Liza’s dreamlike, color-drenched works grace a collection of wall murals and lampshades for our favorite boho chic store. She also has collaborations with Piper Collection for pillows, one-of-a-kind floral cuffs for Lema J Design plus the textural line of wallpapers for Cotton & Quill that we featured on Style Maniac three years ago. She also continues to paint her own original works in oil, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas and leather.
We caught up with Liza to find out how her Anthropologie collaboration came about, what else is new and next and how she creates all these beautiful works of art.
ABOVE: Rites of Spring Mural by Liza Hathaway Matthews for Anthropologie. Print also available as a Lampshade (see photo at end of post).
How did the Anthropologie collab come about?
Through Instagram! They saw my work and wanted my florals to be part of their home line. I love working with Anthropologie as they include me in every step of the way in the production of their products. I work with a lot of metallics and they do a great job ensuring that they translate well in the final product. They are so creative, and I love seeing my products in their stores and on their website.
Please explain a bit about the Anthro wall murals. are they like wallpaper?
The wall murals come as 3 pieces that measure 9’ H x 12’ W when installed. It’s a wonderful way for someone to have an accent wall that is an easy install and affordable.
The meaning behind your Cuff Collection really touched my heart. Can you say a bit more about this?
Lema J Design and I collaborated last spring with me painting my florals on their beautiful leathers! Each cuff is a one of a kind with all the proceeds going to Karma for Cara.
Here’s more about Lema J, from their website:
Founded by sisters Jenny Benscher and Jill Becker, Lema J, is more than just another jewelry line. In the fall of 2012, Jill's 21-year-old daughter Cara was diagnosed with leukemia. During the course of Cara's treatment, she and her family started Karma for Cara, a foundation with the three-fold mission of engaging youth, awarding unsung heroes, and tangibly helping patients with leukemia. When Cara passed away in December 2012, Jenny hand crafted a cuff in Cara's favorite color (orange), adorned it with the protective eye, and gave it to Jill as a gift. This cuff became the beginning of Lema J Design, and a commitment to making jewelry that is both beautiful and purposeful: jewelry with a cause. 100% of the profits from every sale are donated to the Karma for Cara Foundation in the hopes of furthering Cara’s mission and inspiring love, empowerment, motion and adventure in as many lives as possible.
What's your method of working? How does a painting come to be?
My work stems from inspiration that I find in just about everything. I enjoy creating florals and landscapes while experimenting in all different mediums. I use a variety of mediums that include acrylic, oil, ink and charcoal on canvas, paper and now leather!
My creative muse is drawn from traveling and everyday living. I love how color and light play with each other and catching that in my work.
What's on the horizon?
I am really excited to be working on a new body of work and some home accessories for High Point Market this fall. This will be the first time I have shown at High Point and I am thrilled for the opportunity! I think it will be a great way to connect with so many from all over! I will be not only sharing my artwork, but also home accessories such as trays, acrylic blocks, coasters and cuffs!
Please come visit me in my booth at The Suites at Market Square M-7052. If you happen to be at the market on Sunday, October 20th we are hosting an event, “Libations, nibbles, art & fun!” from 3pm-5pm. Please stop by. I’d love to meet you!
WHERE TO FIND LIZA’s WORK:
Anne Irwin Gallery Emerging Artist show through 9/1/19
Leatherette Paintings online at Liza Pruitt
ANTHROPOLOGIE Wall Murals & Lampshades
LEMA J DESIGN Floral Cuffs
PIPER COLLECTION Indoor/OutdoorPillows
COTTON & QUILL Wallpaper
MORE at LizaHathawayMatthews.com
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