Artist Spotlight – Laura Park

ferrisbueller40x401700With the pending political news of the week, I thought we could all use with a bright spot. The abstract floral artwork of Laura Park breaths color and life into any space.

Laura set out to be an elementary school teacher long before painting, but her interior design interests took over when she opened her retail space, Laura Park Interiors, in Charlotte, NC. Now painting full time, Laura’s playful style seems to harken back to her days as a teacher, yet her sophisticated colors and abstract visions definitely take on a more learned approach as she explores a wide variety of still life’s and color studies.jespersen jpeg-1 longstreeti30x301200amyvermillioninteriorssummermorning48x482200Laura’s artwork is so pretty and calming…I need¬†more wall space!

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Dallas Favorites: The Latest at Blueprint

IMG_8389My list of favorite places in Dallas is long…but Blueprint is near the very top! I only had about 20 minutes the day I ran by, but it was so worth it. The ladies are always so welcoming and the art and styling never disappoints.

The minute you walk through the door, you are transported. Here’s what’s in store now!IMG_8376 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380 IMG_8381 IMG_8383 IMG_8385 IMG_8386 IMG_8387 IMG_8388 IMG_8391If you see something you like, give Blueprint a call and ask for Ann. Tell her you saw it here! And, even better, if you find yourself in Dallas, be sure and stop by!

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Artist Spotlight: Sally King Benedict

Jaffe+copyI’m always on the look out for talented artists, so when one continues to pop up again and again, I take notice. Sally King Benedict is not new on the scene…in fact, I’ve been admiring her work for a couple of years. And, what I’ve learned is that when you wait too long….their art becomes more collectible and more expensive. Let’s just say I wish I had one of her paintings already!

In particular, I am drawn to her faces. They have an instantly recognizable style, yet are all unique. Other artists are doing “faces” now, but I really love Sally’s take.sally-king-benedict Marigot+FaceFERN+FACE Plantation+Face Tilly+Face Untitled+9Hopefully, Sally will be painting for many,many years to come. And, that gives me hope that I might one day have one of her paintings in my home.

If you love an artist….don’t wait too long to purchase their work. They could be the world’s next Warhol or Matisse!

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images: Domino, Sally King Benedict