Just some random art I love

in the spirit of this being a compendium of radness, i’m sharing some random art i love today. i do realise that the art i like and tend to share is usually very colourful. i don’t know why that is. when i lived on my own my walls were so filled…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Horizons of a Pioneer

Light edges over the darkened cliffs. Through the sage a woman walks silently, a stick in her hand to ward off snaked. She scans the mists in the far-off mountains. She picks up a stone and smooths it, touches the twisted branch of a piñon tree, toes a patch of…

A Compendium of Radness

i want to preface this post by talking about the blog a little bit. way back in 2009 when i first started blogging i was just sharing (often random) things i loved; and i still do, of course. but at some point the blogging world because serious business, and then we had to compete…

Zoe Young: Space Between Hours

Zoe Young is an Australian artist who lives in NSW with her husband and two kids. her paintings are marked by her eclectic use of colour and sharp eye for unique landscape and still-life compositions. Young’s latest series of paintings are a collage of time; coalesced with childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental…

Paige Jiyoung Moon

Paige Jiyoung Moon is an illustrator from Seoul, now based in Pasadena. i love her slice-of-life vignettes, all too familiar for anyone in their twenties or thirties. you can follow her on Instagram. oh and that Alpaca painting is for sale.

Belynda Henry

oh yes, i like this very much. very much indeed. work by Australian artist Belynda Henry. she has an extensive collection you can delve into on her website and of course loads of inspiration on Instagram. makes me want to run away to the country and take up painting (of course…

Rosie Assoulin ex situ

aaah here we are again, friends – the shows are upon us! what shows? the Fall 2017 fashion shows, guys. don’t worry, i had no real idea they were on either. so i went lookin’ around at Vogue to see what is up, and of course walked away with an idea…

Lora and her friends

Lora and her friends (“Lora et ses amies”) is a series by Swiss visual artist Nives Widauer. i actually saw the imagery, before knowing anything about the artist, and was like – “budgies with legs? i’m in!” well, first of all, they’re parrots. the original images are from Illustrations of the Family…

Kim Keever

had a rough week? do you feel like if you see one more political story in your news feed that your head will explode? let’s look at something nice and calming instead. the work of artist Kim Keever fits the bill. Keever used to be a thermal engineer who worked primarily on projects…

Yigal Ozeri

Yigal Ozeri is a painter from Israel, based in NYC, who “paints women in nature”. yes, paints. these are oil paintings. i first featured his work a number of years ago here. Yigal Ozeri succinctly summarizes his current practice as follows: “I paint women in nature.” Though he insists that his…

Erik Olson

Erik Olson is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Germany. i am always interested in portraiture, especially when the focus is just someone’s face – how do you keep a subject like that interesting? Olson’s work certainly holds my interest, particularly these black on black portraits: Girl from Aleppo and Boy…

Marsi van de Heuvel: Ceremony

you’ll undoubtedly remember south african artist Marsi van de Heuvel from her outer space themed exhibition Dark Matter from a couple of years back (if not, be sure to check that post out). Marsi has moved on to something far more earthly, botanical even, with her new exhibition Ceremony. now before…

Jim Naughten: Hereros

these images are not new, but i came across them again recently and thought i had to share in case someone out there had not seen them before. they are so arrestingly beautiful, and the story behind them is fascinating. in the late 1800s Germany colonised what is now Namibia…

Imaginary Curator: Cats & Dogs

i’ve been contemplating some kind of pets related post, and why not use Imaginary Curator as a fun platform to do so? there were way more pet related artworks out there than i imagined! for some reason i could just picture all these pieces hanging in some gallery space somewhere, people perusing…