The Ace Hotel is known for its emphasis on original art at each of its locations. Because the New Orleans project naturally draws on the city’s history, the brief asked for expressive landscape paintings in rich colors inspired by the work of nineteenth-century plein air painters.
I created two sets of original paintings for the project that were inspired by the landscapes of Louisiana. Intended as portals to long ago worlds, each set lives in the panels of the guest room armoires.
Hotel photos courtesy of the Ace Hotel