I’m back today with another of my favorite local artists – Mary Pratt of Pink Chair Studio. Mary is mother to my dear friend Anna, grandma to two of the most darling little girls you could ever hope to know AND a stunning artist. I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know her over the last few years and always look forward to seeing her at Anna’s parties, gatherings and events. This is the piece that started an instant and all-encompassing love affair with Mary…
…can you even believe the gorgeousness? I literally swooned right there in Anna’s kitchen.
This portrait of a family friend’s daughter is equally as marvelous. I’ve seen this child in person and I can honestly say that this perfectly captures her! I sure would love to have one of the boys (I’m putting that out there on the off chance Honey is reading.)
It should come as no surprise that I’m drawn to her coastal pieces. Here are a few of my favorites…
Soooo…after admiring Mary’s work in Anna’s home and through her Facebook page for a good long while, I was absolutely positively thrilled when Honey told me I could work with her on a piece for our bedroom for my Christmas gift. I loved the idea of a diptych after seeing the aforementioned peacock painting and wanted something coastal in my muted colors. Imagine my absolute delight when she presented me with this… (that would be the second time I swooned in Anna’s kitchen). She used thick gallery wrapped canvases – the two 20×24” pieces make for a total size of 40×24”.
I truly couldn’t have dreamed up anything more perfect and I cannot wait for y’all to see what we’ve done with it!!! One of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time!