It could be a necklace, a wall hanging, a headdress.
It is a lovely mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker, a Melbourne, Australia based artist.
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.
Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne creates patterns based upon unusual motifs. In Payne’ large scale oil pastel drawings, spotted frogs, chickens and women’s faces spread rhythmically across the paper. The artist is currently applying his talents to creating a new line of wallpaper at Hygge & West.
“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.
In his artist’s statement, Knight writes, “Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go. His mythical and ambiguous portraits are a synthesis of fantasy and real-world memory; they tiptoe between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, hunter and hunted, innocence and the erotic.”
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.
Event: 42nd SGC (Southern Graphics Council) International conference in the San Francisco Bay Area - Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism
Thursday March 27, 2014
Event: ”Altered States,” group exhibition of contemporary printmaking, Opening Reception
Friday March 28, 2014
Event: ‘Art on BART’ group exhibition, Opening Reception
Saturday March 29, 2014
Event: Mission Art Walk
Canada based artist Kate Jackson purposefully stitches upon materials which are typically considered too weak to withstand embroidery. Armed with a needle, Jackson stitches thread around cheerios, and through paper towels, flower petals and leaves. Calling this work “Fragile Embroidery,” the artist uses the conceptual theme of patience to motivate her work.
These pieces appeared in the show “Silence Doesn’t Paint The Depth Of Quiet In That Room” in April 2013 at Studio Huddle in Toronto Ontario.
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. Using areas of flat solid colour to offset patterns and rendered forms, and also my pop colour palette are directly influenced by experimenting with digital design processes… I use reference photos of my models which I set up in my studio space. Having a clear photo allows me to get the details of the face precise. I work by adding layer on layer, instinctively shaping flowers, colours and shapes that seem right to me. My style allows for “mistakes” which I can use as interesting details that can be painted over or altered to be part of the finished artwork.“
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