I never thought I’d see one of my paintings in fabric! Check out this beautiful quilt inspired by my painting The Space Between that is being displayed in the Grand National Quilt Show. No surprise there, it’s beautiful!
CAROL ROSS WILLIAMSON emailed me:
“My quilt, based on your beautiful art, made it into Grand National Quilt Show! 50 quilts were selected from across the country and will be on display in Kitchener from early May to early September. I am sure it wouldn’t be there if it weren’t based on your painting. Thank you so much for allowing me to translate it into fabric.”
As an artist, the biggest thrill I can get is when someone let’s me know my art affected their art. Art inspiring art. Here are a few cool stories of how creative souls incorporated my artwork into theirs.
LES GILHOLME emailed me:
“Hi Keli Ann – My name is Les Gilholme. I live in Newman’s Cove near Bonavista. And I make whimsical Birdhouses out of reclaimed wood. I do not sell my birdhouses but donate them to local charity/fundraisers. Recently I was in St. John’s and noticed your advert card showing the “Republic of Barn“, this inspired me to recreate the “Barn” as a birdhouse.
I would like your permission to donate this piece to the local 5 Coves Firefighters fundraiser. I shall of course give you full recognition for the original artist and great artwork. I have attached pictures of the “Barn” and other birdhouses that I make. Each one is about 12″ x 14″ x 6″. Regards, Les Gilholme”
I loved Les’s beautiful email almost as much as the birdhouse he created. It’s just so classy – asking my permission to donate the piece he made by hand to help Firefighters. That’s artistic integrity at its finest. So I figure you can guess that I most definitely gave my permission 🙂