“My artwork resonates with emotion and adds life to spaces,” says Scott Menaul, artist and owner of Menaul Art Gallery in Clearwater, FL. “My inspiration is the desire to bring people joy and to reach them on an emotional level.”
Modern technology gives Scott Menaul the freedom to re-imagine his artwork in any combination of sizes and colors. “I create my work by sculpting virtual glass inside the computer so it reflects and refracts light,” says Scott. “The interplay of light and glass can be both subtle and dramatic. And my artistic methods allow me a great degree of flexibility to change colors, sizes and composition—even after I’m done with my creation.”
“While redecorating, people often leave the selection of artwork until the last minute. The problem in doing that is they’ve already committed themselves to specific colors and styles and it can be very challenging to find artwork that is both pleasing and fits the décor.”
“When I am creating custom artwork for a client, it is not uncommon to discover that they’ve been looking for a suitable art piece for years! The rest of the redesign was finished long ago and yet they’re still struggling to find the right artwork. My ability to customize the artwork so that it is the right size and has the right colors solves a major problem—and it is quite a relief for them to be finally done with their project.”
“Some people buy art simply because they love it. Others buy it because it matches their decor. My methods put me in the unique position of appealing to both approaches to art: I create original artwork that stands on its own; but I am not afraid to customize my artwork to suit a client’s needs.”
As an ASID Industry Partner, Menaul Art is aware of the demands of interior design. “Interior designers have a balancing act between their artistic expression and creativity and the real world concerns of budgets and deadlines,” says Scott Menaul. “The custom artwork I create not only saves time and money, but also lets designers realize their full vision, rather than just settling on whatever they can find on the walls in a furniture store.”
Tom Jackson, an ASID member in Sarasota, recently collaborated with Scott to create art for an interior design project. “Scott’s line has created so much flexibility in meshing art and interior design, with a virtual color palette limited only by our combined imaginations… I started with his wonderful images and tweaked them to fit my design requirements.”
When asked if he feels he is compromising on his artistic integrity by altering his artwork, Scott answered, “Interior designers often have the most creative ideas on how to put a new spin on my art. It is a joy to see how my art evolves as it finds its place in different environments.”
Menaul Art has experience working on projects of every size, ranging from a single piece for a homeowner’s living room to a large-scale installation in a new condo building.
How to Collaborate with Menaul Art
Visit the Menaul Art studio in Clearwater, FL or browse the gallery online at www.menaul-art.com and find your favorite pieces of art.
Discuss your project with Scott and let him know what you need and want. You can give the colors and sizes you need and Scott can customize an existing piece or create a new one for you. He can work from fabric samples or paint color swatches and Scott will incorporate them in the style of the artwork. If you have photographs of the space, Scott can digitally add the artwork to the room so you and your clients can preview how it will look before it is committed to canvas. After you approve a paper proof, the final piece is produced on high quality canvas, paper or other media.