Rare one of a kind original Karen Couillard Vogue New York 1990 acrylic on board painting. A wonderfully whimsical painting that is called Vogue, and further New City Styles, Special Fashion Edition, New York Collection, October 1990 Special Edition. Fantastic 18 inch x 21 inch world of whimsey art for a dash of color and style to your decor. Signed on the bottom right and the verso has further information on this rare one of a kind art. Some information about Ms. Couillard below:
The Art of Business
Karen’s paintings start at $500 and can go up to $6,000, which not everyone can afford. So the Couillard's started printing copies of the paintings on canvas and mounted on a plaque and those start at around $45-$68. If one of the medium sized paintings costs $1,200, the reprinted version will be a fraction of the price at $125.
Even more affordable pieces are available, too. This is where Steve comes in. He takes parts of Karen’s paintings and manipulates the images by changing the background and adding a slogan, which go on a variety of products. These include deco laminates, greeting cards, lipstick holders and even magnets, in prices ranging from about $3 to $25.
“The freedom, that’s what I enjoy the most,” Steve said. “It’s such a good feeling to be able to create something that you like. And this is what I like, you take something and you can give different faces to a painting.”
They started this business six years ago when Karen decided to paint something for her own house. She is influenced by fashion and travel, getting inspiration from her own travels and magazines. And if she hasn’t been somewhere, she paints what she thinks it looks like.
“One night, I said ‘I’ll do a painting and have fun with it.’ So I had some wine and then started to paint,” Karen said.
The next day she added a final touch that now distinguishes a Karen Couillard original – she outlined parts of the image using an 18K gold pen.
A friend of Karen’s who is an interior designer saw the painting and knew of clients who would be interested in them, so she commissioned Karen to paint six for her. Then, her work was displayed an a Toronto art gallery and one in Kansas city, and with the help of the Internet and trade shows, she now has costumers from all over the world including Japan, Australia, Ireland, Scotland and France.
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