Quite Continental Loves: Janet Hill Studio

21/02/2011 § 4 Comments

Completely in love with Janet Hill’s work this snowy morning and wanted to share with you!

All images via Janet Hill StudioFrancine And Her Frenchie

My absolute favorite!  Brings together my love of frog dogs, ballet flats, red/navy, pearls, and bicycles with baskets!  J’adore!

The Night Owl

Saturday Morning at Pemberley Flat

A pug, bloody marys, gold baroque frame with a picture of a swan, the union jack, polka dots, tulips, use of red and turquoise: it almost like this is a picture of the inside of my brain!

The Grace Kelly Purse

The Maiden Voyage

Janet Hill’s ladylike prints will be an excellent addition to the walls of my new-for-spring apartment (which I promise I will discuss in fuller detail as the project takes shape).  While I hope that I don’t regret sharing this beautiful artwork (she seems to only have a few of each print – time to buy!), I simply adore the attention to detail and her knack for picking subject matter that appeals to my idiosyncratic taste and using color palettes that have me rushing to paint my walls.  Add to that the fact that her prints on her etsy store are not exceptionally expensive (ranging from $55 to $17).  If you find that is a bit too spendy, her work is also available in card form (on her etsy INK store) which can look just as lovely when placed in a frame.

Bit of background on Ms. Hill from her website:

Janet Hill discovered her passion for painting as a teenager. With the support of her family and teachers, Janet earned a degree in Fine Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she specialized in oil painting and graduated with honors. Following graduation, she spent several years working in fields unrelated to art. Deeply missing her creative life, she decided to take a leap of faith and paint full-time. She has never looked back.

Janet enjoys painting the beauty of women, interiors, and still-life. Her choice of subject matter ranges from a duchess satin gown to a humble bowl of cereal. She seeks out glamour and beauty in everything that surrounds her. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Janet lives in the beautiful city of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. She paints in a small in-house studio where she lives with her husband John, and their cat and dog.

Don’t be surprised if you see some of these lovely images on my walls, cherie!  And do drop by Janet’s blog when you have a moment!

H/T Sugar Paper

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§ 4 Responses to Quite Continental Loves: Janet Hill Studio

  • Marissa says:

    That’s funny – there’s a J. Hill Design Studio in Boston. Very different stuff, though.

  • kendallcrow says:

    Absolutely love these pieces! Especially the first one, adore the flats!

  • noelani says:

    I love these! They are so vibrant and frilly with just the right amount of whimsy and class shaken in together. I am surprised Kate Spade hasn’t tapped her for an ad campaign.

  • Mariah says:

    I am so in love! I also love her story – taking a leap and just painting full time, no “day job.” Inspiring!

    I am having such a hard time deciding among all of the beautiful prints, but I think that Francine and Saturday Morning are definitely headed for ownership.

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