Bailey Saliwanchik @ Three Graces Gallery

I love spending time at the coast, and this weekend was particularly beautiful and rela - sunny, warm, the perfect weather for strolling one of my favorite coastal New England towns, . While there, I had to stop by the , owned by New Hampshire artist Kim Ferreira, and once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the art on display. Kim always has the best work, and this visit left me so inspired, I had to share.

'Memory of Conversations' is the current exhibit at Three Graces, combining the works of Maine artist and Rhode Island artist .

Although Ms. Mathis displays great strength and talent in her oversized mixed media works on canvas (stunning), it was Saliwanchik's work, gorgeous girls in full, vibrant color, that captivated me (shown above and below), I could picture it in my own space. If I had a home with higher ceilings, I would consider Mathis' work as well, I really loved how she incorporated graphite, dye, and fabric on canvas -- gorgeous.

Soon to relocate to Brooklyn, New York, is one to watch. The moment I laid eyes on her work, I had this feeling... Like she is bound to go places very, very soon. Read her , and if you're interested in her work, Kim Ferreira directly at the (show runs only until April 5th, so hurry!). If you'd like to order her prints, visit .

And... If you ever find yourself in charming Portsmouth, stop by Three Graces Gallery at 105 Market Street - great gallery, gorgeous work, a breathe of fresh air for sure!

(images from bailey saliwanchik)