In looking up ideas for my fence art whale the other week, I came across some incredible fences that were a work of art. The artists used the actual fence panels, chain link, pickets and clay walls as their canvas and created backyard spaces fit for an art gallery.
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Plants won’t grow, or perhaps you’re nursing a new garden? Fill in the gaps with painted flowers that will bloom year round.
You don’t have to paint your entire fence to create a dramatic effect – try a small section or gate.
Not interested in painting? This fence was made over a period of time by adding one lid, one cap, one top at a time.
You’ve seen string art right? Why not take it to the 10th degree and create a giant string art fence? Easily removed by just pulling out nails afterwards. This one was used as a wedding backdrop.
This fence art might not season well in cooler climates, but would be so lush and lavish in more tropical areas.
Would you believe this gate (source unknown) was created by recycling an old garden hose? Repurposed fence art – brilliant!
Chain link poses a problem for artists that prefer paints, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t create art other ways – like by embroidering maybe?
This fence artist used a scroll saw to create her masterpiece.
Sometimes the art isn’t in the image, but in the colour, movement and feeling that a piece emotes. I’d argue that these cheery hues are fence art in themselves.
For the inspiration-seeking gardeners – fence art might merely be a favourite quote in a special place.
I love the idea of silhouette fence art – whether it be birds on a wire, or a traced image of your kids… Yup, I can see this happening on my fence.
There you go – inspiration and enough creativity to put us all to shame. I don’t know how I’m going to look at my bare fence again without feeling like a slacker.
Have a great one!