It is always a fun privilege
getting a peek into the home of an artist
cerreus cactus at full moon
This place that helps them create,
this refuge that feeds their work.
where experiments with color and mishaps are concurrent.
where life and art intermingle.
Some artist's homes are modest.. Some are amazingly pristine and carefully ordered with drawing spaces, painting galleries, and meditation zones.
Some are a study of chaos,
but in all of them... the artists are inspired to beautifully create.
and so....we continue in the series...
Enter Local artist Lou Mullan.
currently working on her website
Beloved former art teacher, Creator, Dancer, Soul of a Gypsy
Color Whisperer. People Gatherer.
upon stepping up to her 'keep the evil spirits away blue' cottage
a particularly striking shade
you are met by a totem of gathered faces
created, in part, by those of us at one of her parties
given a handful of clay...we created faces as we talked....ate...drank.
Inside her abode is a kaleidoscope of color
with art mostly hers on the walls
jewel colored glass languidly dangling in front of kitchen windows
walls of art books
Everything is a canvas...as depicted by the back of the vintage
dining room hutch.
Now hidden. But the entire back is alight with this painting
grapefruit groves at sunrise
looking closely...one can see the swirls of color behind the Asian relic
cookie jars collected for decades line her kitchen...and to be fair...the wine and liquor bottles
were from another fun people gathering this weekend.
The bathroom even houses favorite art
this of collected shells....with faces.
A seashell party
if she had a spirit animal...It would probably be the crow
prominent in her work
almost human in their expression
Art and books...align the new reading room
once her studio...in the process of moving
family heirloom maps of their old stomping grounds
in upstate NY awaiting their chance to fill the walls...
Her studio now in the updated garage
often filled with the children of her students...her grandchildren...
the legacy continues
young talent Drew
Outside Lou's home and studio is the beautiful and natural tangle of what is old Florida
fern pathways walking away from the provocative blue
seemingly adopting the color
The mingling of art and home...
Design has to work.
Art does not.
...Thank You Lou.
visit other Local Artists and their inspiring homes I have visited: