Dallas native Jennifer Ayyad is a real estate agent and artist who is finding a beautiful way to marry her passion for both.
The Nathan Grace Realtor has received several recent commissions for her extraordinary, large-scale acrylic paintings. The first was for a friend at the W Residences who had recently purchased a condo there.
“He was open to all kinds of ideas—I started painting on clear acrylic and we decided, why not do something that’s functional art?” Ayyad said. “So we did sliding barn door with a modern, contemporary twist.”
Her friend loved the piece, as did many people who saw the photos of it she posted on Facebook. One of her fans was her own real estate firm. They commissioned her to create art for the new Nathan Grace Frisco offices earlier this year.
Ayyad painted a set of sliding doors made out of four 10-foot-by-6-foot acrylic panels for the office entry, pictured above, and a large piece for the kitchen, both with vibrant colors and metallic gold accents.
The pieces are unusual and arresting, and people are lining up for her work.