Friday, July 12, 2019

Art for the Endangered by California Based Artist Jonathan Martinez

It's been over a year since I featured any new work by Jonathan Martinez. California based contemporary wildlife artist primarily focuses on endangered animals. His colorful artwork is rapidly growing his fan base with over 143K followers so far for his Instagram account Art of the Endangered. He is hoping to spread awareness through his art and making humans think the planet that they presently live on would not be the same without them.

"I find nature and wildlife just mesmerizing, so much beauty, power, and the serenity that you find in animals is so unique. "

Jonathan Martinez has worked in collaboration with number of foundations that raise awareness for endangered animals. His mixed media drawings and acrylic paintings have been seen in Orange County galleries. He has done mural work for LB Architecture Week, Global Inheritance and in partnership with well-known street artists.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Whimsical Artwork by Australian Artist Del Kathryn Barton


Del Kathryn Barton is a well renowned Australian artist born in 1972. She graduated with a degree in BFA from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1994. She specializes in whimsical paintings that often depict humans with their companion animals, and imaginative creatures. Her paintings are filled with bright colors, intricate patterns of dots painted in polymer paint, gouache, water color, pen, glitter and sequins.

She won the 2008 and 2013 Archibald Prize and is considered one of the most collectible Australian artist by Australian Art Collector. She is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. The artist has produced the animated film Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose which won the Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film. She has participated in number of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions nationally as well as internationally.

"The raw energy conveyed in her drawings, could be linked to the amount of time they take to create, “usually about 10-20 minutes” according to Barton. In contrast, Barton says her larger painted works are “just phenomenally labour intensive”. She can work on a single picture for more than a year. For these works, Barton does no preliminary drawings and she says she throws many canvases away." via Art Design.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

David Zinn Doodles Quirky Characters in the Streets With Chalk


I've been following David Zinn and his street art on Instagram for a while now. His account is truly fun to browse, filled with amazing artwork. I featured David Zinn's street art a couple of years ago. The artist draws a delightful cast of characters with chalk and charcoal incorporating objects that he comes across on a street; such as manhole cover, a tuft of grass, street poles, and cracks on the side walk. These drawings make passersby stop in their tracks to admire and chat with the artist in person.

You can find more of his work on Instagram. His online store offers merchandise and prints based on his original work.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Beautiful Sgraffito Pottery Pieces by Adena Griffith

Adena Griffith is a sculptor and a potter based in Westerville, Ohio. She found her love for clay while she was studying biology for undergraduate degree. Later, she decided to pursue her interest in ceramics and earned degree in ceramics at Otterbein University. 

She creates plates, mugs and bowls by throwing clay on a wheel. She will then decorate each piece with unique designs that she first hand draws and carves using the sgraffito technique. The technique basically means scratching the colored layer on the surface to create a design. Every pottery piece is unique and is inspired by nature often featuring animals, birds, and flowers. 

You can follow her on Instagram to learn more about her and her work. To see her one-of-a-kind pieces visit her online store.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Embroidered Shirts, Jackets, and Purses by Estonian Textile Artist


Katja Main is an illustrator and an embroidery artist born in 1983 in St. Petersburg and presently living in Estonia. It's hard to believe that such a talent had a tough beginning of her artistic career. She loved to draw bears as a child but she was made fun of in her art club for her drawing which made her quit her passion until she had her first child. It was at this point in her life she embarked on this beautiful journey of creativity and never looked back.

She has an account on Instagram where she shares her creations regularly. The account showcases her hoop art, shirts, hoodies, brooches, purses, sweaters, and denim jackets embroidered in bright colors featuring playful characters. Her work gets sold very quickly, if you act fast you might be able to find some of the available pieces in her online store