Jasper Knight: Old Tractor JPEG

Earlier this year Rob and I checked out a show that was on at a fabulous Art Gallery not too far from here and fell in love, serious love, with the paintings of Jasper Knight. We didn’t get anything at the time, but for the past 6 months or so we kept talking about the paintings and inevitably ended with “we so should have bought one.” And we so should have.

Last week I decided to email the gallery owner and see on the off chance if there were any paintings still available. And you know what? There was. And you know what? It was the exact one that we fell in love with. And you know what? We went and saw it on Sunday afternoon. And you know what? We bought it!

This is, without a doubt, one of the most grown up things we have ever bought. It’s HUGE! It’s amazing. While some people have fancy cars, or get themselves some diamonds after they have kids, we are not those people. We drive Hyundai’s. We shop at Aldi. We are travellers. We are art lovers.

So, we now own a Jasper Knight painting. And I love it. Maybe even more than my kids at the moment. Maybe.

Behold! Here she is…

And given that I spend most of my day, here in the kitchen looking out that way, I have a new vista that has captured my heart. And my kids think I am really interested in what they are doing – win win!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14851709906766532130 sascedar

    it’s really beautifully awesome. nice one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    you deserve a little prezzy for all the hard yards you are doing at the moment.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    …meant to say! my eldest, now a teenager, is named Jasper after the abstract artist Jasper Johns. We are also art lovers. I soooo get that you collect art & not cars! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735492770594090264 Belinda

    It is gorgeous! I love art. X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06121712523051258877 Leah

    Really really beautiful…. well done on this beautiful purchase!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06584033284808900250 plain jane styling

    GourmetGirlfriend, my Jasper is named after Jasper Johns too!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18254275544017629129 bigwords is…

    If you hear some shuffling around at night don’t worry – it’s just me STEALING YOUR STYLE!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17393917448100042606 tim coulson

    that…is awesome.

  • http://www.yamilainspire.blogspot.com/ Yamila

    very grown up indeed. Very spesh to buy art,
    I love it how your kids also eat grown up jam, we get it down at the local deli in clovelly the same jam!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 GTV Diaries

    Isn’t it wonderful how buying something loved for the home can give your home, and you, a whole new lease on life. Love it!

  • Alex

    That wall was made for that painting…Fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08837184120367979623 Leese

    Oh. My. God. That is seriously brilliant! And what a perfect spot for it! Jealous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    Oh my sweet baby Jesus I want to make love to that painting. She is a BEAUTY!!!! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    love it. would rather art over diamonds any day. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15049049486292603860 Miss T

    we saw some of his stuff after visiting the Brett Whitely studio. Hes tremendous. The Hair One is an artist – so if Im not in the kitchen – we’re at an art gallery!
    LOVE how it fits into your place – it a.. well.. work of art!
    T xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12876185939746690352 Flunatje

    Waaw nice! And what a perfect spot to hang this beauty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14800218969854372400 Tamsyn

    I love it!!! So jealous :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Oh I love LOVE LOVE it! I am an art slut as well. Would much rather look at something I love on the wall than drive a fancy ass car. xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 The Beetle Shack

    GASP!!! You are my HEROOOOO! At this point it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to be any cooler (unless you get your hair cut like mine).

    Real Art. SO adult its not funny.

    xo em

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12095711205888532123 cheryl

    oh my – i love it.
    so so so jealous!!
    and the spot – absolutely perfect.
    good hunting and gathering i say!!
    c xox.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07978712344656844771 Donna

    New to your blogs and can say I adore you honesty, that is what keeps me coming back. But the picture, is it not a ” tractor”………..thrilled that you love
    it. ;)

  • http://wyattburps.com/ Claire

    You need a beer drinking, cupcake cooking american to complete your house and by that I mean me. What an amazing place!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    my idea of art are my signed powderfinger prints (x2). you are so much more sophisticated than me!

    I am so not an art person.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10820427670347489839 madeleine

    So, I discovered your blog yesterday. I’ve spent the past twenty-four hours trawling the blogroll, I’m up to 2008, but have gotten way ahead of myself at times and skipped forward to your move, and come back again. I’m well and truly hooked. My house looks feral and we ordered dominoes for dinner last night. Love, love, loving your posts (and your pics, I stumbled across your blog not realising I only live a hop, skip, and a jump from you!). P.S. Love the tractor!

  • Anonymous

    Hello – found your blog last week and have to say that I love it. Seems like life is pretty nice in your neck of the woods and that art is amazing. Rebecca

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    So you do know our Jasper was called Jasper after the art prize the organisation I was working for awarded the young artist prize to Jasper Knight don’t you. I ADORE his work and the work you have is SPECTACULAR.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219272193124932806 PinkPatentMaryJanes

    Shut UP! That is just so amazing!!! Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16376864098492915312 Kakka

    That little corner is becoming the focus in more ways than one. Love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03206534200849897015 shine little light*

    Love that tractor!!! *S*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15074621862555292880 Casey Staar

    wow! gorgeous!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    It’s fantastic, congratulations, yet more goodness for that corner of the house. We’re Toyota driving, Aldi shopping, non diamond lovers too. Love Posie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12912056822016083189 This Mid 30s Life

    That is AMAZING, it is seriously, SERIOUSLY beautiful.

    Love the sideboard too. In fact I just love your house – especially jealous of your fire. (And you have a dryer!! How can we be in London and not have a dryer… how?? how?? And I think of our beautiful dryer in storage in Sydney, not doing anything….)

    Beth if you could see the house you would keel over. We’re renting and it’s fully furnished, and our landlord likes it BEIGE. This lounge room is so beige it drags the life out of me. But the best bit is the tacky Picasso print in a brass frame – urgh. I keep meaning to take it down but then I keep it there as a joke, the problem is people don’t know I am joking.

    Ah well. I do.

    Oh god that’s a very long comment.

  • http://www.seanasmith.com/ Seana smith

    Hello! I’m helping my son out with an art assignment and was Googling Jasper Knight, doing some serious searching and looking for interviews… and find this post. How exciting, I remember reading it last year and seeing the picture but had no idea who Jasper Knight was… I do now!!

    How lovely that you have this on the wall, it’s gorgeous.