Olaf Hajek is one of the world’s most successful illustrators. His colorful work is infused with a folkloristic naivety and freshness and can be seen in publications such as The New York Times, in advertisements for companies such as Bacardi and even on postage stamps. Despite the diversity of his clientele, Hajek makes no aesthetic compromises. His characteristic style of “magic realism” is what makes his work appealing to a broad audience and range of clients. Flowerhead is Olaf Hajek’s first monograph. It presents an extensive collection of his commercial work as well as personal art that he created exclusively for his book....
The Illustrations of Olaf Hajek
Alice R. Ballard
..."My art is a reflection of my relationship with natural forms. It is often the metamorphosis of Nature's forms, as they change from season to season, that attracts me to that universal world in which differing life forms share similar qualities"... Alice B. Ballard
Widely recognized as one of the world's leading polymer clay artists, Kathleen Dustin has been a pioneer, an educator, and source of inspiration for those interested in this emerging medium. Her exquisite art jewellry pays attention to the natural forms she finds in the
woods of New Hampshire. Here you will find information about Kathleen,
her artistic vision, see examples of her earlier and latest unique polymer
work, check her current show and workshop schedule, visit her blog, and
have the opportunity to contact her.
Love it! Just random gatherings woven together......."I spend my time amazed by nature. I weave original one-of-a-kind vessels and assembled collages of multiple layers of weaving, stitching, tying, encaustic, and paint that work around the edges of traditional techniques. Most materials are hand gathered. A small listing includes, but is not limited to, seagrass roots, bull sea kelp, roots, beaver sticks, barks, willow and native grasses"... Shannon Weber
I have searched and mooched all night and just before bed I came across this amazingly creative fashion illustrator and just couldn't not
post!!!...her ongoing project, Mixed Media Girls, gives the viewer a lot to look at. The collages appear innocent and sweet but at the same time exude sharp, pent-up energy that does not feel altogether safe. The title of the work is also wonderfully suggestive – or not, depending on how the reader wishes to understand it.
Farquharson’s work extends from the one-dimensional world to book projects and 3D pieces in which she often ponders and twists the meaning of words and proverbs, spies on conversations, and questions established truths...
In 2007, she started the fab website Random Got Beautiful
that is open for anyone to submit images focused on a specific colour. The concept is to take photos containing dominant colours out of their original context and place them together to create a new one.
Check her out http://www.nikkifarquharson.com/index.php
or join: facebook.com/randomgotbeautiful
This guy is amazing!!! Something inspired me ages and ages ago to collect my children's old discarded plastic toys and 'stuff' to one day create a giant mirror frame for my hallway and I never recorded the name of the artist but have just come across some of his work online...brilliant check it out!!!
...Robert Bradford creates his life-size and larger-than-life sculptures of humans and animals from discarded plastic items, mainly toys but also other colourful plastic bits and pieces, such as combs and buttons, brushes and parts of clothes pegs.In 2002, he started to consider the possibilities that his children’s forgotten toys could have as part of something bigger. Bradford says he likes the idea that the plastic pieces have a history, some unknown past, and that they also pass on a “cultural” history as each of the pieces represents a point in time. Recycling is not his primary concern, but each sculpture certainly keeps quite a few pieces from becoming landfill. Some of the sculptures contain pieces from up to 3,000 toys and sell for £12,000 (US$19,000).
Textile, mixed media and embroidery artist - Nicki WilliamsAbsolutely beautiful mixed media work...
....."I work in both two and three dimensions and am passionate about colour and texture, combining stitched fabrics, hand decorated papers, thread and yarns to form highly decorative and luxurious surfaces. I work with collage, mixed media, textiles and stitching, wire, papier mache and drawing – for the wall, as vessels or the body. My work is either developed into stitched mixed media pieces or embedded into paper and papier mache."...
ahmmm a lookin for more info now!!......
I love love love bold bright colours and naive style painting. These paintings by artist Tracey Ann Finley
reminds me of the paintings of artists like Hundertwasser
............Tracey is a self-taught artist, who has loved creating art her entire life. In 2004, she began offering her work for sale. Her colorful paintings hang in spaces across the USA, Canada, Spain, Australia, Japan, England, Mexico, as well as other countries. Adults and young people are captivated and drawn to her vivid and bold approach to color and subject matter. Many individuals have recognized her uniqueness and continue to add to their collections. This imaginative, prolific artist is a rising new talent.check her out on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kitty107?ref=seller_info or go to her website www.traceyannfinley.com