Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Local artist Lindsay Cowles is hosting a holiday gift show at her family’s home at 306 Locke Lane, Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This Richmond-raised, University of Virginia grad, who’s worked for Italian fashion houses in New York City, has invited us all and happily exclaims, “The more the merrier on the fifteenth!”

Lindsay’s abstract paintings, rendered in oil and acrylic, explode with vibrant and electrifying color. Many are large scale — think 40 by 40 inches with some as big as 48 by 72 inches. They’re eye-catching, for sure, and feature exuberant, expressive brush strokes rendered in layered, textured paint. Click here to see some images of her work.

Lindsay’s big canvases are quite reasonably priced and would make fantastic (albeit fancy) gifts. In addition to her original paintings, Lindsay will be selling gallery-wrapped prints. A digital print of the painting “Untitled 944,” (pictured), for example, is priced at $495 in the 36-by 36-inch size. All her paintings and prints come stretched on gallery-wrapped canvases so they’re ready to hang. She’ll also have colorful note cards of her work for sale, providing gifts at plenty of price points.

In addition to her painting skills, Lindsay has a knack for interior decorating. (I’ve seen photos of her old Los Angeles apartment, and it’s glamorous, with a few nods to one of my favorite designers, Kelly Wearstler.) As fitting, Lindsay’s pieces and designed patterns have been made into wallpaper. This wallpaper completely blows me away. Standard rolls, measuring 24 by 144 inches, are available for $60 each through Spoonflower Shop. Right now I’m musing on hanging one in a coat closet. I think it would have crazy, amazing impact. Oh, and you can by her paintings printed as gift wrap too.  (Cue my wrapping obsessed swoon.)


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