Monday, February 28, 2011

Cape Town Painter, Jenny Parsons

Working mainly in oisl or pastels, Jenny Parsons creates colorful landscapes and florals inspired by her Cape Town home. I especially love her bouquets of protea, flowers that are also grownon the slopes of Haleakala in Up Country Maui. I discovered her lovely work via the very interesting site, Miss Moss.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Barbara Perrine Chu

Revisiting Australia's Ken Done

Love this one! 

Australia's Ken Done is best known for his bold colors and playful iconic images. I especially love his beach scenes.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Revisiting British Modernist Painter, Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron was one of most important British painters of the 20th century. I love his bold use of color. To see more of his work, visit the Bircham Gallery in Britain.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Alessandro Twombly: His Work and Italian Farmhouse

Home for the Twomblys is a restored 1800's farmhouse north of Rome

Photos (via Oct 2009 Interior Divine) of the lovely farmhouse home of artist, Alessandro, and his designer wife, Soledad Twombly, was featured in 2009 issue of Elle Decor.

Illustrator, Sophie Blackall

Charming illustrationsI discovered via Simply Hue by Brooklyn artist, Sophie Blackall, from her "Missed Connections" series, soon to be a book. She also has a blog where you will find a link to her etsy store.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Textile Designs by Raoul Dufy

How cute is this!

The French Fauvist, Raoul Dufy, said that his "eyes were made to erase all that was ugly." Thank you Raoul! He also created some beautiful textiles. I've included a few of them here which I found  via the auction house, Christies. You can find out more about the artist and his traveling exhibit, "A Celebration of Beauty" here.