CHIC & PRACTICAL HOLIDAY EXTRAS


Are you ever short of seating when the Holidays roll around?  Extra chairs always come in handy when hosting dinner parties or gatherings, but the challenge is where to put them when they're not in use?
Folding chairs can be an option, but then, those are hardly ever attractive, let alone comfortable and if you've ever had one collapsed onto you (as I have!) it can be a bit awkward and painful. There are viable candidates that fit the bill for good looks, comfort and easy storage and these practical stackable chairs are a great example. Find these and more stylish options here.

YOUR FAVORITE CHAIR


This chair was painted on a commission from one of my clients in Australia. This is actually the chair her husband loves to sit in. Their incredible home looks out on the ocean and the view from this chair is phenomenal. I am available to paint your favorite chair as well, be it simple or ornate, modern or antique. Please contact me here for more information.
These commissions make a unique and thoughtful gift for a relative or friend as well.
I would also like to send some heartfelt prayers and well wishes to my friends in Australia who have been hit with devastating floods. I feel for you guys!

ORIGINAL WORK - CHAIR ON CHOCOWAVES

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This is an original acrylic on board painting by Anne Harwell of an aqua striped classic French bergere chair, all plump and cushy on a white and chocolate brown wavy-striped background. Great graphic quality! Acrylic on board measuring 12x12 inches with brown gallery edge profile of 3/4 inches. Protective covering and wire on back for hanging. Signed and dated on back by artist.

CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE ADAMS AND RUBIE GREEN!

These beautiful antique chairs were restored and recovered by Molly Worth of Chairloom in my favorite Rubie Green fabric, West Village. (photo courtesy of Chairloom)

"West Village" designed by Michelle Adams for her company, Rubie Green

(Image courtesy of Domino magazine)
Congratulations to Michelle Adams, creator of Rubie Green, an eco-friendly textile company that features colorful, graphic and beautiful options for furnishing your home or office. Michelle was featured in this month's issue of Domino. Michelle is a young entrepeneur who is also a former Domino employee and has already established Rubie Green as one of the top "green" textile companies in it's relatively short existence. She sells directly to the public, as well as the trade, which is rare for a high-end fabric designer.

Michelle amazes me - she's only 25 and is a blogger, designer, and business woman (check out her blog, MA Belle). Besides being extremely talented and business-savvy, Michelle is a great person! Before I had even met Michelle, she was already recommending me to a potential client, who ended up working with me on a logo design. I want to thank her and also wish her and Rubie Green all continued success as she launches her new website this month.

CHAIRLOOM

Chairloom is the Philadelphia-based business and "green" brainchild of Molly Worth that rehabs antique and vintage furniture. Molly commissioned this logo from me that was inspired by a photo of her great grandmother standing beside a chair. Molly liked the concept of melding the old with the new and hip. In the antique photo of her great-grandmother, she is standing beside an ornate Victorian chair, so Molly decided it would be perfect to keep the same concept, yet juxtapose the Victorian feel with one of the more modern pieces she re-habbed. The chair this is painted from is on her site. It's covered in a vibrant red and white Virginia Johnson fabric.

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Here, for her home page, Molly had the clever idea to place the logo next to a photo of herself and one of her works of "chair" art that was featured in the New York Times.

It's fun to go to Molly's site and look at many of the unique pieces she has transformed. She has a distinct gift for taking the best of the old and making it "live" in the present with new finishes and vibrant fabrics that are both eco-friendly and hip.
In the near future, I will be featuring Molly in another installment of my "Artist's Portrait" Series. She is a true artist with furniture!

ELKINS SILHOUETTE ON LILAC


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Elkins Silhouette on Lilac by Anne Harwell
16 x 24 x .75 inches * 2008
Mixed Media (acrylic, painted paper, board)

This original is for sale now on my Etsy site. It's a much larger scale work than most of my prints and previous collages. Features a large hand-cut silhouette, painted black, of an Elkins chair on a lilac strie background. Surface is 3/4 inch board. Black finished edges, no frame necessary, ready to hang with groove and wire on back.

