May 30th, 2017
Interior Design Work
From Place Mats to Table Top Cover
I love finding ways to fulfill my client’s creative ideas. Recently, a client contacted me after dining at the local Tigre Vestido Restaurant where our hand-painted canvas place-mats are featured. She conferred with her husband about making place mats for their home; they decided they loved the idea of mandalas as a design for a table top cover … [Keep Reading]
Powerful Aboriginal Art
Sometimes inspiration travels halfway across the planet, to land in my lap, in the form of a book. This past Christmas a dear friend of mine, from Australia, gave me a book on Australian Aboriginal Art. She felt the colors and movement of the aborigines’ art would call to me. It could, she encouraged, create a whole new dimension to my art … [Keep Reading]
A Custom Floor Cloth for an Artist’s Interior Home Design Project
One of my favorite aspects working in interior home design is creating the perfect floor cloth for artistic clients who have a clear vision. Case in point: Frances, a renowned ceramic artist who has traveled the world, desired a hand painted canvas rug for her living room.
This lovely Costa Rica home is full … [Keep Reading]
A Lifetime of Textiles and Painting
While writing a To Do list I had scribbled a note: “Put yourself on the map.” This last week was spent taking steps to do just that with my original, hand painted textiles.
The Contemporary Art and Design Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica, offers an open forum for selected designers and artists to display their work in a … [Keep Reading]
Canvas & Design: Modern Art Wall Tapestries
Having just completed a large wall hanging for a client I recall that canvas floor cloths originated in France in the 1400’s as spin-offs from wall tapestries. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the British took this art form and put them on the floor. From there the idea traveled to the USA; colonists used ship’s sails … [Keep Reading]