This piece was created to add a bright contrast to this darker room. I love having a piece of art above or on a night stand and new this traditionalist room needed a bit of a modern, abstract touch. Photography: Rebekah Westover
Landscape Sea was created to be hung in a set with: Landscape Valley, and Landscape Field. I love the rich color, free brush strokes, and comforting scene each piece brings. I imagine these in rich gold frames to make that perfect statement of traditional mixed with the current.
This pair of pieces actually comes from a set of 4, the other pair resides in the same home, just upstairs in the loft lounge (see 5 photos ahead). This space needed something gender neutral, crisp and clean, and something that would bring contrast to an all white wall in this bath. Photography: Rebekah Westover
This piece is a water color that was created out of a need to express myself with splotchy brush strokes, a need to try a new medium, and to add splashes of complimentary colors.
This mixed media piece, painted with both acrylics and layered with oils was a final project as I was completing my visual arts degree at BYU. I loved the idea of taking a very rigid shape, but peering inside to see the natural shapes, colors, and forms that nature made over time. A lot of time went into this piece, but the final outcome landed me in the year-end art show.
After my smaller piece, Frolickers 1, I knew I needed to recreate the idea on a much larger scale, with varied colors, and a bit more movement. Frolickers 2 came about, inspired by Gray Malin's aerial photos of beautiful beaches, I began with the layers of water and sand- mixing acrylics with oil layers above. Then came the frolickers, their shadows, and their belongings. I love creating a piece that brings whimsy into a space.
Landscape Valley was created to be hung in a set with: Landscape Sea, and Landscape Field. I love the rich color, free brush strokes, and comforting scene each piece brings. I imagine these in rich gold frames to make that perfect statement of traditional mixed with the current.
Landscape Field was created to be hung in a set with: Landscape Valley, and Landscape Sea. I love the rich color, free brush strokes, and comforting scene each piece brings. I imagine these in rich gold frames to make that perfect statement of traditional mixed with the current.
This piece belongs to a grouping of 4 (the other pair seen in a bathroom in the same home). I love combining stark contrast with sharp lines- not necessarily thought out and planned, but that happen by chance. Inspiring creativity, and change. Photography: Rebekah Westover
Lights, was created in my etching print making class while at BYU. This form of art doesn't come without its time consuming process, but the outcome can be so intricate and beautiful- with the ability to be re-printed. I loved the idea of layering many elements to create a story out of varied ideas.
Juxtaposition of an ink sketch and acrylic paint layers over them. I saw a few inspiring art pieces that had layered paint over a photograph, and wanted to create a similar idea of mixing line types, and image ideas. Flower Bomb was placed in the Mapleton Parade's master bath to bring in a touch of color and whimsy to the very clean and sophisticated space. Photography: Rebekah Westover
I found these acrylic boxes and knew I had to put something great in them- especially with a set of 16! While on my trip to Round Top, TX, I found an old architectural drawing sketch book and loved the images that had been created within. I loved the combination of the old sketches in these new clean architectural boxes. To add to it, wood and handiwork objects were collected from the Mapleton Parade's finish carpenter, Kevin Bardsley. photography: Rebekah Westover
Sometimes great little pieces arise from a need to put paint and color on a page. This piece, Geometrics Blue, came from such a time.
A quick sketch on grid paper landed itself in the master bath of the Mapleton Parade home. It's sometimes the ease of the moment, and the low stress that great work comes about in the simplest forms. Photography: Rebekah Westover
Different brush techniques, sizes and layers came about to create these 9 coordinating geometric pieces. All made from red and white acrylic paint. Photography: Rebekah Westover