Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hyperrealistic Combinations of Flora and Fauna by Lisa Ericson

Lisa Ericson is a Portland based painter who creates hyperrealistic animals that seem to be from a different world. She studied painting at Yale University before starting her career in illustration and graphic design.

She uses acrylics as the medium to paint on wood panels with precise point brushes. She paints multiple layers upon layers to get the rich texture and realism in her work. Her subjects are whimsical hybrid creatures and surreal animals carrying an ecosystem on their backs. From owls perched on a turtle surrounded by birds to deer half submerged into water growing coral from hooves. She chooses the dark background to paint corals, animals and fish that stand out in their striking colors. Depending on the detail and size, it can take Lisa anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to finish a single piece.

She will be exhibiting her work at "Scope" Miami Beach Art Show with Antler Gallery in December. For more details and announcements related to her new work go to Instagram.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Limited Edition Halloween Dolls by Kayleigh Radcliffe

UK based designer-maker Kayleigh Radcliffe has created limited edition Halloween ornaments. Each of the figures has been designed and hand-crafted by the artist using raw materials from her collection and not store bought. Harold the owl, Vincent the wolf, Jack the cat and Peter the pumpkin are constructed from ceramics, wire, cotton and fabric. They are all hand-painted to add details and dressed in impressive costumes. These heirloom pieces are perfect to add to your halloween decorations to cherish year after year.

You can find the ornaments and other seasonal products in her online store here.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Charming Creatures To Hold Your Jewelry and Incense


ChienNie is a ceramist from Singapore who creates delightful miniature creatures. She has been interested in crafts ever since she was a little girl and have explored in different fields like pottery, metal smithing and wire wrapping. She now mainly works with clay that provides with the flexibility of turning it into almost anything.

Her work is inspired by animals and natural elements like twigs, leaves and pebbles by the seashore.  She is constantly aspiring "to create treasures with that extra glint of magic!" She creates one-of-a-kind necklaces, jewelry holders, incense dishes and other beautiful pieces of art. You must follow her on Instagram for updates on her new work and find her available pieces in her online store - Lithops Studio.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Children's Books by Gareth Lucas

Gareth Lucas is a children's books illustrator. He has illustrated total of 10 Look and Find puzzle books for Usborne Books till now. These children's books feature quirky, colorful characters in Gareth's signature style. The book are designed to keep the kids engaged in activities where they have to match, count and spot "a leopard who’s lost her spots, look for an owl reading a bedtime story, spot a bat wearing socks and lots more." There are many delightful talk-about opportunities page after page.

The above shown images are from his latest illustrated book "Night time" and "Forest" beaming with woodland creatures. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ceramist Combines Her Love for Animals in Her Work


Jenny Pope of JPop is an artist and a ceramist based in New York. Through her work, that's primarily features endangered species, she hopes to bring awareness regarding our environment that has alarmingly depleted and altered.

Her illustrative ceramics are hand-painted in bright colors and hand-carved into forms that made to look like owls, bats, unicorns, foxes, and other creatures inspired by artist's imagination. "I enjoy the company of animals in life and in artwork. Invasive, endangered, and mythic animals uncurl from my imagination in the form of woodcut prints and hand-built ceramics."

The mugs, plates, vases and jars are not only suitable for everyday use but are a piece of art that'll bring whimsy to any corner of your house. To see the available pieces, visit her online store.