Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leah Giberson - Houses, Chairs and Trailers, Oh My.

Usually Lulu does a big product roundup on Wednesday, but due to a crazy deadline at work and a wired three year old at home who decided to outlast her parents the past few nights, I am forgoing the big round up this week to feature an artist that I am just enchanted with.

Leah Giberson transforms the ordinary and simple into something extraordinary in her paintings. Homes, chairs, campers – all take on a new life and a deeper reality under Giberson’s brushes. 
As good as it gets

Giberson describes her work this way “There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in these images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant streets. Shadows loom from unknown/unseen sources, horizon lines become uncomfortably close, people are absent and geographic clues are obscured. Despite all this uneasiness, there is also a sense of bravery or at least a blind and determined optimism.”


While I love all of her work, the Caravan series is my favorite.   There is just something about these pieces that captivates me.   There is peace and a sense of place that I love.  They are also fueling my ever-increasing urge to grab my family and hit the open road. 

Caravan Series One

Desert Camper One

Dungeness Dwellings

Rear View

You can shop for prints here and here.   You can also visit Giberson's site and blog.

All images are courtesy of Leah Giberson


  1. Wow, those are amazing. I love the bushes in the top painting of the house. Super cool.

  2. i never thought a mobile home could look so absolutely lovely!

  3. Yeah I love her paintings too. The caravan series, especially the one of the airstream, with all of its reflections, reminds me of Richard Estes. Very cool.

  4. these are incredible! Thanks for sharing them

  5. You are right, they are fabulous. I love the caravan series too:):)

  6. Wow, Beautiful!
    I'm getting the next Etsy purchase!


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