I've admired Sarah's work ever since the first time I saw her illustrations in a Kinfolk magazine. It wasn't until a few days ago I noticed her name in the credits of the magazine. Sarah is originally from British Columbia and currently residing in Nova Scotia . She currently works are a full time artist and illustrator.
"my practice encompasses a lifestyle that approaches all things with intention, creativity and a pioneer spirit "
Not a bad mantra at all.
"Rosie Assoulin came out of the gate with a major, albeit well-earned following, with supporters like friend and blogger Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller and a host of clout-y fashion publications championing her designs. Recently, Lily Aldridge wore her off-the-shoulder white gown to the amfAR gala and basically stole the show in the couture-like creation. With a background in Oscar de la Renta's altelier, the New York native has elegant formal-wear down but imbues her work with a markedly recognizable signature that belies her young age (some designers work decades to get there)—with plays on volume, interesting uses of color and a way with drama that's somehow perfectly approachable. Read on for what Assoulin had in mind for her standout Fall 2014 season." - HB
I just love how wonderfully interesting these illustrations are! Dadu Shin is a New York based illustrator who's got a great personal spin on fashion Illustration. I cant stress how important personal projects are especially for artist who do mainly commercial work. I particularly love when artist who let us peak inside their sketchbook.
The art of paper cutting has always amazed me and the work of Maude White is completely breathtaking.
When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas.
I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the thin membranous material reveals its strength to me. No matter how small my cuts the paper holds. There is a certain comfort in that, a comfort I enjoy. I feel that there are very few things in the world as reliable and constant as paper. Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries. By respecting and honouring paper for what it is, and not considering it a stepping-stone to something greater, I feel like I am communicating some of the pleasure it brings to me. I am not creating for Art’s sake. I am creating for Paper’s sake, to make visible the stories that every piece of paper attempts to communicate to us.
I'm so enamoured by Joanne's illustrations, the way she captures the mood of each subject matter is quite impressive. If your as fascinated by her work as I am you can find her here
Do good work
I've been sick all week and the only thing you can really do is lay in bed and watch tv. I discovered Benjamin on the flikr channel on the apple tv ( they have some interesting stuff). Benjamin is a Montreal based photographer who recently started doing photography on a full time basis. You could never tell though, he's such a natural. Take a look at his take on Game of Thrones.
You cant help but notice that portraits are back in a big way & Shaun Downey a Toronto based artist has definitely mastered his craft. His piece "Blue Coco" was one of 58 paintings selected from a record 2,177 International entries for the BP Portrait Award in 2010. Beautiful work Shaun!
365 days of self-portraits
Elizabeth is a Vancouver based photographer who started a year long self portrait in 2010. She wanted to display the human interaction with nature in a positive and peaceful way, and hopes that it will leave her viewers feeling refreshed and inspired. Beautiful work Elizabeth.