Friday, September 18, 2020

Artist Makes Realistic Owl Sculptures With Wood And Clay

Saša Montiljo is an artist and a painter born in 1978 Belgrade, Serbia. After graduating from Graphics High School, he learned to paint with professor Aleksandar Luković Lukijan. Besides painting he creates realistic sculptures out of wood and clay. He often depicts wolves, lions, moths, hyenas and other animals in his work but owls are a recurring theme. It started when the artist saw an owl sculpture made out of firewood, ever since whenever he sees firewood he sees owls. He carefully picks up a piece of wood that resembles his subject and sculpts onto it giving it feathers, beak, ears etc. before painting on the details.

"I have always been fascinated by nature’s predators. The intelligence they possess causes me to think of them as creatures very similar to humans. And isn’t man part-beast himself? It may be that only if we were to look at ourselves realistically that we could change and become better. Owls are the only species of birds whose eyes are set directly in the plane of its face, like human eyes are, and since my visual poetics seldom feature humans, it may be that the owls are there to take their place." via

He has participated in several solo exhibitions and is a member of the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia.

 You can visit his website to view his paintings and more his sculptures.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Illustrations With Imaginative Characters by Ulla Norup Milbrath

Ulla Norup Milbrath is an illustrator and a paper-cut artist based in California. After gaining degrees in Art History and Textile Design, the artist was teaching art in private and public schools in Northern California.

During her childhood days, she had a great opportunity of traveling the world with her parents. Her work is both whimsical and nostalgic inspired by the folk-tales and fairytales as well as her travels to the new countries. Her characters in her work seems familiar with certain qualities from an imaginative world. The artist uses ink to drawn the illustrations which are then filled in with handmade watercolors. 

“Art keeps me sane, when everything else looks hopeless. I try to pour my daily stress into the creative process in hopes that my experiences expressed through my art will add beauty and joy to others who see it.” from her profile.

You can find her originals and art prints in her online store. While you are there make sure you check out her halloween cards based on her original paper-cut.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Everyday Ceramics With Vintage Charm by Chris Hudson

Crazy Cat Lady Ceramics is a brand started by two talented artists Chris Hudson and Shelly Hail. Chris has an experience of over 16 years in the world of clay. She gained masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2007 and has exhibited all over the world ever since. Shelly when not sculpting is glazing and taking photos of the finished products.

They handmake everyday, functional pieces that'll bring a little bit of joy and a little bit of magic to people's lives. They offer vintage style ceramics including mugs, cups, plates, bowls and vases that seemed to have spent sometime in an antique shop. There is a timeless charm in the pieces, built with light clay and decorated with bright quirky illustrations.

Each piece is hand-thrown or hand built, and decorated with decals inspired by photos, drawings and texts collected by the artists. You can find their one-of-a-kind pieces in their online store.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Nature and Fairytale Inspired Intricately Detailed Paintings

Sucharita Sengupta Suri is artist who paints enchanting forests and the creatures that live there in harmony with other inhabitants. Her paintings inspired by her love for nature, magic, fables and fairytale are sure to transport you to a wonderland. Her paintings are pretty detailed that invite the onlooker to take a closer look to soak in all the incredible intricate work. The artist uses pencil to form a rough sketch of her piece and then go around filling in with watercolors washes with a fine brush. To add in the teeny tiny details to her pieces she uses a fine pen that just makes her paintings come to life.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Colored Metal Wire Life-Size Sculptures by Hayley Jones

Self-taught wire artist Hayley Jones makes these amazing sculptures using wire. UK based artist's work is inspired by nature in particular the bird that visit her garden which is also her studio. In 2014 she expanded her area of interest, she already use to paint and now have moved on to exploring the art of creating wire sculptures. 

Her life-size sculptures are handmade using single coiled wires in different colors. She twists and turns the wire to shape it into animal forms and mounts them on recycled materials such as old wooden gates, rusted garden tools, and galvanised watering cans. She is currently showing her work at Friends of The Garden - ‘Sculpture in a Landscape exhibition’, West Leaze, Ogbourne Rd, Aldbourne from September 3rd through 27th. More details can be found at the following link.

You can follow her on Facebook - The Coach House Studio and Gallery - for future shows and to learn about what she is working on currently.