(photo by Ingalls Photography via Domino)
Courtney is one of those people who is extremely talented, a veritable encyclopedia of art and design knowledge, yet she's as modest, kind and unaffected as can be! She was one of the first people to commission my work and has been a great support and encouragement to me in my career. What I am trying to say, is that Courtney is the GREATEST and I am so happy to see her getting even just a smidgen of the credit she deserves (and thanks so much for letting me ride your coattails onto 1st Dibs!!!)
P.S. This painting is also available now as a print - contact me for details!
The guy who started it all.....
Washington Post feature
The blog banner I created for StyleCourt
Staff writer Terri Sapienza's feature in the Washington Post (above) and online: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/09/AR2008010900901.html
A somewhat belated thank-you to the style-savvy Courtney Barnes over at StyleCourt for her post earlier this week. Things have been so busy here that I haven't had a chance until now to mention it. Courtney and I will be collaborating once again in the New Year when I paint one of her favorite new acquistions. Her famous chair (above) has already sort of taken on a life of it's own and is my most popular piece in my Etsy shop.
Patricia's superior version of a thank-you note
Patricia van Essche - President of the "Artists' Support Network"!!
A gift package, van Essche style! What a gift for presentation!
One of the guys in my "break room"
The view at my recharge spot - not bad, eh?
The brilliant design writer, Courtney Barnes and her chair that I painted - the centerpiece of her blog banner I designed.
LA decorator and Style Queen Ruthie Sommers
A pair of delightful chairs Ruthie re-habbed with a delightful Palm Beach look to them
Thanks to Courtney Barnes of StyleCourt for the mention as guest blogger this week on Design*Sponge. DesignSponge* is a top design blog with pioneer design blogger Grace Bonney at the helm. A daily must-read for me, chock-full of everything a design buff like me thrives on! Stylecourt is also, as you may already know, one of my faves. As usual, the ever-knowledgeable Courtney is going above and beyond with her contributions this week. Today's post featured the great LA decorator Ruthie Sommers and her penchant for rehabbing furniture in her trademark amazing way. Remember that cheesy makeover show, "The Swan" from a couple of years ago? Ruthie's work is to furniture what those plastic surgeons' work was to patients. Similarly jaw-dropping. You will be amazed at what can be done with these "diamond in the rough" pieces she picks up and transforms. She should be dubbed "The Princess of Potential"! Ok, it's obvious I'm a big fan. So, I was doubly pleased to be mentioned on the same page with one of my style heroes. Thank you Courtney and Grace! Be sure to check out both Design*Sponge and Design*Sponge Guest Blog if you haven't already!
All images courtesy of Design*Sponge
Ikat/Courtney Barnes Chair Notecards (set includes 4 Ikat chair cards and 4 Courtney Barnes Chair cards and 8 envelopes)
Gouache/ink painting on Arches cold press paper (5x7)
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Her blog, Style Court, is one of my absolute favorites! It was recently mentioned in Elle Decor as one of editor Margaret Russell's top favorites also. Chock-full of beautiful photos and informative text, Courtney has a real gift for writing and design coupled with a very discerning eye. Thank you, Courtney, for giving me the opportunity to work with you!! This is also now available as a print on my Etsy site: http://www.annechovie.etsy.com/
I welcome commissions for both paintings and blog banner design. I offer some very affordable options, so don't hesitate to contact me with inquiries at: firstname.lastname@example.org