Gallery Wall, featuring Deidre DeWaal


As of late, I’ve been preoccupied with creating a gallery wall in our apartment. Though the husband & I have been settled in the apartment for almost ten months, as of a few weeks ago there were still stacks of framed works sitting on our bedroom floor.

My desire for a gallery wall was sparked by a lovely wedding gift from artist Deidre DeWaal, entitled Peonies, which I finally had professionally framed. Painter Deidre DeWaal has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Ecuador. Her works are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection, in addition to numerous private collections. DeWaal’s contemporary florals exhibit the traditional sumi-e style, or Japanese ink wash painting, each fluid brush stroke perfectly placed, capturing the form and spirit of the blooms.

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Though I’m still on the hunt for some smaller works to fill our frames, I’m happy to finally have Peonies where it can truly be appreciated, along with a lovely little painting by my grandmother, and some paper ephemera from the husband’s and I’s travels. I’m hoping to add a couple of favorite prints that have been on my wish list, including Elizabeth Mayville’s portraits, and one of Gray Malin’s gorgeous prints (I’m especially drawn to his images of Cinque Terre, one of my favorite spots in Italy).

Elizabeth Mayville

Gray Malin, Cinque Terre Vertical



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2 responses to “Gallery Wall, featuring Deidre DeWaal

  1. Ed Jordan

    My Dear Kelly, Carolyn recently completed a painting of you and I at your wedding that I treasure and I built the custom frame. Art has always been a pleasure in my life, my mother Lessie Teddlie-Jordan’s art from 1916-1918 still graces the dining room, some of your grandmother Mimi’s art, some of your mother’s, Lisa’s, Diana’s and Carolyn’s are hung all over this house. Carolyn has many paintings, still growing as she experiments with copies of masters such as Van Gogh. I have photographed most of the pictures in the house and can send you jpg files if you would like? We enjoy your postings very much and admire your artistic skill in organizing and displaying art work. Love Carolyn and Grampa

  2. Anonymous

    We love your picture wall, I remember Deidre well, I have a card she painted somewhere in this house, now I will look for it!
    Happy Holidays, Carolyn and Grampa

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