Meet 4 Of The Artists Behind Our Appealing Ceramic Tile
Kathleen Parr McKenna, Claudia Sanchez, Eileen Rosenfeld and
Carol Eldridge design tile patterns of distinction.
When it comes to ceramic tile patterns, designs are as unique as
the artists who create them. Realism, impressionism, dreamy
watercolor, folk and modern art all have a place in the decorative
wall tile world. You get to choose which patterns deserve a place
in your home. We thought you might like to learn a bit more about
some of the American artists who design some of our most popular
tile patterns here at Cape Cod Treasure Chest!
Kathleen Parr McKenna
Give your kitchen a gourmet touch with Kathleen Parr McKenna's
gleaming food and wine tiles. If you glory in garlic and cheer for
Cabernet, chances are, you will appreciate the work of this
celebrated American artist
Kathleen Parr McKenna's gallery, The Watercolor
Collection, is home base for this acclaimed Wisconsin artist.
Her educational background is impressive, including art studies at
Interlochen Arts Academy, Lake Michigan College and the American
Academy of Art in Chicago.
"My paintings celebrate a passion for color, a reverence for
nature, and a love for the medium of watercolor. My techniques have
excitement and variety and bring out tremendous positive form.
There is a unique quality of freshness and life," says McKenna, and
her pleasure in color is evident when one looks at the rich
patterns she creates for ceramic tiles and other gift items.
artist's Ceramic Tile Patterns in our Decorative Wall Tile
Claudia Sanchez's colorful California cats have pattered into
people's hearts around the world. Her modern art approach captures
the spirit of those changeful creatures - cats - in a way that has
won acclaim from art collectors everywhere.
Claudia Sanchez lives and works in the Napa Valley - the famous
Wine Country region of Northern California. After devoting much of
her working life to the high tech scene, Sanchez decided to pursue
her artistic dreams, and she was soon showing in the well-known art
galleries of her native tourist-destination locale. Her portfolio
now totals well over 100 cats, most of which are based upon her own
beloved pets and if you are a kitty fan, you will appreciate
Sanchez's light, fun touch.
Living rooms, bathrooms and children's rooms take on an instant
atmosphere of playfulness when decorated with the humorous tile
patterns created by Claudia Sanchez. The artist has a special
feeling for abstracts that results in an appearance of vivid life
in her work. Doesn't it look like this furry friend is ready to
cuddle up with you? View this artist's
Ceramic Tile Patterns in our Cat Tile Collection
Eileen Rosenfeld's eye for decorative detail is so sought after
that her portfolio includes contracts with the likes of J.C.Penny,
Valley Forge Flag Inc., The Ullman Company, Keller Charles,
Caswell-Massey, Converting Company, Lenox Brands, U.S. Cam Company
and Excel. Bright colors and a folk art appeal make tiles like
Rosenfeld's a welcome addition to almost any home.
Eileen Rosenfeld's professional credentials include a degree
from the Parsons School of Design, and her creations extend well
beyond the world of decorative tiles. Her patterns are featured on
tableware, flags, clocks and other home decor treasures.
Rosenfeld's pretty touch with vegetables, florals and holiday
motifs makes for wonderful gift giving. We are proud to be able to
share her talents with you.
View this artist's Ceramic Tile Patterns
in our Vegetable Tile Collection
"The beach and coastal trend has taken on new life with the
popularity of beach houses, home decor that reflects this
lifestyle, coastal living magazines, and the idea of the beach as a
place to relax," says artist Carol Eldridge. Her whimsical beach
scenes are perfect for bringing that seaside feeling to any home,
whether you live on Cape Cod or in the middle of Ohio!
Eldridge is a Massachusetts-based artist and designs for quality
companies like GiftCo and Home Comfort Rugs. Her colorful coastal
motifs include sand pails, flip flops and plenty of bright beach
umbrellas. Her color palettes are inviting and varied, and the
scenes she depicts give you a real holiday-at-the-sea feeling.
Consider adding Carol Eldridge's stylish tile patterns to your
bathroom, a child's nursery or a nautical-themed living room.
View this artist's Ceramic Tile Patterns in our
Nautical Tile Collection
Showcasing appealing artwork is affordable and easy with
The whole point of decorating your home is to turn a blank space
into an inviting area that says something true about your personal
taste. You could give the same room to 10 different people to
decorate, and all 10 of them would arrive at something totally
personal, from colors, to furnishings to those special little items
that say, "I live here."
At Cape Cod Treasure Chest, we are offering you more than a
dozen categories of tile patterns to choose from because we believe
that you'll enjoy finding ways to make your home all about you with
quality works of art at affordable prices. Few of us can budget for
buying fine art originals, but even a small investment in a few
decorative tiles can work wonders for your living space and give
you the chance to showcase the creations of talented American
artists. Whether you're installing a backsplash or simply want a
new colorful trivet for the kitchen, we're eager for you to find
what you love here at Cape Cod Treasure Chest!