Italy inspired fine art paintings

Romantic Italian Art

I’ve always been inspired by Italy when it comes to art. Especially those colorful romantic coastal scenes of Amalfi or Capri. So today I am featuring some of my own paintings that are not exact paintings of actual places, but are inspired by Italy.

Sunset on the coast

This is my latest painting. Surprisingly, I made it after I was looking for something for my office and could not find it. Google shows only a selected number of websites and I find it very hard to get outside of their box. So I had no option to be lazy: if I wanted to have that style of painting, the only way was to paint it myself!
This is a fantasy landscape and does not represent an actual place. But I do hope you love the atmosphere. Of course my spiritual cat Knor wanted to be in the painting as well 🙂

A vintage restyle

This is an adaptation of a vintage painting of an (to me) unknown artist. It has that lovely summer feel with the abundance of flowers …

Tuscany Inspiration

This next painting is also a recent one and is inspired by Tuscany.
And of course Knor is there as well 🙂

Venice Inspiration

Nothing more inspiring than love. Venice is also known as the city of love, and although there are more places that could be named that, Venice surely fits the bill. This painting is not an exact place in Venice, as I always like to change things around to create a certain atmosphere. And, as oftentimes, the cats have managed to get themselves in the lime light once again 🙂

Tuscan Wine

Think Italy, and the famous wine comes to mind … This painting shows a glass of red with a bottle and grapes overlooking an Italian style landscape painting, framed by an arched window and festive string lights.

Italy in Summer

A romantic place for a picnic in summer. An Italy inspired landscape scene with poppy fields at sunset with a bottle of wine

Romantic Rendez Vous

Sweet get-together at the Italian coast … intimate conversations while enjoying a good glass of wine …

Interior Design with Art

I am also showing some examples of how these paintings could enhance the atmosphere in your living space

Can’t find what you are looking for?

You may take a look at more paintings in the gallery

More Home Styling and Gift Ideas

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Abstract Art Phone Cases

With your personalized phone case you can create a great atmosphere for yourself. Or you can treat someone you love. I’ve – again – created several new designs for any type of phone. Today I am featuring the abstract art cases. They are all a variety on a theme: how to create flow. When making these cases I was focusing on creating movement while at the same time having some sort of an anchor and stability. Although I did not add real water effects, you can see a kaleidoscope of colors as some sort of a reflection.

And this one has light sparkles:

The monogram texts are optional. You can also check out the entire collection to see all designs.

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New Paintings for Lighthouse Lovers

Good news for lovers of lighthouses: I’ve added several new paintings with a lighthouse theme. In this world filled of challenges we need beacons of hope and light and promises of a better future ahead. All paintings are derived from 3D renders and then hand painted to create the desired effects. The first one shows a dreamy sunset and a magical depth of waters:

Lighthouse Art

Then the second one has a beautiful soft blue turquoise pastel light:

Lighthouse Art

The last one is a variation on this theme in a warm brown blue color setting. And the cat Knor has managed to find a place for herself next to the lighthouse as well 🙂


Lighthouse Art

You can also take a look at the landscape art page on the website.

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Unique Floating Flower Art

Are you looking for new art for on your wall? If you love flowers, you’re in for a treat today! I’ve created a series of new paintings with floating flowers. Dreamy and original artwork for the romantic soul … I’m starting with a magnolia seascape:
Floating Magnolia Flower Art
And as I found the magnolia flower beautiful to have some fun with, here is another one, together with an anemone:
Floating anemone and Magnolia Art
The next one is also with these same flowers, yet in another color setting with some blue:
Dreamy Night flower art
The last one shows a sunflower and marguerite daisy flower in a romantic hazy light:
Sunflower Love - floating flower art
All paintings are created with the help of 3D software as well as unique brushes made in Photoshop. And as you can see, they all have a beautiful sunset 🙂

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Art for Wine Lovers

Apparently wine wasn’t always like it is today. Of course, like everything, it is always developing. But recently I read something that got me thinking about wine. The author mentioned that in ancient times, wine had different ingredients. And with the thought of Jesus turning water into wine, it referred to wine actually being more like a divine elixir. I know it seems to some to be like that today as well 🙂 , but still …
I love that idea, don’t you? Hope we’ll find the magical ingredients again!
Anyway, I wanted to start today’s post with some new paintings with a wine theme (and got distracted). My latest one is a still life in a classic style: wine with grapes and cheese and a sunflower:

Still life with wine - fine art by Anne Vis

And then I also made another painting in a different style with champagne. This is a beautiful painting to celebrate love, great as a wedding gift or just to be in a happy mood. I chose a contemporary light grey as background color, which also makes it fit in most modern interiors. So bring on the bubbles:


Cheers to Love -fine art champagne painting by Anne Vis

It looks like I will be creating more art with a wine theme, but until then you can find more art with a wine theme in the
art gallery

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Venus – the Goddess of Art and Beauty

Venus - spiritual fine art by Anne Vis

The last couple of months I have been exploring the ancient Goddesses, as you may have seen in a painting of the Goddess Freyja. I have found some interesting articles claiming that not only Freyja, but also Mary Magdalen are representing the same energy that is filed under the caption “Venus”. I found that a quite bold statement and at the same time a challenging concept. Are there really more gods? Or is there just one? In the Europe of the Middle Ages, people obviously thought quite differently about religion than we do now. And by that time the witch hunt (goddess hunt?) was fierce. No more Venus, no more black cats. In fact it is hard to find a black cat in Europe that doesn’t have any white hairs even today. If I psychically tune into Venus, she was so much more than just beauty and sensuality. All these goddesses, be it Bastet, Aphrodite, Venus or Freyja stand for wisdom and joy, together with the harmony between black and white or good and evil. The rise above the duality we are facing today. Also the black cat is not a dark entity, but rather a light being filled with love and wisdom. It’s this higher wisdom that was so much feared by the churches.

