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

-What inspired you to start painting?

Attending an art exhibition in my hometown of Stellenbosch one rainy night inspired me to paint.  I walked in, looked at all the paintings on exhibit and knew with every cell in my body that I wanted to paint.

ZEBRA'S END 48" x 60" Quick shop
DESERT ELEPHANTS 48" x 48" Quick shop
SUMMER SAIL 36" X 36" Quick shop
ORANGE HILL 36" X 36" Quick shop

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

"Are there any mentors or teachers who helped you along the way?"

The biggest mentor when it comes to art, in spirit, has always been my grandmother (whom I have never known). She was the first female artist at the same Art Academy I attended, and where my grandparents first met. I have enjoyed many teachers through the years, especially Martin Copier, a wonderful dutch artist and friend.

HINT OF FALL 36" X 36" Quick shop
COLORS OF LIFE 36" X 24" Quick shop
WILDFLOWERS 24" X 24" Quick shop
SKIPPER 24" X 24" Quick shop

THE JOURNAL

SANTA ROSA CANDLES

SANTA ROSA CANDLES

Just in time for the holidays, our coveted Santa Rosa candles are back in stock. We know there are many of you who have been patiently waiting for these beautiful Mexican church candles, and rest assured, they are in the store! 

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For the Entertainer

For the Entertainer

It's safe to say we ALL have someone on our list this year who loves to entertain. Upstairs is stoked and ready for you. From beautifully crafted French knife sets, to bone inlay salad servers, and handmade ceramic bowls and cutting boards, our selection of tabletop and entertaining pieces is exquisite.  If you can't find that perfect gift, or just want to let them pick,...

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'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

It's time to kick off the HOLIDAYS and we are here to help! As we all know, the holidays can be stressful. With work, travel, parties, and everyday life, there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. This season, we are here to help ease your shopping experience. Whether you want to create a Wish List for your loved ones to shop from, arrange...

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