Original Art For Your Home – What’s on Your Walls?

Black and White Design by Angela Nannini


I have long been a fan of original artwork. I like a pretty picture, but I also like the story behind a painting or photo that has been selected with purpose and feeling. Maybe the art features a place close to your heart, maybe the artist is someone you admire or maybe the art just speaks to you in a special way.

Whatever the reason behind choosing original art for your home, you’ll likely find it an invaluable conversation piece.

On Sunday, I was happy to attend a pop up art show highlighting original art for your home.

The event was held at Painting with a Twist, North Andover’s newest BYOB painting studio. What a great space!

Darlene Allen of D. Allen Design hosted several talented artists whose work was on display.  Darlene is an interior architectural designer and when I first met her she told me she was working on a project creating tissue box designs. I thought that was incredibly cool since I happen to be a bit fussy about my tissue box choices.


Darlene Allen, Art 2 Inspire artists and owner of Painting with A Twist
Darlene Allen’s message – Let Art Inspire the Design


Elizabeth Pogor, whose art I posted about not long ago (see it here), was showing her work and I was happy to be reminded of her solo art show  coming up soon at the Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford, MA.


Art by Elizabeth Pogor


I was also happy to meet and speak with:


Rina Naik

Rina is a multi-disciplinary visual artist.


Art by Rina Naik 


Angela Nannini

Angela specializes in graphic and print design. I learned that she, too, was part of the tissue box design project – fun!


Designs by Angela Nannini


DJ O’Connor

A resident artist at Painting with a Twist, DJ was busy at work during the event creating colorfully impressive cartoons and comics.


Art by DJ O’Connor


Each artist brought their unique perspective and talent to the event and made me realize more than ever that, when possible, original art for your home is an investment worth making.

About the Venue

Painting with a Twist’s bright and open mill space was quaint and welcoming. Chatting with owner Dee Dellovo was a pleasure – I can’t wait to take part in a painting party. Count me in for a “Paint your Pet” night when my Oscar will be my muse.


Paint Your Pet at Painting with a Twist


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Aideen Snell
4 years ago

Great night and beautiful artwork!! Loved the venue too!

4 years ago

Looks like a fun night and also some great pieces!

4 years ago

I’ve always decorated in our home with original art from the places we’ve traveled to. I love bring reminded of the places our family has been lucky to visit. I’m excited to start adding local original art to my collection!

4 years ago

Thanks, Beth for another great piece. We loved seeing you there and look forward to our next event, new and improved. You are such an integral part of our community and we’re lucky to have you. Love the blog.