Projects

The Marker Hotel, Key West

 

 

 

 

The first hotel built in historic Old Town in the past 20 years, The Marker, is named after our mile markers and is a small luxury boutique hotel located in the Seaport District next to the harbor.

It features the work of many local artists, including ours!  Two of our beautifully framed prints, Tropical Banana and Parrot with Palm were chosen to hang in each room. (You can see them and purchase them here on our website under Gicleé Print Reproductions). In addition, pillows with our Coral and Sea fan designs grace the beds in all 96 rooms!

We worked closely with the owners over the past year to fine tune the work we eventually provided for use in this beautiful new hotel. 

Here's the article from Forbes Magazine, Feb. 2015 

(those are our pillows on the bed in this photograph from the magazine!)

 

 

 

 

 

The beds are appointed with hand printed pillows by Helio Graphics, long time local artisans. Their whimsical, elegant Seafan and Coral designs are on white cotton duck in sand, stone, and antique blue.

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If you are in Key West be sure to check out our work represented by Art@830 Gallery, located at 830 Caroline Street, a short walk from The Marker Hotel.

 

 


Key West International Airport / Art in Public Places

Key West Art at the Airport!
My limited edition Tropical Fruit Series of 4 prints: Mango, Coconut, Papaya and Banana were hung at the Key West International Airport in February 2011 as part of the Art In Public Places project. 
These prints can be purchased on this site on the Gicleé Reproductions page.

 

New Art at the Airport

In April 2015 under the direction of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, we refreshed Helio's representation of art in the airport.  Two new pieces are now hanging along the concourse in the departure wing. Check out the wonderful selection of art that has been curated there if you are flying out of Key West.

Look for our 2 pieces, Under the Palms & Under the Sea. Both are available for purchase here on our website.

 




  


Yacht Interior Design


If you had extra special vision, you could see that those are Helio pillows on the decks of the yacht in this photo!

Ammon Hickson represents our fabrics to the trade at their showroom in the DCOTA (Design Center for the Americas) in Dania Beach, Florida. In 2009 and 2010 we worked together with Patrick Knowles Interiors to design and create custom fabrics and pillows for a 207' yacht being built in Italy. Considered to be the ISA's (International Shipyard's Ancona's) flagship yacht, the shipyard collaborated with a Rome-based exterior stylist, and interiors specialist Patrick Knowles of Ft. Lauderdale Fl, who through Ammon Hickson chose our fabrics for use on many of the yacht's sun decks and outdoor living spaces. 

Featured in Yachts International magazine in October of 2010 (see photo) the story described Knowles' interest in creating "a total space of well being and fun".

 

Our colorful, tropical, and whimsical designs fit the bill! This project was of prime focus in our studios from June 2009, when we received the final product specs, into Spring of 2010 when the last part of the order was shipped.  We produced a total of 69 pillows for the Main Deck, Portuguese Deck, and Sundeck along with 124 yards of hand printed and painted fabrics for upholstering chairs and ottomans throughout the yacht. Many specialized designs were custom created for this project including hand painted fishes, birds, and hibiscus as seen in the photos above and below. 


 


Philpotts and Associates, Honolulu HI

We established a working relationship with Philpotts in 2009 through our rep, Ammon Hickson.  Our first order with them was a substantial one, and we worked closely with the designer to customize our fabric designs for use in upholstery and throw pillows throughout a very special home in Hawaii.  The order included multiple yardage of our Monstera, Banana and Sea grape fabrics and customized versions of our Palm with Coconuts and Palm with Hibiscus, all totaling nearly 80 yards of hand printed and painted fabrics.  

In addition to their award winning design, Philpotts's has a premiere design store and showroom called Place, located in Honolulu.  They carry a beautiful selection of hand picked objects for the home (including our pillows) and have used our fabrics to create one of a kind pieces such as the Monstera chair shown above on display in their store.


The Interlaken Inn, Lake Placid NY

This charming hotel is one of Lake Placid's premier Victorian homes and has 9 lovely rooms, a Carriage House duplex, and an unparalleled restaurant and pub.  Thanks to a serendipitous discovery of my work while owner Mary Neary was visiting Key West in 2004, when she spotted my Adirondack inspired pieces in my gallery on Fleming Street, the Inn has featured a special selection of Helio prints throughout the hotel. The pieces were designed and created specifically for hanging in the entranceway, living room, hallways, and guest rooms of the Inn.  

In 2012, in honor of their 100 year anniversary, the owners celebrated with a grand Party and Helio Art show, featuring new prints, pillows and linens on display in the living room and sun room.