MY WORK IN "NEW VIEWS" SHOW AT BENNETT GALLERIES

My "Aqua Interior" original painting is one of my pieces being featured for sale in the "New Views" exhibit at Nashville's Bennett Galleries from now until July.

Palm Beach Chair - Anne Harwell 2007
Many of my original paintings, as well as some prints, are for sale as part of this exhibit of new and emerging artist's work on paper at Bennettt Galleries. It is called "New Views:Photographs, Prints and Illustrations". The exhibit features the art of several different artists and runs from April through July. It is the first exhibit of this kind and will be a rotating exhibit that changes artists every 3 months. Bennett Galleries, a well established and upscale gallery in Nashville, TN specializes in contemporary fine art. It is family-owned and has been in business for over 30 years.

Boston Vase - gouache/ink on paper
This is another of the smaller original works being featured.

Ikat Cartoon - 2008 This original gouache/ink sketch is also in the show.

This original hand-cut paper collage is a new work I created for the show.

Bennett Galleries - hours are Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturday 9:30-5:00

Bennett Galleries carries the work of many well-established as well as emerging artists. It's located at 2104 Crestmoor Road in Nashville, right in the heart of Green Hills.

I sent over 20 pieces for the show, so if you live in or near Nashville, please come by and check out "New Views" exhibit at Bennett Galleries.

NEW PRINT! CHOCOWAVES CHAIR

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This print is from an original acrylic on board painting by Anne Harwell of an aqua striped classic French bergere chair, all plump and cushy on a white and chocolate brown wavy-striped background. Great graphic quality! This is printed on premium, heavyweight quality acid-free watercolor paper (9x12 inches) by a high-quality Epson printer and archival inks, with a margin on all sides for framing. Signed and dated on back by artist. Makes a great gift or a lovely decorative touch in your home or office.
Hope all of you who are mothers have a fantastic Mother's Day and all the rest of you have a sensational weekend! Life is GOOD!! ;>)

NEW PINK LOUIS XIV CHAIR COLLAGE

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This handcut silhouette collage features the classic lines of a fine French Louis XIV chair in deep pink on a delicate leaf-patterned green background. This is a limited edition, completely hand-cut and assembled collage. Very strong graphic quality. Sort of what I'd call neo-traditional pop art. Work is mounted on an 6x6 gesso board, ready for framing or even perfect on its own! Complete with protective finish. Limited edition piece signed and numbered by artist on the back. Shipped via USPS in an acid-free clear sleeve.

MORE CARDS!


Aqua Interior


Louis Chair No.1



Louis Chair no. 3


Vintage Mini Cooper
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More greeting cards have been added to my Etsy site! 4 more of my most popular designs are now available: Aqua Interior, Louis Chair No. 3, Louis Chair No. 1, and the Vintage Mini Cooper. Special discounts are available when you buy several, plus, it saves on shipping! These 5x7 cards are the standard size greeting cards, blank inside and come with an envelope in a clear protective sleeve. They are even suitable for framing, if you want a "mini" print collection. Great to have around for many different occasions. Look for the notecard sets coming out within the next week also! I will also be adding some holiday cards - hopefully they will be on my site by next week. I am in the midst of jury duty now, so I am a little distracted and short on time this week. Hope everyone's week is going well so far!

CHIAVARI CHAIR SILHOUETTE COLLAGE


Paper hand-cut silhouette on paper mounted on gesso board(8x10)
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The classic silhouette of an Chiavari ballroom chair in black contrasts beautifully with a cheery yellow and white polka dot background. Ready for framing or perfect as is. Complete with painted sides and protective coating. Signed and dated on back by artist. Watermark is not present on actual work.

AQUA LOUIS SILHOUETTE


Paper and acrylic on gesso board (8x10)
This piece features a hand-cut silhouette of a classic French chair in aqua. It's mounted on a chocolate colored, linen-effect, painted background on gesso board. Protective coating tops it off. This is an original and is ready to be framed or left as is! Signed and dated on back by artist.
Price is $60.00 + shipping. Email me (anneharwell@hotmail.com) if you are interested in purchasing and I will invoice you through Paypal.