Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Warner Graves Chinoiserie


Please check out the beautiful work of Bay area decorative painter Warner Graves who has developed a niche specializing in Chinoiserie. With his strong background in art history and the fine arts, he creates one of a kind interiors and reproduction furnishings.















18 comments:

Perch said...

Wonderful examples.
We have a mid century (Baker?) red Chinoiserie highboy that would look great with some of these prints.

Vickie H. said...

What a talent!!!! Mercy me!!!

Harrison Howard said...

These are very exceptional examples of contemporary chinoiserie work carrying on the tradition of Pillement and other artists of the 18th century artists. The red paneled room is simply beautiful. I'd love to see what's on the ceiling.

Theresa Cheek said...

Oooooooh, Beth! Fabulous post....the work is very nice.

Averill said...

Truly gorgeous. I'd love to have a gorgeous hand-painted Chinoiserie mural in my dining room someday.

Pussy said...

Exquisite, painted by someone with a serious understanding of the genre

Design in the Woods said...

Love the red! Did you see Mary McDonald's collection of bone pagodas in the new October issue of HB? Incredible.

La Petite Gallery said...

I am assuming that is black fabric withe the red and gold bird.
let me know.

yvonne

Style Redux 2 said...

Perch-Sounds lovely.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-Beautiful work.

Style Redux 2 said...

Warner Graves-I love that room too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Thanks so much.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Something to look forward to.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pussy-Wonderful work.

Style Redux 2 said...

Design in the Woods-Of course, gorgeous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Yvonne-It's a painted table top.

Square With Flair™ said...

As life changes, homes are sold, and people move, I would not want to have such gorgeous work attached to the wall. I think I would have to settle for canvas fitted to panels, or removable panels.

His work is exceptionally good, and he seems skilled enough to do restoration work on the finest antiques or architectural work in palaces and churches.

Style Redux 2 said...

Square With Flair-A good idea if you might move.