• Nicki Chamarette

Contemporary US artist, Shawna Gilmore, is leading the way so let's go wander!

In The Corner - Chameleon Series

I fell instantly in love with Shawna Gilmore's timeless and somewhat surreal paintings upon first discovering and have been stalking her ever since on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. This is my first art based blog post so there was no hesitation as to which artist I would be featuring. I am delighted to be able to showcase some of my favourite pieces and hope they inspire and fill you with the same sense of wonder they have always given to me.

It's been so hard to choose which paintings to show but woodlands and forest animals seem to have won over. There are so many other charming themes I'd love to cover such as #decorative, #floral, #jungle and #artdeco but I'll have to save those for further posts.

So take a moment out of everyday life to reconnect with nature and childhood wonder, and to escape into the #surreal, #nostalgic, #vintage and #fairytale world that is the #enchanting storyteller's, Shawna Gilmore.

'Storytellers ought not to be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society. They are best in disguise. If they lose all their wildness, they cannot

give us the truest joys.'

Ben Okri

Spotted Rabbit - Woodlandia Series

Up Close - Giants in a Strange Land Series

Polly and the Fox - Mulberry Street Series

Checkered Foxes - Woodlandia Series

Stargazing - Land of Wonder Series

A Place of Her Own - Land of Wonder Series

'I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.'

Henry David Thoreau

Shawna Gilmore comments on her art:

'My paintings delight in narrative mysteries and surreal scenarios. They are portals to another world where the viewer is free to escape, to daydream. While sparking imagination, my work encourages alternative thinking. On an occasion, my paintings provide an undervalued attribute in the art world, amusement.'

Visit Shawna Gilmore to discover more about the artist and to enjoy more of her enchanting works.

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  • Nicki Chamarette

" Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."

William Morris

One of my many dreams is to be commissioned to design the perfect interior with an unlimited budget. Having the chance to put the most luxurious pieces of furniture and artwork together combined with decadent paints, designer wallpapers and chic fabrics would be a dream come true. So I've put together some items I would love to include in my perfect luxury but totally impractical imaginary home.

#blush #rose #vintage #artdeco #velvet #luxe #contemporary #design #plush

Items found from Diamond Sofa, Drop It Modern, Dooq, Go Wallpaper, Ottiu, Scarlet Splendour, Sweetpea & Willow, & Versace Home

And just one last piece for a bit of fun x

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  • Nicki Chamarette

Finally our much awaited Spring is upon us. We may not be able to go out but we can at least catch a glimpse of sunnier days. So let's relieve the boredom and escape to planning our sunniest, summer outfits - we can still dream can't we?

Here's a handful of my Spring / Summer items from my favourite french style crush Sézane. You can but daydream x

#spring #summer #blush #denim #gold #hope #dream #Sézane #french

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