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(http://menaul-art.com) has been commissioned to create his captivating abstract artwork for St. Petersburg’s most fascinating architectural addition, Signature Place. Both unparalleled examples of Innovative artistry.
Clearwater, FL – Scott J. Menaul (http://menaul-art.com) has been commissioned to create his unique and captivating abstract artwork to hang in the new landmark condo/mixed-use complex, Signature Place, downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Signature Place (features an innovative slim glass design that resembles a gossamer sail, transforming St. Petersburg’s waterfront skyline in a most fitting way. Menaul’s arresting artwork is an appropriate choice for the architectural artistry of Signature Place as both seem to elicit similar responses from those who see them, helping to maintain design continuity from the outside in.
Words like “intriguing”,”inspiring”, “awestruck”, and “touched me in a personal way” have all been used to describe both Menaul’s artwork and the architecture of Signature Place (http://www.signaturestpete.com.
“We were looking for a Florida artist whose artwork would elicit an emotional response on a par with the impressive design of Signature Place,” said Michele Jennings-Wiebe, founder, and Principal Designer of Studio M, the interior designer for Signature Place. “We were introduced to Scott J Menaul’s abstract artwork by Peter Lowes of Vista Galleries. Menaul’s artwork is like air and crystal and light with a wonderful infusion of colors that forwards the Signature Place design. I have always been intrigued with how light, color, textures, and sound can influence a space and we strive to produce interiors that enliven the senses. Menaul is a master in his use of light and color on giclée canvases that pick up the surrounding elements, tying the décor together bringing life to the space.” continued Michelle.
“I knew of Menaul’s artwork and it seemed a perfect fit for Signature Place,” said Peter Lowes, co-founder of Vista Galleries, brought on board the Signature Place project by Studio M. “Menaul offers a new approach to art and his work is technically advanced. They were looking for artists whose use of color would create an equal impact on the interior as the architecture did for the design of the building. They also needed someone who could create intriguing original custom artwork to match their colors for a large number of places. I knew Menaul could meet the challenge and never had a moment’s worry working with him.” explains Lowes.
With 25 years as a commercial photographer and graphic designer, and 12 years working with his medium, Scott J. Menaul has an individual style not seen elsewhere. His art seems to uniquely utilize light to reflect through the pieces in a very captivating way. “I love color, patterns and forms, that when combined together, take on a life of their own. The artwork communicates to others and appears to touch them in a deep, personal and spiritual way. It’s an honor to create the canvases for Signature Place,” says Scott J. Menaul.
Signature Place Tower, Lofts, Plaza, is a 36 story complex of luxury residential condominiums that additionally offers office and retail space at 175 First Street South in posh downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. In contrast to traditional rectangular or square designs, the building allows every resident a clear view of the water. The innovative design was the brainchild of Ralph Johnson, chief designer for Perkins + Will in Chicago, brought on board by renowned developer Joel Cantor. For more information about Signature Place visit http://www.signaturestpete.com.
Studio M Interior Design, founded in 1991, is a premier, full service design firm creating innovative residential and commercial solutions that are alive with possibility. Whether transforming a house into a home or a work place into a functional space, they begin with their passion and the “clients” wildest expectations to achieve a design that reflects the “clients” lifestyle. For more information visit http://www.interiorsbystudiom.com.
Vista Galleries founded 20 years ago by Peter Lowes and Bonnie Fahoome, quickly established a reputation as one of the foremost businesses in the Tampa Bay area for masterful framing and selections of art works, serving individuals, interior designers and commercial clients alike. For more information visit http://www.vistagalleries.com.
Menaul Fine Art (http://www.menaul-art.com) features the freshest and newest artwork today by abstract artist Scott J. Menaul. It is a modern, contemporary abstract art collection for residential, yacht or corporate interiors. They offer original, limited edition canvases and open edition paper giclées that also work well in the hospitality and healthcare settings. Through his use of light, lines and colors, Menaul’s artwork has the exceptional ability to transition to traditional designs bringing life and inspiration to the setting. They easily accommodate custom sizes and colors to match décor. The artwork can be viewed at select retail outlets, with the largest collection at Menaul Fine Art located at 1750 N. Hercules Ave, Clearwater, FL 33765, or visit their online gallery at http://menaul-art.com/gallery.