A couple years ago I was at a salvage yard and I came upon these slabs of concrete each weighting a ton. A scruffy man of questionable character sold them to me and said they were from George Hamilton's sidewalk, so I said I'LL TAKE THEM ALL! The idea was to repave our patio and place them here and there, then fill in the rest with mine, the doctor's, and friends autographs. Well you can see how far I gotten. There they sit a couple years later right where they were delivered, Rosemary Clooney, Tippi Hedren, Robert Wagner, and Ann Margaret. Oh well maybe this summer.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This portrait is of Gary Gibson. Gary is a L.A. based interior designer, artist, and product designer. Busy, yes, I would say so. He has several clients locally and in several different cities, he has a furniture line, he props and buys for his showroom and somehow through all this, he finds time to leave town and hide out in his studio and paint. Now that's passion! His L.A. showroom studio is located at 7350 Beverly Blvd. If you haven't already been there you need to go, it's like walking into a real artist studio. Vintage and antique one of kind objects are here, there, and everywhere and only the professor can find them, is the look. This showroom is like no other in the city. What is wonderful about this environment is for sure the way it looks, it's that Gary represents artist and several craftsman, all showing their work in this creative place. Go check it out, afterwards don't be surprised if you change your major from business to art.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
These photos are of a former house of one of my favorite clients. I had the best time working on this project. He trusted me, he was adventurous, and he had a kooky art collection. What more could a designer like me need, besides who else would let me hang a painting of the bloody head of John the Baptist on their living room wall. Thanks, David......Photos courtesy of Val Riolo, you may view his website at www.valriolo.com.