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5.2.08

{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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Bronwyn [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

M&Co [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Pomegranate [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Mia [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Mia, thanks so much for the compliment :)

Joanna Goddard [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

so sweet! i love that they paint together xo

girl meets glamour [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely pieces!

~Kate

in_mittens [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful... [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Paris Gerrard [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Stella [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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.

Stella

in_mittens [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for answering my question, Paris!

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