This is part of our on-going Meet the Artists series that features creative + talented artists, craftsmen + artisans and the work they are doing to uphold their talents + crafts in support of our Canvas Studio Apron. Click here to read more from the series.
I am just thrilled beyond words to be bringing back our Canvas Studio Apron into the collection, one that really helps to celebrate the craft behind the arts and keeping these treasured crafts around. We made a few tweaks to the design from the first iteration (which I love) so today I wanted to celebrate the launch by also sharing with you a few artists that I follow and am constantly inspired by.
Elaine Burge grew up in Maysville, Georgia on 23 acres with a family that always enjoyed the outdoors and encouraged her creativity. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She worked as a web designer in Atlanta for a couple of years but always took up any opportunity to have a brush in her hand, painted over the summers with a local muralist and then later painted the scenery behind miniature train layouts. It wasn’t until she met her now husband, Richey, that she gathered the courage to take the leap and pursue a career as a professional artist. Elaine and Richey live in Riddleville, Georgia with their two daughters, Lucy and Bonnie, four dogs and seven chickens. She appreciates the bright stars of the night sky, all of the abundant wildlife and the peaceful pace of life that living in the country provides.
Renee Bouchon is an Atlanta-based abstract artist who’s love of unexpected color combinations combined with an intuitive application of mixed media on paper and canvas has attracted a devoted following of collectors both nationally and abroad. With no regard for the end result while painting in the moment, Renee’s work seamlessly embodies the juxtaposition of quiet space and movement in a way that creates perfect harmony. For Renee, inspiration comes in all forms, and she thrives off seeing how a little snippet of creation can transform any given space. Her work inadvertently takes on a life of its own as she paints into and out of chaos while allowing the negative space and color to have a dialogue of their own, thus creating a beautiful work of art.
Renee’s work has been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Southern Living, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, as well as regional shelter publications.
Eleanor Scott Davis
I hope you enjoyed meeting these artists + seeing their beautiful works. To see more of the “Meet the Artists” series, click here. And, click below to shop our Canvas Studio Apron for using in the studio, whether you’re a traditional artist, painting, clay, craft or other I just know you’ll enjoy these sturdy aprons that provide a blank canvas for you to work with.
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