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 (www.galerie-eclaireuse.com) 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
Untitled Abstract, watercolor on paper
22" x 28"
to purchase, contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
JILL TAUZIN BROUSSARD: Featured May 2009
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 (www.kiptonart.com) 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"
to purchase, contact Jill at email@example.com
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.
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 (www.annconnelly.com) in Baton Rouge, LA; Blue Gallery (www.bluegalleryart.com) in Three Oaks, MI; and Rising Gallery (www.risinggallery.com) in Dallas, TX.
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.
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.
Untilted Abstract, Acrylic on Wood
SOLD (and boy was I mad it wasn't to me!)