The work of Pepper Reed

Posts tagged “Jane Austen


It’s so important to have things that make you happy. I really believe that. I’m not talking about the thrill of buying something, but of things that when you look at them they lift your spirits, remind you of something or someone special, inspire you with the beauty that can be all around you.

For my birthday, I received an original water color painting that I truly love based on my favorite novel, Persuasion by Jane Austen. Today I purchased the companion piece that the artist painted not long ago. Looking at the first painting inspires me. I know the second will do the same.

As an artist, as a writer, as a person, I can’t express enough how important those little pieces of joy can be or how much inspiration they can cause.

"You Pierce My Soul"

Thank you Elizabeth Monahan. Visit her etsy shop, Blue Sky Inking.


Artistic Appreciation

I’ve decided that in addition to showing my own work, I want you to see work that I enjoy. This is the first of many posts about art that makes me want to be a better artist.

I received this piece for my birthday earlier this week. Jane Austen is my favorite author and this is a painting based on my favorite of her novels, Persuasion. This beautiful painting is an original watercolor by Elizabeth Monahan. I’ve been dreaming of owning one of her pieces and can’t wait to get this framed to hang it on my wall. She does make prints, but the original is all mine. Take a look at her other work on her Etsy page: