ARTmonday: Sarah Meyers Brent’s Flower Paintings at Chase Young Gallery

I first saw Sarah Meyers Brent’s flower paintings about five years ago at an open studios. I was immediately drawn to her large pieces depicting moody florals dripping down the canvas. Her bio says she is attracted to the wilt and decay of dried flowers. I recently read an Instagram post by one of my favorite Boston area floral designers who urged her followers to embrace flowers at every stage. Sarah obviously does. I love that.

I was lucky enough to work with her when we featured a dripping flower painting at the Webster & Company showroom.  Some of her work is spare, with a background peeking through, while other paintings are so textured and layered they’re truly three-dimensional. Sarah also does  cool fiber sculptures that included upcycled kids clothing; these seem to grow out of the wall.

Sarah Meyers Brent is represented by Kate Kostopoulos at Chase Young Gallery in the SoWa Arts District in Boston. Her solo show “Curious Cultivations” runs through October 31, 2020. You can see it in real life or online. You can also tune into her Zoom talk this Thursday evening.

Zoom Live Artist Talk with Sarah Meyers Brent
Thursday October 8th – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79775104719?pwd=RDVDbzFlRjFQdUhra09xWlFaNWF5QT09

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Dripping Plant VI
Acrylic on Canvas • 50 x 40 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art GalleryFalling Flowers
Acrylic on Canvas • 48.5 x 66 inches

Flower Sculptures Boston Art Gallery

Birdsong Sculpture
Found Objects & Mixed Media • 48h x 30w x 30d inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Floral Dance II
Acrylic on Paper • 11 x 15 inches

Lush Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Put a Bird On It
Acrylic & Graphite on Paper • 11 x 14 inches

Abstract Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Stay At Home Rainbow
Acrylic on Board • 10 x 8 inches

Textural Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Flower Vase
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Board • 11.25 x 9 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Art Gallery

Floral Explosion
Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas • 30 x 40 inches

Dripping Flower Paintings Boston Artist

Ice Cream Scoop
Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas • 48.5 x 66 inches

Chase Young Gallery SoWa Sarah Meyers BrentFollow @sarah_meyers_brent and @Chase Young Gallery on Instagram

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ARTmonday: Edgewater Gallery

Edgewater Gallery, which has outposts in Middlebury, Vermont and Stowe, Vermont, as well as Bozeman, Montana, has opened at the Boston Design Center. Hilary Norod, who is an abstract artist herself and a dream to work with, heads the Boston location. Offerings include a selection of abstracts, still lifes, landscapes, and portraits that are accessible and still feel very fresh.

Before continuing onto a sampling of works by ten artists represented by Edgewater Gallery, I’d like to invite you to a pop-up event by Edgewater Gallery hosted by a friend of mine at her home near Davis Square, Somerville, MA, this coming Saturday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please email me (stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com) or Hilary (hilary [at] edgewatergallery-vt [dot] com) if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you there!

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Karen O’Neill

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Claire Desjardins

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Homer Wells

Edgewater Gallery Boston Streetscape Art

Scott Addis

Edgewater Gallery Boston Still Life

Jill Matthews

Edgewater Gallery Boston Seascape

Alexis Serio

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape Art

Matt Brown

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Art

Jane Davies

Edgewater Gallery Boston Impressionist Landscape

Hannah Bureau

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract Artwork

Galen Cheney

Edgewater Gallery Boston Abstract

Michelle Kishita

Edgewater Gallery Boston Landscape With Houses

Sage Tucker-Ketcham

ARTmonday: Lee Essex Doyle Chimera at Childs Gallery

My very dear friend, artist Lee Essex Doyle is exhibiting her newest work at Childs Gallery in Boston in a solo show called Chimera. Lee is many things—mother, friend, artist, and traveler. Her wanderlust defines her style and her work.

Lee excels at capturing the essence of a place in her delicately and boldly colored and detailed works, which depict architectural impressions of her journeys, from India to Greece to  Italy to Havana.

Here is a sampling from the beautiful show:

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Santorini Sky

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Hockneys View

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mykonos Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Bethesda By The Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Illumination

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Echoes of India

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cloistered Sea

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Cerulean Star

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Minaret Memories

Lee Essex Doyle Travel Paintings Mediterranean Night

Chimera by Lee Essex Doyle at Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston through August 30, 2019.

Design Diary: Living Room by Meredith Rodday

Boston area interior designer Meredith Rodday, who you may know from her blog View From My Heels, transformed this formal living room into a light and airy space. I wrote about it here, in a recent issue of Boston Globe Magazine. I’ve included more about Rodday’s design and sources below. Photo by Jessica Delaney.

White Living Room With Colorful Art By Boston Designer Meredith Rodday

Jessica Delaney Photography

“I’m not known for formal rooms,” Rodday told me. As such her signature style of light colors with a coastal touch, was just what the homeowners were looking for.

