A Place This Interior Designer Goes For Inspiration

I am in love with mother nature. That’s why I love going to the Westport Art Show.  It features some of the best artists in the country, who travel in from all over the US to feature their artwork in this prestigious show; much of it is focused on the natural world around us.

Here are some of my favorite artists from this year’s show.  They all share the similarities of using nature or natural elements to create a comforting feeling and mood.  But the way they deal with their subjects makes them different, from an interior designer‘s perspective, in their appeal for a traditional, modern classic, contemporary or beach home, as I think you’ll see for yourself. I have chose all of these different subjects for you to be able to experience the type of painting that may fit into your space whatever that may be.

Kate Childs

I can’t think of a better way to begin an artistic journey about art that inspires than this landscape from Kate Childs whose goal is to project to the viewer a sense of stillness and a meditative presence.

Ning Lee

Ning Lee is guided by a special perspective to light, shadow, color and form.  He uses objects commonly seen in daily life and adds a contemporary realistic approach.  It’s a good guide for me.

Geoffrey Barbey

Geoffrey Barbey also studies the secrets of light and form as he looks at the wonders of nature with a painter’s eye.

John Maurer

John Maurer’s work is vibrant and spontaneous, with loose expressive strokes of impasto color. Pigment is applied in layers using mostly palette knives.

Dick Fischer

Dick Fischer plans composition, thinks of ways to simplify, determines the source and movement of light and how best to effect the illusion of space.

Evelyn Dankovich

Evelyn Dankovich uses watercolor, acrylics, or oils to capture the unique beauty and moods of nature. With an emphasis on rural, woodland, and water scenes her work takes us beyond cities and suburbs to rural America and to the natural wilderness of the Adirondacks and our other wilderness parks.

Elizabeth and Mark Brown

Elizabeth and Mark Brown’s abstracted paintings evokes an emotional response to the celebration of light bursting forth, observed from the movement of clouds colors and wherever the creation reveals it’s inspirational dance.

Karen Sutton

Karen Sutton’s use of the chiaroscuro method in still life allows her to impart a deep emotional quality to outdoor painting and more stimulating color, value and brushwork.

Did the artists at the Westport Art Show inspire you like they did me?

A similarity between art and my belief about interior design is “it’s all in the details.”  To see where this inspiration takes me, here’s a place you can view my work.

Related sites

Westport Art Show

Kate Childs

Ning Lee

Geoffrey Barbey

John Maurer

Dick Fischer

Evelyn Dankovich

Elizabeth and Mark Brown

Karen Sutton


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