tag: in the bathroom

Dianna and John's passion for art is palpable the moment you walk through their door. A small Fothergill framed in gold greets you at the doorway, a striking grouping of framed Dorion Scott paintings line the stairway walls, while a vista of the living room reveals a number of dramatic oil paintings.
I was fortunate to document this wonderful collection of art from Art Interiors in this very elegant pied-à-terre, while taking in some spectacular views of downtown Toronto.
I love when my work and social life collide, like one summer afternoon in August when freelance author, writer, editor, and (full disclosure) my dear friend, Vanessa Farquharson, let me stop by to take some photographs of the home she shares with her husband (and also my dear friend) Jacob. In between sipping lemonade and catching up, I documented the vignettes of their house that have remained despite the house being in a state of transition; remnants of a recently flooded basement occupied their dining space, and her office (which she has aptly named “the officery”)
When this client showed me around his home, that he shares with his wife and three children, his passion for collecting art and antiques was palpable. Each object, be it a work of art, lalique perfume bottle, or antique jewellery container, had a backstory which captured a mood or marked a significant event.
I could have spent the entire day talking to the charming designing duo Andrew Bottecchia and Hal Eisen, of Bottecchia Artistic Group Inc., when I visited them at their stylish penthouse last week. It was inspiring and refreshing to experience a space so dominated by art and see a collection replete with portraiture. While I slowly absorbed the works, the two passionately discussed the origins of individual pieces and their interactions with the artists and dealers. Hal, having been a collector of art since his teens, quickly passed on his addiction to Andrew when the two met.