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Artist Claudia Miranda on how art can inspire your interior design

Claudia Miranda wants to make you feel.

That's the story behind her art. This unique line artist, painter and creative wants you to feel inspired and awaken your emotions when you experience her work. She's always been drawn to the power of art, it's her way of life.

Her work is a mainstay in beautiful homes from Sydney to the US and beyond. And Claudia's classic and modern studio proves she knows a thing or two about marrying art and interior style. Likewise, her collaborations with lifestyle brand Bed Threads show how her pieces are considered and the perfect inspiration for a beautiful home

We spoke to this creative about her approach to creativity and styling your home with art.

 

Can you tell us a little bit about your art?

I make art, I make you have feelings and emotions through experiencing my art. On the surface they are one-line paintings inspired by Picasso, but what I really want is to make you feel.

 

What inspires you? Where do you draw from?

My brother is an artist and I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a little girl. I love when my daughter Sofia, who is four, paints alongside me. She is actually the inspiration for my career choice. Whilst I studied art at high school, a neighbour put fear in me, and discouraged making as a viable career path.

When I was on maternity leave I rediscovered my love of creativity and fully expressing myself through art. I realised I would always encourage my daughter to always follow her true path. That gave me the courage and desire to truly follow mine. I was then accepted to the National Art School and here I am.

 

What's your approach to thoughtfully decorating a home? Do you have any tips to share?

Keep the colour palette simple and add all the colour and texture through your furnishings and accessories. I often add and change up the colour in my home with art and bold accessories — I can also change pieces when the mood suits me.

It’s so effortless to adjust things that way. It’s the same with candles and scents. They create mood and pleasure instantly but are also something I can change regularly.

 

Do you see art as an important part of the decor of an interior?

Yes, when chosen thoughtfully, the right piece of art can provide for the entire room. It can really help to tell a story through your interior design, add life to a space, bring bold elements into the room or just be the perfect piece for your composition.

 

 

When you're working on a commissioned piece, how do you like to start?

Being a connector and a communicator, I love to co-create. With me and with nature and with you, through your eyes. When I paint commission pieces, I take your idea and capture what you are feeling and then I connect the way I’m feeling and together we make art.

 

 

What's your creative process? And how do you stay creative during tough times like 2020?

I always start by tuning in to source energy and letting the inspiration flow. I connect to what I actually like to call God through Mother Nature. I want to be in the right mindset to bring something beautiful into the world as we are often bombarded with negative things that are going on. I walk on the beach near my home and on the cliffs. When I have good energy I start. I want to spread that good energy through my work.

 

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