Inspired by the art pumpkins from Oh Joy!  We decided to do our own set of art pumpkins, and the theme was women artists. We each chose a couple of our favorite female and drew the names from a hat! It was a surprise to all of us! For some we had to do a little research and learn about the artist’s work and style.

Check out the Before & After:

Danielle – Paula Scher is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator; she was the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. During her career, Scher has developed iconic identities and branding systems other work for clients such as The Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, Citi Bank, Coca-Cola and many others. Her work continues to inspire the new generation of designers.

Heather – Beatrix Potter was an English conservationist, artist and storyteller; she is best known the beloved childhood bunny, Peter Rabbit. Beatrix was a businesswoman and a pioneer, in addition to publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1903; she immediately registered it at the patent office, making Peter Rabbit the oldest licensed literary character. What a vision this woman had!

Paola – Sister Mary Corita Kent was an American pop artist, educator and advocate for social justice. She entered the religious order at the age of 18, eventually teaching and leading the art department at Immaculate Heart College. Her art was changed when she first saw Andy Warhol’s Soup-can paintings.

Fern – Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist; she works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, film and installation. She is obsessed with polka dots and so are we! Kusama uses the repetition and the polka dots as a means to explore infinity.

Emma- Frida Kahlo was one of the greatest Mexican artists; her paintings used vibrant colors and were inspired by the indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as the European influences. Kahlo was known for her self-portraits, after a bus accident, Kahlo was immobilized in bed for three months; so she painted to occupy her time. “I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best”.