Recently Louisiana Life ran a nice article about artist Gaither Pope written by John R. Kemp. Reading about Pope's intuitive contemporary Louisiana landscapes, I was reminded of the moody paintings Vesta Fort chose for her own home.
According to domino, she has grouped works by Kathryn Keller with Pope's Jazz Man. The contemporary art has a stormy vibe, so it's interesting to see it juxtaposed with the sorbet colors and pretty Old World furniture in Vesta's house. (BTW: She found the art at Cole Pratt. Much more of Pope's work can be seen on the gallery's website.)
Interior design above, Vesta Fort; photo, Paul Costello for domino, May 2006.
Pope teaches at Nicholls State University. Another sample of his work is shown above.