Felix Doolittle has become an EOS holiday staple gift source, which delights me to no end as they are a darling local Newton, MA based company that creates beautiful illustrated paper goods (also, Oprah named them “her favorite stationery” too so, you know, there’s THAT). This year we feature them again, not only because so many of you loved them too, but also because they have new items available this season perfect for gifting (and also, because I love supporting small businesses like this!)
One of the new items they have are larger 16″ x 20″ art prints of Felix’s watercolors. I can’t get over how gorgeous they are, and I was so interested to find out about Felix Fu’s story behind his amazing talent. His passion for drawing began as a youngster growing up in Hong Kong where to be appointed a provincial government official in China, the candidate had to excel in painting, calligraphy, and poetry– Felix’s grandfather was one such an official. But as generations and the local culture changed, Felix’s continued love of drawing and the arts was not encouraged, especially as he often chose to draw instead of concentrating on the lesson at hand in school, or later, drawing instead of doing his homework. He kept his drawings small so they could be easily hidden by a cupped hand. And his love of painting and drawing in small scale grew from there! So now painting on an 8′ x 10″ sheet of paper feels absolutely HUGE to him!
Here are some of the large prints on a wall!