ART THAT’S INSPIRING | tatiana musi

Tatiana Musi - ART THAT'S INSPIRING on Pinegate Road

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!

ART THAT’S INSPIRING | kate shaw, painter

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.”

—Kate Shaw

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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.”

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ART THAT’S INSPIRING | oliver haidutschek

ART THAT'S INSPIRING | oliver haidutschek, painter

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.

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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!

Stephen’s Portfolio