✨ Artist Spotlight: Hattie Pearson ✨
Artist Spotlight: Hattie Pearson
Hattie has always been drawn to figures. Growing up in a predominantly female house, she was most drawn to the perception of the youthful, female figure. A natural observer, she fell in love with the way women appeared in their natural state, finding the familiarity & possible connection to the subject alluring. She is intentional about placing her subjects in comfortable positions, so that viewers feel like they are experiencing a candid moment. Her work is a breath of fresh air and I can’t wait for all of you to see her work when it hits the shop, Thursday at 9pm!
1- Favorite hobby
I love to read and cook! My mother is an amazing cook and some of my favorite memories from growing up were in the kitchen with my family around a pan of homemade biscuits!
2- Favorite place to travel to
I love the ocean and being on the water. If I had to pick one place it would be the Turks & Caicos. We've been traveling there since I was a child and it's still the most beautiful water I've ever seen! I love a good ski trip too!
3- where do you draw your inspiration from?
Most of my figurative work is inspired by old family photographs. My Great-great uncle was a photographer and a few years ago my mother gave me a gold mine of his old photographs from he and wife's travels and adventures. I've always loved the candidness of them. I also find inspiration from fashion, fabric, wallpaper, travel and whatever my surroundings are at the time. I try to take as many photos as I can when I see something that inspires me.
4- Is there an interior designer or style you love?
Too many to name! I'm usually drawn to transitional interior design styles and spaces that feel homey and relaxed. I love the mix of traditional with modern elements, anything that keeps a room from looking too much like one particular style.
5- must do for 2019
Travel, see more live music and keep creating!
6- drink of choice?
Salty dog or a glass of wine.
7- what are you currently working on?
Right now I'm working on my Lily Pad series. The paintings are a much larger scale and have a moodier color palette than what I normally use. It's been exciting to see how they have evolved. I've also been working on abstract cityscapes and experimenting with different mediums.