MEET THE UPSTAIRS FEATURED ARTISTS

Upstairs at Pierre Lafond features a select group of local artists to showcase throughout the store. Though each artist is from a different background, they now call Santa Barbara home. From acrylic to watercolor, each painter has a unique and distinctive style we love and appreciate. We hope you love it too!

Santa Barbara has influenced my art on many different levels. Not only because I see the ocean every day with it’s sail boats, hike in the glorious sunshine most days of the year, or walk on the beach... There are many people who have encouraged and helped me along the way here.

-Karen Bezuidenhout

KAREN BEZUIDEHOUT

Ask Karen about a particular painting and she'll likely have an enchanting story about it - a journey, a dream, or an inspired moment. Karen's work has been described as "earthy, soulful and primitive, yet sophisticated."

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Subjects that have always most attracted me have been the human figure and portraits. My style is romantic realism and it has evolved slightly towards abstract. It is about making life more beautiful and interesting then it really is while keeping it realistic. About 10 years ago I started to paint animals, and flowers became part of my repertoire after I moved to Santa Barbara.

-Tilly Treuren

TILLY TREUREN

With her art, she aspires to elevate your senses and transport you to a place that is less commonplace. Creating joy one painting at a time.

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