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TRACI ZELLER AND THE CHARLOTTE CHEVAL HOMEARAMA OPEN

THE  HomeArama At Cheval OPENS TODAY!

JULY 18 – AUGUST 2

In their CREEKSIDE neighborhood, Cheval is honored to once again host the

TRACI ZELLER HAS DESIGNED ONE OF THE ARCADIA HOMES. I  was introduced to Traci at the design bloggers conference by my dear friend, Charlotte Designer Lisa Mende. Lisa and Traci share a design studio in Charlotte.  Traci told me about her work in progress, the CHEVAL Design House, and this unique EQUESTRIAN community. She thought my paintings would be a PERFECT finishing touch to her designs!

FOR REALS!!!!!

TRACI ZELLER IS A DESIGN GODDESS!

TRACI AND LIS DESIGNED THIS ROOM IN THE ADAMLEIGH SHOWHOUSE, FEATURED INTRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE.
TRACI ZELLER AND LISA MENDE DESIGNED THIS DRESSING ROOM IN THE ADAMLEIGH SHOWHOUSE, FEATURED IN TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE.

TRACI STARTED BY SHARING HER COLOR PALATE AND SOME FABRIC CHOICES

TRACI ZELLAR FABRIC SAMPLES- TRACI HAS THE GIFT OF COLOR LAYERING AND PATTERN COMBINATIONS THAT ROCK!!!
TRACI ZELLAR FABRIC SAMPLES – TRACI HAS THE GIFT OF COLOR LAYERING AND PATTERN COMBINATIONS THAT ROCK!!!
MORE FABRIC  - I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE PALE PURPLES...THE LAYERING IS TO DIE FOR!!!!
MORE FABRIC – I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE PALE PURPLES…THE LAYERING IS TO DIE FOR!!!!

MY GOAL WAS TO CREATE ARTWORK WHICH LOOKED “DISCOVERED”…NOT TOO INTENTIONAL…BUT PERHAP A PIECE WHICH THE DESIGNER MIGHT HAVE STUMBLED UPON AND BEEN INSPIRED BY.

RENEGADE 30 X 40
RENEGADE 30 X 40

I WANTED TO MAKE THE PAINTINGS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER – TO LEND DIVERSITY…IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE PROCESS…A CHANCE TO REALLY PLAY AROUND A BIT WITH COLOR AND STYLE…WHILE STILL KEEPING MY FINGERPRINT.

SHERLOCK
SHERLOCK
SHERLOCK -36 X 36  SOLD!
SHERLOCK -36 X 36 SOLD!

ONE OF THE FIRST I COMPLETED WAS “KALIA AND MOONSHINE” INSPIRED BY MY FRIEND MOLLY PETERSON’S PHOTOGRAPH OF HER HORSES. 30 X 48…

BACKSTRETCH 30 X 48
KALIA AND MOONSHINE 30 X 48

THIS THREE PIECE PAINTING WAS ONE I HAVE COMPLETED IN 2011, ENTITLED “INSPIRATION”  AND HAS BEEN “IN RESIDENCE” AT A LOCAL EMERGENCY VET IN CHARLOTTESVILLE….

 

INSPIRATION 30 X 30, 30 X 40 AND 30 X 40. THIS PAINTING WAS INSPIRED BY THE WILD HORSES OF SABLE ISLAND
INSPIRATION 30 X 30, 30 X 40 AND 30 X 40. THIS PAINTING WAS INSPIRED BY THE WILD HORSES OF SABLE ISLAND

TRACI SENT ME A PHOTO OF THE BOYS BEDROOM WHERE TWO OF THE THREE PIECES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED….I LOVE IT!!!!

TWO OF THE TRIPTIC ARE IN THE BOYS ROOM.
TWO OF THE TRIPTIC ARE IN THE BOYS ROOM.TRACI ZELLER DESIGNS, LESLI DEVITO PAINTINGS

THIS IS THE LARGEST PAINTING IN THE COLLECTION – “BELMONT” 36 X 48 –

IT  WAS PAINTED WHILE I WATCHED AMERICAN PHAROAH WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN!!

BELMONT 36 X 48
BELMONT 36 X 48
ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES IS “PEACHES” 24 X 36.
THIS ONE WAS AN “EXTRA” PAINTING  I TOOK DOWN TO CHARLOTTE BECAUSE TRACI HAD
FALLEN IN LOVE WITH
IT, BUT WHICH DID NOT REALLY FIT INTO THE COLOR SCHEME.

PEACHES HOUSE
PEACHES 24 X 36

AS IT TURNED OUT – TRACI USED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE 12 PAINTINGS I DELIVERED TO CHARLOTTE. I AM BEYOND EXCITED – HONORED – I CRIED WHEN SHE TOLD ME – I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT AND SO THRILLED THAT MY ARTWORK IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SPACE!!!

PHAROAH - 30 X 48
PHAROAH – 30 X 48 THIS PAINTING WAS SO MUCH FUN TO PAINT…THE COLORS TOOK ME ON A WILD RIDE AND I JUST WENT ALONG FOR THE FUN OF IT!!!!

LANCELOT WAS THE FINAL PAINTING IN THE INSTALLATION

LANCELOT 30 X 48 - THIS WAS THE LAST PAINTING FINISHED...AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES -
LANCELOT 30 X 48 – THIS WAS THE LAST PAINTING ….AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES –
LANCELOT IN THE LIVING ROOM - TRACI ZELLERS CHEVAL SHOWHOUSE -LESLI DEVITO PAINTING
LANCELOT IN THE LIVING ROOM – TRACI ZELLERS CHEVAL SHOWHOUSE -LESLI DEVITO PAINTING

STAY TUNED FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS!!!!

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5 thoughts on “TRACI ZELLER AND THE CHARLOTTE CHEVAL HOMEARAMA OPEN

  1. Beautiful, Lesli!
    Congratulations on having ALL of your work chosen for the Show Homes. Somebody has wonderful taste, IMHO.
    You thought you were busy BEFORE? Better get those canvasses ready; I suspect you will get A LOT of exposure/new commissions as a result of this. Your work is so beautiful, fresh and playful. Anyone would be lucky to have something so lovely in their home.
    (PS: my personal favorite is “Belmont”… I can just hear those thundering hooves!)

  2. That’s awesome! I love horses and I love how your paintings of them are fun and whimiscal. The Belmont is one of my favorites. I’m very excited for you!

  3. Hi Lesli! Beautiful!!! I love your work! I have a horse named Renegade and had to take a second look! I don’t think I could afford your work but would love to have you paint my horse. Do you do paintings for just random customers? And if so, how much do you charge? I know it would probably depend on the size – just love your work! Thank you so much and congratulations! Kelley

    1. HI Kelley , If you visit my site – leslidevito.com you can see all of my pricing, just click on any “square” and it will give information. YES, I do commissions and I love to do horses. Everything is also listed in my FAQ page, top right corner of this blog! Thanks so much !! xo

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