Portare Collection

Comprised of 8 original, circular pieces, Toni’s beautiful new collection entitled ‘Portare’ is the most personal and meaningful collection of artworks yet. ‘Portare’ perfectly encapsulates the significance of transporting, carrying and developing, and also represents the deeper meaning of new beginnings and journeys which we may experience in our lives. Toni said “As an artist, my practice has often worked parallel with what is happening in my life at the time. I can honestly say I have never felt as inspired as I have when creating this series of original artworks”.

Developed through Toni’s personal journey into motherhood, ‘Portare’ is grounded within this notion of infinite, limitless love which inspired Toni to create this beautiful collection. Toni reflected “My personal inspiration for the new collection is my new journey into motherhood and how it feels to carry my beautiful son. However, the pieces may resonate differently with you. It’s all about finding your own story within the artwork”. This notion of infinity is reflected within the composition of the Artwork, especially within the artworks circular shape, representing a never-ending, ever-evolving journey of development and growth. Similarly, the collection is comprised of 8 pieces, a number which symbolises infinity. Each artwork has a different hidden quote, embedded within the many layers within each original piece, embodying the inspiration of each piece. The pieces truly speak for themselves and tell a beautiful story.

Despite being a relatively new method of working for Toni in terms of the artworks unique shape, style and structure, everything just seemed to fall into place once inspiration struck. Each piece within this collection holds an incredibly special meaning which could resonate in so many different ways for you and for each viewer of the pieces.

Each piece offers an intimate meaning which can be tailored to your own journey. Your personal story in these artworks might be something like an achievement personal to you, a newfound friend to a career change or marriage celebration. Portare invites you to value the beauty in your own personal journey as you navigate through life.

Each artwork has been hand set into a beautiful metal frame which has been coated specifically to compliment the tones and textures within each of the artworks. If you would like any further information about a particular piece, or if your favourite piece has sold, feel free to contact us at info@tonithorntonart.com and we can add you to our collector’s catalogue list so that you get the first look at any new original pieces before they head to the website. Please feel free to email across any further enquiries and we will always do our best to help

Further details of each piece, including the size, colours and hidden meanings can be found below.

 

Sweetest

‘Nothing sweeter.’

£1,200.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 507mm Diameter / 20mm Depth Aluminium frame coated in a brass finish frame

Sweetest consists of layered abstract brush strokes, as taupe, white and coffee tones swirl and build around the board. This expressive piece is finished with thinner white marks layered over the raw brush marks. This piece has a brass finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads ‘Nothing sweeter.’ The warm coffee tones swirl across the canvas, making this a perfect addition to any space calling for texture and added depth. The piece is truly remarkable and would add a delicate touch of warmth to any space.


Precious

‘Keeper of precious moments and memories.’  

£1,200.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 507mm Diameter / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in a beautiful limestone finish

Precious consists of layered marks, built into an abstract pattern with a floral vine climbing throughout. The brass base dances with the light, while grey, taupe, white and mocha are layered to create movement and detail within the piece. The piece is finished with a limestone finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads

‘Keeper of precious moments and memories.’ 

Precious holds a heart-warming message of kindness which is perfectly echoed within the deep, layered markings within this piece. The piece perfectly intertwines the delicate floral detail with a subtle metallic golden glimmer, just as a floral vine sways and climbs through a meadow


Bare

‘Bare feet and sparkling eyes.’

£1,200.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 507mm / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in warm pebble grey

Bare consists of bold abstract marks, with muted tones of grey, taupe, sand and white building across the piece. Finer white lines add detail to the otherwise bold, expressive design. The piece is finished with a warm pebble grey frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads

‘Bare feet and sparkling eyes’.

This piece is classic and full of depth, seen in the many-layered marks within the piece. The neutral tones within this piece would accentuate any space, tying the room together through the beautifully muted tones which weave throughout the piece.


Adventure

‘Nature, Magic and Adventure.’

£1,900.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 805mm Diameter / 20mm Depth  | Aluminium frame coated in a textured concrete grey

Adventure consists of layered abstract marks, with muted tones of taupe, grey, white and stone. The brush strokes create a base for the floral detail to ascend through the piece. The raw marks within the artwork are playful and full of adventure, hence the title. The piece is finished with a textured concrete grey frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads

‘Nature, Magic and Adventure.’ 

The textured concrete grey frame flawlessly completes the artwork, drawing together the textured finish within the artwork’s floral design. The piece perfectly mimics an adventure through life, layering the more intricate and delicate floral section with the larger, deeper brush strokes.


Seed

‘From seed, a plant of my very own.’

£1,900.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 805mm Diameter / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in a textured white stone finish

Seed consists of layered marks, built into an abstract floral pattern. Rich tones of brass and mocha create a base for the piece, while stone, taupe, pale sage and white add detail. The piece is finished with a white stone finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads ‘From seed, a plant of my very own.’ The hints of white and stone, which seep beyond the depths of the floral design, are a key point of the piece as they connect the beautiful artwork and the textured white frame. As per the title of the piece, Seed reimagines the journey of life from seed to plant and the beautifully unexpected twists and turns we may experience along the way, echoed by the spontaneous directions of each floral design.


Holder

‘Holder of hands and hearts.’

£1,900.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 805mm Diameter / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in deep brown metallic finish

Holder consists of layered abstract marks, with accents of rust, taupe, grey and white striking across the piece. The brass dances with the light and flashes across the canvas where the two lines cross, resembling the holding of hands as per the title of the piece. The piece is finished with a deep brown metallic finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads

‘Holder of hands and hearts’.

The metallic brown frame echoes the hints of brass within the piece, delicately tying together the warming message within the piece.


Wander

‘My heart wanders wherever you do.’

£2,850.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 1105mm Diameter / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in a dark bronze finish

Wander consists of layered marks, built into an abstract pattern. Rust, taupe, grey, sand and white splash across the canvas, to create a notion of movement and expression. There is much to be seen as you wander through the layers. The piece is finished with a dark bronze finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads

‘My heart wanders wherever you do.’

Whilst your heart wanders between each layer within the piece, take a moment to navigate your way through each of the textures and tones seen in the piece. It is a truly inspiring piece to be explored and admired.


Poem

‘These marks are the poems we scribbled together.’

£2,850.00 | Acrylic on primed wooden board / Varnished | 1105mm Diameter / 20mm Depth | Aluminium frame coated in a pale brass finish

Poem consists of layered marks, built into an abstract pattern. Rich tones of brass, grey, taupe and white build to create a notion of movement in this heavily textured piece. The metallics within the piece capture the light beautifully adding depth and contrast. The piece is finished with a pale brass finish frame and fixings are supplied for display. The quote within this piece reads ‘These marks are the poems we scribbled together. The metallics dance across the piece, interweaving through the subtle tones of taupe and crisp white. The marks and textures within this piece echo the intimate meaning and the delicate quote encapsulated within the piece.

 

The Portare collection is delivered by a specialist courier, complete with a certificate of authenticity for each one-of-a-kind piece. 

The Portare collection launches 5th August 2021 / 6pm GMT