Great Find: Painter Kathe Fraga

Almost every other day I am reminded why I love twitter and today just happens to be one of those days as I just discovered Kathe Fraga, an extremely talented artist that paints with passion, portraying a timeless look and feel in each of her oh so beautiful paintings, she has undeniably wooed me. I have always been in awe of the timeworn concept, especially here with Fraga's use of rich colors merged with different patterns, her artwork is so personal that it emanates that soothing and warm feel, which is exactly what makes it a lot more attractive to my eyes.
"My art is influenced by the beauty and romance of old: vintage silky kimonos, hand-worked embroidery, lacquered little boxes, blocked wallpaper and panels from years ago, distressed with age, revealing a soft loveliness still…viewers see layered colors peeking out behind one another—pinks, blues, lavender—speckles of gold, a wisp of a faded blossom. Look for a small shy heart. A nestle of lovebirds. A French phrase. Each piece meant to be seen as part of a larger scene that’s been hidden away…until now."
I have selected my favorite pieces, check them out.

'That Soft Summer Day When You First Said Hello'

'Garden Dance'

'Midnight and Green Silk'

[Images via Kathe Fraga]