can be emailed off for final approval.
Clients also have the option to send in a photograph of the room where the painting will hang and it will be 'virtually' hung in the room for them so they can see just what effect it will have on the space. Branching out clients can select mosaic designs so that the interior flow of colours can naturally extend to their exterior living environment. From years of graphic design to a blossoming online commissioned artwork business, a sheer love of painting combined with an open flexible attitude to clients interacting and moulding the direction their artwork will take results in endless array of pieces laden with the 'feel good' factor.
More recently Ira has been working on a series of paintings inspired by classic nursery rhymes. "During the earthquakes, here in Christchurch we spent many a night by torch light reading. My 8 year old stepdaughter said she was so happy her cat was safe. The house started to be visited by mice, who got in through the new cracks in the walls. My 15 year daughter and I went to the local well each day for clean water, and shared many cups of tea in her favorite red spotted tea cup. My works include the comforts of familiar things and the images inspired by story and cuddle time, when there wasn't anything else other than family and friends".
A wide range of artists are using Resene paints in their work, on everything from interior paintings to tactile artworks and mural masterpieces.
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