Kirsten Sims: Saturn Return

aaaah to own a piece by Kirsten Sims. that is my dream. Kirsten’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. this year she turns 30, so her new show is called Saturn Return – an ode to the astrological period that occurs in a person’s late 20s…

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…

David Hockney’s Home, 1983

i love it when huge publications dig into their massive archives and share amazing articles from back in the day. like this 34 year old piece from Architectural Digest, a look into David Hockney’s California home – originally published in April 1983. this house is where he famously painted his pool. it was deemed very colourful…

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.

Itamar Freed

I love these painterly portraits by Itamar Freed, an Israeli photographer born in NYC who lives and works in London & Israel. My photographic work draws upon a return to the classic paintings of Art History. Through the use of color, natural illumination at its extremes, open composition and multiple vanishing…

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…

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…

Portraits by Claire Tabouret

i love these portraits by French artist Claire Tabouret, which are actually pretty spooky – perhaps fitting for Halloween… most of these portraits are from a series called ‘Makeup’. “The artist works based on photographs, drawing upon her personal archives as much as anonymous clichés harvested during her research, capturing figures frozen…

Alice Toich: The Icing Pink Ether

i’ve been following local artist Alice Toich for a long time, in fact i think i may have discovered her on Instagram – where i noticed she has a serious love for baking. i wanted to feature her work on the blog but our wires kept getting crossed, then she appeared up in…