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ARTmonday: Art + Cocktails Truro (Photography)

As I’ve mentioned, this summer we hosted a pop up art gallery in our home on Cape Cod. (You can see photos on IG #artandcocktailstruro ) We hung 96 artworks, a good portion of them photography. (I posted the paintings and mixed media pieces back in August here.)

I was really pleased that many of the pieces that sold were photos. And not only that, they were unique, personal pieces, even a couple I have in my own collection. Thanks to the photographers who lent work, and to the friends that purchased them.

If you’re interested there are still plenty to choose from; just email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.

Girl On A Bed By Massachusetts Photographer Anastasia Cazabon

Anastasia Cazabon, Legs on Bed, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Head In Sink

Anastasia Cazabon, Sink, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Hiding In the Bushes

Anastasia Cazabon, Bushes, 2007
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″

Boston Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Diary, Love and Rivalry

Anastasia Cazabon, Diary, Love and Rivalry, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″

Female Figure in the Landscape Photo By Cory Munro Shea MassArt Auction

Cory Munro Shea, Graduation
20″ x 16″

Boston Photographer Cory Munro Shea Female Figure Walden Harvard

Cory Munro Shea, Harvard
10″ x 8″
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Elle Moss Masked Girl Photo

Elle Moss, Tempest
Photo printed with archival ink on fine art paper  •  12″ x 12″

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas Pink Wall

Grace Hopkins, Nassau06, 2014
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  12″ x 12″

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas Geo Painted Wall

Grace Hopkins, CA01, 2006
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  16″ x 16″

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas LA Lights

Grace Hopkins, LA45, 2014
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  16″ x 16″

Linda Pagani's Ethereal Landscape Photo At Webster & Co

Linda PaganiSometimes No. 1, 2012
Archival inkjet print  •  24″ x 30″
Artist’s proof 1  •  $3,400

Landscape Photograph By Linda Pagani

Linda PaganiSometimes No. 2, 2012
Archival inkjet print  •  24″ x 30″
Edition 1/7  •  $2,500

Robert Knight Stephen Boston Bed Photo

Robert Knight, Stephen, Boston, MA
Photograph  •  24″ x 30″

Boston Photographer Sarah Winchester Paris Graffiti

Sarah Winchester, Paris Graffiti
Digital photographic print  •  23″ x 37″
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Boston Photographer Shelley Zatsky Historic Interior

Shelley Zatsky
United States Marine Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, Caution Bathroom,
Nominated 2003, Saved, 2005
Photograph  •  14″ x 14″

Boston Photographer Shelley Zatsky Historic Interior

Shelley Zatsky
United States Marine Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, Doctors Quarters
Nominated 2003, Saved, 2005
Photograph  •  14″ x 14″

Boston Photographer Stephen Sheffield Flight Plan

Stephen Sheffield, Flight Plan
Photograph  •  20″ x 16″

Boston Photographer Stephen Sheffield Businessman In Miniature

Stephen Sheffield, Businessman in Miniature
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Austin Texas Photographer Suzanne Koett This Too Shall Pass

Suzanne Koett, This Too Shall Pass
Photograph printed on archival paper •  20″ x 30″

Boston Photographer Tess Atkinson Cherry Blossoms

Tess Atkinson
Study 2, Cherry Blossom, Charles River Esplanade Boston, 2016
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth print, Edition 1/20
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Boston Photographer Tess Atkinson Cherry Blossoms

Tess Atkinson
Study 1, Cherry Blossom, Charles River Esplanade Boston, 2016
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth print, Edition 1/20

Portland Maine Photographer Winky Lewis Girl And Bird

Winky Lewis
Photograph  •  $300

Portland Maine Photographer Winky Lewis Stop Sign

Winky Lewis
Photograph  •  $300

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ARTmonday: Installation Photos of Webster & Company Artwork

Thanks to my friend interior designer Dee Elms of Terrat Elms, who suggested me for the project, Mr. Webster and I have been collaborating on bringing new artwork to his Boston Design Center showroom, Webster & Company.

I pick the artists (most have ties to New England) and present available pieces to Mr. Webster. He and Visual Design Director Jonathan Giacoletto choose which ones to feature and where to hang them.  We began in fall 2015 and it’s an ongoing success.

