Elliott Puckette

by Laura Casey Interiors on July 13, 2011

This Brooklynite hits all the right notes for me with her colorful  paintings. Her colorful signature style is getting lots of hype, including nods from Vogue, Veranda and 1stdibs.

An artist obsessed by line form, Puckette grew up in Tennessee and is married to the artist Hugo Guinness.  Interestingly, their beautiful home has been featured in Vogue Living, Houses, Gardens and People.

Here is an image from their feature in Vogue Living.

Her striking images leave a lasting impression and I just can’t seem to get them off my mind these days. Her work is exhibited at the famous Paul Kasmin Gallery and the Earl McGrath Galler, both in New York City.

And here is one of Elliott’s paintings in a home in Elle Decor

I have enjoyed several posts by Courtney Barnes on her blog, Style Court, regarding Elliot Puckette and the influence of calligraphy in Puckette’s artwork.  Courtney does an amazing job of  tracing the beautiful origins of calligraphy and decorative arts in a fascinating post which highlight’s a rich history of script that shines through Puckette’s modern work which you can read here..

Here are traditional calligrapher’s tools which are used to produce the elaborate script.

And here is a close up image of the penknives used to etch the script.

I look forward to seeing more work from her, and of course more posts from Style Court.

Image Credits: So Haute Style (1), via Habitually Chic (2) Escape into Life (3 & 4), Vogue (5), Hamilton’s Gallery (6) and Mark Cunningham for Elle Decor (7), and Style Court (8 & 9).

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara@HausDesign July 13, 2011 at 6:12 am

What amazing work! So original and beautiful. I especially love the pink one and the black and white dot one…these are amazing and look even better in her home! Wow.


2 Pretty Pink Tulips July 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

I remember seeing her work – that pink painting really jumped out at me. I love seeing the tools she uses to create her works of art! Great find!!

3 pve July 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

I have long admired Ms.Pukette’s style for the grace of the lilting lines.
Love to own one – one day.

4 Kristy @ I Design Love July 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

Those paintings are stunning! I love the colors.


5 Splendid Willow July 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

Good morning,

Thank you for the introduction. I wouldn’t mind one myself! I have a space for that yellow oval one. Would looke wonderful on my gray dining room walls!

Hugs to you,


6 Carrie Waller July 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

Amazing work! Such great colors.

7 meg July 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Beautiful; thanks for the introduction to her inspiring work. I’m headed over to read more on Courtney’s post.

8 Nanine Hartzenbusch July 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Laura – love these paintings, the colors are fresh and bright and the designs are so freewheeling and whimsical – I also like the photograph of the tools used to make the designs. beautiful but simple photograph. thanks for this post!


9 Dovecote Decor July 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

PVE just posted about her as well. She is all the rage for all the right reasons. I wanted to give you a heads up: We are excited to be included in HGTV’s Freebie Friday giveaway tomorrow. We are giving away a cool Asian lacquer coffee or low side table in one of 5 color options, so come on by for a chance to win!! Its worth upwards of $500.00 so its our biggest yet. Give us a shout out in FB, or a sweet tweet!
Good Luck!

10 style court July 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

Thanks for the shout out, Laura!

11 style court July 16, 2011 at 8:08 am


I have a photocopy from one of my Puckette catalogues tucked into the corner of a mirror right now :)

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