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 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!!!
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 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...
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....
[/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"]
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"]
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.
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 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 30 X 48 - THIS WAS THE LAST PAINTING ....AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES
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.