For a full listing of available works (as well as those that have sold), see the Webster Art Project tab here on my blog.  If you are interested in pricing, please email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.

For more art follow @StyleCarrot and @WebsterCompany on Instagram and the hashtags #WebsterArtProject and #StyleCarrotCurates.

Here is a sampling of pieces in situ in the Webster & Company showroom.


Alicia Savage

Portland Maine Abstract Artist Amanda Hawkins

Amanda Hawkins

Cambridge Based Artist Amanda Agrawal and New Haven Based Artist Emilia Dubuicki

Left: Aparna Agrawal  |  Right: Emilia Dubicki

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Abstract Drawings At Webster & Co.

Betty Carroll Fuller

Betty Carroll Fuller Black & White Abstract Drawing in Graphite At Webster & Co.

Betty Carroll Fuller

Budd Hopkins Abstract Expressionist Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Budd Hopkins


Ellen Levine Dodd


Grace Hopkins


Hilary Tait Norod

Abstract Painting By Emerging Boston Artist Hilary Tait Norod and Porcelain By Anna Kasabian

Hilary Tait Norod (painting)  + Anna Kasabian (porcelain)

Abstract Artist Hilary Tait Norod Painting At Boston Design Center

Hilary Tait Norod

Abstract Painting By New England Artist Jen Bradley

Jen Bradley

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl Abstract Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl / Schoolhouse Gallery

Large Scale Abstract Painting At Webster & Company BDC

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl / Schoolhouse Gallery


Jenny Brillhart (painting) + Anna Kasabian (porcelain)

Jenny Brillhart Installation Sculptures At Webster & Company

Jenny Brillhart


Jenny Prinn

Maine Artist Jenny Prinn Abstract Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Jenny Prinn

Cape Cod Artist Joe Diggs Abstract Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Joe Diggs

Orange Abstract Painting By Joe Diggs At Webster & Co

Joe Diggs

Vertical Purple Abstract Painting By Cape Cod Artist Joe Diggs

Joe Diggs

Patch NYC John Ross Still Life Flower Photography

John Ross

Judyth Katz Abstract Landscape At Webster & Company

Judyth Katz

Cape Cod Artist Julia Salinger Abstract Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Julia Salinger

Pen & Ink Botanicals By Indian Artist Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar


Linda Pagani

Encaustic Abstracts By Boston Artist Linda Cordner

Linda Cordner

Encaustics By Linda Cordner At Webster & Company

Linda Cordner

Meg Brown Payson Yellow Abstract Painting

Meg Brown Payson / Walker Contemporary

MP Landis Blue Abstract Painting At Webster & Co BDC

MP Landis

Sarah Lutz's Marine Inspired Abstract Painting at Webster & Company

Sarah Lutz / Schoolhouse Gallery

Sarah Lutz Ocean-Inspired Abstract Painting At Webster & Co. BDC

Sarah Lutz / Schoolhouse Gallery

Somerville Artist Sarah Myers Brent

Sarah Meyers Brent

Stephen Sheffield B&W Self Portraits At Webster & Co

Stephen Sheffield / Panopticon Gallery


Stephen Sheffield / Panopticon Gallery


Tess Atkinson

Boston Photographer Tess Atkinson's Paris Bridge Photos

Tess Atkinson


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ARTmonday: New England Artists at Webster & Company

This fall I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wonderful new project: curating artwork for the Webster & Company showroom at the Boston Design Center.

I love art. I buy art like other women buy shoes. I have master’s in art history that I did for fun and I started collecting art around the same time.  Friends have asked me for help choosing artwork, and over the years I’ve often thought of art consulting for interior designers.

This summer I was at the bar at Blackfish in  Truro with my friend Dee Elms,who encouraged me. (If  you don’t know her, she  is a very talented, supremely generous Boston-based interior designer). A week later I got an email from Mr. Webster at Webster & Company, asking me if I’d be interested in helping find local Boston artists whose work he could hang in his showroom. (A little birdie suggested me.) He was looking to do a complete swap of everything he had hanging. Within a month.

