An illustrator and pastry lion living in Portland, Oregon.
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Natalie Nicklin is a multi-discipline artist/designer who utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern digital techniques and screen-printing. Her work has been featured in the 2010 Creative Review Illustration Annual and IdN book The New Twenties.
Her work resembles a retroactive futurologist excavating the remains of a culture and society that never came to be. She says; “Somewhere there’s a parallel universe made up of all our previously imagined technopias. I’d like to think my work reflects that place.”
Mike is a commercial photographer based in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia. His images have featured in books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. He is pleased to announce a new partnership with Artflakes to showcase his scenic landscapes and fine art prints
My name is Nazario Graziano, i’m an italian freelance illustrator, art-director, graphic-designer.
My world is romantic, ironic, no-conformist.“A dive in the past with Gore-Tex lifesaver”.
I take my inspiration from old books, illustrations for kids, sky, snow, rain and rainbows, my wife, my cats, music, old scholl skateboards, 80?s memories, 50?s sci-fi movies, old school tattoos, typography and so much more that happens day by day …
My name is Kate Toluzakova
Born in 1 July 1995
In 2009 graduated art school with top marks.
Portrait paint quickly became my favorite genre as I enjoyed portraying the beauty of the human face and body.
Painting for me is form of self-expression and I can’t live without it.
What is your favourite colour?
I love grey.
The beauty of grey is that it isn’t stark, it isn’t black and it isn’t white. It is the myriad of permutations in between. Just like life. When I make the simplest stroke of graphite on a blank surface I open up a world of possibilities. Creating something wonderful, magical and hopeful out of nothingness. Grey has a thousand variations, it can be a warm grey, a prelude to sunshine, or it can be deep and cold, heavy with the threat of storms. As an artist I want to bring these subtle, exciting complexities to my work.
I have created lots of my images in the greyest, most despairing moments but my works are full of optimism, beauty and growth. Seeds, plants, cells, suns, moons, stars, babies and all manner of strange growing things come alive in my works. These forms arrive on the paper and canvas from my imagination. I nurture them with clear observation and memories and breathe life and feeling into them with colour, tone or expression. There is always a surreal quality to them, a magic realism and a hint of mystery that provokes an emotional reaction from the viewer.
My most recent works have been loosely inspired by Robert Hooke’s ‘Micrographia’. Hooke was the first person to use a microscopic lens to look at the world in close detail. In my drawings and paintings I am bringing attention to the beauty of life, nature and growth. Not by literal observations and translations but allowing my emotional responses dictate the forms and colours to reflect this loveliness. The mystery of why and how things grow, come into existence, is explained magnificently by science but the wonder of it all needs an artist’s voice. These pieces bring the viewer into the fantastic, ethereal micro-world of nature and creation.
I always hope that my images speak for themselves. But they often don’t say the same thing to everyone! Most of my images are about fecundity and the feminine creation of life.
The open flower petals are all reminiscent of the labia and show ovarian imagery. There are often small spermazoa racing around the central image looking for a resting place but the main emphasis is the feminine, the flower, the vessel, the womb.
As I start drawing I feel a growing excitement as a simple pencil mark becomes a seed, which in turn becomes fully formed as a plant or human. The creative act celebrates creation. The pencil marks or brushstrokes dictating the flow or pattern within the forms. I marvel at bringing something new to life each day through my artwork. I love the process and the promise of something good to come.
I create what I do because it is as important as sleeping and breathing to me. But most importantly I try to surround myself with a beauty and optimism that celebrates life, no matter how grey it gets at times and that is what I hope the viewer sees and feels when looking at my works.
Painter and Illustrator/ gong farmer living in Los Angeles
Born October of 1977 in San Jose, CA. Attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. Now lives and works in Long Beach with his wonderful wife, Liv and a disobedient Siamese cat.
B.F.A in Illustration, Art Center College of Design. Exhibited in New York, San Francisco, London and Los Angeles. Clients: Nike, Hal Riney, Disney Consumer Products, Mountain Dew, Mike Tyson, RVCA, Billabong, Mircosoft, Topps, Greek Theatre Los Angeles, Fall Out Boy, Infected Mushroom, Redscout, Music Skins, Publications- Elle, Esquire, Size(China), Paper, Complex, Runner’s World, Look-look, Games TM, LA & OC Weekly.
Hello, my name is Julia. I am fond of photography and works of other photographers, artists and designers. "If I'm asked to describe its essence in one word, I say: Passion!
All that is in me, all I want to achieve, all I ask of others, from other relationships to me is a passion. "
Kestutis Kasparavicius was born in 2 June, 1954 Aukstadvaris, Lithuania.
In 1962- 1972 studied at M.K.Ciurlionis Art School, a choir conducting class.
In 1972- 1981 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius, a graphic design class.
Since 1984 he has been working as a children`s books illustrator and author and has
completed 48 books.
His works has published for various publishers from whole world: Nieko Rimto, Vilnius;
Esslinger Verlag, Esslingen; Coppenrath Verlag, Munster; Grimm Press, Taipei;
Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, Agertofts Forlag, Kopenhagen, Papadopoulos, Athens,
Calligram, Paris, Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico, Jakkajungsin Publishing, Seoul,
Daeyeon Publishing, Seoul, Livraria Martins Fontes Editora, Sao Paulo,
Editora Atica, Sao Paulo, Gotmer-Becht-Aramith, Bloemendaal,
Harry N.Abrams, New York, Thule Ediciones, Barcelona, Yavneh, Jerusalem.
Kestutis Kasparavicius books have published into 23 languages.
In 1993 he was honored as Illustrator of the Year by Bologna Children`s Book Fair,
2003 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition Award for Excellence and his illustrations have
selected for fair`s exhibition 13 times.
Kestutis was also awarted the Golden Pen of Belgrade, 1990, the II Diploma Premi
International Catalonia d`Illustracio, Barcelona, 1994, Diploma, Tallin Illustrations
Best Lithuanian Children`s Book, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009;
Lithuanian Children`s Literary Award, 2008;
The Gold Sign of Lithuanian Artists Assotiation, 2010;
Baltic Sea Region J?nis Baltvilks International Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, 2010;
K?stutis was nomined for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, 2005 and 2006 also
for The Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2008 and 2010.
Kestutis favorite technology is watercolour.