Thursday, 11 March 2010

Allyson's Moths

As seen in Vogue Living 2002



Our moth painting in our lounge room at home



The pair hanging in the Number 16 Hotel in London


I remember the first time I spotted one of Allyson Reynold's moth paintings. I was in my early 20's flipping through one of my mother's Vogue Living magazines. I have posted the exact picture I spotted at the top of this post. I immediately fell in-love with that painting and the room it was hung in.

A few years later my husband and I purchased one of Allyson's moth paintings and to this day I absolutely adore and treasure it. I am often asked about this painting. I believe that Allyson had a couple available at Doggett Street Gallery late last year however, I think they are a little hard to come by these days.

Kit Kemp selected a pair of Allyson's moths for her Number 16 hotel in London. It seems however that Kit has revamped Number 16 as I just checked out their website and the paintings are still there but the room is completely redecorated. I was thrilled to see she kept the moths in place.

Allyson currently has an exhibition at Doggett Street Gallery in Brisbane. Unfortunately it seems there's no moths in her latest works.

14 comments:

a lovely being said...

Her paintings are stunning-- she's a new favorite. You are so lucky to own something so beautiful!
XO fallon

pve design said...

We stayed at "Number 16" in London on our way home from the last leg of our Honeymoon, many memorable years ago! (Feels like yesterday!)
pve

Kerry said...

They are completely and utterly fabulous. Lucky you to have one! Covetable indeed!

blissful chick said...

the moths are fantastic!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Yes, i love these moths. When I see one by chance, like the vogue image, it takes my breath away. I still remember seeing that page in the magazine when it came out!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I can completely see why you were smitten! They are so vibrant and beautiful!

Heidi said...

Thats spectacular....

C said...

I love how the moths are captured so vibrantly, they look like they're going to fly off the canvas any moment now! The chairs in that first image are quirkily fantastic too.

Blue Muse said...

Oh, I love these!! I have such a secret love of moths - I have never seen these paintings before. Thank you so much for sharing them -- I want one =)
xo Isa

Kelly Green said...

These moths are stunning! KG

CDS said...

oh those are very pretty! thanks for the intro.

Natasha said...

I have often wondered about that particular painting, when seeing images from your home... thank you for the back story!

carlee said...

Your lounge room is stunning. The painting is gorgeous. Would love to get my hands on one!

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