I came across local Austin artist, Elizabeth Chapin while reading this post on Apartment Therapy that featured a house tour of a home in Hyde Park, my neighborhood in Austin, Texas. I love the way the home is decorated and especially love the painting sitting above the fireplace. I read on to discover that the artist is a friend of the homeowner, Nancy Mims, who is the designer and creative director for Mod Green Pod, a hip wallpaper and textiles company. I tracked down Chapin's website and fell in love with her painting style—bold use of color, texture, and pattern and a unique approach to portraiture. I was unable to post any images from her website, but I highly recommend you check them out for yourself by clicking here.