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For many home owners, the selection of artwork is often considered an afterthought when planning a space. Yet the addition of art can add more to a room than mere decoration. Indeed, art has the ability to truly set the tone for any design project. But how does one obtain the right piece for their room? The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have great art. Just as long as the creation reflects your own personal taste. Luckily, the area is rich with local artists who can work with clients to make the perfect masterpiece for their home. To that end, East Coast Home + Design reached out to gallery owners, artists and an art therapist to ask the simple question, “How do you define the importance of art in the home?” Along the way, we gained perspective on the power of art to define, dominate and even heal. The Artist For David Morico, his work serves as the last piece in the puzzle of finishing a space. A local area artist who specializes in acrylics and mixed media art, Morico often finds himself meeting with decorators who are interested in adding an abstract piece to the home. “I will often meet with designers who pass on samples and pictures of my work to the client and ask them if they would like to meet the artist,” Morico explained. “From there, I usually bring the homeowners into my studio to check out some of my completed projects. It’s also a great time to get to know the customer to determine if my style of art will work for them.” Often clients will buy directly from his gallery of finished work. However, customers tend to commission a new piece. When that happens, he takes pride in finding colors they love to create a painting reflective of their tastes. No matter which route the customer takes, Morico believes that there is only one way to see if an artwork really meets the lifestyle

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East Coast Home + Design September 2014  

East Coast Home Publishing

East Coast Home + Design September 2014  

East Coast Home Publishing