Portfolio 1: Ciao Thyme Commons
The lovely new event space, Ciao Thyme Commons, is designed, owned and operated by Mataio and Jessica Gillis. In the Summer of 2016, Jessica and Mataio invited me to create some new works to complement the design elements of this downtown Bellingham space. I had worked with them on selecting a few furniture pieces from our Modern Classics furniture line and visited the space when it was in an early stage of development. There was a subdued, but rich, palette with a variety of textural elements being put into play in this gorgeous space. I painted two large scale oil on canvas pieces working with the wall sizes and placements and fantastic light fixtures in mind. The painting shown at left is a 36x90" triptych which is bracketed at the back to hang as one painting. It can then be broken down to move or store. The second piece I created is a 60x60" oil on canvas in indigo blue, black and white. Both pieces hang unframed.