Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wendy Chidester

Paintings of vintage cameras, adding machines and typewriters - what more could you ask for? Utah artist Wendy Chidester says, “I love to wander through antique shops and junk yards looking for old, worn objects to inspire me to paint. Things that most people pass by as junk make great subject matter for my paintings."

I love Chidester's work and I completely understand her desire to paint new life into these objects. Her paintings are very inspiring, especially since I've also been interested in painting some of my antique finds. I think we would be great antique buddies, and I would love to learn a thing or two about her amazing painting skills!

Check out more of Chidester's work here!

28 comments:

nkp said...

These are really beautiful. She is an exceptional talent. I especially love the colors in the first painting and I simply can not resist a vintage typewriter. Gorgeous!

wunderbug said...

these are incredible! while they're all fantastic, i loooove the typewriter. thanks for sharing!

cindy : quaint said...

her painterly-style is incredible. i love the soft tones with those hints of red. hope you paint some of your vintage finds, too.

Tina said...

these paintings are amazing! i would love to display one just above a vintage typewriter at my home, one day!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

OMG! What a find...I love these.

Sabina said...

Wonderful artist and link!! Thank you!!

That Girl Designs said...

What a find. These are all quite wonderful!

::Jan:: said...

In love. That typewriter has my name typed in there somewhere. I love the vintage look of them Pleasie.

drollgirl said...

i sure like the typewriter painting. excellent find!

Hey Harriet said...

I am so totally smitten with these artworks!!! Thanks so much for sharing them. Off to explore further. You feature the BEST finds :)

Kierstin Bridger said...

these remind me of a spontaneous poetry seesion i went to in seattle. Cool chics behind old type writers...writing a poem for a little dough...so cool!

Maggie May said...

wow, how awesome would these be hung up in a library room of the house?>

Fog and Thistle said...

Love these. Great find Diana

Joyce said...

I realllllly like these paints! There is something so warm and inviting- makes me want to start typing on the keys. I love it!! xoxo

shi(f)t said...

holy mackerel (sp?)...i'm in love. these are gorgeous!

Sam said...

These are really something!

lotta said...

wonderful. such stillness and beauty.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

these are lovely. a great gift for a writer

please sir said...

Ohh I never thought of giving these to a writer - yeah, I agree!

Cicada Studio said...

These are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing.

Amica said...

Neat! What a good idea for a painting, and beautifully done too.
Thanks for sharing!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OH...I'd just love to take her to a flea market with me to paint the treasure we could find!

Miss Aimee said...

how amazing are these paintings!!

Stella said...

Great! I love old typewriters, i got one of the 70's

erin@designcrisis said...

Glad to know someone besides me appreciates antique cameras... goodness knows I have enough of them!

onesilentwinter said...

IN LOVE!

wendy chidester said...

Thanks for all the comments! It's great to hear from the viewers.

denise said...

i was recently turned on to your work and i love it. especially the cameras.really great i will def keep coming back.

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