Thursday, December 26, 2013

Art Commissions- past and present

 Large landscape canvas  9'x7'-  Atlanta Symphony Showhouse
 Asian themed canvas- aged and distressed- part of new line of Pastiche Collection
 Custom piece for clients beachhouse- Seaside Florida
 Another custom piece for a beachhouse- Seaside Florida
 Private commission abstract
 Landscape grisaille

 Custom piece- acrylic and resin-  private commission- Florida
 Private commission- Seattle, Washington

 Asian theme piece - aged and distressed
 Salon - demonstration panel- Chicago, Il

 Abstract Landscape - diptych - aged and distressed- part of Pastiche Collection

Custom aged and distressed panel- part of Pastiche Collection

Past Art commissions -   

I have had a great year in my new adventure in the art world.  Recently signed contract with major furniture retailer to sell a line of art that is unique and different.  Looking forward to a great year in 2014.   Here is a sampling of a few past commissions for clients.  Soon to post new photos of the new line that will be available in showrooms across the United States.   

Sunday, February 24, 2013


What can sometimes be called "morbid", I have found old cemeteries to be fascinating places for decorative arts.  Living in Atlanta, I had always heard about Oakland Cemetery.  Never had been there until recently when I was working in the area.  It was a green oasis in the city filled with beautiful architectural decorative elements and styles in every direction.  Of course I had a camera as I always do- so I snapped some shots.  
For a little history on Oakland- I pulled this from their website:

Art, Architecture and Poetry 
Oakland’s funerary art is unequaled in the area. Elaborate mausoleums, soaring sculptures and effusive inscriptions speak of an age when the bereaved found consolation in extravagant expression.
Impressive art and architecture can be seen in many styles: Victorian, Greek Revival, Gothic, Neo-classical, Egyptian and Exotic Revival. Several mausoleums feature stained glass windows from Tiffany Studios. Bronze urns over six feet high were cast at Gorham Manufacturing Company in New York, the first art foundry in America.
Figures carved from stone droop in sorrow, gaze pensively or reach to the heavens. The best known is the massive “Lion of Atlanta,” marking an estimated 3,000 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers disinterred from the battlefield. Icons are everywhere, employing symbols that speak a language of grief unknown in contemporary culture. The expertise of Historic Oakland Foundation plays an important role in preserving knowledge of 19th Century funerary symbolism and communicating its meaning.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse - 2010

Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse - 2010

2010 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse opens . This years theme is "Fleurs de Giverny". This spectacular home located in Buckhead, an upscale area in Atlanta, is the former home of Arthur Blank- founder of Home Depot. Beautifully landscaped grounds reminiscent of Monet's Giverny cover 4 1/2 amazing acres. This years showhouse (the 40th anniversary) features 28 top Atlanta designers . I painted for Kim Regas of Regas Interiors a large landscape mural painted on gesso and plastered burlap. This large piece measured approx. 8' x 10' and was hung by drapery rods. Also, a aged finish on the cabinets of the entertaining gallery. The opening gala was held on Friday evening and was a french themed event. Showhouse continues through May 9th.