Friday, March 30, 2012

The Year of the Dragon 2012

A great baby shower gift for babies born in

2012.  One can be purchased either

framed and unframed at Ten Women. 
 Yes, this is the Year of the Dragon and who better illustrates this then
Anthea Brown is our featured artist at Ten Women Gallery.  She is originally from London, England and moved Venice, CA in the late 1970's.  She enjoys working in mixed media and draws inspiration from the ocean, light and colors of Southern California.  
Anthea is interested in Jungian psychology and the exploration of the unconscious usage of dream imagery and folk tales in her art.  She combines iconic images with plants, birds and animals that she has seen in her travels and makes block prints on linen.  The blocks are all hand carved and pulled on her antique French printing press.  She currently combines block prints with hand embroidery on pictures, cards, pillows and a variety of craft items.

This is Anthea's display at Ten Women where she is one of our top sellers.  Her work is sort after by many collectors throughout the world and can also be purchased in her Etsy Shop.

Anthea's fabulous display

Anthea in the window at Ten Women gallery
A closer look
An beautiful example of Anthea's fairytale images
From the window, a handmade bunny family and a wood block original
One of my personal favorites "Good Dog" matted and ready for framing
A Sweet Dreams pillow for all ages
Popular adorable ornaments handmade from felt
Packaged and ready to give as gifts to both children and adults alike
An original wood block card that could be framed as a keepsake
Several of Anthea's one of kind  handmade pillows and heart ornaments showing an example of her incredible talents

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Isabelle Bryer Is In The Window

Loving these sweet twin mermaids
A touch of her new black and white work featured in the window at Ten Women

A variety of Isabelle's paintings as prints and mounted on wood
In the window
 What can I say about Isabelle Bryer and her incredible paintings but AWESOME! BEAUTIFUL! GLORIOUSLY WHIMSICAL! FANTASY FULFILLED! AMAZINGLY TALENTED! etc. etc. etc........

From the first moment I saw Isabelle's paintings, I knew that there was something special happening here.  After meeting Isabelle, I realized that her work comes from her heart and soul and that's why it's so special.

Introducing Isabelle Bryer....
I am a French painter now living in Los Angeles. Years ago I traveled from Lyon, France to New-York City for work as a fashion designer where I met my future husband and moved to beautiful L.A. The first portrait I ever painted was of my daughter. Then over the years I got commissioned to paint many more. During this time I developed my own artistic style and began creating my own body of work. My originals currently are hanging in many different countries from China to England. My work has also appeared on television shows and movies including "How I Met Your Mother", "Hannah Montana" & "My Sister's Keeper" among others. Some of my paintings are still available as originals and most of them as Giclee prints as well. They are also available as prints on wood or signed, numbered limited edition prints on eco-friendly bamboo archival paper. If you have any questions, comments or would like to discuss commission work or a studio visit please feel free to e-mail me.

"The best thing about being an artist is that you can create for yourself a whole new world and you get to decide who belongs in it. My universe is a peaceable kingdom where humans, angels, animals and mermaids live in harmony. My paintings are a reflection of what inspires me the most; the imagery of folk tales where courage and innocence are victorious over fear and also religious icons were purity and femininity shines through. I imagine a quiet paradise with legged birds carrying on silent conversations with fish in ponds. The characters who inhabit my artistic universe are loyal and kind and their hearts are pure. They have a deep connection to nature and the spiritual world. Cats or foxes are unlikely angels watching over humans. I like portraits to be theatrical and poetic. The realism of the human figure lies in opposition to the naïve treatment of the landscape as often seen in the folk tradition."
Isabelle's space at the gallery

Isabelle offers her beautiful work as original paintings, prints and mounted prints
 Isabelle is sort after by many admirers of her wonderful paintings.  She is featured in the window at the gallery at present so stop by to see an outstanding sampling of what you will find inside.  It's definitely worth the visit.