Friday, February 15, 2019

Winter Landscapes by Vanessa Bowman

I am so ready to bid Winter goodbye for now. I can't wait for the sunny days, sounds of birds and  flowers filling the gardens. What about you? But before we do that, let's take one last look at snowy white landscapes through the eyes of Vanessa Bowman

Vanessa Bowman graduated from Winchester School of Art with a first class honors degree in Printed Textile Design. Her work is inspired by the textures and patterns of the countryside around her home. "She paints features left by the working of the land, punctuated by seasonal land marks – such as skeletons of trees in winter or hedgerow flowers in summer. Detailed foregrounds of vibrantly coloured berries or hips, delicate snowdrops or cow parsley lead the eye into an intimate portrait of the Dorset landscape."

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Life-Like Owl Sculptures by Jose Heroys

Long-Eared Owl

Great Horned Owl

Burrowing Owls

Baby Tawny Owls

Tawny Owl
Spectacled Owl

Little Owl

Snowy Owl

Barn Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Sussex based fiber artist Jose Heroys creates life-like sculptures of birds and owls. She grew up watching the antics of birds in her garden and they still remain the biggest source of inspiration for her work. She makes every bird by hand which takes anywhere from days to make a small bird to a few weeks to make the largest owl. She starts by crocheting the main structural form and then adds fine details around eyes and face using needle-felting and embroidery.

"The finished bird is tactile, and conveys something of what it feels like to hold a real one in your hand. I love bringing these birds to life and I hope they make you smile."

Each bird comes with a uniquely numbered ring around their feet for easy identification. You can visit her website to see the birds available for purchase.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Unique Planters by Vesna Barbieri


I can't seem to have enough of planters especially when they are this cute. Vesna Barbieri is a ceramic artist from Croatia who has an experience of more 20 years in the field of ceramic art. She hand sculpts planters, cups, and vases primarily featuring angels, women figurines, characters, woodland creatures and more. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and are so adorable that they will instantly become everyone's favorite in the family.

She has participated more than sixty exhibitions all over the world. Her sculptures can be found in private collections and museums. She collaborates with art galleries, and is presently a member of Ulupuh, Croatian association of the artist.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3D Murals and Sculptures by Alex Yanes


Alex Yanes is a visual artist born and working in Miami. He has been pursuing art full-time since 2006 but it was evident that this was his true calling when he was only a child. At the age of six, he won his first art contest and built his own tree house at the age of 10. His vibrant and colorful art is inspired by his Cuban roots, skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop, rock culture and Miami city during the 80’s and 90’s. The artist shares on his website: “These days my artistic inspiration derives from the vibrant fixtures of my environment, fatherhood, life’s circumstances, subcultures and the ability to create something out of nothing.”

His art has evolved over the years, besides painting on canvas he creates three dimensional sculptures out of wood and paints them with whimsical characters. The owl (bottom picture) is a massive 30 foot installation created by the artist for the Secret Garden at the Casa Wynwood.

He has worked with well established brands such as Adidas, Red Bull, Sony, The Learning Channel, Vans, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, Rag & Bone, and more. His work is collected by art enthusiasts, and corporates including Fidelity Investments and Capital One. He has exhibited at many galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Berlin, Australia and Japan.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Contemporary Italian Ceramic Artist: Riccardo Biavati

Riccardo Biavati is a ceramist born and working in Ferrara. He has worked for many years in the field of art ceramics and makes the most poetic ceramic sculptures. The pictorial ceramics featuring owls, frogs, moon, birds and figures are influenced by the world of fables that his grandfather shared with him when he was a little boy.

All his pieces are one-of-a-kind. His work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions. He is well-known in Italy for his whimsical sculptures and his work has gained popularity in the USA. He now takes care of artistic direction of La Bottega delle Stelle.