9.14.2012

i heart your art: kate long stevenson

A few weeks ago a friend of mine noted that all of the art I love shares a really similar aesthetic, and that he's never surprised by the pieces that catch my eye. Looking through my inspiration folders I can see what he means. A lot of abstracts, a lot of unconventional portraits, and a lot of pink. A LOT of pink.

What can I say, I like what I like.

Strangely enough, when I thought about it I realized I could pinpoint the moment that I figured out what kind of art was truly "me". A few years ago I was reading one of my favourite design magazines (I think it was House & Home) and came across a feature on Kate Long Stevenson. I literally had an "aha" moment. For the first time in my life I considered saving up every one of my pennies just to own an original piece of art (something I now consider all the time).

I was intensely drawn to everything about Kate's work - from the saturated colours, to the broad and unrestrained brush strokes, to the beautiful yet oddly off-kilter silhouettes. I still am.






Aren't they beautiful? The similarities to some of my current faves are uncanny.

P.S. I wish I could find that original article in my mag collection. My next organizational project should clearly be cataloging. 

P.P.S. That's never going to happen.

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5 comments :

  1. I just came across your blog while googling some Kate. I agree she is amazing.

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    1. Isn't she?? Btw, clicked on your name to check out your blogger profile, and you had me at wallpaper and leopard. Damn. Straight.

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  2. Thanks so much for the post, Elyse!! xo, kate

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    1. Wow, I have to admit I'm pretty giddy that you came across it! Thank you in return for the inspiration!

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Your comments make me borderline giddy! Thanks so much for taking the time!