Sunday, 22 February 2009

She's painting (my) Paris dreams

Last Tuesday I posted about artist Anne Harwell and her ability to turn contemporary home interiors into works of art, through her paintings.

Today, I'd like to tell you about the work of another artist that got me hooked in the blogosphere at around the same time as Anne. She is Carol Gillott of Paris Breakfasts. She has been indeed my breakfast, lunch or dinner in the past couple of years, and I believe you'll enjoy meeting her, too. She photographs, she paints, she writes about Paris, about a way of life,she shares her impressions of the simple pleasures on both sides of the ocean.

Carol lives in New York, but she paints Paris dreams. Pierre Herme, Laduree and Fauchon have been tempting me everyday through her watercolors, and the most perfectly shaped roses infuse my office with their scent.

Now Carol ventures into the world of architecture. Her newest paintings feature the facades of traditional French shops, la boulangerie, le salon de the, la poissonerie.

Beautiful, like the paintings you'd expect to find in a lovingly created children's book, her paintings reflect her tender look upon her subjects. Paris, the people, the culture, the lifestyle, the french joie de vivre. Merci Carol for gracing my blog with your pictures.

Carol Gillott's original waterolors are available for sale at her Etsy shop. Visit her blog and subscribe to receive your own dose of French chic through her paintings and photographs.


annechovie said...

I love Carol's work! Thanks for the great post, Irene. I hope you are having a good weekend!

ParisBreakfasts said...

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Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Sweet artwork! Love it!

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Love those watercolours! Thank you Irene for letting us know about I'm off to check out her blog and other good stuff.

Ciao bella,


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