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2/23/11

Obsession Du Jour: Bella Foster

The artist, Bella Foster, first showed up on my radar over a year ago.  Kate Spade, had hired Ms. Foster to illustrate the company's calendar for 2010.  I was instantly hooked, and ever since I've been following the work of this whimsical artist. In fact, Bella Foster can even be found occasionally blogging over at Here There And Them.  Between her colorful imagery, (often compared to Matisse) and her subject matter of choice...interiors, isn't it easy to see why I just adore her work?

33 comments:

  1. I also adore her work. The first piece is so great! Happy day:)
    Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting an stunning Ruche GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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  2. Yes, her work is totally charming. You can definitely see the Matisse influence. Yet the watercolor gives it a modern freshness.

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  3. Yes I remember thinking Matisse when I first saw it and the strange thing is I'm not a big Matisse fan but I loved the Kate Spade calendar. I bought one for myself and several more for friends I was so smitten with it :)

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  4. Love the bright colours and the naievety of these. Very les fauves!

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  5. This is my type of art! Love the use of color... adorable. Hope you are having a good week, Sue! xo

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  6. Just adorable! Will hope over to her blog and see some more!!

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  7. Sue, these are lovely - I can see why you're smitten!

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  8. I love her work too, so pretty and fresh!

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  9. Breathe of fresh air! Love her work, and I can see why Kate Spade chose her. Very close to the Spade look.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  10. What a fun introduction! Love her work! xx

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  11. Yes it's wonderful. Like a vitamin injection!
    Love the naive style and the colours. Thanks for the introduction - I look forward to seeing more of her work.

    Am just finishing your post and will load it in the morning (ca 8 hours from now).

    Hugs

    xx C

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  12. So happy and charming. Love, love!

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  13. Glad to know about her - beautiful work!

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  14. Foster's work is gorgeous...love the palette..and subject..
    maureen

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  15. Oh my goodness, these are so so charming. Thanks for the introduction and preview- off to see more!!

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  16. Love her fun loose style.

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  17. How cute!! I love watercolor paintings!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  18. I've seen her work, but did not know the artist or any details....thanks for the info.....I love the whimsy....k

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  19. It's easy to see why Bella Foster has been compared to Matisse (probably my favorite artist) ... Thanks for sharing; these works are so sweet!

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  20. Goodness! She is talented. Her paintings are so vivid and fun and sweet.

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  21. Love the whimsy and color in her artwork! So happy to know about Bella!!!
    xo E

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  22. I really like her work, soft lines mixed with vibrant colors! Very Posh! Xo

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  23. Gorgeous work, I just love it all. Love her whimsy with her paintings.
    Nancy xo

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  24. I feel really stupid because I have never seen her work before. BUt it's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and teaching me about someone new

    Amanda xxx

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  25. These are absolutely gorgeous -- so colorful and full of life!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  26. Awesome work ! it is really difficult to do this
    kind of illustration. I think Sue they are water colors.

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  27. love these - they're darling!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  28. Thanks for the intro to this super talent! Of course, i love her use of colours and i adore the child like nature of her work! Yes, lots of whimsy indeed. XX

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  29. Adore these illustrations! So bright and cheerful.

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  30. Gorgeous!! I have realllly been crushing on watercolor prints lately. So pretty and colorful.

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  31. These are excellent. Thank you for introducing me to this artist's work.

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  32. Anonymous3/10/2011

    her work is so gorgeous! And I found an amazing print by her on www.littlecollector.com of a daschund named Blitz. So so sweet and affordable!

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