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The best modern prints for a stylish gallery wall

Our edit of artworks at all budgets that will help you improve your home one frame at a time

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For your own home gallery the first step is to select your art, and we’ve edited 28 of our favourites for you to explore. When mixing different artworks, you must consider the scale, not only if they fit your designated wall space but if they will fit together – it’s one big jigsaw puzzle. It's also worth considering whether you want a uniformed look, with matching coloured frames, or would like each piece to have it’s own personality. For extra piece of mind, do a dry run – lay the works on the floor to play with your composition. And remember, be creative and have fun.

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1 ‘Breathe’ by Phil Brocklehurst, Artists and Objects
sea sky photograph
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This photograph captures the serene tranquillity of Limeslade Bay, Wales. Photographer Phil Brocklehurst is just one of the artists sold through Artist’s and Objects, an online interiors platform that promotes the work of UK based artists and makers (more examples in the image above). From £150, artistsandobjects.com

2 ‘Abstract Forms’, Formworks Studio
framed art work in room
Formworks

Artist Jon Llewelyn, the man behind Formworks, abstract shaped paintings are inspired by his fascination with mid-century architecture, design, colour and form. His broad spectrum of colours means there would be something to work within any room scheme. From £150, formworksstudio.co.uk

3 ‘Iro Leaf’, Oliver Bonas
painting of leaves in vase
Oliver Bonas

Introduce plant life at home even if you don’t have green fingers with a botanical art print. This example with a bold palm, banana and elephant’s ear leaves sits strikingly against a deep navy background. £59.50, oliverbonas.com

4 ‘Folk Nude’, Liv and Dom
illustration of naked ladies with flowers
Picasa

A work painted during the recent Covid lockdown by identical twins Liv and Dom, using motifs found in their homes and in their local area, Lewes in East Sussex. The pair also work with ceramics, they sell candlesticks, incense holders, plates and soap dishes that all feature the female form. From £20, livanddom.com

5 ‘Earth 01’ by Lou Lou Avenue, The Poster Club
art work on kitchen surface
The Poster Club

Liv Ann van der Laan, the Dutch visual artist behind Lou Lou Avenue, produces figurative as well as abstract mark making as shown here. Sold through The Poster Club, a Copenhagen based brand that showcases the work of mostly Scandinavian artists. They also provide styling advice for displaying artwork and are open to artist’s submissions. From £44.23, theposterclub.com

6 ‘Hanging Out’, Desenio
ladies in underwear picture
Desenio

Graphic illustration of a group of girl friends in varying shades of nude in peach and apricot swimwear from Desenio, which has an extensive collection of artwork to suit every taste and budget. From £8.95, desenio.com

7 ‘She Would of Forgot Her Scarf’ by Patrick Caulfield, The Conran Shop
blue dotty scarf art work
The Conran Shop

British pop artist Patrick Caulfield, most prolific in the late 1960s and early 1970's, is known for his depiction and celebration of the mundane objects of the everyday. £2,400. conranshop.co.uk

8 ‘Golden Retriever’ by Cat Seto, Anthropologie
golden retriever painting
Anthropologie

Cutesy yet charming, this dog portrait is by San Francisco-based artist Cat Seto for Artfully Walls. Would be an unexpected curve ball to a well curated home gallery. £198, anthropologie.com

9 ‘We Only Go Out At Night’ by Ekta, Fine Little Day
art work
Elisabeth Dunker/ Fine Little Day

Artist Daniel Götesson, known as Ekta, has previously produced work for Swedish lifestyle brand Fine Little Day. Founded in 2007 by designer and photographer Elisabeth Dunker, its whimsical aesthetic is applied to fabrics, tableware and an extensive art print collection. From £48, finelittleday.com

10 ‘Retrospective No.2’, Hotel Magique
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'Retrospective No.2', Hotel Magique

Amsterdam-based graphic designer Milou Neelen’s print label ‘Hotel Magique’ is named after an artwork she painted on her own wall, 'Hotel Magique- open crazy late'. Her work is eclectic, from vintage-style holiday posters, Picasso-esque illustrations to graphic masculine shapes. From £36, hotelmagique.com

11 ‘Poolside’, French Connection
photograpy  pool
French Connection

Indulge in daydreaming of poolside lounging in warmer climes all year round with this pool print. The first step is always visualisation, so loose your self in this scene in-between holidays. £95, frenchconnection.com

12 ‘Tulum’, Astrid Wilson
framed flowers of tulum artwork above console table
Alice Johansson

Bring joy to your walls with a floral print from the mind of Swedish artist Astrid Wilson. This is taken from her ‘Market Prints’ collection – posters featuring flowers from different flower market across the world seen through Wilson’s imagination. From £36, astridwilson.com

13 ‘Spritz’ by Ciao Chiara, Papier
'spritz' illustration
Papier

Nostalgic artwork by English-Italian artist Chiara Perano of ‘Ciao Chiara’ for cool stationery brand Papier, whose past collaborators include Luke Edward Hall, Matthew Williamson and pattern PJ brand Desmond & Dempsey. From £48, papier.com

