ABOUT THE STUDIO
Bold Pattern for Endless Summers.
High contrast and rich coastal colors evoke both the energy and easy elegance of the California lifestyle. Fabrics are printed in the US on natural Belgian linens and linen/cotton blends. Original art is created with mixed media. Oils, acrylics, metal and wood are all used in this creative venture and add yet another layer of textural beauty.
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Kathleen Gretz brings to life vibrant, coastal vignettes featuring her work, alongside other favorite products, on her blog True Vignette.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
My 5 siblings and I are water babies. As soon as we were old enough, Mom put us in swim team. Day in, day out, all summer long we got up early and went to practice – with meets on the weekends. I hated it! But becoming a strong swimmer served me well when we were all packed up for vacation and released on the shores of Newport Beach. Crammed into a tiny bungalow, steps from the water, we spent our days catching waves, hunting for sand dollars and riding bikes down to the candy store. Evenings were us gathering with cousins and friends, cooking fresh crab, playing Black Jack with pennies and listening to the beautiful sounds of the ocean as we fell asleep. I still love that lifestyle. Not the tight quarters and cots but the endless summer feeling and the relaxed state of just being. This is the place from where I create.