“I bring art into homes of people who can’t afford art”: Local artist to showcase brand new Scandi-style collection in Sale town centre

Mia Horton, Hey Scandi

A Swedish-born artist is bringing her ‘Scandi showcase’ to the town centre, giving locals the chance to buy some affordable art.

Sale resident Mia Horton, owner of Hey Scandi, creates abstract paintings, mainly using acrylic paint and often does commissions to enhance colour schemes in residential or commercial properties.

Now she is launching a brand new, bold collection of paintings which will be displayed this Friday (4th November) in Together, a lifestyle shop located in Sale’s popular Stanley Square.

We caught up with Mia to discuss her career and the showcase. When talking about her style, Mia said,

“Scandinavian style consists of clean lines, minimalism and a lack of clutter, which can be very visually appealing. My style is quite bold however; I like to add splashes of colour. My work looks particularly good on white walls, as the art can add real interest to a space.”

Mia Horton, artist at Hey Scandi, with some of her latest collection [Image: Hey Scandi]

Affordable art

Given the current cost of living crisis, Mia is very aware that art is, more than ever, an investment. 

“I pitch myself as producing ‘affordable’ art – I bring art into the homes of people who can’t afford art. Affordable art can help you develop your collection, even when your finances are restricted. Not having loads of money shouldn’t prevent you from buying art.

“I am really excited to have my first showcase in Sale; for me, this show is a reflection of how Sale is changing – a few years ago, nobody would have contacted me to do this. 

“Together is a lovely store to visit with a fab Scandi vibe celebrating mindful brands, so hopefully my paintings will fit right in and make the space come even more alive!

“As a Sale resident and business owner, seeing Stanley Square all come together at last is brilliant. It feels like this is only the beginning; the more successful it is, the more other businesses will want to be here.”

The Together x Hey Scandi drop-in art showcase takes place from 5-8pm on Friday 4th November. Why not pop in after work and grab some early Christmas gifts? See you there!

Together, 3 Stanley Square, Sale, M33 7WZ

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