Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Artists Series Featuring Kerry Steele





Introducing Artist Kerry Steele. You may be familiar with Kerry through her blog site Design du Monde.  I hope you enjoy the following interview and a glimpse  into her world of gorgeous abstract art!

Elan 


Kerry, when did you become interested in art and what drew you to painting?
 
I have always liked art and as a child I accompanied my grandmother to her painting and art history classes that she taught. I have actually always thought I was far better at drawing than painting and until last year, I had not picked up a brush in about 10 years! Mostly the impetus was wanting a few huge canvases to fill my walls. I bought some but I enjoyed the process of working out an abstract that was pleasing to me.

Satsuki Rain
 I have seen some of your amazing abstracts; how did you find a niche in that genre?

 I was not exactly looking for a niche when I started because I was initially painting for myself. The best advice I have read is to paint what you love and for me the palettes have a lot to do with trends in Interior Design and Fashion and I think people respond to those colors.

 
Sakura  
I can understand that, with your background as an Interior Designer. 
Kerry, where do you find the inspiration for your works of art? 

I find inspiration in other art. Sometimes its a line that I find beautiful and use as a jumping off point or the colors in a landscape create a mood that I translate into an abstract. 

Patrician Plan

 What are some artists past or present that you admire? 

 De Kooning, Deibenkorn, Sally Benedict Read, Claire Desjardins are a few.  

 


















What Art Events are  scheduled in the near future? Also, Kerry  where can your works of art be purchased?

  I exhibit in juried shows at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia. My art can be purchased there or in my Etsy store, DesignDuMonde or someone may contact me directly about commissions or pieces not listed for sale.



Senanque

 Finally Kerry, as you are making your dreams come true, what advice do you have for the aspiring art of any age?
Painting what you love is only half the story. If you want other people to see your art it is never a good idea to play the pushy salesperson. Instead build genuine relationships with other artists, designers, collectors and they will come to you. Use social media judiciously. 

Great thoughts Kerry, thank you so much!
Visit Kerry ay her Etsy Shop, Design du Monde and also at her art site Kerry Steele.com  

If you would love to purchase a work of Kerry's art; she is offering a 15% off discount for the next 2 weeks. Use the Code ARTK2

I hope you will a comment of encouragement for Kerry! I so admire it when anyone takes the steps to go after their dreams!

Thank you to all of my friends and followers for supporting the arts!! What would life be like without it! 

 
xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

67 comments:

Glamour Drops said...

A comment of encouragement... why yes she deserves one because these are beautiful. Especially love the Patrician Plan. I could stare at that for hours, and keep finding new things in it. Beautiful colours too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh sweet friend, you are so generous to feature us.....and do send my your address via email......Anita

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Kerry's passion for art is evident in her work. Her words for aspiring artists ring true for anyone who wants to making a living from the Arts, crafts or a hobby.
Bon weekend

An Urban Cottage said...

Love you both!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Beautiful use of color, I especially like Elan.
Thank you for sharing, Karena.
Much love,
Marcia

Acquired Objects said...

I love abstracts so I really love Kerry's work. Love the use of her colors. Nice interview and nice getting to know Kerry.

Enjoy your weekend!
XX
Debra~

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Kerry is such a talented artist, Karena. I am happy to see her work showcased here!
Kerry has the ability to combine colors and enough vital and interesting points on a canvas to be over the top gorgeous.
Happy Saturday.
Teresa
xoxo

toko baju muslim murah said...

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Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I see I have a few new blogs to read too.

annechovie said...

Thanks for the intro to Kerry and her work! Fab. Have a beautiful wknd! xo

The Pink Pagoda said...

Hi Karena! I'm a huge fan of Kerry! I LOVE her work and think she's such a talent, but she is awesome, too! Such a lovely person! What a great post!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful work from Kerry and a great interview Karena... Happy weekend... xv

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Karena for entering my GiveAway... And for you my sweet friend it is always exciting over here, your featured artist paints passionately. I could see her works hanging in the best art shows and galleries. She has inspired me to
Go paint.
Xx
Dore

A Perfect Gray said...

love her work, karena...donna

catkin tales said...

i love the colour! ♥

many thanks for sharing this beautiful work xx

Nancy said...

wonderful tribute to my friend Kerry! Her work is wonderful and she is a genuinely nice person to boot! Have a great weekend.
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

These pictures are beautiful. I admire people who put their artistic talents to use. I could never draw or paint so I am very impressed by paintings such as these.

Amy

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Karena -
Thank you for interviewing and featuring Kerry. She is immensely talented, and her art speaks to me.
Loi

Ann said...

Her works are lovely.
Nice interview.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karena,
THANK YOU for visiting and thank you again for sending me your address!!! Have a grand Sunday! Anita

The enchanted home said...

