Artist Jen Callahan adapts coastal art for C & F Enterprises
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, July 2, 2012
Jen Callahan's collection of coastal pillows for C&F Enterprises depicts sea life in bright, impressionistic designs.
Callahan's designs for C & F include a line of four oversized decorative pillows on canvas with high resolution art transfer to maintain the integrity of the original artwork. The designs are bright, impressionistic paintings of sea life, with a whimsical nod to color. Great movement in her brushwork adds vibrancy and life to the creatures and moving landscape. The four pillow designs feature a sea turtle, 18 inches by 18 inches; jelly fish, 18 inches by 24 inches; heron, 18 inches x 24 inches; and blue crab, 18 inches by 18 inches. A coordinating turtle hooked accent rug, 2 feet by 3 feet, is also available in the collection.
Retail prices for the pieces range from $40 to $45.
"Jen Callahan is a vibrant artist whose bold use of color and movement evokes the animation of the sea onto canvas," said Jennifer Sheridan, C & F national sales manager. "We have adapted her beautiful water colors into home décor and tabletop accessories. Coastal home accents are a strong category for C & F and Gallerie II and we are thrilled to add this great new talent to our family of artists."
Callahan is an award winning artist who enjoys mixing painting techniques among watercolor, liquid acrylics, oils and heavy base acrylics painted like oil. Her work focuses mainly on coastal sea life, inspired by her love of the sea and her home near the waters of Virginia.
"C & F Enterprises is a great partner, with a strong reputation in the industry for home linens and home accessories," Callahan said. "I am excited about our partnership and the opportunity to translate my passion for coastal sea life to practical pieces that brighten a home."
C & F Enterprises specializes in artist-designed bedding, table linens, holiday and home decor for the specialty retailer.
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