Monday, December 7, 2009

12 months, 12 fantastic pieces of art! Part 1

It is so hard to believe that another year has flown by...Last November with a goal of providing exposure to talented southern artists, I clumsily began this blog--A year has gone by so quickly, I've had fun doing it, and some of the artists have sold work from my posts reaching the right folks---goal accomplished, I suppose...and I look forward to another year of marketing fantastic art!

For this 1 year "anniversary", I decided to choose my 12 favorite pieces of the last 12 months...
A hard task considering I've featured over 100 pieces of art...

In Part 1 of "12 months, 12 fantastic pieces of art" I've selected paintings by six great Louisiana artists..from abstract to realism, watercolor to acrylic and oil, the styles and mediums vary--

Although these artists are all from Louisiana (Lafayette, Baton Rouge, & New Orleans), there work is shown in four states (Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, and New York)

And here's to a great 2010 for all of us!

ANNE McLEOD: Featured May 2009

New Orleans artists Anne Mcleod is currently in shows at Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio in Breaux Bridge, LA; Galerie Eclaireuse ( in Lafayette, LA; and Deux Bayous Gallery (formerly Town Market) in Arnaudville, LA

Anne's paintings range in price from $75 for a small unframed watercolor on paper to $850 for a large framed piece. On Saturday, I attended the opening of her newest show at Rue du Pont Galerie in Breaux Bridge and all I can say is...Brava, Anne! the new work is really wonderful..the small $75 pieces make great Christmas presents..the show will be up through the end of the year

Anne Mcleod

Untitled Abstract, watercolor on paper

22" x 28"

$250.00, unframed

to purchase, contact Anne at


Lafayette native Jill Tauzin Broussard is currently in shows at Gerilyn Lytal Roth design studio in Lafayette; Entre Nous in Lafayette; and (breaking news) Kipton Art ( in New York.
The November 2009 issue of Metropolitan Home magazine featured Leah Simon's house in Baton Rouge where one of Jill's pieces was on view in the living room.

Jill Tauzin Broussard

Pieces, Acrylic on Canvas

11" x 14"

$510.00, framed

to purchase, contact Jill at

LINDA MONCLA: featured February 2009

Lafayette based watercolor artist Linda Moncla is a native of New Iberia, LA. Through her travels around the world and her homeland of Louisiana, Linda is inspired to capture the landscapes that surround her.
Paintings by Linda are currently on view in Lafayette at Gallery at City Club & River Spa; and Gerilyn Lytal Roth design studio.

Linda Moncla

Orange Moss, watercolor on paper

GIFTED (to me!!)

LISA DISTEFANO: featured November 2008

Baton Rouge, LA artist Lisa diStefano studied fine art at LSU. Lisa's work has been featured in gallery shows in Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, and Chicago and in magazines including Veranda and Southern Accents.
Lisa is currently represented by Ann Connelly Fine Art ( in Baton Rouge, LA; Blue Gallery ( in Three Oaks, MI; and Rising Gallery ( in Dallas, TX.

Lisa diStefano

Abstract, mixed media on paper

GIFTED (for Charity Auction)

HOPE HEBERT: featured November 2008, December 2008, August 2009

Whimsical and colorful are the qualities I am drawn to in the acrylic paintings by Hope Hebert. Based in Lafayette, LA, Hope's work has been shown in galleries and group shows throughout Louisiana.
Gallery at City Club & River Spa, Jefferson Street Market, and Lafayette Art Association (all 3 in Lafayette) as well as Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio (Breaux Bridge) and Quince (New Orleans) currently have a nice selection of Hebert's work.

Hope Hebert

Roses of Red & White, acrylic on canvas

SOLD (to one of my design clients)

MALLORY CHASTANT: featured November 2008 and February 2009

Mallory Chastant is one of the primary reasons I started blogging. Once I met this incredibly talented young artist, I knew I had to help her get her work "out there". Mallory has had a phenomenal 2009 realizing major success in the shows she has been a part of and being selected for the juried prestigious ArtMelt in Baton Rouge.
Mallory and I have worked together on several projects and plan to do many big collaborations in 2010.
Paintings by Mallory are currently in shows that I curated at Gallery at City Club/River Spa and Gerilyn Lytal Roth design studio as well as at Jefferson Street Market and Lounge Gallery and Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio.

Mallory Chastant

Untilted Abstract, Acrylic on Wood

SOLD (and boy was I mad it wasn't to me!)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Summer Discoveries Part 1-Seaside, Florida

I have returned to Lafayette after a VERY busy, exciting, and inspiring five weeks of travel.
As always, when I am on "vacation" (HA!) I am constantly shopping for client projects and looking for new artists.

There will be several posts on the artists whose work I discovered this Summer. For this first "teaser", I am featuring a couple of pieces by two artists who are represented in Seaside, FL, a gorgeous beach getaway.

The first two paintings are encaustics by Maralyn Wilson, a Birmingham, AL, artist who shows at Pizitz Home & Cottage (a fantastic shop where I picked up some items for clients) in Seaside. I absolutely love the easels (available through Pizitz) that are used to display Wilson's pieces.

The third and fourth images are of paintings by Dean Bentley, a Georgia artist who shows at 119 Quincy Circle (I also made great purchases for clients here) in Seaside.

Enjoy for now...detailed posts on these two fabulous artists as soon as I recuperate from my journey and get back in the swing of things!