This is a custom piece I created working with my client Robin. She wanted a special painting for the master bedroom in pretty blues and grays. We decided on a personalized painting with a medallion layout incorporating all things special to Robin. First, she comprise a list of everything she wanted put into the painting starting with her “family” to the P-3 airplane she piloted while in the Navy and every wonderful thing in between.
This piece was created for an art collector client to be the centerpiece of her living room, bringing together all the various textiles, artwork and colors around the room.
I worked with this client, Haley, over the course of a few weeks. I first met Haley in her home to discuss this focal point piece for her living room. She shared with me some of the stories behind the various pieces in the room including a beautiful elephant painting from her grandmother’s home. We also discussed ways to incorporate the layers of textiles she had custom made for her room. This helped me choose a coordinating color palette that would work to draw everything together.
The final layout of my piece was inspired by a mosaic fireplace in a Yves Saint Laurent’s vacation home. Using this as my inspiration, I combined some of the patterns found in Haley’s drapes, rug and elephant painting. The result is a pair of large acrylic paintings in the Diptych composition. These conversation pieces are hung above the sofa and really do complete the room.
“Vision of a Golfer” is a large, square abstract painting of golf clubs that was designed for a client as a Christmas present for her avid golfer husband.
As I worked with my client, Jen, we discussed her two main “objectives” for the piece. First, she wanted to honor her husband’s passion for golf through this gift. He enjoys playing a round of golf every chance he gets so she knew he would love a golf-inspired painting. This brings us to the second objective — she wanted to create a piece that could hang proudly in their living room (as opposed to a den or office). It had to match the current colors and style while still capturing his “vision of a golfer. ”
From my visit to Jen’s home, I was able to create an unexpected color palette that would fit her living room’s style so we landed on an abstract layout of vintage golf clubs and tees. I also wanted to create movement and energy — inspired by the swing of a golfer — that would pop and become a focal point in the space. I created the design with vertical brush strokes and acrylic paint to create that texture and movement I envisioned.
The final piece went beyond the expectations of my client and her husband absolutely adores his gift. In fact, he actually GOES in the living room to admire the piece. For me, what I loved about this project, was being able to create something that the client couldn’t envision or really describe but trusted me to create.