Wednesday, May 29, 2013

House of Turquoise Latest: Olive Interiors' Beautiful Vignettes Featuring Work from Erin McIntosh and Ritva Porter

Happy Wednesday! 

We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! 

Last Friday, House of Turquoise posted a fantastic blog entry giving readers a first look at some beautiful vignettes designed by Leigh Olive Mowry, principal of Atlanta-based Olive Interiors. Leigh commissioned Erin McIntosh's painting for above the desk, and Ritva Porter's landscape painting in the living room. Both placements are absolutely stunning, and we could not have imagined a more perfect setting for these two paintings! 

To see more photos from the House of Turquoise post, click here.

Erin McIntosh painting hung in office

Ritva Porter painting hung in living room

Close up of Ritva Porter

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Southern Art Magazine Spotlights GIFA Artist Deann Hebert

Over the years, Deann's work has gained a huge following, and her impasto style has been praised for it's uniqueness and aesthetic appeal. One of her biggest followers (and one of our favorite art magazines), Art Galleries & Artists of the South, recently selected Deann to be the winner of their emerging artist contest - congratulations, Deann!! The magazine interviewed Deann for it's current issue, on stands now. Hurry and pick up your copy today!

Deann graduated from Auburn University's BFA program, and also studied fine art abroad at the prestigious Chelsea School of Art & Design and Central St. Martin's School in London, England. Scroll down see photos of Deann at her studio in historic Franklin, Tennessee.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Work from Sara Cameli + An Inside Look at Her Studio

Great new pieces are in! 

If you've been a fan of Sara's aspen tree paintings, then you must stop by the gallery to see her newest selection of work - stunning as always!

Sara at the gallery this morning, dropping off paintings and brightening up an otherwise cloudy day:

Our artists have really been popping up in the blogging world lately, and we couldn't be more proud! Most recently, Michelle Toole, author of The Toolshed, along with her photographer, Christopher Martin, gave us an inside look at GIFA artist Sara Cameli - Sara dishes on everything from her favorite artist down to her favorite cereal, and there's even a few photos taken inside her studio...

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Photo credit: Christopher Martin

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Scoop on Michelle Armas, Courtesy of "The Atlantan"

Last month, Atlanta's modern luxury publication did a write-up on GIFA artist Michelle Armas - If you didn't already know, Michelle's art has been picked up by some pretty big names out there! If you get a chance, take a look... AND, be sure to check out Michelle's new work that has just arrived at the gallery!

Article from The Atlantan featuring Michelle Armas
Work: "Monakel" by M. Armas, 24x36, $900 [Gregg Irby Fine Art Gallery]

These bright, bold abstracts arrived at the gallery today! We love how each painting has a different color combination that works so perfectly within the composition.
"If I Had A Dream," 48" by 48" on gallery wrap, $1800

"Dolce," 48" by 48" on gallery wrap, $1800

"Fly By," 48" by 60" on gallery wrap, $2300

"Oh, I Do Like You," 48" by 48" on gallery wrap, $1800

"Ready," 36" by 48" on gallery wrap, $1500

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Art of Framing

One of our favorite blogs, Things That Inspire, just put out a great post that explores the often overlooked design element of framing. There are so many ways to frame up a wall or space, and Holly (Things That Inspire) shows us some stunning examples of beautifully designed large groupings - two of the examples are from this year's Symphony Showhouse.

Holly's post inspired us to share with you what some of our favorite groupings are... and you may even recognize some of these from what is currently in the gallery:

Fish Series by Blanche Quinn, 6" by10,"  $250 each

"End of Day" Diptych by Ritva Porter, 24" by 48"

Kate Merritt Davis wood panels, 11.5" by 11.5" $200 each

Casey Matthews' series, 24" by 30" on gallery wrap, $880 each

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just In Time For Mother's Day...Portrait Artist, Amy Childree at GIFA!

The incredibly talented Amy Childree will be at the gallery on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th taking appointments for commissioned portraits. Portraits will be ready by Christmas.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Amy, please email or call the gallery at or (404) 941-9787. Either bring in your photographs at the time of your appointment, or email us photographs that you have in mind. For additional pricing structure and images go to Amy's Artist Page on our website.

Book your appointment with Amy today!

Portrait artist Amy Childree at work

Head and Shoulders, 11" x 14" pastel, $750

Profile, 8" by 10" charcoal, $200

Head to Knees, 18" by 24" pastel, $1400

Full Length, 18" by 24" pastel