{a family affair}

{left: "Sky Light" by Paris Gerrard; right: "White Roses" by Jill Barton}

I am admittedly a little behind on my correspondence: last week, I received a very lovely e-mail from Paris and Jill, two talented artists from Salt Lake City, Utah. What makes these two painters special is that they are mother and daughter, each with similar, yet unique artistic styles. Their bodies of work consist of a broad and interesting range of approaches, from still life, to landscape, impressionistic, to Chinoiserie-inspired strokes, to daughter Paris' editorial selections.

Regardless if you prefer still life or landscape, it's clear that talent runs in the family.

{"Change of Mind" and "Polka Dot Wedge" by Paris Gerrard}

{"A Quiet Evening" and "Summer Roses" by Jill Barton}

{"Butterfly III", a collaboration: Jill Barton and Paris Gerrard}

{"Blue Magpie" and "Asian Paradise-Flycatcher", a collaboration: Jill Barton and Paris Gerrard}

{To view more work and for more information, visit parisgerrard.com and jillbartonart.com}

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Blogger Bronwyn said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love their kind of old, French feel. I am totally lusting after the bottom two paintings of the birds.

February 06, 2008  
Anonymous M&Co said...

Thanks for showing these talented artist! I think their work is so lovely!

February 06, 2008  
Blogger Pomegranate said...

The paintings are BEAUTIFUL! The brush strokes, the color, it feels so romantic and sensual.. I'll check out the sites right now.

February 06, 2008  
Anonymous Mia said...

Thank you for sharing their work. I love their paintings. You always inspire me with you discoveries.

February 06, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Mia, thanks so much for the compliment :)

February 06, 2008  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

so sweet! i love that they paint together xo

February 06, 2008  
Blogger girl meets glamour said...

Lovely pieces!


February 06, 2008  
Anonymous in_mittens said...

I really like the collaborative piece. How nice that they can share the process of painting together. I wonder how they go about it...

February 06, 2008  
Blogger All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oh glamorous - now these really are lovely - that last one especially is gorgeous . Ooo I'm inspired to pick up the paintbrush!

February 06, 2008  
Anonymous Paris Gerrard said...

Thank you for all of the encouraging comments. My mother and I paint together daily, so we tend to influence and inspire each other. These pieces were drawn from antique botanical bird prints. We painted, plastered, scratched and sanded to get the final look we were after. We passed the paintings back and forth until we were both satisfied with the results. The original paintings are sold, but giclee prints are available from our websites. www.parisgerrard.com

February 06, 2008  
Anonymous Stella said...

I bought one of Paris's hand painted giclee's, and it looks just like an original. I am so happy that they have been discovered.


February 07, 2008  
Anonymous in_mittens said...

Thanks for answering my question, Paris!

February 08, 2008  

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