West Elm

Every year West Elm celebrates the creative juices of one US city by curating products and artwork made by a crew of locals from that city. This year I was included in their high light of Minneapolis. Through WestElm.com you can find a limited series of three different paintings or four different prints I've made.

Here is the interview with my posted on their Front + Main Blog

 Photo by Max Spooner

Photo by Max Spooner

 Photo by Jenny Li

Photo by Jenny Li

 Photo by Jenny Li

Photo by Jenny Li

We used Simply Framed to help execute the prints for West Elm. After giving them a high-res image of my painting, they send me prints to sample. I'll tweak the colors and make edits until everything looks as close to the original as possible without any distracting marks that aren't translating well to paper.

 To start the process of designing my painting, I first created a little collage with cut paper. The tiny blue collage in this photo created my blue painting for West Elm.   

To start the process of designing my painting, I first created a little collage with cut paper. The tiny blue collage in this photo created my blue painting for West Elm.

 

 Photo by Jenny Li

Photo by Jenny Li

 Photo by Jenny Li

Photo by Jenny Li

Working on a custom order for a client using gouache, gold leaf, and marker on paper. Often times these little works on paper can influence my next painting on canvas.

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