Friday, August 23, 2019

Fierce Illustrations by Clara W Dudley


Clara W Dudley aka ClaraMonstera is an illustrator, a textile artist and a screen printer based in Portland, OR. She uses Illustrator to create digital illustrations of whimsical characters, creatures, monsters, birds and animals. Her art is fierce, colorful and edgy that will add personality to any room! She turns her illustrations into tapestries, rugs, needlepoint cushions and patterns, and art prints. You can watch her online store for any new products that are available for purchase.

She auctions some of her work to raise funds for organizations fighting for social issues. You can join her on Instagram to find out about the future events, tutorials and new products. She is exhibiting her artwork at the show ‘Menagerie’ at All City Coffee in Georgetown till the end of August. 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Canadian Artist Brooke Cormier Paints on Wooden Slabs

Brooke Cormier is a 25-year-old self-taught painter based in Canada. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Soon after graduating she started to paint full-time with Tim Packer, a well-known Canadian landscape artist. She beautifully captures natural scenes, wildlife and birds in her oil paintings. The artist paintings vary in sizes from 3" up to 20" inches canvas. I find her paintings on wooden slab especially beautiful.

"I think the essence of nature can be expressed through art by the way it is captured in the artist’s chosen medium. I am a painter and although up until now I’ve worked mostly in realism, honoring nature the way I see it, I’ve begun to experiment a bit in impressionism where there is so much opportunity to express movement through brush strokes, ambiance through color and drama through value. Nature has so many unique ways of being represented based on how the artist reproduces their experience of it." via

Brooke has won several awards, and has participated in number of art exhibitions and festivals. Her work has made to private collections internationally. Her work is rapidly increasing her audience with over 171k followers on Instagram alone.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fabric Bird Sculptures by Abigail Brown


Abigail Brown is a textile artist and an illustrator based in London. She crafts animal and bird sculptures from fabric with great care and love from her beautiful studio in Walthamstow, East London. The sculptures are created with twisting, folding and scrunching the fabric, building layers on layers to craft one-of-a-kind creatures. She painstakingly hand-cuts each tiny feather and sews them one-by-one on the bird shape formed with wire and thread, before adding the final hand-embroidered details. She has made over 100 species of birds till date. 

Her work has been featured in number of publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Selvedge, Vogue and Elle Decoration. Her creations has been sold in well-renowned brand stores including Liberty -London, Takashimaya - New York, Paul Smith - London and Paris, and Bensimon - Paris. She has worked in collaboration with Anthropologie, The Land of Nod, and Mamas & Papas. 

She conducts workshops that are suitable for beginners and professionals. If you are in the area then check out the schedules and find out more information on her website.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mixed Media Collages Influenced by Pop Culture Imagery

Kelly Sullivan is a mixed media artist born in Melbourne. She studied Graphic Arts and gained an Arts Degree from the National Art School in Darlinghurst. Her art is heavily influenced by the surroundings she grew up in, pop culture imagery of the 20th century was an integral part of her family. Her parents met at an Elvis look-a-like competition when they were only 16. 

Her collages are inspired by the pop culture she was exposed to early on in her life and still is encircled by. She uses vintage fabric, decals, and acrylics with hand-cut images of popular personalities from movies and the music world. Her art has been shown at several art fairs, galleries, and group and solo exhibitions. Her work has been featured in magazines and on blogs. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Stephan Brusche Turns Bananas Into Amazing Artwork

Stephan Brusche is an artist who lives with his wife and a dog in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Most of us when we pick up a banana for breakfast, we don't see it more than a source of nourishment. But Stephan finds them as a perfect canvas to create art. He turns them into unique and creative artwork.

He draws on banana with a ballpoint pen and then carefully cuts away the tiny pieces on the peel to reveal the final art. This gives his work more of a 3D feel. He uses toothpick to hold the peels in place and sometimes uses paint.

His clients include Warner Music, TNT Express, Chiquita, One Banana , Fyffes, and more. His work has been published on Bored Panda, Mashable, Martha Stewart, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to name a few. He has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the category of Instagrammer of the year. You can join his Instagram account - iSteef to get updates on his new work.