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…

Melissa Loop

Melissa Loop is an artist from Minneapolis whose paintings are based on her travels to faraway places that play on the idea of nostalgia, fantasy and memory… I was in Tikal sitting on top of the highest temple after sunset with about a dozen other tourists. We were listening to our…

A Painterly Spring

guys, following the fashion shows is exhausting. Spring 2017 is only in London now, which means Paris and Milan still have to come! i looked at (what felt like) hundreds of shows and realised I’d only scratched the surface of New York fashion week. so, instead of doing an exhaustive rundown…

Anna Valdez

i was roaming around looking for work for my next Imaginary Curator post (more on that later) when i discovered the work of Anna Valdez. fun fact, Anna has an academic background in archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology and actually began her artistic career after keeping a sketchbook during an archaeological dig. Recently,…

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 🌞

Kirsten Sims: You Are Here

right now i’m just over 36 weeks pregnant and consequently not getting out of the house much. but i do browse Instagram – a lot. when i’m wide awake at 2am, when i’m lying on the couch with my swollen feet propped up on a pillow, when i’m in the…

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…

DEAN WEST, Train, 2012

Imaginary Curator: The American West

i thought i’d try out a new series on the blog called Imaginary Curator. i look at a lot of art online as i’m always on the look out for something interesting to share with you, and often i see themes jumping out at me. basically, if i were to walk into a gallery or museum right now, what would i want to see? my first “show” (haha) is all kinds of art related to The American West, and i am blaming this totally on my recent watching of Lonesome Dove…

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 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…

Elise Ansel

Déjeuner II, (after Manet), 2015. Elise Ansel is an artist from NYC whose work is derived from historical Old Master paintings, using a painterly notation and shorthand to translate them into her own contemporary pictorial language. you know that quote from Clueless (of all places)? “She’s a full on Monet – from far away,…

Cornelius Völker

these paintings by German artist Cornelius Völker look good enough to eat, if you can say that about hair… it does make me want to be more dramatic with my hair-dos. a good new year’s resolution? With a distinctive method of handling paint that is simultaneously fluid and precise, German artist Cornelius…

Daniel Heidkamp

i have had a folder of work by Brooklyn based artist Daniel Heidkamp on my computer for the longest time, biding my time to post about him till he had a new show on. luckily for me, and anyone in the NY area, he has a new exhibition at Pace Prints running right now…