Artist Spotlight: Mark McDowell

Mark McDowell lighing and furniture as seen on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Every surface of the room is McDowell’s canvas, and he’ll even provide the lighting.

Mark McDowell’s case good pieces are sculptural, his choice of materials inspired, and his style always evolving. This award-winning designer is surprisingly modest for his level of talent. He is not one to look back on his breathtaking accomplishments in a self-congratulatory way; his focus is always about eighteen months into the future, onto the next collection. As he designed this latest collection and considered how his pieces will play out in a room, he visualized and then actualized paintings to complement the pieces. Five of his paintings graced the walls of the John-Richard showroom during April High Point market, and those very five paintings sold immediately.  Giclee reproductions are available for purchase.

Mark McDowell’s latest collection ushers in a new wave of luxury penthouse style with warm woods, textural finishes, Moroccan patterns and Asian influences (which are a nod to his Japanese heritage). Seduced by the beauty in the details, his innovative style respectfully pushes traditional and contemporary boundaries. His handsome collection appeals to a discerning collector –  with form that graces function using metals and sensuous finishes which include antique brass, pebble shagreen, stunning woods. His latest collection for John-Richard includes over 75 floor and table lamps, 50 furniture items, and 15 chandeliers and sconces.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorites:  [Read more…]

Artist Spotlight: Carol Benson-Cobb

Carol Benson Cobb paintings on www.courtneyprice.com

Dallas native Carol Benson-Cobb is singing the blues and we love what she is doing. Her latest collection offers a soothing range from the cooler soft pale blues to deeper, more vibrant indigo tones. We had a chance to catch up with her in the magnificent John-Richard’s High Point showroom. [Read more…]

Pop Artist Spotlight: Gieler

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Pop Artist Spotlight: Gieler

Michiel Folkers, who goes by the artist name of Gieler, was born in 1982 in the Netherlands. In the late 90’s he began experimenting with graffiti in Amsterdam. For years Gieler remained active with spraying letters on walls but as he got older, graffiti evolved into street-art, where he started to experiment on canvas with pulled street posters, spray paint, acrylic and lacquer. This emerging talent of the art world is worth keeping an eye on… [Read more…]

Claude Monet At Giverny

 A DAY WITH CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY
A DAY WITH CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY, written by Adrien Goetz and
with a foreword by Hugues Gall, takes readers on an unprecedented tour of the artist’s carefully crafted gardens as well as into his home and studio, both of which have been fully restored. Alongside photographs of the garden are reproductions of Monet’s masterpieces to illustrate how the flora and fauna influenced his art.
This handsome, slipcased volume also serves as a travelogue to the area highlighting points of interest, places to visit, and the region’s rich history. From breakfast at Le Coin des Artistes and a stay at the historic Hôtel Baudy, to a visit to the Musée des Impressionnismes and the Church of Sainte Radegonde, Goetz vibrantly captures the charm of the Norman countryside.

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Monet: The Early Years

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An unprecedented, international loan exhibition of one of the most famed artists of all time is at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Museum until January 29, 2017. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet, featuring approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in [Read more…]