Picture Source Somerset Debuts Three New Artists for High Point Market
Artwork authority, Picture Source
Somerset will introduce three new artists offering exclusive artwork for the
October market. To celebrate the
partnership with these top talents, the company invites market attendees to a
champagne reception and to meet two of the artists on Monday, Oct. 24 at 2p.m.
in the Picture Source Somerset showroom, IHFC C461.
The works of Leslie Rowland, Kehren Barbour, and Roux LaReine will be
on display at Picture Source Somerset along with nearly 200 other new
introductions. Each of these exclusive
artists will debut 10-15 pieces for the company this market.
“Leslie, Kehren and Roux bring their own uniquely informed perspective
and unexpected techniques to their work,” says Julia Marks, Picture Source
Somerset’s chief visionary officer. “Whether it is the impactful selection of
color, a thoughtful choice of materials, or the stories these pieces convey,
they evoke both emotional and cerebral responses for the viewer.”
addition to pieces by Leslie, Kehren and Roux, we have new and exclusive
artwork from our long time artists John Butler and Nicol, and our talented
in-house studio artists have created over a dozen new pieces,” noted Marks.
“We are focusing on creating unique and exclusive artwork to set our brand
apart, offering quality original pieces at a competitive price. We want
buyers to know we are serious about original art.”
about 30 percent of the Picture Source Somerset line is original art. The
company offers comprehensive customization for your pieces, including resizing
art, custom matting and framing, and custom coloring.
“Line and color are my language, and together, they tell the story of
my experience in the world, and allow me to share my inner landscape with the
viewer,” LaReine says. “My process is organic in that I do not begin with a
specific finished image in my mind, although I do often work from a conceptual
framework, such as lines from a poem, a particular musical inspiration, or a
current event that particularly moves me.”
LaReine builds her paintings by layering. She may begin with a vibrant
color field, adding neutral areas and marks as she develops the visual story.
She may use calligraphic or graffiti-like marks, composing the piece so that
the underpainting remains a visible part of its history.
Rowland has been painting for 20 years. Before moving to Asheville,
she lived in Florida,
Washington, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Texas, and was inspired by a great
variety of natural environments.
Rowland developed an intense connection with nature from years spent
traveling and studying in the developing world. She’s visited India, Thailand,
Nepal, and South and Central America. She
was intensely inspired by the textures and vivid colors of the endemic
cultures. Her love for color, texture and layered paint is evident. She studies
pattern, color palettes and textures found in nature and seeks to create
compositions reflecting these organic elements.
Porcelain Paintings, much like in printmaking, are created one layer at a time
with a medium she has created. Each
color is laid down as a separate layer, and Rowland’s works consist of as many
as 20 layers.
Barbour has been creating artwork from decommissioned and deconstructed pianos
as part of the Post Piano Project. Barbour gives these instruments, no longer
playable, a new life and new purpose.
Post Piano Project pieces for Picture Source Somerset are two-dimensional,
matted, framed and layered assemblage pieces,” Barbour notes. “They are made
with collaged, dyed sheet-music and layered with interesting and unusual pieces
of the inner workings of the pianos and guitars.”
Picture Source Somerset
Founded in 1975, Picture Source is known for exclusive artwork
collections tailored to support the ever-changing design trends of the
residential furniture industry. Best known for being a trendsetter and
innovator, their success can be attributed to an understanding of color, fashion
and design. Picture Source has always been proud to guarantee their
materials and workmanship, and is currently focused on a greener approach to
manufacturing. With a top-notch art consulting team and custom framing
capabilities, the company has recently expanded their markets to include
hospitality and health care. In 2016 Picture Source acquired Somerset Studio, a
creator and supplier of stylish framed art for the home, and combined the
talents and resources of both companies to become Picture Source Somerset.
Please visit www.picture-source.com for more
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