William Rankin McLure IV was born an artist. William was creative since he was a very young child through his God-given talent of art and design. Born in Louisiana, he and his family soon moved back to Alabama to be close to a large and loving family. William’s kindergarten teacher recognized his talent and wrote his mother a note when William was four years old for her to recognize, support, encourage and nurture William in his creativity and said that one day he would be a famous artist. William graduated from The Southern Institute of Design, where he was active in the American Society of Interior Designers as a student. His artwork can evolve from realism, to drawings, to sketches, to abstract at any given moment, and many times being created in literal hours during long evenings at home. His work has been featured on many design and art blogs, including Lonny Magazine, La Dolce Vita, Southern Living, Mark D. Sikes, and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. He and Ran, his Weimaraner and constant companion, reside in Birmingham, Alabama.Shop Now
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans-based artist, Alexis Walter has been painting her entire life. Having been mesmerized by Modernist Nicolas de Staël’s lush strokes of paint and dynamic use of color for as long as she can remember (one of her earliest art class memories is from grammar school when she was assigned to paint a painting in the style of one of our favorite artists. “Mine, of course, was de Staël,” she says), becoming a full-time artist was somewhat inevitable. Her work, which is comprised of oil and acrylic on canvas, reflects de Staël’s influence in its heavy layers and through Walter’s use of vibrant—yet not overpowering—color.
Walter’s sources of inspiration come through in her paintings as well. “The history of people and places, peeling back the layers of time to learn something or someone became what they are now, is fascinating to me,” she says. “I use my palette knife to create layers of dimension to tell a story and give a little bit of history to each piece. ”An affinity for design is also evident. While Walter ultimately decided to pursue art, in college she went back and forth between fine art and interior design, a passion that still factors into her work. “I think my love for interior design is a part of why I love painting so much. I work with designers a lot, painting commissions using their fabric, and wallpaper, and paint selections as my muses. I am able to be a part of the creative side of design work, which is my favorite part.”Shop Now
Jane Timberlake Cooper
Jane Timberlake Cooper is a visual artist in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and printmaking. She has also studied organic dyes and indigo with dye-master Katherine Ellis, Japanese book binding, and various paper making techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries across the Southeast and abroad. Her work features a beautiful mix of mediums and textures including paint, pigment, plaster, and thread which culminate in minimalist, yet striking compositions.Shop Now
San Francisco, California
San Francisco-based artist, Rob Delamater’s work is created using various forms of printmaking (hand-painted monoprints in water-based paints on archival paper),painting and collage. His most successful pieces combine simplicity and the Japanese concept of "wabi sabi" (finding beauty in imperfection). Raised in Southern California where both the coast and the desert imprinted their beauty on him at an early age. The dramatic clash of nature (water, hills, constantly changing weather) with urban forms(architecture, the angles of the streets) has a significant influence on his work. Collectors of his work include Charlize Theron, Nate Berkus, Tom Ford, and Ken Fulk.Shop Now
Kayce has been dreaming up and creating colorful things as long as she can remember. As a studio art major in college she focused on drawing, painting and photography. For many years Kayce's creative focus was in clothing. First working for Ralph Lauren in NY and then starting her own children's line called Pears & Bears. That line expanded into women's and became Kayce Hughes. The line grew to 3 standalone stores (Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta) a website, trunk shows and whole sale accounts across the US and beyond. In 2016 she sold the company to 2 former employee's who have hired her to design with them under the name Peg & Kris. She is excited to spend more time on her paintings, which have already garnered the attention of beautiful stores like Bunny Williams Home in New York, Draper James in Tennessee and Rivers Spencer in Los Angeles, as well as several talented designers including Mark D. Sikes, Sara Bartholomew, Pencil & Paper Co and Jonathan Savage.Shop Now
The process of layering colors and mediums is similar to the layering of our life experiences. Scraping off color to reveal the indelible marks of our past.
Art has always been a part of Kimberly Moore’s life. As a dealer for many years of antiques and art, she took a leap of faith and took her passion for painting to the marketplace. After having her work purchased by a number of well-known published designers she knew she could pursue her dream!
Kimberly’s works are created with various mediums and collage. She searches for vintage frames for her small works, giving them a unique look.
Kimberly’s work has found its way into many beautiful Interiors across the US and abroad, the Kips Bay Showhouse NY, Four Seasons Cabo, and soon will be placed in the landmark Beverly Hills Hotel.
Renee Bouchon is an Atlanta-based abstract artist who's love of unexpected color combinations combined with an intuitive application of mixed media on paper and canvas has attracted a devoted following of collectors both nationally and abroad. With no regard for the end result while painting in the moment, Renee’s work seamlessly embodies the juxtaposition of quiet space and movement in a way that creates perfect harmony. For Renee, inspiration comes in all forms, and she thrives off seeing how a little snippet of creation can transform any given space. Her work inadvertently takes on a life of its own as she paints into and out of chaos while allowing the negative space and color to have a dialogue of their own, thus creating a beautiful work of art.
Renee’s work has been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Southern Living, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, as well as regional shelter publications.Shop Now
Hillary Howorth was raised in Greenville, South Carolina, but has made Nashville, TN her home after marrying a Nashville native. They now reside in Nashville raising their three young boys.
Hillary is a self-taught, instinctual, contemporary and mixed media artist. Born into a family of do-it-yourselfers, creatives and musicians, her creativity and passion for the arts was encouraged and supported from an early age. Hillary has always felt the need to create and spent much of her childhood doing so through ballet, choreography, drawing and design which lead to her attending a fine arts high school part time in Greenville, SC. While Hillary has been creating works of art throughout her life, it was not until 2012 when home on bed rest during her first pregnancy that she began painting. Her love for painting ultimately lead her to committing to art full time. She has now made a career out of her passion by learning to trust her own inclinations.
Hillary’s collection of original contemporary art has been featured in House Beautiful Magazine and The Scout Guide. Her work is diverse and incorporates a wide variety of mediums that add texture and depth to each piece. Her preference is art expressed through soothing palettes, and variations of color to convey a sense of peace and serenity. Being self-taught gives Hillary the freedom to paint outside the traditional “rules” of formal educational training. Hillary feels that art shouldn’t have boundaries or parameters— there is no right or wrong way to express and create.