Our First Featured Artist – Mark Lavatelli

Art is a wonderful way to see someone else’s perspective, their way of relating to the world, and therefore obtain a fresh or different view of the world yourself.  In short, it is extremely enlightening and a healthy thing to expose yourself to regularly.  I have always been a big proponent of bringing art into your space.  While reproductions are great and are a low-cost way to do this, if you can invest in a special original piece, it is all the better.

In my initial steps for bringing more art into my life and the lives of others, I’m featuring my first original artist on our contemporary home site, www.17thandRiggs.com.  Mark Lavatelli’s amazing paintings of close-up views of trees reflect our relationship with nature.  I’m sure you will find these as inspiring as I do.

Firelight #2

Firelight #2

Tree Glyph #16

Tree Glyph #16

For more information on Mark, including his resume and artist’s statement, visit his website here.


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