Meet Chiara Perano, Artist, London
We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Chiara and presenting a limited edition of prints: a universal love letter to Mothers. Discover the limited edition prints here: Ciao Chiara x Maison Flâneur. Chiara Perano-Sotnyk is an English-Italian artist based in London. Using dark ink, she designs honest, one-of-a-kind illustrations. Finding inspiration from romantic Italian nostalgia, Chiara lets us travel from the comfort of our own home. Her work has ranged from book writing (Nib + Ink, 2016), designing tiles and lettering; She is currently working on her new passion project, her own home in East London. While she collaborates with select brands and works on artistic commissions, Chiara is also balancing the art of motherhood, a journey that she graciously expresses through her craft.
Can you tell us more about your art?
I paint using gouache and inks, I’d say my work has a feminine edge and my hand lettering features heavily. I combine this with illustrations and fun decorative elements which I aim to give a feeling of La Dolce Vita and celebrating every day. I paint on paper, tiles, and other ceramics, and I’m delving into linens next.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Old photographs, typography and travel posters, as well as decorative artists of the past, and the colours of the Amalfi Coast. I’m obsessed with the stars and night sky, it just makes me feel so refreshed; as does travel – Italy and South France are my favourite places to be.
How would you describe your home in one word?
What makes a home in one word?
How would you describe your taste in one word?
Describe your philosophy when it comes to decoration.
I believe you have to feel truly happy and content in your own home whatever that may mean to you. I try to stay inspired, and create a warm, inviting feeling, using colours we love, artwork and objects which have meaning. We adapt our decoration as our needs and the season’s change.
Your favourite object in your home.
Your favourite hotel in the world.
Les Roches Rouges, in the south of France. We honeymooned here and it was quite perfect.
Your favourite restaurant in the world.
Aside from our family Italian restaurant in Hertfordshire (which is obviously my No.1), it will probably be Da Adolfo on the beach in Laurito, we’ve had many happy times here.
Favourite address for decoration in London/ in the world.
The ceramic studio/shops in Grottaglie, Puglia.
Maman Fleur Limited Edition Print
A3 size -Limited Edition of 50 Maman Fleur ’ limited edition fine art print is a special collaboration between Chiara Perano and Maison Flâneur. The original acrylic painting has been created by Chiara with a special french twist, paying tribute to maman this Mother’s Day. Order by 19 March to receive in time for Mother's Day.
Très Chic Maman Limited Edition Print
A3 size ‘Tres Chic ’ limited edition fine art print is a special collaboration between Chiara Perano and Maison Flâneur. The original acrylic painting has been created by Chiara with a special french twist, paying tribute to maman this Mother’s Day.