Kristen Martincic: Pool Series

Kristen Martincic: Pool Series

aaaah this series of pools by US based artist Kristen Martincic is so cool – no pun intended. Kristen has been exploring the connection between the body and water in her recent work. be sure to check out her series of paper bathing suits as well.

Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs

Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs

Gisèle Freund was a renowned photographer & photo journalist who fled Nazi Germany and settled in Paris in 1933. she studied at the Sorbonne, worked around the world for Time and Life magazines and took the first colour portraits of numerous writers and artists including Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf,…

Lorna Scobie

Lorna Scobie

at the moment we don’t have a pet (apartment living, sad face) but maybe i’ll just commission Lorna Scobie to paint my ultimate fantasy pet anyway? because her pet portraits are the best. i actually have a note on my phone that i saved from 2012 on the day that Anton…

Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood is an LA based artist whose work immediately appealed to me, not only for his graphic style but because of an ever present sense of humour that i just love. you can see how big some of his paintings are in context at his most recent exhibition.

Lorna Simpson: Ebony

Lorna Simpson: Ebony Collages

you might remember my previous post about artist Lorna Simpson, whose exquisite Gold Head series is still a favourite of mine. they form part of a continuing series of collages based on figures from vintage Ebony and Jet magazines – all of which you can see on her website and in a book dedicated to…

Chickens by Holly Frean

Chickens by Holly Frean

these chicken plates by London based artist Holly Frean are just the kind of thing i would buy without thinking twice, and upon returning home to show off my spoils the conversation with my husband would go as follows:

Endre Penovác

Endre Penovác

a few years ago my dad started painting. as an urban designer he’s always had a pencil in his hand, but he never had the time to flex his creative muscles outside of work. he began experimenting with various mediums, and quickly settled on watercolour painting. i warned him that it…

Mary Laube

Mary Laube

i discovered the work of Mary Laube through Buy Some Damn Art (where you can currently buy some of her original paintings). Mary was born in South Korea but group up in the states, where she received her BFA at Illinois State University. i find her work so graphic and interesting,…

Jenny Parsons

Jenny Parsons

i have a habit of browsing around the internet and then realising, wait – haven’t i posted about this before? and then actually googling my own blog to see if my suspicions are correct (i know, i know). so it went when i was looking through the work of Jenny…

Michael Harnish

Michael Harnish

i discovered artist Michael Harnish through the IG feed of floral designer Yasmine Mei. thank you Yasmine, thank you Instagram, thank you Michael, thank you flowers, thank you art. thank you.

Greta Van Campen

Greta Van Campen

Greta Van Campen is an artist based in Portland, Maine whose graphic paintings are a thing of beauty. Greta works from her own photographs, deciding on large compositional elements and dynamic lines, then paints in layers and masks off entire areas or smaller details with washi tape as she goes…

Liz Markus

Liz Markus

when i first saw the work of Liz Markus i immediately thought of the portraiture of Slim Aarons, known for photographing the lifestyles of the rich and famous. and i wasn’t wrong, many of the paintings reference Aaron’s own photographs. they form part of her collection Town & Country. Markus applies acrylic wash…

Clare Elsaesser

Clare Elsaesser

artist Clare Elsaesser has a very popular Etsy shop where she sells prints (and originals) of her paintings. she just released some new works, including these sweet studies which i really love. she’s been documenting them on Instagram too.

Marsi van de Heuvel: Dark Matter

Marsi van de Heuvel: Dark Matter

can we all just take a moment for people who work on one thing for 2 whole months? that is exactly what Cape Town based artist Marsi van de Heuvel does. in her series Dark Matter Marsi explores space. not literally, but with her pen – at seven strokes per…

Jenny Prinn

Jenny Prinn

i’m so into these abstract pieces by artist Jenny Prinn. you can buy them online here. i particularly love this one.