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.