Today, the selection of children’s art is simply wonderful! There are so many varying styles and types available for children and parents to enjoy. Canvas reproductions are one of the most popular and my personal favorite! Many talented artists reproduce their artwork in this affordable way and we have the pleasure of offering their inspirational pieces on RosenberryRooms.com. One very talented artist in particular that we would like to feature, is Laura Hescock of MaryJack Studios. Laura Hescock’s original works of art are reproduced using the finest giclee print process. Then the canvases are gallery wrapped on a two-inch-deep stretcher frame, ready to hang anywhere in your home. My favorite MaryJack piece would have the be The Path Canvas Reproduction! We have this canvas hanging in our boutique and it is truly gorgeous. The Path features flowers blooming along branches that are embellished with hand-sewn sequins and beads. When you look up close you will notice a light dusting of sparkling, iridescent powder that completes this magical design. Every time I walk into our design center and glance up at The Path canvas is makes me smile :). You really need to see this piece up close to appreciate all the intricate details and the emotion that goes into creating it!
It is evident that Laura Hescock puts her heart and soul into every piece she creates. This mom, artist, and entrepreneur draws her inspiration from her children and it really shines through in her designs. To view the entire collection of kids art by MaryJack Studios on RosenberryRooms.com click HERE. Now it is my pleasure to present our interview with Laura Hescock artist and creator of MaryJack Studios.
Enjoy and be inspired!
How would you define the MaryJack Studios style philosophy?
The MaryJack style is intentional and seems to cut across many style genres. My pieces have found a special place in everything from traditional to modern design. This is absolutely fabulous to me. Art is not something that is created to match décor; it is created to fit into any décor simply because it is interesting and special.
I created each piece in the collection as an intentional statement to or about my children. It has been so rewarding to see other parents appreciate my work as something that they relate to as well. I love when people tell me that they “found my piece” the other day and fell in love with it. I love the word found, reminds me of a treasure or a discovery of something special. Everyone can always find room for something special, right?
What inspired you to become an artist and start a business?
I am a professionally trained painter and have enjoyed creating art my entire career. After my two children were born I began to get the notion of using my emotion for them as a theme for a collection. I painted the 20 original pieces of the now MaryJack collection merely as a study in that theme. After the collection was complete and friends saw them, I began to think that these images might strike a chord with others and started to explore how best to create a business around the collection. I have always been proud of the fact that the business was created to fit the art versus the other way around.
Why did you choose to design children’s artwork?
My two children Jackson and MaryAnn were my inspiration. The company is named after them in fact.
What is your favorite part of your daily work…when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
I love to create an idea. The execution of the idea, like the actual painting is fun too, but my joy is in brainstorming how best to illustrate an emotion or statement.
If you had to pick a favorite design from your collection, what would it be?
Wow, couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. Each piece was created with something specific in mind. I do tend to favor the definition series, though. I love combining my prose with my illustrations (Unique, Classic, Steady, Simple.)
What sets MaryJack Studios apart from other children’s art designers?
I would hope that it is my original take. I created all of my pieces to be appreciated by my children, yet remain true to a statement or blessing that I wished for them. I feel like this combination of “equally for children and for parents” is a good quality of MaryJack and gets noticed.
Now…Just for Fun
This would be easier if it was least favorite food, because I love all food. Chips and dip are my weakness for sure though.
Favorite TV Show
Are there better shows than Modern Family and 30 Rock? I think not.
As girly as this is going to make me sound, “The Notebook” is my favorite movie.
Favorite Weekend Activity
Cheering “Go MaryAnn” or “Yeah Jackson” from the sidelines of our million sports activities.
This is a hard question. It is one of those questions for me that you have to qualify with favorite type of “this music genre” band because I truly have so many types of music that move me. Actually music plays a big part in my studio time. I love how music can put you into thinking with your creative side almost instantly.