Special Event on May 20th – Artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann

unnamed-8Get out your calendars and mark down Friday, May 20th! My dear friend and Seattle based artist, Jeanne McKay Hartmann will be making a special 1-day only appearance at Nest Inspired Home in Rye, New York between 1-5pm. Her visit coincides with the Rye Home Tour, so tour the houses in the morning and then stop by before or after lunch to meet her, say hello and see her sought after watercolors!

Jeanne’s mother always carried crayons in her handbag to keep her daughter’s busy hands occupied. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth, the family dog and flowers drawn on restaurant paper placemats were the artist’s first works. Today, she creates commissioned pieces for private clients such as Aerin Lauder and custom paintings for retailers, including her favorite Seattle shop, Watson Kennedy and now on the East Coast at Nest Inspired Home. She is known for happy, vibrant watercolors that capture the beauty of life’s everyday moments and has been touted by both Town & Country and Elle Decor.
unnamed-9For this upcoming event, Jeanne has created a capsule collection, especially for Nest Inspired Home, based upon our conversations about how people live and what they appreciate in our corner of the world.  Below is a glimpse of what will be in store. If something captures your eye, please contact Nest Inspired Home directly via 3chicks@nestinspiredhome.com or 914.921.NEST (6378) to ensure you can have one of Jeanne’s original paintings! Her art is widely followed on Instagram, and her original works sell quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity!unnamed unnamed-1 unnamed-2In addition to her framed pieces, Jeanne will be painting live, in store, from 1-5pm, creating original 4 x 6 watercolors of monogramed, flower-filled tote bags, ready to carry into summer. Each work is “one of a kind”, and would make a perfectly lovely and unique hostess gift to give this season. Or birthday gift. Or a little gift for yourself. Take a peek at what she created for me and for the ladies at Nest Inspired Home! I will be there the entire time and would love to personally introduce you to Jeanne!!!unnamed-3 unnamed-5 unnamed-10A native Pacific Northwest girl, Jeanne lives in Seattle with her husband when she’s not packing her brushes and sketchbook for Paris, Nantucket, Sun Valley or other faraway places. Trust me when I tell you she is the girlfriend you would all love to have! We are so fortunate that Jeanne loves New York City and Nantucket and is fitting in a trip to Rye between visiting both places!

Jeanne’s work has become so popular, that her wait list to begin new work starts in early 2017. As a special treat to my readers, both local or virtual, she is reserving 6 spots at the beginning of the year for custom work. If you have something special in mind….a house portrait, pet portrait, favorite vacation place, garden or bar cart vignette or something else….please contact Nest Inspired Home to reserve one of these coveted spots!unnamed-12

I can’t wait to see you all and introduce you to my darling, talented friend! See you Friday, May 20th between 1-5pm!

Nest Inspired Home: 20 Purchase St, Rye, NY 10580 914.921.NEST (6378)



  1. I love her work and so wish I could be there to meet her. Unfortunately for me I am arriving in New York on the 21st! I know it will be a fabulous day full of fun and friends, enjoy!

  2. Jeanne McKay Hartmann says:

    Hi Elizabeth! Okay, I’m blushing! Thank you so much for this lovely write up! I can’t wait to spend a little time in Rye and meet some of your friends and neighbors. You’ve been beyond kind and generous in pulling this all together and I really can’t thank you and Bets enough.

    Big, big hugs and see you soon! XOXOXO

  3. I cannot wait!! You know I will be there with bells on to cheer on two of my favorite people!!! Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!!! xoxo

  4. I love JEanne’s work! How exciting to be able to see her work live. I hope that you have a great week.

  5. So excited to see everyone and to see the utterly talented Jeanne!! xo Karolyn