It’s been an exciting Tuesday to say the least, and I'm overjoyed to say, that today I was featured on The English Room’s blog for the Artist Spotlight Series! I’ve been completely overwhelmed with emotion throughout the start of my art / new career journey and this interview with Holly Hollingsworth Phillips was just the icing on the cake.
If you don’t know about The English Room, it absolutely has a place on my inspiration board. Holly is a residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room, which is based out of Charlotte, NC. I stumbled across Holly via Instagram and when I saw her website, I knew I had hit the jackpot! Holly has a passion for color and everything eclectic when it comes to art and design--so clearly we have a ton in common! She also has an eye for placing crazy fun patterns and bright colors together, and I’m very fortunate to have had this incredible opportunity to be featured on her blog.
Learn more about The English Room and Holly's interior design business here.
Read my Artist Spotlight Series here.
On another note, I’ve been feeling quite nostalgic lately. Having just bought my first house and getting settled in with everything, I decided to create a couple of prints representing a few of my favorites spots in Charleston, SC. I’ve called the "Capitol of the Lowcountry" home for over 9 years, but recently, it's been hitting me that Charleston is my forever home and what a joy that brings to my life!
The "Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge" print is wonderful for many reasons, but I'd say the main one would be the history behind the structure, and of course-- its beauty. This was the bridge that I, along with thousands of others, would run across every spring for the Cooper River Bridge Run and it’s one of the true, iconic landmarks of the Holy City.
The "Porter’s Lodge" print is a token of my love that I have rooted deeply for my Alma Mater, the College of Charleston.
Believe it or not, I applied to 11 schools back in high school, C of C being the only in-state school of the bunch. I was bound and determined to get the heck out of South Carolina and never come back. Turns out, every school that I went to visit during my junior and senior year of high school, I always ended up comparing to C of C. I’ll never forget the day that I found out I was accepted, and the joy that I felt walking down the streets of Downtown Charleston on my first day as a student. This school brought me so many tears, cheers, friends, and life lessons that I would have never been able to find elsewhere. I chose Porter’s Lodge because it is the essential and most meaningful spot to me on the college campus, because it is the first place I walked through on my first day of college and it was the last place I walked through on my last day of college. To me, Porter’s Lodge and Randolph Hall are the true symbols to College of Charleston and any graduate will probably agree with me that the meaning and feeling that it holds is irreplaceable.