As you know some homes I decorate are featured in amazing publications. Recently, I was delighted that a family home I helped decorate was featured in a national magazine.
As with many homes I encounter, partial decorating is done prior to my involvement and we incorporate work that is already in the house. In this particular home, the homeowner had a painting that was given to her by her sister. It was a large painting that was given to her as a housewarming gift and it was inspired by a painting by established Canadian artist Meredith Bingham. This piece has been in the house for a few years prior to my involvement to help redecorate the living room, kitchen, and powder room. And, as you can imagine, it was incorporated into the updated decor that I was involved in.
When the magazine shot the house, it included a picture of the painting. Unfortunately because of the resemblance to Meredith's work it came across that we were encouraging the replication of established artists, and the promotion of copying artists work which was not my, or the magazine's intention.
I would like to apologize to Meredith Bingham and Canvas Gallery for not recognizing that the art piece in the dining room was inspired by Meredith when I first got engaged in the redecoration of the living room, kitchen, and powder room. Although the credit in the magazine feature may be perceived by others as a promotion of DIY art instead of original art, I am most certain that was not the magazine's the intention. I am very sorry for the confusion and frustration this might have caused.