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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

11.18.2009

Works of the Day: Tim Kent

I am forever fascinated by interior paintings that highlight other pieces of art hung salon-style. It's the art within the art, you might say, that is so intriguing.

Tim Kent is a young artist who is quite masterful at these types of works and he really captures the soul of a room. When you have a moment be sure to look at his portfolio, keeping your eyes peeled for the super-chic pink living room of a beloved New York-based designer who hails from Atlanta. Some of Kent's other clients include Annette and Oscar de la Renta, and he draws on a solid foundation: he earned his BA in Fine Art and Art History and his MA in Visual Culture.

Stay tuned for more, too. In England in the fall of 2010, Kent is scheduled to exhibit a new series of works that will encompass interior paintings from the houses of the Duke of Devonshire and the Duke of Normandy, as well as Castle Howard and others.

All images above copyright Tim Kent, 2009. Posted with permission from the artist.

In other art related news, Holly Bryan is exhibiting small works at the Holiday Art and Gift Show on Saturday, November 21 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Murphy's Restaurant, 997 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta Georgia 30306. Shown above, Holly's True North, posted with her permission.

9 comments:

Hampton Hostess said...

We seem to thinking alike today! I wrote about how to hang pictures Salon Style on my blog Hampton Hostess today. Tim Kents work is stunning-thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Tim Kent's work is fantastic! I love those interiors.

magnaverde said...

So much for light & airy rooms--gloom hasn't looked this good in years!

I've never heard of this guy before, but he's certainly has a real gift for capturing moody glamour, so I can see why he'd head straight over to Miles' place & the de la Rentas. Tim Kent could turn out to be the 21st Century's answer to Sir John Lavery. At any rate, I'd love to see his work in real life. Thanks for the heads-up, Courtney.

Ideezine said...

Thanks for bring our attention to Tim Kent. I like it a lot! It hints of world wise history and contemporary clean lines great mix.

Bette

Gramercy Home - Atlanta said...

Love the Holly Bryan print and will have to check out more of her work - thanks for the intro!

Style Court said...

Magnaverde -- I've had your phrase "moody glamour" playing in my head all evening.

Lize said...

I was staring hard at the 'photo', looking for the interior painting that displays paintings hung in the salon style... and then it dawned on me... I was looking at IT!! I am so glad we are allowing for more painting styles, for so long people looked down their noses at everything but modern and abstract.

His works are so interesting to look at and will please for a long time... there is that attention to detail, a quick glimpse will not satisfy!

The Peak of Chic said...

Moody glamour is an apt description! Thank you for the introduction. What a talent!

Catherine Nolin said...

Really great work! Love the moody colors. Catherine