Anyway, I’ve attempted to create a painting of Venus, not in her usual nakedness, but as an innocent angel-like goddess in her divine purity. The cat Knor* stands for wisdom and sensuality, as she strokes the legs of Venus. The blackbird is singing in the tree as she watches them.

* The word “Knor” refers to the inner spirit or light being of felines

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Funny Fine Art Rooster Gifts

Do you love roosters? Aren’t they the prettiest birds with all those colorful feathers? I just created a new painting featuring a beautiful rooster and added it to several gift products and home design items as well. I’m showing some of them today. And with Christmas coming up, I’m starting with a funny Christmas ornament:

Then a personalized phone case, which I thought would make a great gift for a self-employed professional or, with different texts, for anyone else:

For those of us who love to cook:

And a coaster:

You can find the painting for on the wall on Imagekind. And you can find more products in the collection.
Of course you can also transfer the design to another product!

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Romantic Fantasy Fine Art

Today I’d like to show you three new paintings, all with elegant women center stage. Although they are separate paintings, they do have a connection in that they show the power of women from different angles.
I’m starting with an Italian inspired lady by the beach. Of course her cat Knor (“K” pronounced as in “kitchen”, the word Knor referring to the inner light being and essence of the cat spirit as originating from the star system Sirius), is with her as they are both watching the sunset on the beach. On the left is a Roman pillar, a symbol of the power of the Roman empire, overgrown with elegant flowers. The referral to the Roman times also highlights a certain enlightenment as this period of time is characterized by high technical achievements as well as a huge spiritual and artistic inspiration. The royal blue dress refers to a celestial influence.

Watching the Sunset Together - fine art painting

The next painting is set in a tropical scene with a lady in red. Red is of course a color of passion. The dreamy waves of the ocean remind of movement and a world that is constantly changing. Together with the cat Knor and a colorful bird friend, she is looking out over the sea to watch the sunset. Or are they waiting for someone or something … ?

Tropical Sunset Fine Art Painting

And last, but not least, a painting of Norse goddess Freyja, or also named Freya. Although she is originally described as being worshipped in the Scandinavian countries, I saw her clearly in Ireland, which the emerald green dress also symbolizes. She is a blessing for all who see or sense her, being the goddess of joy, beauty, love and healing. The falcon is flying in from the Middle East as an important power animal and she is also joined by her friend and companion the cat Knor, who is silently on the outlook for her. Her love and light are strong against a wild ocean and darkening sky. I depicted her with wings, as she is also related to the angelic realms.

Freyja Fine Art Painting

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#Caturday: how cats view the world

This #Caturday I want to tell you something more about a painting I just made.
A room with a view - surreal cat art
When I start on a new painting, I do some research into what I want to make. Oftentimes this takes me completely off track and I end up creating something entirely different from what I set out to do. And then I am so busy with composition, colors and other details, that I usually do not think any more about significance or deeper meaning … until it’s done. And then the painting starts to speak in a new way to tell me what I apparently subconsciously wanted to say.
I find it fascinating how this works and to get back to this particular painting, it has a surreal aspect to it. Or maybe I should say philosophical. It is not entirely clear from the painting whether the kitty Knor (“k” pronounced as in “kitchen”, referring to the inner spirit of cat beings) is looking at the world from the inside, or from the outside. The line between inner and outer world have blurred. Or should I say, like the ancient Chinese, as above, so below?
This is a young knor being, exploring. However, she has tools to her disposition to find answers. (I couldn’t have made this up!)
You can see some books of wisdom by her side and she is lit by the warm light of a candle. Candle light stands for help from the spirit world and illumination. On the other side of the window sill you see an apple. When I made the painting, I was thinking of the colors and composition mainly, but now, looking at it again, I can’t miss the symbolic meaning of an apple as referring to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden: the wisdom of making the discernment between good and evil. A skill Knor will especially need in a world where lines between inside and outside seem to be blurred …
Of course after all this, I recommend to just enjoy and relax while taking in the pleasure of furry purry fun in explorations!

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Beacons of hope: new lighthouse paintings

Lately it seems I can’t get enough of painting lighthouses and thus you can find two new paintings in the gallery.
The first one shows a tranquil coastal scene at sunset:
The Lighthouse 4
And the second lighthouse is situated in a rocky coastal area and faces a storm approaching with dark skies:
The Lighthouse 5
Of course you can find seagulls in both paintings, and in the second one the cat Knor also managed to find a majestic place for herself 🙂

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