December 14, 2016 • Behind The Scenes, CULTURE, PEOPLE
Art Story: Lindsay Cowles Arrington
At our Draper James boutiques in Dallas and Nashville, we proudly feature the work of Southern female artists.
Here’s the story of Lindsay Cowles Arrington: A contemporary artist and decorative arts designer based in Richmond, VA, Lindsay makes large-scale abstract oil paintings as well as wall-coverings and textiles based on her own digital manipulations of her original works. Paintings from her series of all-yellow works hang in both our Nashville and Dallas boutiques, lending a ray of sunshine to the space.
You live in Richmond, VA. What about the South inspires your work?
The seasons, nature, and all of the colors in each season. I love getting a short dose of winter, a lengthy fall, a bright blooming spring, and yes, even the hot, humid summer! The leaves are almost fully off the trees here, but they were the most incredible colors this year! A lot of the colors [from all the seasons] are in my work.
Tell us about the pieces you created for our Draper James stores.
These bold yellow pieces are part of my Monochrome series. I am particularly drawn to the play of monochromatic color and working with depth on the canvas. These paintings are a study of creating depth and movement with tonal colors. The impact of color on people’s psyches is also interesting to me. Yellow is generally a very happy, warm, inviting color and has that same affect on people.
Favorite “Southernism”? (We have to ask!)
Heavens to Betsy! (When the person’s name is Betsy, I really get a kick out of it!)