Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Denis Sarazhin II

These wonderful textural paintings by photographer and painter Denis Sarazhin, for me they epitomize autumn, in their colour, structure and mood. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Ros Jarman

A lovely wee print to start the week by Ros Jarman of the creative duo Cornish Beard Design. A couple who work together in many different creative endeavors.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Este Macleod III

I love the space in these works by Este Macleod and the way you can get lost in them like the best forest or jungle. 

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Este Macleod II

Este Macleod is a prolific and extremely varied artist in both subject matter and media, usually being inspired by the changing seasons, landscapes, still lives and her imagination. 
Este originally trained as a textile designer and her works display this in their textures, colour and pattern. 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Arturs Akopjans

"Creation is equal to complete freedom; everything is acceptable when it comes to art." 
Arturs Akopjans
Arturs Akopjans is an amazing artist who produces beautiful paintings abstract and figurative, as well as participating and organising collaborations and workshops. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Svetlana Rumak I

The painting of Svetlana Rumak are full of autumn textures and colours. Svetlana is originally from the Ukraine and she works in painting, photography, graphics and illustration. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Badger I

Oddly I find myself doing a series that I have called 'Black Work' after black work embroidery, but really so called because it is a result of  dark thoughts and frustration. 
This is the second piece, still to be completed hopefully tonight.
It is another crying creature this time a badger. Currently in this country one of the national wildlife treasures is being 'culled' to try to fight bovine TB.
It has already been proven that inoculating the cattle against TB would be far more effective and these shy creatures populations were already compromised by heinous badger baiters, as well as all of the usual problems the wildlife faces of lack of habitat, roads ect. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Crying into spiders web handkerchiefs

I have spent much of this weekend working on this drawing. The result of sadness and the joy of early morning walks, observing spider's webs glistening with dew (tears). Hazel Terry

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Joan Dumouchel

"When I create figures, I inhabit them for a moment and I see myself living my emotions and my fantasies through them. It fascinates me... and it appears to me that this is the magical in creation." Joan Dumouchel
Joan Dumouchel's paintings have strong colour and emotion and are compelling in their haunting beauty.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Cath Hodsman

Today I share the work of Wildlife and natural history artist Cath Hodsman.

“The work I produce using my microscopes gives me the unique opportunity to show this detail. I can bring the invisible world into the visible world. Understanding and appreciating insects is
like entering a secret club - exciting and special,” "“They feed the rest of the food chain; they pollinate our food and flowers; they fertilise our soil; they even take part in cleansing our water. 

A world without insects would simply mean no world,” Cath Hodsman 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Claire Harkess I

To travel in hope of magical glimpses
to a natural world
a moment in time
the flash of an emerald green underbelly
a low flying flock at sundown
the cry of a thousand nesting seabirds
a sense of a before and after
of coming from and
going to
of movement
restful or spirited
of freedom