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Interior Designer, Julie Ann Segal, Comments on Gary Borse's Artwork "Wekiva Chief"
Our expert, Julie Ann Segal, from Metropolitan Interiors reviews one of her favorite artwork pieces - "Wekiva Chief" by Gary Borse
Borse paints large with detail and color so the viewer can feel what the painting evokes, feel as if living in it. "I think of myself as an electric painter. I take what I see and feel in real life, and then plug my brush into my palette and turn the color ‘volume’ to 11." In this piece, he wants people to feel the sunlight and warmth of the place of inspiration.
“Wekiva Chief” was conceptualized in a boat on the Wekiva River in Orlando, FL, with Borse carefully watching for alligators. This wild area, surprisingly close to Walt Disney World, is one that Borse feels passionate about protecting. Through art, he aims to raise awareness of nature preserves’ beauty.
He painted with focus on creating order in its composition. When you view a painting like this, it “feels” balanced, which is the type of art you want to bring into your home to enhance its feng shui. The palm leaves are fanned out in an exaggerated way to resemble a Native American headdress (a symbol for protection of wildlife); this and heightening the colors makes the piece magical and lively. His technique is successful in conveying these feelings, which is the goal of incorporating good art in your space – to have pieces that make you feel deeply and feel good.
About Metropolitan Interiors:
Metropolitan Interiors is the top interior design firm in Minneapolis in 1992.
Julie Ann Segal, president of Metropolitan Interiors, is known for her deep commitment to providing her clients with state of the art design. Always on the cutting edge, Julie Ann's dynamic approach is to utilize all resources within her reach. Eclectic to classic, modern to traditional... there is nothing she and her team will not do to create that "wow factor" that has exceeded her clients' expectations for over two decades. From residential to commercial, Metropolitan Interiors creations have ben showcased through out the Twin Cities. Trustworthy and dedicated, Julie Ann values the relationships she has formed with her clients and strives to design the homes and businesses of their dreams.
As a Feng Shui consultant, Julie Ann infuses the elements of this ancient art into all her design endeavors, revealing environments rich in comfort, beauty, balance and harmony.