Julie Sneed was born in Saint Benedict, Kansas and has returned to Kansas recently with her husband and daughter. Her focus on contemporary art showcases her life on a cattle ranch with figural paintings of livestock, accompanied by abstract depictions of other spaces. She utilizes gestural brushstrokes, texture and muted colors throughout her works.
Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
I find great inspiration in the natural world, and consider flowers especially stirring. I expressively marry shapes, colors, and scents of my favorite blooms, which produce lush, colorful, and charmingly chaotic compositions. Every painting starts with flowers. But, it is then what intrigues me at the moment that helps the piece take shape. This can be anything from decor curated by a designer, to current trends in fashion, to a color accidentally mixed on my palette. My paintings are not about ME. They are about where they might live. I want my work to be loved and cherished. Thus, my heart and soul is poured into each piece as I create.
ART + OBJECTS
Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.
THIS WASHINGTON D.C. HOME IS A LESSON IN THE POWER OF CONTRASTS
Architect Carmel Greer spearheaded the construction of her family's new home, located directly next door from where they once lived.
BLACK AND WHITE GREEN COOKIES
This is a play on two of our favorite classics: the Thin Mint and New York City’s iconic black-and-white cookie. But here we’re upping the game with finely chopped fresh mint mixed right into the dough for both its lovely green color and fresher-than-Dentyne flavor. Then comes the drama: geometric swipes of white sanding sugar and dark melted chocolate. The mint flavor will intensify as the cookies sit; make ahead if that’s your thing.
BETTER THAN CELERY JUICE
Celery juice—all the rage! But still kind of a hard sell. With apple, parsley, apple cider vinegar, and a dusting of black pepper, things start to get interesting. Better yet: It also tastes good with gin.
INSIDE A SAND DUNE CONVERTED INTO AN OCEANFRONT HOME
This stunning pair of symmetrical loft homes is built into a sand dune, complete with a vibrant, living exterior. The two residences were designed as mirror images by architect William Morgan in the mid-1970s. Current owners Jennie Malloy and Carl Drew added a pair of decks in the past decade, creating new outdoor space and a perfect view of the Atlantic.