If I knew the artist very well, I suppose I would like that kind of artwork on my walls. Joan paints, and I love her work. Uncle Gus paints, and I love his work. He even has painted a lot of abstract art, and although I'm not a fan of modern, abstract art, I like his art because he is my uncle and I love him. Joan's artwork is more scenic and domestic, but if she were to venture into cubist or modern art I would like it because she is my daughter and I love her.
I have several of Joan's paintings framed and on the walls of of our family room. I have an early painting of Uncle Gus's on our living room wall:
I like it because it's a place. I think it was an exercise in perspective, but it works for me anyway.
For Christmas Mom and Dad gave us this painting:
Again, the appeal for me is that it's a place. I can imagine myself there, or wonder what it would be like to be there. And for this one I don't even know the artist... .