Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wood Carved Decoys and Bird Sculptures by Award Winning Pat Godin

Pat Godin is one of the well-known North American carvers. Godin is a Canadian biologist and orthinologist who is also an award-winning wildlife sculptor. He was always interested in nature as a little boy, he carved his first bird in 1967. Initially, he used to carve the birds for his collection but soon he started participating in exhibitions to show his decorative duck decoys and wooden bird sculptures.

At the completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology he worked with M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who were conducting research studies on waterfowl at Delta Waterfowl Research Station, Delta, Manitoba which provided him with immense experience. 

He primarily carves decoys with intricate detail and incredible accuracy in color and form. These birds have to float as is the case with any hunting decoy, but the craftsmanship involved in painting is absolutely jaw-dropping. His birds look absolutely real, they seem to move at any moment. 

Godin's work can be found in the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, Maryland and in many private collections throughout the world. He has exhibited his birds at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Intricate Etchings Brought To Life Using Watercolors by Marina Terauds

Marina Terauds is a printmaker who was born in Russia, spent most of her life in Latvia and currently living in Michigan, US. I have featured her and her amazing etchings on the blog here. She creates these gorgeous artwork using etching technique. She draws with a tool on a metal plate and then the etched lines are incised by acid revealing the intricate details. These lines are then transferred onto paper bring the imaginative creatures, animals and birds to life using watercolors. Each print is hand pulled and unique in nature. 

Birds are a recurring theme in her work: "I love birds, they are my favorite creatures. My husband and I are passionate birdwatchers. We feed them, we read about them, we watch them everywhere, and I draw birds daily. I do etchings, sketches, study drawings, and then some allegorical and symbolic compositions about birds." via

To see more of her work and to see images behind the scene visit her on Instagram.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Nature Inspired Embroidered Hoop Art by Rabbit Hat Designs

Beth of Rabbit Hat Designs is an illustrator and an embroidery artist from the UK, presently living in Denver, CO. She grew up in a rural surroundings rich in wildlife, and flora, and had a family with a conversationalist, a birder and a plant lover.

She creates one-of-kind embroidered hoop art depicting owls, snakes, insects, bugs, butterflies, wings, feathers, and cactus in monochromatic to bright colorful palette. Her embroidery size can range from small 2 inches pendant to large 23 inch hoop art.

She wants to connect humans more closely to nature through her art, recognizing what part we play in the fragile balance of all living things. Her work shows her love for nature and she creates the curiosity cabinet-like curations keeping in mind that the process does not harm either the beings or the environment.

She sources her fabric from small scale companies that are conscious and have eco-friendly practices. The hoops she uses are made of natural materials and opts for recycled packaging wherever possible. You can find her original embroidered art and diy kits in her online store.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Mural Paintings by London Street Artist Aspire

Aspire is a UK based street artist who specializes in painting murals. His artwork has both realism and abstract styles, often featuring floral and fauna in bold colors. Through his art he is spreading the awareness about the dangers of plastic use that leads to ocean pollution and causes adverse effects on the environment.

His paintings can be see on the buildings and walls on the streets of London. You can view his work from the past and what he is currently working on on Instagram.