View from my Studio, Cape Town, 2016

Mia Chaplin

i was so sure that i had already posted about Mia Chaplin, because she is one of my favourite local artists – but somehow i have not. which means today is your lucky day. Mia lives in Cape Town and works in oil. thick, thick oil. she’s represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD where…

Eugenia Zoloto’s Papercuts

papercut art is nothing new, but i’m so impressed by the size & intricacy of these pieces by Ukrainian artist Eugenia Zoloto – and they’re all cut by hand. she says of her art… Many years ago, when I was a little girl, my parents took me to every possible hobby…

Mauve Still Life 1968 by Mary Fedden born 1915

Mary Fedden

Mary Fedden was a British artist who taught painting at the Royal College of Art – David Hockney was actually one of her pupils. i feel like you can see her influence on him in her painting style, which by the looks of it might be classified as “naive art”, though Fedden did…

Katrin Coetzer: Under the Same Sun

my faaaaaaaaaavourite local artist slash illustrator Katrin Coetzer has a beautiful new exhibition currently showing in Madrid at a concept store called Do Design. are you in Madrid? you should go see it! you should buy a painting! it’s showing till 6 August 🌞

Pieter Hugo 1994

Pieter Hugo: 1994

if you think you aren’t familiar with the work of South African photographic artist Pieter Hugo, you will most certainly recognise his iconic series The Hyena Men. and if not, then his latest exhibition 1994 is a great introduction to his work. 1994 comprises portraits of children born after 1994…

Ernesto Artillo

oooooooh, i only just discovered the work of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo – art meets photography meets fashion – all the good stuff rolled into one! Ernesto’s original artworks, photography & collaborations (amongst which include fashion house Delpozo) are something to behold. some of it reminds me of my own art + fashion posts (maybe why…

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa - Half full, half empty, 2016

Imaginary Curator: The Nude

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa – Half full, half empty, 2016. thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at…

Leslie Weaver

Leslie Weaver

oh i looooooooooove these faces by artist Leslie Weaver! imagine having a few large ones hung next to each other on a wall in your house, would be so great. Creativity has always been a part of my life. As I child, I would spend hours drawing faces and figures. I paint…

Daniel Coves

Daniel Coves

Daniel Coves is a Spanish artist who has some prestigious accolades behind his name, including being selected for the BP Portrait award & having his work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London (one of my favourite museums in the world). his meticulous figurative paintings capture moments suspended in time, drawing influence…

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh

Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh. Katerina Belkina is a Russian artist, trained in painting and photography, known for her mystical self portraits. i particularly love this series that sees her emulating the masters. Her works essentially focus on female portraiture. The viewer enters the inner world and sees the world of different state…

Matty Roodt: Loop

Matty Roodt: Loop

Matty Roodt is an artist from Cape Town whose first solo exhibition Loop is currently showing at SMITH. i paid it a visit yesterday, and walked away wanting to buy sculpture for the first time in my life. the pieces are feminine and organic, but the story behind them is…

Gigi Mills

Gigi Mills

Gigi Mills grew up in a circus family, travelling with the Mills Bros. Circus as a child and going on to study theatre & dance as an adult. while travelling she spent hours sketching and studying the masters, and 15 years ago decided to pursue her dream of being a full-time…

David Shrigley

David Shrigley

the work of UK artist David Shrigley is something you have probably seen, if not on Pinterest then certainly quoted by a friend, or randomly on Tumblr or Facebook or Instagram or wherever. i have saved a number of my favourite pieces as desktop wallpapers just for my own enjoyment. but maybe you…

Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter

the funny thing about growing up watching American TV & movies, but not being from that country, is that you are intimately familiar with things that play no part in your actual life. for example, stereotypical things that make up an American high school: cheerleaders, football players, cafeterias, having a locker -…

Château de Beauvoir

Château de Beauvoir

so there i was going down a google image rabbit hole and i found pictures of this beautiful château filled with flowers, and paintings of flowers, which lead me to French artist Claire Basler – and here we are. she lives and paints in her home Château de Beauvoir, “a natural choice”…