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Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery

April 2, 2007

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.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery‘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.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery
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.

Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces GalleryAnd… 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)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Happy April!

April 1, 2007

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!

Happy April!

(images from lara cameron)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves

Modern Art Everyday

March 29, 2007

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.

Modern Art Everyday
(images from modern art everyday)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Mindy Wilson Prints

March 27, 2007

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.

Mindy Wilson PrintsSee 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!

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

(images from mindy wilson and apartment therapy)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Rooms

Handmaid Prints

March 27, 2007

I’d like to thank Julie Avisar from Handmaid for writing in to introduce me to her prints and paintings in her Etsy store. The Circles print is my favorite, I really like the color palette and that it’s a limited edition, only 50 will be sold and that’s it. Can you believe it’s only $13? Talk about affordable art for your office or to give to a friend!

Handmaid Prints(images from handmaid)






Arts + Crafts, Rooms

Velocity Art + Design

March 27, 2007

A big thanks to Ali from Velocity Art + Design Nike Art Director by day, amazing Artist by night, the bold, graphic work of Heather Amuny-Dey is fresh, bold, sophisticated, modern. My favorite is Hide And Seek, and I love the many prints she offers, and best part, they’re only around $40 each.

Velocity Art + DesignMarisa Haedike’s artwork is so spirited and full of youth, and knowing Marisa like I do, I’m a bit partial because everything about her is so genuine which is shown in her work — right down to the little faces on her polar bears, penguins, and all the other cuddly, playful characters that she paints. I have an original painting from Marisa, and a print of the little girl with the red balloon shown above. They’ll ultimately end up in my future baby’s room, but for now, I’m the baby in the house and these are in my office. You can buy her paintings here and her prints at Etsy.

Velocity Art + DesignAli also told me about Corinne Dean’s lovely bird + treehouse artwork, an new artist to Velocity. Corinne only has a few paintings left, she is building quite a following, but if you’ve missed her paintings, she has prints up in her Etsy store. You know, I really love how artists are reproducing their paintings as limited edition prints. This makes beautiful work accessible to all.

Velocity Art + DesignAnd of course, you can’t visit Velocity without peeking in to see what artist Matte Stephens is up to. He has some of the coolest paintings,lots of funky mid century colors and whimsical characters. So retro, and there’s a definite masculine touch to his work, so it makes a great gift for that art lovin’ man in your life. And yes, Matte has an Etsy store with tons of great prints right here. Psst: Mate has a blog, too.

Who is your Velocity favorite artist? Do you have a favorite artist on Etsy?






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