September, which for me always arrives with a sense of excitement and possibility, was no disappointment this year. It began with the publication of the Fall issue of ASID Metro’s Design magazine, featuring Jerry’s painting, Tender Gray, on the cover.
It’s an honor for his work to herald an issue that offers valuable insights about such topics as universal design, designing a show house and getting organized. There’s also an article that I contributed—about different approaches to incorporating art into your interior design. For the article, I spoke with three interior designers—Arlene Angard, James Rixner and Jared Sherman Epps—about the role art plays in their work and what they do to open their clients to the kind of art that enhances their designs.
I loved writing it and hope you’ll gain some important ideas about what is clearly a is a central element in every design.
Here’s the whole painting and a bit about how we chose it for the cover:
I worked with ASID Metro’s Communications Director Theresa Seabaugh to choose a painting from Jerry’s portfolio that she and her team not only loved, but one that fit the dimensions of the publication and worked with the its logo. The process was not unlike what we do with our interior design clients, who come to us seeking paintings in a particular dimensions and colors that make the most of the palette, textures and styles they’re working with. Ultimately, they want a painting their clients will love. It’s what we deliver.
This follows our appearance in the May issue of Elle Decor, which focuses on Tamara Stephenson’s country-French themed dining room vignette and the commission painting we donated to the Housing Works fundraiser.
And , in another exciting development, Robert Passal commissioned a painting from Jerry for his spread in the upcoming New York magazine’s Design issue! More on that next time, after it’s published!