Leah Giberson - Art & Design

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

in the nick of time

Like many others, the past couple months have been really tough for me financially. But even with my shoestring budget and the holidays right around the corner, I couldn't resist purchasing this print by Beth Dow, which was just announced on Jen Beckman's 20x200.

Quick! They're going FAST!

Happy Holidays (to me?)

Friday, December 12, 2008

New work in progress

I cleaned up my painting table yesterday and started in on a new series of pieces. 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Putting the Art in Architecture"

Thanks so much to Fergus McShane for featuring my work in the current issue of "Spaces". The architecture and design magazine is out now in the UK and (word has it) available in some Barnes and Noble stores in the US.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

one-night exhibition and sale in Boston

Finishing up some new work for the annual Design Nearby show at pinkcomma gallery in Boston. "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" is a one-night exhibition and sale (on December 12th). This year's show focuses on printed, sliced and stitched works by Boston-area artists and designers. Each of whom will present 2-6 original pieces with editions available for sale as well.

When: Friday, December 12, 5 - 11 pm
Where: pinkcomma, 81B Wareham Street

Friday, October 24, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

West Coast Debut

I am pleased to announce that I will be the featured artist at Office PDX in Portland between 10/30 and 11/22. If you're in the area, come by for the opening Thursday October 30th 6-8pm. 

To see the work in progress come by my flickr site.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

In Good Company

I want to thank Ariadne from the online magazine, Design This Design That Issue, for all her hard work on issue #2 -Illustration Tour 2008. She has included interviews with 67 artists/illustrators from around the world, including some of my favorite artists/designers on etsy (and one interview with me)

Some of the highlights include interviews with:
Polly Jarman, Robin Clare (Robin101), Lindsey Carr (Little Robot), Angela Stasio (The Paper Apartment), Tabitha Bianca Brown (The Paira Birds), John Clark, Jen Renniger (Please Be Still), Ryan Berkley (Berkley Illustration), John W. Golden, Iris Schwartz, Kate Banazi (Alyiosiusspyker), and the wonderful Brandi Strickland

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sneak Peek

Just started a new series of paintings of the public pool in Red Hook. I've been commissioned to make a large painting of this pool, so I thought I'd start a number of small ones first and then decide which one to make larger. I'm loving these and am now I'm thinking I might make a few big ones. Now if only I had a studio large enough.

You can view the progress of this series on my flickr site

Monday, August 25, 2008

enormous tiny art - September 4-29

Just completed my new paintings for the upcoming show at Nahcotta. You can see images of everyone's work in the show here on flickr

I've also posted images of all the new pieces to sell as prints on my etsy site.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to School with Poppytalk

With September in sight, we are getting our last trips to the beach in while we can and (here in New England) noticing the first maple leaves already beginning to change color ever so slightly. With these seasonal tides shifting, I have been busy again in the studio and have finished a few new pieces just in time for the Poppytalk School Days market. Please come visit my table at Poppytalk and stay tuned for more new goodies to come over the next few weeks. Lots of new work based on photos from my recent trip to South Carolina.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Will be back soon

Life has been busy, busy, busy around here. I hope to get back to posting over the next week or so.

Thanks to all who have left nice comments and inquires about original work. Lots of new pieces coming soon to my etsy site.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pool Season

I have been busy in the studio getting ready for the upcoming Art House show June 14th and 15th in Lowell, MA. Lots of new pool paintings will join my collection of suburban scenes. I'll also be selling prints of new (and older) work. If you're in the area, come by and say hello! If you can't make it, I've got prints of these new pieces for sale at my etsy shop.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

My own island

So this past Tuesday was my son's birthday and I was so busy cooking up a storm, wrapping gifts and toasting him (and myself) that I neglected to see who Tiny Showcase was going to unveil for their print of the week. I was so wrapped up in the festivities and already exhausted from my week that I didn't get back on the computer until the following morning.

When I did check in, I couldn't believe my eyes. As soon as I saw the image, it didn't surprise me one bit that the print was sold out, but when I realized that I'd never get to live with this image myself, the core of my heart ached. It's not often that I have such a physical and emotional response to a piece of art, but this was one I couldn't get over.

In a heart broken panic, I tracked down the artist, Nathan Abels and Ivar Zeile from Plus+ Gallery - asking (with fingers crossed) if they had any other prints. After many emails back and forth, I now have a new friend named Nathan and am the soon-to-be proud owner of the original, "Island".

I am a very happy lady.

... and hopefully have learned my lesson not to miss another TS print.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The start of my etsy art collection.

After such an amazing couple weeks, I am now caught up with orders and decided to treat myself to a piece of original art from one of my new etsy friends. I purchased this new painting by Michele Maule. Happy (early) Mother's Day to me!

Soon to be found at...

It's been busy around here ever since the Tiny Showcase print excitement. Happy to say that I just sent off a package of prints to Lisa Congdon at Rare Device in San Francisco. 

I am also participating in the "Papergoods & Affordable Art Market and Showcase" at Poppytalk Handmade May 12th - June 6th. 

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tiny Showcase presents....

a limited edition print of one of my new paintings!!! The details will be revealed tomorrow, but I will say that I could never have offered this print on my own.

Thank you so much, Shea'la and Jon! You guys are incredible.

Check out www.tinyshowcase.com April 29th for more information about my print and any other day for beautiful prints of work by all kinds of amazing artists.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Little Paper Planes

So happy to say that I just sent out a package of prints to Kelly at Little Paper Planes. I'm delighted to have my work join her collection of art and design. If you're not already familiar with her site, her blog and her own amazing work, make sure to check out the following:
little paper planes blog

Thanks Kelly!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Vancouver Special

Thanks to Jennilee from walkingdistance.etsy.com for introducing me to the architecture style know as a "Vancouver Special" - sort of like a Canadian split level. I'm totally ready to make a new series of work dedicated to these amazing homes. Now I just need to find a way to get out there to take some photos, which really isn't going to happen any time soon. So the other solution is to find some photos to use to begin the series. If anyone sends me a photo that I end up using in a painting, I will give them a print of the piece and credit as the photographer. Anyone? Anyone?


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Box Set

I recently found the work of artist/designer Stephanie Levy (Memphis born, now living in Munich) on Etsy and I became an instant fan. I'm especially obsessed with her "Trendfarben" series, where she collages and paints on boxes that jut out from the wall by 3-6 inches. They work alone or together - on the wall or stacked on a shelf. Her 2-D work is beautiful as well. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Art I wish I owned

I came across the photography of Carlo Van de Roer on the 20 x 200 site a couple months ago. The compositions and colors are incredible. Makes me consider abandoning my images of houses and only doing pools from here on out, but he's already done it so well. Guess I'll stick to houses with above ground pools. 

Monday, March 31, 2008

Yummy treats on etsy

While I'm waiting for my own etsy sales to increase, I've been compiling a wish list of goodies I'd like to purchase myself. Right up at the top of this list you will find these little delicious prints from maiacrippichicca.etsy.com. Mmmm. Lip smackin good.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poppytalk Handmade Market

Just got news that I'll be part of the Poppytalk Handmade Market called, "Paper Pops! A Papergoods & Affordable Art Market & Showcase" May 12- June 6, 2008.  

Thanks to my cousin, Jen, for the suggestion.

One foot in front of the other

I've avoided this whole blog thing for a long time now, because I haven't really had any interest in journalling publicly. But having recently opened an etsy shop, it seems that starting a blog is the next sensible step as I try to figure out how to make a living with my art and navigate this balancing act between being an artist, designer and mom. Hoping this will be a good place to gather and share inspirations, ideas, and new work.