In a frenzy, I scoured my files and sources for Boston artists (and some further afield in Maine and on the Cape) whose work I loved that aligned with Mr. Webster’s tastes. We met in early September, narrowed down my finds, and over the last few weeks the very gracious Mr. Webster and his meticulous visual design director Jonathan Giacoletto have hung the work. There are about 75 pieces from almost 20 artists, all either local or with ties to the area.

It’s been a thrilling experience, both working with Mr. Webster and his team and all the artists. I haven’t seen everything hung yet, but I plan to go this week. If you happen to be over there, stop by. (Obviously they’re all for sale. If you you’re interested, you can  let me know.) Here is one piece from each artist represented. If you read ARTmonday regularly you will recognize some names. More photos to come of the installations in the coming weeks.


John Ross

John Ross, who has a degree from UCLA and is co-founder of design label PATCH NYC, composes photos inspired by Dutch still life paintings in his South End studio using only natural light.


Tess Atkinson

Tess Atkinson, who graduated from Skidmore College and studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, likens her images to being lost in a trance.


Linda Pagani

Linda Pagani, who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, photographs vast spaces to compose abstract new environments.


Anna Kasabian

In her studio in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Anna Kasabian crafts wafer thin porcelain pieces that recall the forms and motions of flowers, sea plants, and ocean waves.


Jenny Brillhart

Abstracting beauty from the ordinary, Jenny Brillhart, who holds an M.F.A. from New York Academy of Art and a B.A. from Smith College, lives and works in Miami and Stonington, Maine.


Judyth Katz

Having begun her career as a fiber artist, today Judyth Katz works in paints and pastels to create abstracted landscapes en plain air and from her studio on the Outer Cape.


MP Landis

MP Landis, who traveled the world with his Mennonite missionary parents, opened a bookstore, and painted in Provincetown, recently relocated from Brooklyn to Portland, Maine.


Jenny Prinn

Rain, laughter, footsteps, and foghorns are examples of the fleeting inspirational moments that inform Maine-based artist Jenny Prinn’s colorful abstract paintings.


Grace Hopkins

Grace Hopkins, who holds a B.F.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, creates photographs with he look and feel of abstract paintings.


Hilary Tait Norod

Neuroscience and psychology are strong influences on Boston-based painter Hilary Tait Norod, who holds a B.A. in studio art from Skidmore College.


Steve Barylick

Former creative director and muralist Steve Barylick, who holds a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, paints abstracts at Joy Street Artist Studios in Somerville.


Linda Cordner

Linda Cordner layers pigmented translucent wax to depict subtle, atmospheric landscapes, all created in her SoWa studio.


Alicia Savage

Boston-based photographer Alicia Savage, who holds a B.A. from Northeastern University, documents her life and mind in self-portraits that hide her face but uncover her journey.


Budd Hopkins

Abstract Expressionist Budd Hopkins (1931—2011), who worked in New York and Wellfleet, combined geometrics with a gestural style. The Whitney Museum and The Guggenheim, among others, own his work.


Sarah Lutz

Sarah Lutz, whose abstract work refers to the natural world, holds a B.S. from Skidmore College, an M.F.A. from The American University, and lives and works in New York City and Truro, Mass.


Stephen Sheffield

Using film and nontraditional techniques, South Shore-based photographer Stephen Sheffield, an alumnus of Cornell University and California College of the Arts, creates narrative images with a cinematic feel.


Ellen Levine Dodd

Ellen Levine Dodd, who grew up and studied art in New England, creates expressive compositions with colorful gestural brushwork in her Northern California studio.


Joe Diggs

Working from his home studio overlooking a pond on Cape Cod, Joe Diggs sometimes strategically plans his compositions while other times is guided by pure emotion.

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ARTmonday: Artwork for TroyBoston Model Apt #1409

I love when I have the opportunity in my work to showcase local Boston artists and makers. For the last couple of months I’ve been working on a interior decor scheme for a model apartment at Troy Boston, a brand new, upscale, “green” rental building in SoWa. It’s a little outside my usual scope of projects and it’s been fun. You may have seen the initial post I did about it, when I was determining the color scheme for the apartment—Impressions: Creating a Color Palette of Charcoal + Dusty Rose. The final palette is indeed based on this post, with plenty of textural elements, including velvet, sheepskin, cork, plywood, and copper.

