Friday, October 16, 2020

Beautiful Photos By Award Winning Bird Photographer John Parker

Hi everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your time on the blog because it brings me a great joy to find all the owl finds for you. Before we wrap by for the weekend let me introduce you to the beautiful work of John Parker.

John Parker is an award winning photographer based in New Zealand. I have been following his bird photography on Instagram for a while now. His portfolio is an impressive collection of photos showcasing the the beautiful diverse New Zealand birdlife. His effort is aimed at inspiring people to look closely at the natural beauty the world has to offer.

He donates a portion of the sale from his prints to a local conservation groups at Maungatautari and Otorohanga kiwi house. More of his photography can be viewed on Instagram and to buy his photos you contact him through his website.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Needle-Felted Faux Taxidermy Animal Heads By Grey Fox Felting

Erin Gardner is the owner, designer, and creator behind Grey Fox Felting. Based out of New Hartford, NY, Erin has been needle felting for several years. When she gave birth to her first child she wanted to make a career that could be pursued from home. She began to make kits for those who wanted to learn the art of needle felting.

She is presently making amazing needle felted sculptures that can be mounted on the wall. The series of faux taxidermy animal heads are entirely made by hand by layering and attaching different colored felt. Each piece is carefully felted, constructed and shaped into a three dimensional form. The animal heads are mounted on painted piece of wood which gives the sculptures depth. 

You can follow her work on Instagram and find her originals that are available for purchase in her online store.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stunning Uncontained Dioramas by Artist Allison May Kiphuth

Allison May Kiphuth is an artist based in Maine. I am a long term admirer of her work and featured her dioramas on the blog earlier. She has a huge fan following of her wooden boxes that are constructed with layered watercolor illustrations inspired by her natural surroundings.

She has been working on another series, she calls it "Uncontained Dioramas", featuring landscapes and sceneries. The artist hand-cuts and hand-paints each tiny detail of her work with fine brush before layering them into a finished piece. Each piece is then sealed with Encaustic where the layers are varnished with wax making the fragile artwork durable for handling and adds a subtle texture.

You can find her available artwork on her website and follow her for latest creations on Instagram.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Artist Finds and Draws Hiding Animals In the Clouds and Trees

Rohan Dahotre is a very talented illustrator based in India. I had featured his animal doodle series in the past which can be viewed here. I am sure it has happened to you that you look up at the sky and you see familiar shapes made by the clouds or the random images appear in everyday objects. Rohan sees such images and gives them a visual form in his artwork. "Observe everything around you. You never know what will inspire you to create an artwork. "

His creative series 'Inspiration is Everywhere' feature his hand-drawn illustrations of animals he sees in the photos he has taken from his camera on his travels. For example: a cloud that look like a rhino or a gap in between two branches of a tree that resembles an owl. You can follow him on Instagram for his new work. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Wildlife Drawings By Catherine Scartaccini Of CSIllustrator


Catherine Scartaccini is a wildlife illustrator based in Perth, Western Australia. She gained a first class honors degree in zoology and anatomy from the University of Western Australia. She has always been passionate about animals, ever since she could hold a pencil she expressed her love for them through her illustrations. In 2017, after graduating she focused herself full-time drawing animals and birds with amazing precision and accuracy.

Her work depicts human portraits and botanical illustration, but her it's the animals and birds that has been the recurring subject matter in her work. She uses colored pencils to draw feathers and furs of her creatures on a white background. The detail in her work makes owl, macaw, crane, walrus, swan and camel look almost real. You can find her art prints and originals on her website.