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“Women’s Suffrage” fiber art by Scrappy Annie

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“Women’s Suffrage” is a series of fiber art pieces by Scrappy Annie. The work (shown in the above image) depicts a female figure bound by rows of threading, immobilized and alone. About this piece, Scrappy Annie explained, “it came to life quite quickly when I was thinking about how some women live lives of solitude, bound . . . → Read More: “Women’s Suffrage” fiber art by Scrappy Annie

Paintings of interiors by Liza Hirst

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I like these paintings of interiors by London based artist Liza Hirst. Hirst is an extremely prolific artist – painting figures, still-lifes, urban landscapes, animals and more. See her extensive portfolio on Daily Painters.

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Charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan

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Some charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan. Known for using simple iconography in large-scale still life paintings, Sultan’s signature style is also evident in these drawings.

The artist’s work was recently shown in “Echos” at the Galerie Piece Unique in Paris, France (October 10 – December 13, 2013).

 

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Porcelain imaginary animals by Sophie Woodrow

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United Kingdom based artist Sophie Woodrow sculpts clay into animals which, while clearly exist only in her imagination, appear life-like enough to be gazing back at their viewer, intently.

About her regal creations, Woodrow writes that her “work has been informed by an interest in the Victorians as the first generation who chose to define . . . → Read More: Porcelain imaginary animals by Sophie Woodrow

Chinese ink drawings of landscapes by Zhu Naizheng (朱 乃正)

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Chinese landscapes painted by Beijing based artist Zhu Naizheng. The brushwork is exquisite.

If you like these drawings, see the work of Wu Guanzhong too.

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Drawings by Candelaria Palacios

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Some abstract drawings by Candelaria Palacios. The patterns and level of detail are amazing. See more of the artist’s work here.

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The abstract brushstrokes of Erin Lawlor

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London, England based artist Erin Lawlor uses bold brushstrokes to create abstract spaces which remind me of rock formations in the American Southwest. Built with a limited palette and successive layers of paint, these forms have an amazing sense of depth.

The artist recently had a show at the George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco.

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Portrait paintings by Kris Knight

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“Just finished crying,” “Haven’t slept for a few days,” “Leave me alone.” These are the type of phrases I would expect to hear from the lips of Canadian artist Kris Knight‘s subjects. Or, they might just as well remain silent; the piercing eyes, pink noses and shadow-lined faces contain their secrets.

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Abstract landscapes by Belynda Henry

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Australia based artist Belynda Henry paints abstract landscapes. Inspired by her everyday environment in rural New South Wales, Henry translates the mountains, trees, and lakes into bright blocks of color, surrendering detail for repetition of shapes and bouncing light.

The artist currently has an exhibit called “Jigsaw” at  Anthea Polson Art in Queensland, Australia.

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Portraits of women done with pastels by Emma Uber

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I love how Adelaide, Australia-based artist Emma Uber uses the texture and strokes of pastel sticks to create these wonderful portraits. In her hands, the colors drip and melt on the canvas.

From the artist’s website: “My experience studying and working in the graphic design field plays a big part in my painting style today. . . . → Read More: Portraits of women done with pastels by Emma Uber