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THE  HomeArama At Cheval OPENS TODAY!

JULY 18 - AUGUST 2

In their CREEKSIDE neighborhood, Cheval is honored to once again host the Charlotte HomeArama   TRACI ZELLER HAS DESIGNED ONE OF THE ARCADIA HOMES. I  was introduced to Traci at the design bloggers conference by my dear friend, Charlotte Designer Lisa Mende. Lisa and Traci share a design studio in Charlotte.  Traci told me about her work in progress, the CHEVAL Design House, and this unique EQUESTRIAN community. She thought my paintings would be a PERFECT finishing touch to her designs! FOR REALS!!!!! TRACI ZELLER IS A DESIGN GODDESS! 

 

TRACI AND LIS DESIGNED THIS ROOM IN THE ADAMLEIGH SHOWHOUSE, FEATURED INTRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE. TRACI ZELLER AND LISA MENDE DESIGNED THIS DRESSING ROOM IN THE ADAMLEIGH SHOWHOUSE, FEATURED IN TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE.[/caption] TRACI STARTED BY SHARING HER COLOR PALATE AND SOME FABRIC CHOICES [caption id="attachment_12854" align="aligncenter" width="480"]TRACI ZELLAR FABRIC SAMPLES- TRACI HAS THE GIFT OF COLOR LAYERING AND PATTERN COMBINATIONS THAT ROCK!!! TRACI ZELLAR FABRIC SAMPLES - TRACI HAS THE GIFT OF COLOR LAYERING AND PATTERN COMBINATIONS THAT ROCK!!!

MORE FABRIC  - I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE PALE PURPLES...THE LAYERING IS TO DIE FOR!!!! MORE FABRIC - I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE PALE PURPLES...THE LAYERING IS TO DIE FOR!!!![/caption] MY GOAL WAS TO CREATE ARTWORK WHICH LOOKED "DISCOVERED"...NOT TOO INTENTIONAL...BUT PERHAP A PIECE WHICH THE DESIGNER MIGHT HAVE STUMBLED UPON AND BEEN INSPIRED BY. RENEGADE 30 X 40

 

RENEGADE 30 X 40 I WANTED TO MAKE THE PAINTINGS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER - TO LEND DIVERSITY...IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE PROCESS...A CHANCE TO REALLY PLAY AROUND A BIT WITH COLOR AND STYLE...WHILE STILL KEEPING MY FINGERPRINT.

 

 

ONE OF THE FIRST I COMPLETED WAS "KALIA AND MOONSHINE" INSPIRED BY MY FRIEND MOLLY PETERSON'S PHOTOGRAPH OF HER HORSES. 30 X 48... 

 

BACKSTRETCH 30 X 48

 

KALIA AND MOONSHINE 30 X 48 

 

THIS THREE PIECE PAINTING WAS ONE I HAVE COMPLETED IN 2011, ENTITLED "INSPIRATION"  AND HAS BEEN "IN RESIDENCE" AT A LOCAL EMERGENCY VET IN CHARLOTTESVILLE....  

 

INSPIRATION 30 X 30, 30 X 40 AND 30 X 40. THIS PAINTING WAS INSPIRED BY THE WILD HORSES OF SABLE ISLAND

 

INSPIRATION 30 X 30, 30 X 40 AND 30 X 40.

 

THIS PAINTING WAS INSPIRED BY

 

THE WILD HORSES OF SABLE ISLAND

 

[/caption] TRACI SENT ME A PHOTO OF THE BOYS BEDROOM WHERE TWO OF THE THREE PIECES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED....I LOVE IT!!!! [caption id="attachment_12850" align="aligncenter" width="625"]

 

TWO OF THE TRIPTIC ARE IN THE BOYS ROOM. TWO OF THE TRIPTIC ARE IN THE BOYS ROOM.

 

TRACI ZELLER DESIGNS, LESLI DEVITO PAINTINGS[/caption]

 

THIS IS THE LARGEST PAINTING IN THE COLLECTION -

 

"BELMONT" 36 X 48 - IT  WAS PAINTED WHILE I WATCHED 

 

AMERICAN PHAROAH WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN!! [caption id="attachment_12849" align="aligncenter" width="625"]

 

BELMONT 36 X 48

 

BELMONT 36 X 48

 

ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IS "PEACHES" 24 X 36.

 

THIS ONE WAS AN "EXTRA" PAINTING  I TOOK DOWN TO CHARLOTTE BECAUSE TRACI HAD FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT, BUT WHICH DID NOT REALLY FIT INTO THE COLOR SCHEME. 

 

PEACHES 24 X 36

 




 

 

 

AS IT TURNED OUT - TRACI USED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE 12 PAINTINGS I DELIVERED TO CHARLOTTE. I AM BEYOND EXCITED - HONORED - I CRIED WHEN SHE TOLD ME - I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT AND SO THRILLED THAT MY ARTWORK IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SPACE!!! [caption id="attachment_12853" align="aligncenter" width="625"]PHAROAH - 30 X 48 PHAROAH - 30 X 48 THIS PAINTING WAS SO MUCH FUN TO PAINT...THE COLORS TOOK ME ON A WILD RIDE AND I JUST WENT ALONG FOR THE FUN OF IT!!!!

 

LANCELOT WAS THE FINAL PAINTING IN THE INSTALLATIONLANCELOT 30 X 48 - THIS WAS THE LAST PAINTING FINISHED...AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES -

 

LANCELOT 30 X 48 - THIS WAS THE LAST PAINTING ....AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES

 

 

LANCELOT IN THE LIVING ROOM - TRACI ZELLERS CHEVAL SHOWHOUSE -LESLI DEVITO PAINTING LANCELOT IN THE LIVING ROOM - TRACI ZELLERS CHEVAL SHOWHOUSE -LESLI DEVITO PAINTING

 

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS!!!!

 

 

This year’s HomeArama features four custom luxury houses by three of Charlotte’s top homebuilders: Arcadia Homes, New Old Luxury Custom Homes and The Ullman Group, which is building two of the houses.There is free parking within easy walking distance of all four homes.Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and the gates close at 6 p.m.   HomeArama will be closed on Mondays except for special events.Tickets will be $12 online and $15 at the door.