Ali Cavanaugh…

    Yes these sock hands are a little odd, but that’s part of what makes them so wonderful! These playful pieces are by artist Ali Cavanaugh, they are painted using watercolor and a process the artist calls modern fresco.  She uses a technique similar to classical fresco painting, but with modern materials. “Ali Cavanaugh […]

Helen Sear…

  Whoa!  These works are from a quite few years back, but they impress me every time I see them. This series called Inside the View is by British photographer Helen Sear.  Her process creates dreamy, multi-layered artwork.  The artist superimposes gorgeous images of landscape and portraits from behind, she erases intricate patterns in the picture, […]

Catherine Mellinger…

    Doesn’t everyone love bubbles… especially cute little collage bubbles! Canadian mixed media artist Catherine Mellinger uses ink, pencil, watercolor, and collage.  Her work is about memories, both real and imagined.  That place where the memories are there, but just beyond your understanding. Originals are available for sale in her Etsy shop. Images found […]

Jaclyn Conley…

    Who knew I would love paintings of hair so much?  Well I do! These incredible tresses are painted by Canadian artist Jaclyn Conley.  This series is called A Very White Light, and is quite different from Conley’s previous work. She explains her new direction: “These paintings are the result of broad paring down […]

Pascuala Lira…

    Gah! I just adore these paintings! Chilean artist Pascuala Lira creates these beauties.  She paints on traditional surfaces, as well as, pieces of wood (like the floral work above).  I couldn’t find much info on Lira, only that she paints portraits of imaginary people.  Lovely, lovely portraits of imaginary people!  You can see more on […]

Riikka Sormunen…

    Oh my… I absolutely love these ladies and all their earth-toned watercolor goodness! Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen has some training in fashion design, but is a self-taught illustrator.  Her fashion background is certainly evident in her gorgeous artwork, from the patterned clothing to the decorated spaces. Sormunen has worked with many clients, including […]

Hsiao-Ron Cheng…

    Sometimes I see art so good it gives me goosebumps! This is exactly what happens every time I see work by Taiwanese artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng.  Her digital drawings are lovely and sad, with floral surroundings and a pale palette. Cheng’s personal style is so unique, she explains her process: “I always start a piece […]

Tower of London…

    Incredibly beautiful and moving tribute! The final poppy was was placed at the Tower of London today marking a hundred years since the outbreak of World War I.  There are 888,246 poppies in total, one for each fallen serviceman. The installation Blood Swept the Land and Seas of Red, was created by ceramic […]

Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen…

      I just love the shapes made with this thread! Artist and designer Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen runs the Amsterdam-based creative studio Happy Red Fish.  Working in mostly collage and embroidery art Heummen says, “Photographs are the basic foundation of my art.” He explains: “My creative process rarely begins with a blank canvas.  Preferring […]