They started by painting the room Benjamin Moore “Navajo White” to tie it together with the home’s family room. Using the warm, creamy white as a base, Rodday added soft white upholstered and warm wood pieces, a dark grounding coffee table, and pretty artwork for a pop of color.

All the fireplaces in the home had awful green marble, which Rodday replaced with classic Cararra marble. The blue/grey veining is reflecting in the gray striations of the Restoration Hardware Nahla rug , which adds a touch of interest but keeps things neutral.

The Lee Industries sofa is upholstered in Serena & Lily washed linen in sand. The McGee & Co. Blaine armchairs have a wood frames with a driftwood finish that adds a bit of earthiness. The baluster profile and finish tie into the Arteriors Everett table. Its oxidized iron-clad surface and base connects with the dark color of the large cocktail table, custom covered in navy Phillip Jeffries Juicy Jute grasscloth.

“The room is very large,” Rodday says, “We needed an anchor on the fireplace, which is off-center, and this worked well.” The Visual Comfort Morris chandelier with polished nickel finish further establishes the center of the seating area, without blocking the artwork.

The colorful artwork cements the focal point for the seating area and is the jumping off point for the accessories which bring color into the room. The piece is “Sapling Grove” by Peter Batchelder, an oil on canvas from Powers Gallery in Acton, Mass.

The indigo leafy vine pattern of the Belgian linen drapery, Novella by Massachusetts textile designer Ellisha Alexina, stands up to the painting without overwhelming it.

Rodday used the fabric for a throw pillow too. Other throw pillows include, from left to right, Susan Connor New York in Madu, Zak + Fox in Postage, Peter Dunham in Kashmir, and a cognac leather McGee & Co. pillow. The brushstroke lamp is by Jana Bek.

ARTmonday: Winter Works Show at Bromfield Gallery

Over the weekend I went to First Friday in SoWa, an arts district in Boston.  Mainly I went to meet Sydney Licht, who was in town for her solo show “Canned and Contained,” beautiful contemporary still life paintings at Chase Young Gallery, a top Boston art gallery.  The works are wonderful, and  gallery co-owner Sarah Young is so lovely.

I wandered through a number of other galleries, including Bromfield Gallery which has a very appealing (and crowded) exhibition called Winter Works. It’s a  juried show with lots of small pieces by many artists, all priced from $100 to $1,000. (There are many affordable artworks here.) There were several I was very tempted to purchase, and I may go back for at least one. These are perfect holiday gifts. All the pieces are worth a look and there are enough styles ad mediums (abstract & still life, collage & encaustic) to suit many different types.

Here are 32 artworks from Boston art gallery Bromfield Gallery’s Winter Works show.

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Carol E. Moses

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Sarah B. Shallbetter

bromfield-gallery-carol-moses

Carol E. Moses

bromfield-gallery-nage-suzuki

Naoe Suzuki

bromfield-gallery-felipe-miguel

Felipe Miguel

bromfield-gallery-susan-coley

Susan Coley

bromfield-gallery-joshua-brennan

Joshua Brennan

bromfield-gallery-sarah-kahn

Sarah Kahn
bromfield-gallery-tamar-etingen

Tamar Etingen

bromfield-gallery-monique-scalfo

Monique Scalfo

bromfield-gallery-tim-mcdonald

Tim McDonald

bromfield-gallery-nancy-marks

Nancy Marks bromfield-gallery-veronique-latimer

Veronique Latimer

bromfield-gallery-ronnie-komarow
Ronni Komarow

bromfield-gallery-susan-palladino

Susan Paladino

bromfield-gallery-nancy-wood

Nancy Wood

bromfield-gallery-sasja-lucas

Sasja Lucas

bromfield-gallery-saco-o-savalovski-2

Slavco Sokolovski
bromfield-gallery-scavco-o-socolovski

Slavco Sokolovski

bromfield-gallery-saco-o-savalovski-3

Slavco Sokolovski

bromfield-gallery-virginia-fresina

Virginia Fresina

bromfield-gallery-stephanie-todhunter-pink

Stephanie Todhunter

bromfield-gallery-stephanie-todhunter-green

StephanieTodhunter

bromfield-gallery-assorted

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Ruth Daniels

bromfield-gallery-patricia-busso

Patricia Busso

bromfield-gallery-lisa-cooren

Lisa Goren
bromfield-gallery-nina-earley

Nina Earley

bromfield-gallery-otto-laske

Otto Laske

bromfield-gallery-bredt-hardy

Bredt Handy

bromfield-gallery-maggy-allen

Maggy Allen

bromfield-gallery-jonathan-stangroom

Jonathan Stangroom

bromfield-gallery-andrea-sparks

Andrea Sparks