These paintings by Tatiana Musi are just my speed. You all know my love affair for quirky natural artwork, and these certainly hit that chord. For more of Tatiana’s work, check out her portfolio. Now, I’m off to get lost in more of these beauts!
January 14, 2013
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | tatiana musi
July 6, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | kate shaw, painter
These abstract works by painter Kate Shaw are something that really struck me this week. The mix of abstraction with natural landscapes is something that is truly fascinating. I really wouldn’t mine taking a long stroll through one of these magical wonderlands some day. If only. The color palettes this lady uses are to die for; I could fill up a year worth of color studies from these puppies.
“My practice re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscape painting, both within an art historical context and a contemporary social context. The paintings deal with the tensions and dichotomies in both the depiction of the natural world and our relationship to it. I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction. The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it.”
June 27, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | claire desjardins
Looking at these paintings could really put a pep in your day. I’m a huge fan of the bright and bold nature of these paintings, as well as their organic character. When finding out about Claire on pinterest, this was an easy must-pin kind of work for me. I also can’t awkwardly stop saying her last name aloud here at home. Having a cool french last name is always a plus.
“Claire Desjardins is passionate about contemporary abstract art–in particular, the relationship between colour and form…Claire comes from a long line of artists in her family, and embraces the multi-cultural experience, traveling whenever she is able to. Much of her art-oriented family is spread out across Europe and in Quebec. She grew up speaking both English and French. Her personal mantra is that each of us is the maker of our own destiny. Her bold, colourful work exudes this energy.”
June 14, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | oliver haidutschek
The simple moments that are expressed in these paintings are what really got me. What a way to elevate eating salad, for goodness sake! I’d could definitely give these beauts a good home.
May 29, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | stephen mellor
Well this totally has me jumping out of my seat today. While the color and pattern in these mixed media works of art by Stephen Mellor are quite intense, I really dig it. The details are outstanding, and the use of color is really spot on. Who wouldn’t want to imagine wandering through a grassy rainbow jungle land? Keep it coming!
May 22, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | erwin blumenfeld
You’re probably thinking what’s up with these long-lost Vouge fashion photographers, huh? Well, there’s nothing much to it expect that week after week I seem to be constantly captivated by a new artist…who happened to shoot for Vouge. Please, I’m sure you’re coping just fine. I can’t believe the quality and wonder that these photographs bring. They were created in the 30’s waaay before any kind of digital manipulations were even thought of. As a girl who has had her hand in the solarization process in the photo lab, let me tell you, this is not easy.
I’m so impressed with Erwim’s process, but also by his use of colors. I love that mix of bright orange and turquoise that seem to run throughout his work. Such vivid colors coming from an era filled with such darkness. I feel like the 30’s are often forgotten in contemporary culture. Here’s a little ode to them I suppose.
“A Dadaist collagist–turned-photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld began publishing his fashion shoots in magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan in the late 1930s. Working with print solarization and superimposition, and using mirrors and gauzy fabrics to divide photographic space, Blumenfeld transformed both the models and their clothes into collagelike elements.”
Photographs and quote found via Trendland.
If these don’t cheer up your day, I don’t know what else could. I really appreciate the full-on attack of vivid colors and intense florals and patterns that Kristy plays with in her wonderful paintings. I mean the attack part in the best way possible, I think these are just fabulous. The styling of the paintings set by the tree? Loving that too.
These are pretty much the definition of whimsical. I had a hard time imagining that these collages were not double exposure prints. What great pieces to get the creativity flowing early this Tuesday morning.
PS, I’ve been working on a new blog design! I’m very excited to share it with you all soon and see if you like the new direction that Pinegate Road will be taking. I’m trying to learn how to code all this at the same time, so please, bear with me, I am no web expert.
April 17, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | michael carson, painter
I’m Particularly drawn to Michael Carson today. While he’s a modern-day painter, his works have a vintage flair that I’m love love loving. He was trained as a graphic artist, and started his first painting three years after graduating from school. He has a way in which he can really capture a moment, a true expression. His more fashion inspired paintings are what I’m particularly fond of today, but he has an extensive body of work that can be found all over the inter webs. Here are a few of my favorites.
April 10, 2012
ART THAT’S INSPIRING | paper sculptor jeff nishinaka
I have just spent an abnormal amount of time over on Jeff’s portfolio where you can enter into the wonderful world that are his paper sculptures. He’s been hired by advertisers and department stores alike, and you can see why. His work is absolutely stunning, and keeps you wondering just how he does it!