We love local! We are also strong believers in the moto "Empowered women, empower women". That is why every month at the iDESIGN storefront we will showcase a local maker & fellow woman entrepreneur that we feel deserves to be celebrated & who's product we adore & proudly carry at the storefront.
This month's iDESIGN Local Highlight is Asara Design Studio.
Roberta Hoines is an artist, local prairie girl & creator of Asara Designs from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She specializes in simple, organic, landscape paintings inspired by the Canadian prairies.
This artwork works perfectly with our signature style!
(Image Above: Meewasin #27)
(Image Above: Linear Landscape #77)
Reasons we love Asara Designs! In addition to the beautiful artwork that she creates out of true passion, she is completely relatable. Like many of us she is a wife & mom (of 3), after a career in Physical Therapy she has transitioned to working as a mom & artist. She creates her art from her sunlit studio (AKA her kitchen table) in amongst the hustle & bustle of her busy family; the balance between family life & other responsibilities is something we all juggle on the daily; & she is crushing it! In addition to all of that a portion of Asara Design's profits are donated to Interval House , a shelter providing safety & a sense of home for women & children in crisis. She is a true reflection of the multi-talented women that we all know & love; & who use their skillset as way to give back. It is because of this & more that we have proudly chosen Asara Designs as our very first local highlight.
(Image Above: In the Moment)
(Image Above: Impasto #1)
(Image Above: Rest)
We absolutely love the way Asara Design brings beautiful landscapes to a space; the blues & greens in her paintings bring in color inspired from the prairie lands in such a natural way. In our spaces we use a lot of organic materials & neutral tones which pair perfectly with the artwork she creates.
At the iDESIGN storefront we carry unframed, giclée reproduction prints of her original paintings. Giclée prints utilize archival quality pigments & paper to ensure the image remains true & fresh for generations. These prints are initialed on the front & hand-packaged with care in a clear (biodegradable) sleeve with fibre backing board.
At the storefront we carry both 8''X10" & 11"X14" ready for you to personalize with a frame of your choosing. These prints are perfect additions to gallery walls, perched on a shelf, stacked one over the other in a small space or featured on their own, they really are so versatile.
If there is something specific you are looking for Asara also offers commissioned, abstract, landscape art.
Check out the Local Highlight on the iDESIGN website to see the Asara Design collection or come by the storefront at 900 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg MB to see her work in person.