Art is important - in our lives, in our homes. The Adirondack home is no different. Surrounding ourselves with beautiful paintings, antique prints (like the one above, given to us by a friend of ours and frequent Penwood visitor), fine photographs or sculpture is important. These things uplift us, they change the mood of a home and reveal your taste, style and interests to your guests. Our house is eclectic in its art collection: we have modern prints, antique engravings, black and white photographs of native americans, along with the artwork of my grandmother, Dorothea Gordon, whose china painting was extraordinary. One of her pieces is posted below - Lady with Poodle. Every home can be an art gallery; walls should not just be covered -- they should be adorned.