Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Japanese Artist Paint Owls and Other Creatures That Illuminate in the Moonlight Background

Japanese young artist Takashi Kanazawa paints owls, cranes, tigers, dragons and mythical creatures using metallic mineral paints, and gold and silver foil. He paints these creatures on washi paper, a Japanese traditional paper hand-made with fiber. In his Nihonga paintings the artist depict the animals illuminating by waning moons on a dark background. 

He has participated in solo and group shows including NIHONGA: Contemporary Art of Japan, SEIZAN Gallery, New York. To see more of his paintings you can visit Artsy and to learn more about him go to SEIZAN's website.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Folk Art Created Using Bottle Caps, Soda Cans and Other Salvaged Materials

Alan Moore is the master mind behind the upcycled art at The Moore Family Folk Art. He was born and grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. As a child he enjoyed the art classes the most and would construct sculptures with the trash and other objects he collected around the house. He now creates folk art using a variety of salvaged materials such as old pianos, roof metals, vintage bottle caps, steel soda cans, driftwoods, farm equipment, and more. His two daughters help him in the studio and also teach recycled art classes to the kids their age. 

At any given time they have around 5000 vintage steel soda and beer cans, and over 150,000 different bottle caps-old and new some from 1930s in stock to be used to create custom orders. Their work can be found at galleries and restaurants in Colorado and Florida, as well as all over the nation through their home studio in Denver. Their work has been published in Bamboo Magazine - Conscious Family Living, and their Tin Shop was featured on Facebook Live by Country Living Magazine.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Portraits Drawn With Needle And Thread By Sveta Stanolevich

Sveta Stanolevich is an embroidery artist who "draws" amazing portraits of animals and pets with needle. She creates stunning embroidered brooches using uses cotton and woolen floss in array of bright colors. If you would like her to create a custom piece for you then you can contact her through Instagram, I am sure she will be glad to hear from you.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Whimsical Characters by Terry Runyan

Kansas based visual artist Terry Runyan has a knack for creating whimsical characters mostly furry, feathery ones. She was recruited by Hallmark right upon graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Design and Illustration, and worked as an in-house illustrator for 30 years. Now she works for her self and inspire others to create daily through her YouTube videos. Her artwork has animals created out of quirky shapes, beautiful textures and florals.

You can find the prints shown above and her originals in her online store.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Paper Bird Sculptures Dramatically Inspired by Nature by Zack Mclaughlin

"Nature deserves attention to detail" is how Zack Mclaughlin introduces his work on Instagram. I think no one else could describe it more accurately. 

London based sculptor Zack Mclaughlin has won a world wide recognition for life size sculptures inspired by nature. He founded his brand Paper and Wood in 2015 to showcase his exquisite paper bird collection made with paper and wood. 

He has worked with number of international brands and his impressive list of clients include Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren Paris, Barbour International, Tory Burch, Furer Jacot, Shaun Leane Jewellery, DE Beers, Victor Churchill butchers, IFC shopping Mall Hong Kong, Shopping Mall South Korea, Shooter Magazine and more.

He has made an appearance on Channel 4 Kirstie's handmade Christmas and ITV’s The Big Audition. His birds have been published in The Times, The Observer Magazine, The Telegraph, PaperCrafter Magazine, and featured on websites such as This is Colossal and Viral nova. You can see more of his work I blogged previously here.