Teil is a young painter based out of Charleston, S.C. Her art served as the inspiration behind our Resort 2015 collection. The bright and vibrant colors used in her paintings were translated through the fabrics we used that season, such as colorful brocades and silks. There are a lot of cheerful and playful elements in her pieces that really inspired me.
Image: Teil Duncan
I came across Kelly while I was scrolling through Instagram and saw her recent illustrations inspired by J.W.Anderson and Mara Hoffman's recent collections. I loved the shapes she used in her work and commissioned her to do a few pieces based on looks from my most recent collections. She is a New York-based artist, which was great for me because my assistant was able to get her into the showroom quickly for a meeting! We hope to collaborate on a fabric print in the near future.
Image: Kelly Beeman
Amanda is an amazing artist based out of Florida who found a way to turn her work into textiles and home decor. Everything from fine fabrics to silk scarves, napkins, table linens, lamp shades, etc. I have tons of her work in my homes! We recently did a trunk show together that was a great success in Palm Beach.
Image: Amanda Johnson Studio
Rebecca is a French artist based out of New York City. She does amazing portraits and self-portraits. I got the chance to go to a gallery recently that was exhibiting her work and was blown away! I love her stuff because she can paint something as playful as a set of lips, but it still has depth and meaning behind it; it makes you think and that's the best part about art!
Image: Rebecca Dyan
Image: Rebecca Dyan
With technology and social media, it is easy to come across new talent that you normally wouldn’t have a few years back. I love discovering new artists! Whether it be a great painter or a cool photographer, I love finding new and interesting talent that inspires me. Here are a few young artists I have been inspired by and want to shine the spotlight on.