Thursday, June 10, 2021

Whimsical Drawings by Chattanooga Based Artist Paulina Fae

Paulina Fae previously known as Paulina Cassidy was born in Canada presently works and lives in Chattanooga, TN. She is an artist and creator of magical worlds with the experience of in the field of art for over 30 years. She started to draw at the age of 2, instead of just reading children's story books Paulina loved to draw these characters. At the age of 14, she was illustrating editorial cartoons for local newspapers and numerous magazines. 

Her artwork features imaginary creatures from far, far land which is not real but is also familiar. Her drawings are often drawn in ink, pen and watercolors. Her style is inspired by Victorian art form with a mix of fairies, forests, woodland animals, and a wonderland in pastel color palette.

"My kind-hearted imaginary monster wasn't imaginary afterall. I've been drawing ever since I can remember, and alternate worlds/dimensions have always been real and close by. Take the dreamworld, which is a journey into another realm. It's about bringing back bits and pieces of the ethereal planes and translating this information into the form of art and song. Creativity carries the core signature of emotion, and at its heart is the infinite drive of love and curiosity." 

You can find her art prints, tarot cards, books, and music CDs based on her artwork on her online store.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

T J McDermott Carves Birds Out of Pine and Mounts Them On Found Stones


T J McDermott is a sculptor from Freeport, Maine who specializes in carving wooden birds.

The artist started his career in woodcarving as a boat builder and then spent many years as a sign carver making hand-made signs for businesses and organizations all over the world. He now carves life-size three dimensional birds inspired by his immediate natural surroundings. The artist carves owl, heron, egret, dove and more usually out of pine, and perched on stone from Maine coast. Each bird is finally colored which highlights the natural grains of wood adding beautiful texture to the birds. You can view more of his work on his website.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Bright And Fun Paper Collages by Award-Winning Artist Laura Yager

Laura Yager is a self-taught, award-winning paper artist currently living in beautiful Boise, Idaho. She creates collages with layers and layers of hand-cut paper. The artist begins a piece with a basic sketch and cuts each tiny detail out of paper before placing them in layers.

"My colourful cut paper artwork boasts no hidden agendas or controversial messages. It may sound overly simplistic, but I like to create “happy” art. In an often fearful & anxious world, my goal is to create art that lifts up, lightens and refreshes!" via

Her whimsical artwork primarily depicts animals and birds in vivid colors that will surely brighten up any corner of your home and your mood! There are hidden words in her artwork such as "love", "happy", "heart", etc. that one can notice on inquiring closely. She loves custom orders, so if you have an idea for a piece contact her through her Facebook. The prints of her work can be found at Fine Art America.

Her work has been featured on the cover of several Boise Weekly magazines and she is an exhibiting member of the National Collage Society and the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Quirky and Fun Laser Cut Wall Decorations and Jewelry

Hannah is the creator and designer behind the brand called Etchable. She lives and works from her home studio located in the North East of England, in the Tyne Valley village of Crawcrook.

She creates quirky wall hangings, stand up birds and jewelry, inspired by the wildlife of Britain. Her designs are an eclectic mix of laser cut home decorations and jewelry. The pieces are handcrafted from solid oak and hand-painted with water based paint and accented with real gold. Hannah uses oak that is both FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified which makes her work environmentally friendly.

Her work is completely customizable to assure her pieces bring smile to your face. If you want a specific shape, size or colors palette, she is happy to work with you. To contact her or to see more of her work go here.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Amazing Driftwood Life-Size Sculptures by Tony Fredriksson

Tony Fredriksson was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He discovered his talent and learnt that he had a passion for art at an early age.

After studying fine art at the Eastborne College of Art and Design, UK, Tony moved to South Africa. While living in South Africa he explored various art fields such as painting, drawing, and sculpting but it's his driftwood sculptures that he is well-known for.

He creates amazing life-size sculptures of birds, mammals, fish, insects and man made objects using driftwood found on the beach. It's the shape and size of the single wood piece that helps determine the subject matter and then smaller pieces are strategically arranged to render the final form. 

Tony uses a wood cutting device to shape the wood and sands to smoothen the sharp edges. His final piece can take weeks before it's ready, he once created a 13 meter sculpture of a whale which took five weeks to complete.

"Tony finds most of his inspiration for his driftwood sculptures in organically weathered pieces of wood. Every piece tells a story and is uniquely shaped and textured; some by oceans and rivers and others by insects and the elements." 

He makes the sculptures in his studio Open Sky Wood Art based in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.