Thursday, 17 August 2017

Josias Scharf

It is time for some love letters, these are some examples from a series of twelve abstract works by Berlin based artist Josias Scharf where words and symbols have all but disappeared replaced by gesture, line and hints of colour to express emotions.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Haliyaa I

Haliyaa, what can I say? this is love! I love her ideas and style. This is a page from her sketch book to introduce you to the magic of Haliyaa.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Michèle Gravel

Michèle Gravel takes children's art and cleverly and sympathetically collages it into dynamic, bright, wonderful, large compositions for the family home.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Jae-Hwa Yoo

Jae-Hwa Yoo uses acrylic on muslin, on panels, her works though abstract are like ancient texts, tiny brush strokes making their own language.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Deb Laurence II

A series of works by Deb Laurence called 'Don't worry be Happy' using collage and mixed media in a primitive book form.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Deb Laurence I

Deb Lawrence's works traverse craft and fine art mixing them together to create work that binds many themes and ideas together. She uses mixed media on antique linen creating abstract 'quilt canvases'.

"My handling of materials is intimate and engaging as I fold, crease and paint, creating structural dimensionality and imbuing my work with a veritable soul. Collectively termed Self-Help, my titles serve as wry provocations to cope with contemporary life and get comfortable in our own skin.                                                                                                 The antique linen I use is integral both to the conceptual basis and visual aesthetics of my work. Hand woven by women in the 1800’s, it was originally used as bed sheets and duvet covers, security blankets in their own right. The coarse threads, hand stitched seams, and occasional repairs highlight the vestiges of the female hand and engender a sense of strength, authenticity and beauty in that which is genuine and imperfect."       Deb Laurence

Friday, 11 August 2017

Sara Matson Westover

Two pieces from Sara Matson Westovers' exhibition at M A Doran Gallery. Sara's work is inspired by daily events, words and memories, her pieces range from soft and abstracts to almost graffiti-esque statements. Sara is from Tulsa and trained in textiles and literature.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Nicholas Wilton II

Nicholas Wilton is an American artist who works with colour and line in large abstract compositions. Nicholas shares his techniques and enthusiasm on his blog with many inspiring videos.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Michela Sorrentino

Abstract paintings by Canadian designer and artist Michela Sorrentino. Michela worked for many years in Europe and Asia as a textile designer but in recent years has changed her main medium to painting. Thank you  

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Miroslava Rakovic III

Miroslava Rakovic's abstract print compositions. Miroslava is an artist from Serbia who works across the genres of painting, illustration and graphic design.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Makoto Maruyama II

We have been house sitting in London for two weeks, stepping from our lives into a similar but different reality for a while,  taking care of a beautiful cat. These houses and single interior by Makoto Maruyama illustrate beautifully the feeling of being away with a few familiar belongings in the beauty of a domestic setting, with the select characters and items having different scales jigsawing themselves into the composition.