Logan Ledford

The colour spot art of Logan Ledford

“Long story short – chaos – organised.” So reads the artist’s statement of US artist, illustrator and graphic designer Logan Ledford. A graduate of the LSU College of Art & Design in Baton Rouge, she’s creating a stir – or should that be a splat – in the words both of fine art but also interiors.

Logan Ledford

Despite her varied and accomplished portfolio, Logan’s best-known works are her Color Spot paintings, made using paints of which look as though they’ve been pressed between two surfaces, producing a pleasingly chaotic yet controlled circle of deliciously co-ordinated colours.

Logan Ledford

Logan Ledford

Unlike many artists, Logan sees interior design as the perfect partner to her work, applying her spot work to stationery, wall hangings and porcelain as well as more traditional canvases. Her own degree was in interior design, and she clearly sees the value in creating art that fits into people’s real homes and lives. “I love pushing my artwork into home items,” she has said. “I think my background in interior design makes me think differently about these outlets as a platform for my work. Art can be a part of these items and make them that much more unique; it doesn’t just have to be on the walls.”

Logan Ledford

Logan Ledford

As a result her Color Spot paintings are now stocked by Katie Koch Home, the high-end interiors store, and its easy to see from the images there how well Logan’s paintings fit in with the latest interiors trends. Her colour choices – whether toning prettily together or clashing like mad – capture the colour combinations we’re all obsessed with right now. Teal, black and red; gold, yellow and red. These inspiring paintings are like little moodboards in themselves.

Logan Ledford

Logan Ledford

All images by Logan Ledford. To see more of Logan’s work and fine out about up-coming shows, visit her website. For paintings and homeware to buy see Katie Koch Home.



Ros Anderson

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Ros Anderson is an interiors journalist and blogger who has worked for The Guardian, Elle Decoration, Ideal Home and many more. In 2009 she co-founded cult interiors blog My Friend's House with Jill Macnair, as a place to write about design in a more honest, spontaneous and humorous way.


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