A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Of Tea Maidens and Barbie dolls

The art on blog comes from a miscellany of artists. Today I want to write something about David Galchutt whose delicious Tea Maiden has been gracing my blog for the past weeks. In his own words...
"I was born into an artistic family. I am a graduate of art center college of design in Pasadena, California. I have worked in several fields of illustration, primarily focusing on illustration for children's publications, the toy industry and giftware. My children's book, "There was Magic Inside" was published by Simon and Schuster. I have also worked extensively designing interiors and accessories for Barbie.  I didn't design the CLOTHES for Barbie, but I did design her "lifestyle" type products. I did many of the graphics for her town houses, dream houses, business enterprises, corvettes, boats, etc. I used to design the illustrations you see on the walls of these products. I also did many many "peel and stick" labels that you affix to the products. I tell people, half jokingly, that I used to be Bbarbie's interior designer! I am a great admirer of historic clothing, and love to use costume in my paintings whenever the opportunity arises."

The Tea Maiden is painted in watercolor on Fabriano watercolour paper and measures 4 x 6 inches. You can view more of Galchutt's works on http://www.etsy.com/shop/artmeister

FairyFiligree has the honour of knowing that this blog inspired David Galchutt to hone in on 1920s fashion and create "A Momentary Distraction" - isn't she just gorgeous?

2 comments:

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love the second picture. His work is gorgeous!

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Marion Eldridge said...

Yes, gorgeous, sumptuous work by Mr.Galchutt! His work is fabulus!