2 Kilians Art Studio



For the last 7 months I’ve been pre-occupied with this guy.

Banks at Halloween

 

And this girl.

Cici having a tea party. Photo by Carriesmithphotography.com

 

And frankly, I could not be happier. I have not been able or willing to schlep Banks around to Estate Sales and Thrift Stores like I thought I could. Luckily, Grace is more on top of her game than ever and has been procuring amazing find after find. I am still shopping, its just only when the kids are at home with Daddy or Sally and I am on my own, which is not too often. I wasn’t ready to turn on Days of our Lives and eat Bon Bon’s though. ( I mean isn’t that all stay at home moms do anyway?) When my people are at pre-school or napping, I’ve been able to work on client design boards and even better, custom paintings.

I love furniture with a passion, but art has always been my first love. My dad’s side of the family has a strong artistic gene that has been passed down from my great grandfather, Pop. Pop lived until he was 99 and painted daily for as long as I can remember. He was a classical painter and I am so honored to have several of his works in my own home. My grandmother, Bebby, my father, and my sister are all extremely talented classical painters. Pop, Bebby, Dad and Lauren can all paint animals, people, and still lifes with amazing accuracy. Me, not so much. I am all abstract all the way. I have a “Rainman” type color sense, so much so that I assign colors to all numbers in my head, so rarely do I forget any number or sequence of numbers. It makes for an interesting bar trick, but also is the trait that drives my abstract art. I love working with various shades in unexpected ways. Fortunately, the paintings that I have always just done for our home, have been well received by my furniture customers here in Dallas.

I am looking forward to growing this segment of Gypsy Soul in the coming months. All paintings are signed “2 Kilians”. The reason for “2 Kilians” is that inevitably when I am painting, I have a sidekick working on her own gorgeous masterpiece. Caroline is said sidekick, and we share the same middle name, Kilian. We were both named after Clarence Kilian, my great grandfather or better known as “Pop”. Pop is where the passion for painting began and it only seems fitting to honor him with my current works.

Coolest pic ever! Pop showing something to my dad and uncle.

Coolest pic ever! Pop showing working on a car with my dad and uncle. So Norman Rockwell huh?

Below you will see examples of some of my favorite pieces from the last couple of months. Most are sold, but the ones that are still available are marked with pricing below. It is also not too late to order gift certificates for Christmas! I can send these electronically for any denomination and will work with the recipient on color, size and style of their custom piece. Please email at gypsysoulinteriors@gmail.com with any questions you may have! Enjoy!

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!

Kristen

 

 

Chevron Painting Available 30 X 40. $475

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. So glad to have found your site through LGN. Your home is amazing!

  2. Hi, how do you inquire about an available piece. I am interested in the vintage teal velvet chair. Thanks!

  3. Hey there…..I just stumbled upon your web site and blog. I have been looking for the perfect dining table for ages and ages and love this bamboo/glass one you have. Sadly – I live in Portland, Oregon. I could not see how to email you directly, so I am posting this…..would you consider shipping this to me via freight – with or without the glass? I love it…..thanks for your time

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