Love these lichen adorned characters by Rob Hodgson they make me so happy!
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Monday, 13 July 2020
My first #artistsupportpledge is a Limited edition A3 giclee print from my wild swimmer's zine.The Artist Support Pledge is a not for profit company in support of artists and makers, founded by artist Matthew Burrows on the 16th March 2020 in response to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic. The artist upon selling £2000 worth of work pledges to spend £200 on another artist's work, it is a great way to support art at a time when many of us have lost our usual income streams.
Cost £40 including shipping.
Cost £40 including shipping.
Please direct message me if you are interested, through comments, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, Thank you
Sunday, 12 July 2020
Rich complex layers of collage and mixed media form wonderful story images enabling your eye to wander in landscapes and cityscapes. These illustrations are by Inês Viegas Oliveira and should have been part of the Bologna Children's Bookfair 2020.
Saturday, 11 July 2020
My zines are almost a feature of everyday life now, a diary of feelings and thoughts, quotes, and poems. However, they are also, alas a terrible procrastination and I should be busy with other work, so I need to leave them again and focus.
This is my latest zine, one where my thoughts turned to friends who swim wild. I will be making prints and zines from this original which was made using gesso and watercolour.
Friday, 10 July 2020
The doodle toys created by Katia Shumkova, are so fantastic, I have no idea how she manages to be so prolific in their creation. I have selected ones where characters and objects are merged into one creation.
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Amber M Jensen is an incredible artist whose main creative focus is weaving, but every so often she refreshes her eyes by drawing, I love these rich sketchbook images.
"I like to draw in tandem with weaving because it keeps me feeling free. Like I’m always trying loosen the knots from getting too tight...to keep it playful...to have a sense of humor...to let the work get weird sometimes. It’s those layers in our brain I’m interested in. Drawing is so primal and simple of an act. A visual language that I believe holds a key to happiness." Amber M Jensen
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Jacqueline Ayer Nu Dang and his Kite 1959 lovely bold blocks of colour with elegant line work.
Born in 1930s New York to Edward and Thelma Brandford, a graphic artist and dressmaker, Jacqueline Ayer was surrounded by her parent's friends; artists poets and musicians and went to the New York Art Students League before going on to study Fine Art at Syracuse University and then further studies in Paris at Beaux Artes and Ecole Paul Colin. Jacqueline illustrated for Vogue and worked alongside Andy Warhol before moving to Thailand with her husband in the 1950s.
"It was the children that facinated me Nu Dang was first inspired by our boatmans son who would come along on our river jaunts. I have tried to show the varoety of people that live on and from the river, the Indians, Chinese, Malayans and the Thais of course. The more prosperous city boys and girls in their starched blacks and whites, the saronged children of the paddy farmers and fishermen, the merchants and the river vendors. I have tried to show to as acurate a picture as possible without romanticising. I only hope the reader will understand through Nu Dang that children are very much the same everywhere." Jacqueline Ayer
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Monday, 6 July 2020
John Piper (1903-1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and ceramics, theatre sets and tapestries. Here is a selection of his Green Man studies often made as preparatory works for stained glass or tapestry works.