Thursday, March 6, 2014

Real Estate Art on Woodland Heights

Robert Boyd

I haven't done one of these in a while, but this house popped up on Swamplot and caught my eye. It's on Morrison in Woodland Heights, and it is chock full of art. The people who live there (apparently Stephen and June Barth, according to HCAD) obviously love their art--but the thing is, I can't identify any of it. What about you? (UPDATE: I've been informed that some of this art is by June Barth.)

All photos from HAR.

I noticed they had Texas Artists Todayartfully angled on the table in the foreground, indicating their interest in contemporary art. And on the wall are several very colorful paintings.

Color is the main thing. It looks like a lot of their paintings are by one person--but who?

The constellation of glass objects on the far wall is very pretty.

This living room was photographed from several angles--all filled with paintings.

I was very intrigued by the three nocturnal (?) paintings recessed in the white molding.

So we have a house very carefully and deliberately filled with art--art seems important to the owners. But who are the artists? Any ideas? Let me know in the comments.

(According to painter Van McFarland, "The two paintings going up the stairs are by Anne-Joëlle Galley and a few others. I see three John Palmers.")


  1. I just cant believe this beautiful house? How did the owners do all that? The light, the color, i cant even imagine why they would even dream about selling that house.

    1. Hey, life happens. Jobs change, people die, people get divorced, etc. The poignant thing about all these "real estate art" posts is that they are all of houses for sale. So as striking as they are, one knows that they will soon go away.