Home to the late and great Prince’s Paisley Park, the world-renowned Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis is a hidden-gem for the art lover.

The Midwest city has a vibrant art scene represented in the practices of artists such as Avigail Manneberg who creates intricate drawings from needle and thread, and Joshua Huyser whose contemporary still life piece documents the everyday item with careful reverence. See more from our favorite artists hailing from the Minnesota city.

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Gold leaf has long been a favorite of artists. Ancients, like the Egyptians and Romans treasured the precious metal reserving the use for royals and the distinguished classes. The Renaissance brought the glimmer to its elaborate frames, a tradition that continues today.

Gustav Klimt’s famed “golden era”, inspired by Byzantine ornament, brought gilt to prominence into modern era. At FBFA we see gold leaf used in a variety of ways in artists’ work. It can be a subtle hint as in the quiet geometric studies of Rebecca Chaperon, a three-dimensional sculpture in the case of Martha Sturdy, or a minimalist work such as a piece by Emanuel Tovar. From subtle and subdued to glamorous and brash, it’s the Midas touch that sometimes makes the piece.

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Donna Giraud is a contemporary painter and celebrated artist partner of Farmboy Fine Arts. Giraud’s portfolio is largely abstract, with pieces that are richly textured and rendered with thick expanses of pigment. Her artworks have an intensity and intimacy to them; the atmospheric appearance speaks to tranquil coastal landscapes.

A self-taught artist, Giraud has dedicated time to developing and perfecting her style and craft. With formal training in nursing, Giraud sees the healing nature of art at work. Perhaps Giraud’s trade has subtly informed her art practice – many of her pieces are perfectly at home in both hospitality and healthcare environments.

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"I am a painter and I believe art should make you feel something" - Donna Giraud
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"I am a painter and I believe art should make you feel something" - Donna Giraud

Color, gesture, and geometry—the most elemental aspects of modern art. Drawing inspiration from the early 20th century masters of shape and color like Piet Mondrian and his contemporary Theo van Doesburg, our curation of bold and graphic minimalist pieces explores aesthetic harmony in geometric play.

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Pools, beaches, swimming holes: these are the places, that joyous feeling of endless summer. Images of glimmering water and sun-kissed skin brings us back to a favorite vacation, the family cabin, or splashing around in the backyard pool. Playing with a bright and crisp palette of blues and pinks, our collection is fresh, modern, and graphic.

From underwater beauties captured by preeminent photographer Deanna Templeton, to the sunburnt backs rendered by Taiwanese painter Yang-Tsung Fan, as well as a variety of artwork from our own exclusive licensed artists, the collection captures the heat of summer. So slather on the SPF 30 and jump into summer.

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Farmboy Fine Arts has a long-standing partner in David Dean. As one of the earliest photographers with which we began collaborating, David has spent the last ten years developing his style and range – and shows no sign of slowing down. Based in Calgary, Alberta, his images are rooted in place and experience, much like the life and work of a farmer.

David’s photography is diverse and engaging, ranging from thoughtfully composed architectural shots to far-away landscapes and adventure-fueled travel imagery. His playful nature comes through in explorations of positive and negative space, and the value of each. Whether capturing quiet moments in the midst of a bustling city, or savoring the essence of a new vista, David’s work speaks for itself.

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David’s portfolio is evidence of his lively curiosity, continuously surprising and impressing.
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David’s portfolio is evidence of his lively curiosity, continuously surprising and impressing.