Talented lady..love all the beautiful color!

Carla Aston said...

Just lovely work. I'll be popping over to her shop to see more.

Mary Timmers said...

Thanks Karena, for this inspiring post. Kerry is right, it's important to paint what you love! Then, the results, and the process are so satisfying! Thanks, Karena for supporting the arts in this way.

Nav said...

beautiful pics!

http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

Renée Finberg said...

my dear K,
her work is beautiful.
it's soft and easy which i feel would make it easy to live with!

xox

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Karena,

Kerry paints beautiful works of art.

Dee

Paisley Curtain said...

Love the pastel colors and softness of her art.

Best wishes

René said...

Very nice! Thank you for the introduction!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful work. Thanks as always for your interesting interviews.

Martina said...

Pretty paintings- i do like her colors! Come and submit your link to my link up party!

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY paintings! LOVE the colours!

sell wow account said...

very, very, very nice!

carolyn bradford said...

So beautiful and so talented! I wish I could paint so badly..if only I'd been granted that talent! Oh well…at least we can enjoy talents like Kerry has! Thanks so much for sharing, Karena! Hope you are doing well!

Rhissanna said...

Lovely use of pink in all the paintings.These are a real discovery!

Linda said...

Lovely paintings and such a beautiful woman...It's a pleasure to visit and see such creative work.
I just followed you via linky. Thanks for visiting and leaving kind words.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What beautiful softness and color!

Karen said...

These are beautiful paintings. Abstracts rarely speak to me, but these really touched me. Thanks for visiting me.

Fashion-isha said...

Oh wow! I love her work it's so pretty and soothing! Thanks for the intro and interview!
xo
Sharon

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there pretty lady!

Thank you for your kind comments today! How are you feeling today? Did something arrive for you in the mail today?

Let me know if and when it does.....Anita

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Karena, thank you for sharing Kerry's work. A whole new world just opened up for me. Don't forget, pop in and link up on Monday at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn

Cottage and Broome said...

What a wonderful feature on Kerry's work! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

CarolAnne - camdesign said...

thank you for your visit to my blog, I post some of my client presentations and send them a link so they can remember what they bought... glad you like my picks for artwork etc

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks for showing us this beautiful art by Kerry.

Stacy Curran said...

Kerrys work is amazing! I can't wait to go see her store. Thanks for the great post!!!
Stacy

Jessie said...

Talented artist! Love her work especially Elan, the colors are so beautiful.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a talented artist. I love the colors she uses.

My Notting Hill said...

I love the soft colors and shapes in Kerry's paintings, very beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there sweet soul!!!

Thinking of you and thanking you as well for your kind comments, email and beautiful SELF! Be well...you are in my prayers...Anita

Segreto Secrets said...

I love the combinations of colors used and the soft transition between them . Beautiful works!! Karena thank for bring so many wonderful new artists to us!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you again Karena for your beautiful visit leavinG a comment the encourages ones heart.

Ha.ve a beautiful artist weekend.
Xoxo
Dore

koralee said...

I adore the colours she uses...these are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

the language of design said...

This artist is amazing, so mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing!K-

vicki archer said...

These paintings of Kerry's are gorgeous... Thank you for showing us Karena... Happy Sunday... xv

pretty pink tulips said...

Just love Kerry's paintings. Sakura absolutely delights me....I can sense the cherry blossoms, at least that's what my eye sees! :)

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Fabulous work! I'm in love with her use of pink. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely keep her work in mind. Mona

Palomasea said...

These are so beautiful! The colors are splendid....
Thank you!!
xoxo,
- Irina

cindy said...

LOVE the one titled Patrician Plan! But they all are so lovely...

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

yay for Kerry - isn't her stuff great? wonderful feature!

Things That Inspire said...

I love art, and I love reading the stories and inspirations behind an artist's work. Beautiful paintings!

Happy 4th, Karena-
Holly

Debby Steele said...

So pretty. Loving the splashes of pink and her use of color. Happy 4th to you, Karena!! xo

Debby Steele said...

So pretty. Loving the splashes of pink and her use of color. Happy 4th to you, Karena!! xo

Callie Grayson said...

I really love the pink, yellow and brown pieces.
Xx
Callie

1suertesalv1 said...

Lots of pinks. Soft and serene, I like it.

With love... said...

Wonderful Thanks for sharing

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello Karena,
Typically, I don't gravitate towards abstract art, but these pieces are beautiful! I can see one in my guest room! Hope you're doing well!,
Barbara

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

I love the colours & the abstract style - so pretty & feminine! I just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon for some more 'painterly' inspiration.

Melissah

Zumi said...

Hello, I simply love your post and I find it very artistic. I am impressed with the color combinations and it is perfect as a design for our living room . Thank you for sharing.

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