New Artists & Gift Guides Holidays are a time for family, friends, and gratitude. We are busy this season adding new artists and connecting with designers across the country for gift guides. We recently partnered with a new artist Virginia Chamlee. Virginia is a Florida-based artist (and our December Artist Highlight) whose work is inspired by the colors and shapes found throughout her home state, and the power and beauty of the female form. A writer by trade (she has written for Style and Beauty features for Buzzfeed and The Washington Post, among others), much of Virginia's work incorporates words into...
This week on the blog we are highlighting Ashley Williams, a local superwoman who created The Collective, Manages Hue Home Studio, Runs Linen and Loom (with her college best friend), and creates beautiful art.
Ashley traveled the Southeast with her mom as a child shopping through antique stores and hometown galleries. The constant exposure gave her a passion for art and design. Her mom was an art teacher for 25+ years (Shout out to all the teachers out there!). Ashley began up-cycling and painting furniture in 2014 to sell to homeowners in her hometown Columbia, SC. This small business grew into an idea that is now The Collective where she sells her work as well as other artists and designers in the Columbia area.
Angela Moulton is a nature inspired artist who grew up in Illinois. Her mom is passionate about creativity and arts, which made for a childhood full of entertaining and excitement. Angela's family entertained regularly and always had a home that was put together and perfectly designed.
This post shares and highlights Angela's love for nature, art, and chocolate.
Announcing a new series at Christenberry Collection is one of the most exciting parts of the business. When you purchase a piece of art from a series, you are purchasing a passionate story.
Kym De Los Reyes is a Christenberry Collection artist who is launching a new series this month: Soft Coast Designs
Lauren Neville is a Christenberry Collection artist who loves color and unique details for her paintings. This month we are highlighting Lauren and sharing her take on art, inspiration, and upcoming summer collaborations.
Is it just me or does March bring out the cabin fever in all of us?! The weather, although unpredictable, gives us hope for those sunshine porch days coming in April. March also gives us a chance to highlight another lovely artist here at Christenberry Collection: Ali Leja!
Ali was born in Valley Stream, NY, but her family moved to Florida when she was 7 years old. When she finished college, she wanted to pursue a Master's Degree in Counseling which took her to Georgia where she lives now.
When asked about her family, Ali would rave about her two amazing sons (Liam and Quin), and tell us how her husband has put a limit on her animal rescue habits... currently in the Leja household are three rescue dogs (Lily the Boxer, Stela, and Anna Delicious).
I was able to snag a few interview style questions from Ali to learn more about her and her passion for art. Check out some of her art and see what she has to say in the full blog!
The artists are the foundation of the Christenberry Collection community. Each artist is unique and adds a special touch to our gallery. This week we are loving on Angela Moulton. Angela is from the midwest, but spends most of her days now in Chicago. Ten years ago Angela moved to a cattle ranch in Idaho and began to paint more frequently. When asked why she thinks art is important for our society, Angela responded: "I’ve heard it said Art is more important than food and clothing. It’s like love. It’s like beauty. It’s like music. I personally think art has power. It...