Friday, April 22, 2011

Featured artist Pearle & PearlesPainting

A week ago I met this talented artist on facebook. She is a fellow member of ETSY that I had pleasure to meet. I was stunned with her work and I asked her if she wanted to be featured in my blog. I was very happy when she sad yes. This talented painter really make original art pieces. To be honest it is the first time that I have seen someone uses his brush and paint in that way.  Take a moment to read about Pearle's story and let your self be guided through her artistic adventure....
Pearle at work
It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I started taking what I do seriously and it took even longer to consider myself an artist. I love to paint whatever I can get my hands on from things as small as a Scrabble® piece to as big as a dresser and hopefully even bigger someday. Whatever it is I will paint it. I love transforming trash into treasure literally. Imagine that a chair that came from a dumpster (2006) made it into a museum (2009). It blows me away to think that something I did creates a sense of awe in a viewer’s eye.

I was talking to a friend a few years back about my love for furniture, my relationship with chairs in particular. There was a chair that I found discarded and ultimately forgotten. I came upon this chair accidentally. I wasn't looking for a relationship. Anyway, the chair was a very handsome chair with so many things to look at. His back was decorative; his arms were long and lean. His legs...I have never seen such beautiful legs. 
The chair
But he was beaten down. His self-esteem had long been worn out. His seat, which was repeatedly upholstered over years, was torn and faded. His stuffing was busting out revealing his age and loss of pride. 
Me, being a care taker and rescuer of sorts....picked up the chair and brought it home. He sat at the top of the stairs for a few weeks in a corner. My friends however saw this chair and commented on how ugly he was. They wondered why I had him in my home commenting on how dirty he was and how unattractive he was due to the years of neglect. 
I ignored them and kept him around. Finally one day I decided to put him on my coffee table and take the layers of cloth and wool stuffing off of his seat. Then I cleaned him, primed him and painted him black. Three months later I sat back and looked at him and this is what I saw.....A chair, a man restored...but not only restored but given a whole new purpose. He was beautiful again. 
He was unique and wonderful....The same chair that my friends were grossed out now a chair that they ask permission to touch. Amazing.....One thing is for certain...NOTHING STAYS THE SAME! Change is inevitable and what is ugly or dirty or discarded as trash can be saved, can be rescued and can be made shinier than new!
Taking discarded forgotten pieces and giving them their self-esteem back is a passion for me. Living in a world where we discard things so easily I’d like to think I am making an itty bitty difference.
Green & Blue Dot Dot Dotting  wooden bowl by Pearles

I am 37 years old  self taught artist.
I was born and raised in Fairfield county Connecticut but now live in Natick, Massachusetts 15 miles outside of Boston.
I am a single mother of a 10 (soon to be 11) year old. We live near Boston in a small 2 bedroom apartment with our cats Free and Groovy. Free and REALLY fat so we affectionately call him "Fat Free"!
I grew up in a tough household and to escape it I would doodle on anything. I got into the habit of doodling on Styrofoam coffee cups...
Green & Blue Dot Dot Dotting  wooden bowl by Pearle
I would just fill the entire outside of the cup w/ obsessive pattern doodling! People started noticing these cups and would ask me if they could have them. So I gave a lot away. They are just out there in the world...I have no idea where.
One day a man told me I should get some paint and a good brush and paint my "doodle" on something else....So, I did. I bought my first paint brush when I was 21-ish.

Blue Dot dot dotting bowl
I started painting small terracotta pots and then a chair somebody found and then a table....and the next thing I know...I am painting anything I can get my hands on! I love finding new and interesting pieces. I like saving discarded objects and making them fabulous.
I am a single mother and life isn't easy. I rarely have any spare time...I am really trying to get out of the deep hole I am in. My child and I struggle financially but we are do not struggle w/ love. We are a small family of two but man...what a great little family are we! All of my time is devoted to my child and my work.

I asked Pearle to indicate me two of her favorite artist on Etsy here is what she told me:
Easter bunny art doll by LoopyBoopy
LOOPY BOOPY is one of the first shops my daughter and I found. We love the dolls. My daughter is saving up for one! She just simply has to own one! I agree...the workmanship on the dolls are fantastic! We also love the photographs that tell a story all depending on how you interpret them. Reagan and I long to learn so much more about the artist because her work blows our minds........
Focal  glass bead  by   Lilianabead
LILIANA BEAD Liliana is an inspiration to me! She is such a kind and warmhearted woman! Her work is amazing and every time she creates something new I am blown away. I see her from time to time being that we live in the same town and attend some of the same events. She always makes me feel good about myself and my art. So not only is she an amazing Lamp work artist but she is an amazing human being as well! Makes for beautiful art!

Hope you spend wonderful time learning about this talented painter. Fell free lo leave her some comments and give her support. You can follow links under to enter her etsy shop and other pages where you can find more pictures and info about Pearle and her art.

On line shop: 
and her blog

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  1. Dearest Pearle, you are a treasure and your art is much treasured as it comes from a wonderful mind, a beautiful heart and a thoughtful person.

    I've really enjoyed watching you introduce yourself and your art to the world. You're right - the world is changing and we have a say in how those changes take place. Your influence is much welcome and well-desired :)
    Reagan is a beautiful soul because your art doesn't stop with furniture etc. I love seeing the two of you together; you're a great Mom.
    Much love to both of you xoxox
    Your kind words about me are much appreciated.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful surprise this morning. Pearle, your work is amazing, how had I not seen it? I really enjoyed reading your story and in so many ways can relate, I too have a single 11 year old daughter and two cats:) I admire your passion and your vision! So glad to have come across your story and your work!!
    Thank you for your kind words!
    colleen (aka loopyboopy)

  3. Happy to have you here Pearle. Love your dots :)


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