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Paintings by Yoshiko Fukushima

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Paintings by Kyoto City based artist Yoshiko Fukushima. I like how she portrays the interactions between her ghostly subjects.

See more of Fukushima’s work on her tumblr site.

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Sketchbook inspiration: Stella Im Hultberg

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Today’s inspiration is the sketchbook of Brooklyn-based artist Stella Im Hultberg.

See a previous post of her work here - “Faces of Stella Im Hultberg.”

 

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Painted birds by Michelle Morin

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New Hampshire based artist Michelle Morin paints delicate detailed drawings of birds. Using watercolor and gouache, Morin depicts hummingbirds, herons and other avian creatures, amid stylized views of their natural habitats.

From her artist’s statement, “With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Michelle has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference. . . . → Read More: Painted birds by Michelle Morin

Sketchbook inspiration: graphite drawings of friends on a Moleskine by Thomas Cian

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Some sensitively rendered portraits by Milan based artist Thomas Cian. Cian uses graphite pencil on Moleskine sketchbooks to draw his friends. See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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Cut paper illustrations by Stina Persson

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Mixed-media work by Stina Persson. The Stockholm, Sweden based illustrator collages cut-paper on top of watercolor and inks. See more of Persson’s work on her website.

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Drawings by Cristina Galeote

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Some nice drawings by Cristina Galeote. See more of Galeote’s work on her website.

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Paper-cut illustrations by Louise Jenkins

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Worcestershire based artist Louise Jenkins paints, cuts and layers paper to form stylized images of animals and other natural forms. By day, Jenkins works as a Senior Designer at Royal Worcester Porcelain where she created the Jamie Oliver line of cook, table and giftware.

See more of the artist’s work here.

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Animal illustrations by Barry Falls

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Today I’m enjoying the animal-centric whimsical illustrations of Belfast, Northern Ireland based artist Barry Falls.

In his website, Falls writes that his “work is an exploration of hand-drawn marks, textures, and imperfect repetition, and is inspired by everything from popular culture – movies, music, television – to tiny details half remembered from everyday life.”

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Collage and drawings by Treasure Frey

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The artist with the fairy-tale like name, Treasure Frey, creates these spellbinding pieces which at first glance appear delicate and controlled, but the longer you stare seem to vibrate off the edges of the paper.

It is fascinating to see how Frey’s current work developed from her earlier more literal pieces consisting of enigmatic . . . → Read More: Collage and drawings by Treasure Frey

Paintings by Meghan Howland

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Portland, Maine based artist Meghan Howland paints women and children caught in swarms of birds or flowers. The surreal quality of the images creates the feeling of drama and tension.

Later this year, Howland’s work will be showing in a group exhibition called “Flowering” at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York City (June 19 – . . . → Read More: Paintings by Meghan Howland