14 ‘Running Boy’, Rockett St George
tunnel picture
Rockett St George

This ambiguous photograph of a running boy has something of the 1949 film noir, The Third Man, mysterious and likely to be a conversational piece on your gallery wall. £45, rockettstgeorge.com

15 ‘Pressed Seaweed’, Molesworth and Bird
coral art work
Molesworth and Bird

Interiors stylists and friends Melanie Molesworth and Julia Bird both left a life in London to head to the West Country – Molesworth to Dorset and Bird to Cornwall. Their new lives and homes near the coast inspired this new venture, creating art prints using locally sourced seaweed. £95 each, molesworthandbird.com

16 ‘A Stones Throw’, Sunday Club
Poster

The Sunday Club was formed by two sisters who both grew tired of living in rental accommodation with bare walls and decided to create a collection of affordable art. There are currently two collections – ‘Shapes’ which this comes from, and ‘Nostalgia’, a series of holiday related sketches. From £42, sundayclubstudio.com

17 ‘Summer Poems’ by Jonathan Schofield, Partnership Editions
blue paintings
Jonathan Schofield

Buy a piece of original artwork at an affordable cost at Partnership Editions, a collective of artists using different media. Jonathan Schofield is one example, his work is part of the Royal Academy’s permanent collection. £300 each, partnershipeditions.com

18 ‘Take Flight’ by Maxine Gregson, Print Club London
diving woman photo collage artwork
Maxine Gregson for Print Club London

Print Club London deal in limited edition artworks by independent artists, so are a brilliant art resource. Maxine Gregson’s piece here is inspired by lyrics from the Joni Mitchell song This Flight Tonight. £120, printclublondon.com

19 ‘Pyramid’ by Raphael Greaves, Printed Goods
pyramid with house artwork
Printed Goods

Graphic designer brothers Printed Goods, Raphael and George Greaves look to classical mythology as inspiration for their work. You’ll find images of Grecian goddesses, serpents and architecture of ancient civilisations all with a contemporary twist. £25,
printedgoods.net

20 ‘Stay’ by Laurie Maun, Heal’s
abstract painted shapes
Laurie Maun at Heals

Originally a textile designer, Laurie Maun has produced rugs, cushions and throws with her signature coloured forms. These are now translated in acrylic paintings, pastel drawings and prints. £109, heals.com

21 ‘Black Pants’ by Amelie Hegardt, Paper Collective
woman fashion illustration
Amelie Hegardt

From a series commissioned by the British Fashion Council in 2018, Amelie depicted the collections of three British designers – Georgia Hardinge, Mother of Pearl and Katherine Hamnett, whose black pants are shown here. The Paper Collective’s vast collection includes work by Norm Architects and profits go towards building a school in Nepal. £29, papercollective.com

22 ‘Botanical Portraits – Sweet Pea’, Kate Friend
flowers photograph
Kate Friend

Photo artist and magazine editor Kate Friend’s botanical portraits shine a light on familiar flora. Other studies include ‘Orchids’ and ‘Fuel’, where she captures 100ft waves. From £120, katefriend.com

23 ‘Lamp’, ‘Tiles’ and ‘Vase’, Aeand
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Aeand

A series of artwork produced in small batches by hand. They are all screen printed using water-based textile ink on tea-stained recycled paper. The images are inspired by the white plasterwork found in Mediterranean villas. From £105, aeamd.com

24 ‘Galerie Maeght - Alexander Calder’, John Lewis & Partners
calder exhibition poster
Calder/ Maeght Editeur

A reproduction of a poster to promote the Alexander Calder’s 1971 sculpture exhibition at the Galerie Maeght, a modern art gallery formed in Paris in 1946 by art dealer and collector Aimé Maeght. £150, johnlewis.com

25 ‘Caught Before Dawn‘, Caroline Popham
artwork cut outs
Caroline Popham

London artist Caroline Popham works with paint and cut paper collages, often in a palette of nudes and pinks with aspects of black. From £750, carolinepopham.com

26 ‘Woman’, One Nine Eight Five
nude sketch
One Nine Eight Five

Line drawings of the female nude seem to be having a bit of a resurgence. This one was one of the first of this new wave. Founder of One Nine Eight Five Eleanor Nadimi’s piece explores the societal pressures on female appearance, especially within social media. 15% of the sales go to support Beat, an eating disorder charity. from £45, onenineeightfive.co.uk

27 ‘Day Lily’ by Walter Crane, King and McGaw
blue wallpaper art frame
Walter Crane/King and McGaw

This artwork is taken from a section of a woodblock print wallpaper by celebrated Arts and Crafts artist Walter Crane from 1897. The original is held at the V&A, whose extensive collections have inspired other King and McGaw prints. £130, kingandmcgaw.com

28 ‘Hayward X Paul Farrell Brutal’, Southbank Centre Shop
line picture
Gabrielle Cooper

Hand-pulled limited edition screen print of the Southbank's iconic brutalist Hayward Gallery. £40, shop.southbankcentre.co.uk


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