Tag Archives: Webster Art Project

Sunday Bouquet: Flowers Echo Abstract Art

Flowers In Front Of Abstract Painting By Barbara Leiner

Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Barbara Leiner, Sweet Bunny, Oil on canvas, 48 x 50 inches
Flowers by Winston Flowers, Boston

This is a shot from the opening of the Webster Art Project exhibition last week. It is the second collection that I have collaborated on with David Webster of the Webster & Company showroom at the Boston Design Center. I source artwork from New England artists and Mr. Webster, along with his visual design director, Jonathan Giacoletto, choose the specific pieces and where to hang them.

For the opening party Mr. Webster commissioned Winston Flowers to create an arrangement to work with this abstract painting, “Sweet Bunny” by Boston artist Barbara Leiner. The pairing is perfection. (I believe the painting is still available; if interested please get in touch; it’s a beauty.)

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES

ARTmonday: Studio Visit with Laura Allis-Richardson

Last week I visited Boston-based artist Laura Allis-Richardson at her studio at Fenway Studios. A new friend had recommended her work to me and she insisted I come have a look myself. I’m glad I took the time for a studio visit—Laura Allis-Richardson is charming, her space is wonderful, and her work is fantastic. If you like what you see, she’s participating in Fenway Open Studios this coming weekend, November 12th & 13th, 2016 at 30 Ipswich Street in Boston.

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Scouting for the Webster Art Project, I was drawn to Richardson’s large abstract paintings, specifically the ones hung along the top of the room above. I also discovered that she does some mixed media pieces.

Abstract Painting By Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

She says mixed media is very popular right now. These have some sort of twigs or straw layered atop the oil paint.

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

The other side of the room is her studio space. Some of these pieces are still works in progress.

Abstract Landscape Painting By Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Abstract Paintings By Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

These two oil paintings are currently propped up in my living room. Later this week I’ll deliver them to Webster & Company in the Boston Design Center where they’ll hang as part of the new fall/winter art installation. (If you’re interested in purchasing, let me know, or stop by the showroom. They are $750 each or $1,400 for the pair.)

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Abstract Painting By Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Abstract Landscape Painting By Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

Richardson plans to do a bit more work on the piece in the back.

Self Portrait By Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

This is one of a series of self-portraits that Allis-Richardson is currently working on.

laura-allis-richardson-blue-with-artist

I see the forest and architectural elements in this lively blue and black abstract.

Studio Visit With Boston Artist Laura Allis-Richardson

A view of the Mass Pike from the lofty second floor. Those windows.

Fenway Studios In Boston Open Studios November 12 & 13

Fenway Studios In Boston Open Studios November 12 & 13

Laura Allis-Richardson is one of 21 artists who will welcome visitors at Fenway Open Studios at 30 Ipswich Street this weekend, November 12th & 13th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES