Susan Brunstrum of Sweet Peas Design asked me to create five paintings to be displayed in the Garden Level Powder Room of an Italian Renaissance lakefront villa designed by architect David Adler. The 15,000-square-foot villa, known as the Pike House, is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Lake Forest, IL.
Susan was one of 25 designers selected to create rooms for the 15th Biennial Showcase House whose proceeds benefit the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Susan and I collaborated on what type of art we thought would enhance the design of "her" room: the Garden Level Powder Room.
We agreed upon four 12″ x 12″ portraits for the entrance: two of David Adler and two of his sister Frances Elkins (who was an interior designer). Susan wanted a larger painting for the wall in the second area. Together we decided on a 24″ x 30″ painting of my interpretation of the villa as it looked upon completion in 1917.
Medium: Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ or 24″ x 30″
Young Frances Elkins, 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on Wrapped Canvas