A year ago, shortly after starting curate 1k, I timidly reached out to Kate Singleton of Art Hound. With barely a month of posts under my belt, I was nervous emailing the author of such a successful and beautiful blog, but our shared interests compelled me to hit send. At that time, Kate was just about to launch Buy Some Damn Art, an exquisitely curated online gallery of affordable, original artwork, which I found completely intriguing and inspiring. Not only did Kate graciously answer my shy email, but she made herself available to me as a source if information and encouragement as I built curate 1k. Her impeccable taste and business savvy continues to inspire me, and I am completely honored to introduce her as curate 1k’s August guest curator. Introducing the lovely Kate Singleton…
I’ve watched as Norah has develop this site from scratch over the last year and am always very impressed by how fun, smart and dedicated she is! All of that good energy goes into the site and you can tell! So it’s great fun for me to play guest curator today.
I am a sucker for earthy neutrals - it’s a preference I always come back to no matter how much I admire bright and shiny things. In a nutshell I like art that is understated but beautiful, a bit sad but playful. This grouping has one piece from my site Buy Some Damn Art (sorry, but I had to!) by the artist Eva Magill-Oliverwhich I’ve been lusting after since her show launched. In their own way, each of these pieces requires some imagination on the part of the viewer - something I think is essential in good art.
**View Kate’s selections**