The best part has been curating the artwork. The art collection is the distinctive feature of the overall design and I hope people will view it as an exhibition rather than mere decoration. The pieces, which include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media pieces, are all done by New England-based female artists. Some of these Boston artists are  talented friends (Lee Essex Doyle, Tess Atkinson, Grace Hopkins),  others are young artists whose pieces I’ve purchased over the years at the SMFA Art Sale (Laura Beth Reese, Eugenie Lewalski Berg), others are artists I’ve become familiar with through blogging (Cig Harvey, Alicia Savage, Anastasia Cazabon, Anna Kasabian, Rachel Cossar, Winky Lewis, Jenny Prinn), and others are Boston artists who are new to me  (Heather McGrath, Linda Cordner).

I knew from the start that I wanted to include a statement artwork of a partially obscured woman; a moody fashion-y photograph of an elusive woman. I was able to get a few, though no oversize pieces due to the prohibitive cost of printing. Nevertheless I think the collection will hold together well. At the end of this post, you can see my current hanging scheme for the main wall, and for over the bed. I also plan to print a few of my own Instagram photos to pin or (washi) tape up.

Here I present to you the Troy Boston Model Apt #1409 art collection featuring over a dozen Boston area artists.  I hope you love it and will learn more about these talented women, all of whom have generously lent me their artwork.


Alicia Savage
 self-portrait  •  Panopticon Gallery
Fort Point, Boston, MA


Laura Beth Reese  •  self-portrait from Nude series
Boston, MA


Cig Harvey, MidCoast Maine
The Goldfinch  •  Robert Klein Gallery


Anastasia Cazabon  •  From the Secret World series
Boston, MA


Grace Hopkins  •  CA01
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA


Grace Hopkins  •  Nassau06
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA


Grace Hopkins  •  LA45
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA


Rachel Cossar  •  Tights
Instagram photograph backstage
Ballerina, Boston Ballet  •  Boston, MA


Lee Essex Doyle, Boston, MA
Prada I Orange  •  Childs Gallery  •   Watercolor and ink


Winky Lewis, Portland, ME
Black and white photo of the artist’s daughter


Eugenie Lewalski Berg  •   Six Couples
Cast concrete relief with graphite and oil pastel
Boston, MA


Linda Cordner  •  Bayside Sky  •  encaustic
Linda Cordner created this large encaustic for the apartment after seeing my color palette inspiration post.
SoWa, Boston, MA


Tess Atkinson  •  Vista Series
Color photograph face-mounted on plexiglass
Boston, MA


Heather McGrath  •  Sunset in Iceland
Color photograph printed on sheet metal
SoWa, Boston, MA


Anna Kasabian, North Shore, MA
Tide Pool III   •  stoneware
This many not be the exact piece that will hang. Anna Kasabian is lending me three pieces, which I will see when she drops them off next week.

jenny prinn

Jenny Prinn, Maine
Little Footsteps I  •  Oil on canvas
This is not the exact canvas I’ll be hanging. Jenny Prinn has graciously offered to paint an original work for the project.

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Main art wall

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Art over the bed

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ARTmonday: Grace Hopkins

Grace Hopkins is one of many New England artists whose abstract artwork defies expected New England standards. Hopkins  grew up in NYC and is now based in Portland, Maine, with her artist husband and sweet little girl Gigi. Grace shows her work in galleries all over the Northeast. I discovered her work in Cape Cod. Her father, artist Budd Hopkins, is a longtime friend of my in-laws. (I’ll do a post on Budd at some point too.)

Hopkins characterizes her work as abstract photo-paintings. I have included a sampling of her photos from 2005 to the present , so you can its progression. This is how she describes the evolution: ” In the past few years I have been getting closer to my subject matter and minimizing the number of objects in my pictures, essentially zeroing in on what really interests me and excluding everything else.”

2009 South Beach




2009 Europe


2008 Michigan



2008 Maine


2008 Las Vegas


2007 Belize




2006 St. Maarten


2006 Curacao


2005 California




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