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Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery

I love spending time at the coast, and this weekend was particularly beautiful and relaxing – sunny, warm, the perfect weather for strolling one of my favorite coastal New England towns, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. While there, I had to stop by the Three Graces Gallery, owned by New Hampshire artist Kim Ferreira, and once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the art on display. Kim always has the best work, and this visit left me so inspired, I had to share.

‘Memory of Conversations’ is the current exhibit at Three Graces, combining the works of Maine artist Bailey Saliwanchik and Rhode Island artist Alexandra Mathis.

Although Ms. Mathis displays great strength and talent in her oversized mixed media works on canvas (stunning), it was Saliwanchik’s work, gorgeous girls in full, vibrant color, that captivated me (shown above and below), plus I could picture it in my own space. If I had a home with higher ceilings, I would consider Mathis’ work as well, I really loved how she incorporated graphite, dye, and fabric on canvas — gorgeous.

Soon to relocate to Brooklyn, New York, Bailey Salivanchik is one to watch. The moment I laid eyes on her work, I had this feeling… Like she is bound to go places very, very soon. Read her bio here, and if you’re interested in her work, contact Kim Ferreira directly at the Three Graces (show runs only until April 5th, so hurry!). If you’d like to order her prints, visit DeviantART online.

And… If you ever find yourself in charming Portsmouth, stop by Three Graces Gallery at 105 Market Street – great gallery, gorgeous work, a breathe of fresh air for sure!

(images from bailey saliwanchik)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, travel on April 02, 2007

Happy April!

I had to jump on the blog this morning to wish everyone a Happy April! Have a great day, beware of the April Fool’s pranksters, and I’ll see you tomorrow. Until then, Kirin & Co, the online etsy shop of Aussie designer Lara Cameron, added some fresh new prints to her shop, so enjoy!

(images from lara cameron)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on April 01, 2007

Modern Art Everyday

Modern Art Everyday does just that – a giclee print a day (either paper or canvas) is produced and posted in this Etsy shop, designed at a home-based studio by a New Jersey based husband and wife team. Outside of the usual suspects, birds and trees, Modern Art Everyday gives you dozens of other designs to choose from, dogs to cats, deer to dahlias. If your walls look a little drab, add splashes of color and bold graphics with some affordable art while showing support to a small business owner. Good for you, good for them, good for us all. I love using art like this in an entry space. A bright green pear above a wooden bench or table, with a cute pair of green rubber boots on the floor for those April showers, a fun rug, and a few wall hooks like these, and you’ve just created a happy little welcoming spot on a budget.

(images from modern art everyday)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on March 29, 2007

Mindy Wilson Prints

Artist Mindy Wilson uses pen, pastel and watercolor to create images for greeting cards, textiles, and illustrations for children’s books. She also has a shop on Etsy offering prints of some of her original works, all very affordable, colorful, and for the bird and tree lovers out there – you’ve just hit the jackpot.

See how great they look framed in an AT reader’s home? I love seeing prints in an actual space. I guess if I can throw a tip out into the world of Etsy sellers, I’d like to say this: A lot of shoppers aren’t visual like you are. They can’t ‘see’ a print in their space without you showing it on display somehow, framed. It also gives customers a sense of scale, so if you want to boost your sales… Show your prints living in a home – make them come alive!

Thanks Mindy for writing in! Great AT picture by the way…

(images from mindy wilson and apartment therapy)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on March 27, 2007


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