Hi everyone it’s being a while. A lot going on. Moved location, new school for son and new nursery for daughter. But always my art is sustained however small. I would say generally I am a prolific creative. There is always something cooking in my thoughts. On of my recent cutie piece of artwork are these two.
The process video is here:
A Brothers Care Video
It is inspired by observation of my 4 year old boy and 3 year old girl. It is endearing and heroic, trust is obvious and care for one another is the message of the day. Speak soon 🙂
Hi everyone my famous line, ‘its been a while’ is used once again. I decided to get back to my artist of the week segment. This sunny week in april i am looking at Aubrey Beardsley. I have lost count of the amount of people who have said my work reminds them of his work. So I made an effort to looking at some of his work.
We do have similarities, our subject is the female form, we both have alot of Black and White images, and we love to use ink, be it pen or printing techniques.
We both have a narrative within our images – in this area is were we diverge strongly. Beardsleys content have been recognised as being quite erotic. I aim to look for an innocence in my subjects. Even though my Empresses are sometimes adults, their focus is on the wisdoms they can gain to govern their countries well. So since being aware of Beardsley it has been with a pinch of salt that I take our comparism.
It gives me great comfort when someone actually asks me what my work is about and doesnt just base it on the visual connections of other artists.
Regardless of my rantings Beardsley’s skill as an artist, illustrator and storyteller are undeniable. To read of artists that made an income in the medium of ink in his days and compare with our modern times is intriging. Alot of viewers of my work always wish i worked in colour. Appreciation of my medium is not that great, which is amazing considering they usually like my work.
Beardsley likes his silhouette and dark backgrounds, which I tend to stay away from. I use the patterns and detail on my images to to show a richness possibly missing in not applying colour. My patterns are the colour.
Check out the link above in bold of Beardlsey’s name to look at his work. See if his or my work share similarities in your mind.
Hello everyone this my artist of the week segment. She is called Krista Hout. You can link to her sight here. Krista creates cute characters, mainly women. You find them in colourful dreamlike worlds. They have regal faces surrounded by long flowing lucious hair, and with their expressive eyes they tell their story. Enjoy her site when you get a chance. 🙂
Hi folks, it has been a while since I did my artist of the week segment, so here it is, Stella Im Hultberg is based in Brooklyn New York. She uses Oils and pens amongst some other mediums. I love her sketch books, it just takes me back to my uni days. I do do sketches but I haven’t been limiting them to specific sketch books, though looking at her books is tempting to try it again. She puts alot of sweat into her pieces, as can be seen while looking at her progress pieces. My main appeal of her work is her style. Through her figurative work she introduces a rich mix of colours. Never having seen her work in real life, my feeling is that the characters would shimmer of the canvas or wood, inviting you to enter their world. Have a look at her site for more insight to her work at www.stellaimhultberg.com
Hi everyone, Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quiet busy, but all good fun time relaxing and shopping. My artist for this week is Caia Koopman. You can link to her website here. Caia Koopman works on her paintings using airbrushing. She has really mastered her technique and style. She paints female figures in unique environments. I really love their hairstyles. Link to her site and explore more about who she is on her biography.
Hi everyone, Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quiet busy, but all good fun time relaxing and creating art. My artist for this week is Dan May. You can link to his website here. Dan works on his surreal paintings using oils. He has really mastered his technique and style. He paints strange little fairytale like characters he created. He also paints figurative narratives emersed in sublime worlds with unique yet almost recognisable surroundings. I like his skill with oils. Link to his site and explore.
Hi everyone, Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quiet busy, but all good fun time relaxing with friends. My artist for this week is Kelly Vivanco. You can link to her website here. Kelly works on her lovely paintings using acrylics. She has really mastered her technique and style. She paints cute little characters from frogs to squirrels. She also paints figurative narratives emersed in sublime worlds with streaming plants of sometimes unusual pigmentation. I like her work alot. Link to her site and have an adventure.
My artist for this week is Amy Sol. You can find her website link here. She is another amazingly talented artist. I love the soft tints of her colours. Her work is impressive, it has alot of unique characters displayed from one painting to the next. She is so interesting because she also mixes her own colour pigments, she also lets the wood grain she paints on to play a part in the work, very kool.
I have been thinking lately that I will start to list artists on my site. I like a variety of artist styles and talents. I am starting with Ana Bagayan. If you click here it links to her site. Ana’s work is surreal. She puts alot of long hours in to produce her pieces. She works in Pencil, ink and oils. You can watch her working on some of her pieces on her site.