ABOUT THIS PIECE: The iconic French teething toy Sophie the Giraffe can now hang in your child's nursery. Your baby's favorite must-have, uses the hand written french spelling "La Girafe". This painting became an instant classic after appearing on Romy and the Bunnies.
ABOUT THIS ARTIST: Kate Schelter is a New York City based illustrator, creative director and stylist—owner of the luxury brand consultancy that bears her name—who is always armed with palette, paper and brushes on her travels. Taking a cue from her styling work, she is attracted to subject matters that she admires in real life and that she owns, like a red lipstick or an old pair of shoes, as well as objects found in nature.
Kate illustrated the book Gypset Travel (Assouline 2013). She paints commercial work for Vanity Fair, TOMS, One Kings Lane, Bonpoint, GRAFF, Romy & the Bunnies, BVLGARI, Victoria’s Secret, Architectural Digest, and Toyota, as well as private commissions. Original works are available at John Derian Company.
Kate holds a BA from Rhode Island School of Design and their European Honors Program in Rome, and lives with her husband Chris Schumacher, their daughter Charlotte, and their tiny dog, Bear.