Artist to Watch: Caitlin McGauley

In what is the closest thing I’ll find to an adult storybook, Caitlin McGauley’s dainty watercolors offer a whimsical take on city life, people, and a good heaping of simple pleasures. Caitlin has an innate ability to capture the essence of her subjects, scouring the streets of NYC with a sketchbook in hand for inspiration, producing everything from a French pastry shop to the characters who roam her neighborhood streets.

Caitlin started her career as a textile designer at Ralph Lauren Home, then moved on in 2011 in order to pursue various freelance projects. She took part in an artist portfolio series at Kate Spade and currently acts as an illustrator for Lonny, an online home magazine. A few of her illustrious clients include Christie’s, West Elm, Tory Burch, Hermes, and Ralph Lauren, for whom she created a series of internationally used images. Prints can be purchased on Caitlin’s website where you’ll also find her blog, detailing her inspirations and latest collaborations.

“Living Room,” a work for Cailtin’s Summer Series.

Inspired by her visit to “The Flower School” in NYC.


One comment

  1. […] McGauley, a former textile designer for Ralph Lauren Home (earlier post on her here), has completed her whimsical watercolors for clients such as Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Hermes. […]

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