05/05/18 6:00am
Artist Garance in her New Suffolk studio. (Credit: David Benthal)

Artist Garance in her New Suffolk studio. (Credit: David Benthal)

Beauty and humor are at the heart of Swiss-born artist Garance’s work. 

Her vivid canvases tell stories of her experiences and mood. The same can be said for her studio — a 6,000-square-foot former supermarket in New Suffolk.

An eclectic menagerie of lighthearted ornamental trinkets is visible from every vantage point in the space. Each piece represents a life well lived. Reclaimed finds from the local recycling center and yard sales are painted with imaginative patterns and multi-color plastic ribbons replace doors, lightly brushing against your shoulders as you walk from room to room. 

“Like they have in Italy,” Garance explained. “Color is the most important thing in life.”  (more…)