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Seven Local Artists Dallas’ Designers Most Admire

See which local painters, photographers, and sculptors a few of our 2024 Best Designers recommend.

Everyone knows the right piece of art can make or break a room’s design. Sizing, tones, and readability are all things to consider when selecting a piece for your home. While most designers would agree that the best options are the creations that have personal meanings or spark something within you, the more artistically challenged of us could always use a good starting point. Fortunately, a few of our 2024 Best Designers shared with us some of their favorite local artists. So browse, peruse, and listen for which of these watercolors, portraits, sculptures, and photographs speak to you. 

”Amy Berlin is a genius! She works with unique materials, like vintage books and paper combined with ink and watercolor.  Her work is subtle but powerful.”

—Carolina V. Gentry and Beth Dotolo, Pulp Design Studios

”Brenda Bogart —I am always amazed by how beautifully she puts it all together.  She is so talented.”

—Carla Fonts, Dunbar Road Design

”Otis Jones. His is a story of longevity, and his work has such presence. Even his small pieces feel monumental.”

—Joslyn Taylor, SWOON, the Studio

”Carolyn Joe Daniel. She is the most positive person I have ever met, and it shows through her colorful work!”

 —Emily Larkin, EJ Interiors

”David H. Gibson — I love his photos for their abstract interpretation of nature.” 

Susan Bednar Long, S.B. Long Interiors

”Donald Robertson — I love his spirit and fun take on life.”

 —Morgan Farrow, Morgan Farrow Interiors
Courtesy of Sherry Owens

“Sherry Owens. Working primarily with discarded crepe myrtle branches, her sculptures predate today’s environmental awareness by decades.”

— Paul Draper, Paul Draper Design