The Paintru Journal

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Home Sweet Home: The Joy of House Portraiture

A painting of a house can be a powerful thing. Homes are where memories are made, relationships are forged, and celebrations occur. Our homes are more to us than just bricks and mortar: those walls have witnessed a myriad of life’s precious moments.

It is easy to see why houses and buildings have for so long enjoyed a special place in the history of art and commissioning. House portraiture brings the personal story of a home to the forefront, allowing artists and homeowners to express the often deep and emotional pull that we as humans feel towards the buildings we inhabit.

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Black History Month in Art: Communication and Activism

In celebration of Black History Month, Paintru looks at how art has enhanced and impacted the lives of Aaron Maybin and Malcolm Blacken. Whilst achieving renowned success as athletes, both have cultivated exciting artistic careers, contributing momentously to the rich corpus of Black History art.

Here, they share how their respective creative processes bring joy, knock-down barriers, and start conversations.

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Interior Design Trends 2021–From Rich Pantones to Natural Touches

It's been a long year, with the majority of us spending more time at home than ever before. For many of us, our home has been a sanctuary, thus more emphasis on making it a space that creates comfort, creativity, and continued inspiration.

We're sharing the inside scoop on interior design trends 2021 to give you a bit of creative inspiration as you continue to make your space your own.

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