OK. She is technically not a painter, but since I have started this new bit on my blog called “Painter’s Crush” it just seemed easier to call this another part of that segment, even though she’s a photographer. Disclaimer over.
I have another new painter’s crush: Leila Jeffreys. And yes, her artwork also features birds. Yes, I know I have a weird thing for animal art as shown by giraffe, blue rhino, and recent painter’s crush on Matt Adrian.
Leila Jeffreys takes incredible photographs of birds up-close – mostly parrots. Then she makes them huge (like almost 3 by 4 feet). These birds are then basically human size, and are just stunning. Jonathan Adler carries some of her work. Again, I cannot afford any of it, but I can covet it from afar (or from the safety of the internet). What I wouldn’t give to hang that giant pink/white cockatoo (Matilda) in my apartment…
To provide some context, here is one of her photos in a lovely Australian home. The scale is just perfect.
So if anyone wants to get me a Christmas present, a really really nice extravagant Christmas present, you now know what I want. 😉
For the love of birds,