Tag: painting

Interview with Amy Earles

Amy Earles makes things, prefers autumn, dreams in color, reflects from half closed eyes…”, the artist has written in her little profile on her website. And yes, all her drawings and paintins involve a kind of dreamy and autumnal atmosphere with forest, dark skies and stars.

She loves painting with gouache on paper, and often her pictures are turned into lovely looking paper dolls – Amy is clearly fascinated by dolls. We pinned her down to answer us some questions about her life and work.

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Interview with Anne Siems

In 1991, having graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Berlin, Anne Siems moved to Seattle – where she still lives. For our series of intervies we invited her to a virtual cup of tea and talked about her work.

In the beginning she created her pictures – which were mostly inspired by medical and botanical books – on waxed found paper. 2001 she changed to working on big panels, where now her impressive and enchanted looking artworks are still painted on.

Flower garlands, fawns, colourful birds and girls with fragile dresses evolve a dreamy atmosphere, whose imagery often reminds of the novels written by Jane Austen or the Bronte Sisters

Where she takes her inspiration from, which artists she admires and how Anne Siems spends a perfect sunday, you can read after the click.

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Michelle Jader

Michelle Jader is a figurative painter from San Francisco. Her paintings are filled with movement and explore those moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our life. Whether it’s moving to a new city, starting or ending a relationship, having a baby, or quitting a job.

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Hikari Shimoda

Hikari Shimoda is a Japanese artist who attended the Kyoto Saga University of Art where she received her Associates of Art degree. Hikari’s work focuses on vibrant colors, especially used in small details, while her subjects tend to focus almost purely on children.

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Sara Zin

Sara Zin focuses in her work on the individual and identity. It’s all about “Who am I? What’s in a look? What’s in a face?”. Her process is “a mediative exercise in breaking up features and re-assembling them into new structured forms, imbued with abstract thoughts, feelings and impressions.” Born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in New York, Zin now lives with her husband in Seattle where she works as a designer.

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Gorgeous Paintings by Lindsey Kustusch

Thick, rich strokes of paint, as well as a restrained use of color are characteristic for Lindsey Kustusch’s paintings. Her paintings are a “study of observation, a perpetual search for balance between ‘realism’ and the infinite abstract harmonies shaped by form, color, and space in which it’s created.” Kustusch is especially inspired by the city that she lives in. The streets of San Francisco have been a favorite subject of hers for years along with animals and bar scenes.

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Fractions by Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez’ Fractions is an ongoing series of work involving questions and ideas about identity in style and culture. His painted dissections of the human face are intended to further emphasize and explore the idea of people as walking “melting pots”. The work playfully juxtaposes several visual cues that we use in order to process information about people we see. Sam Rodriguez is a visual artist, with over 12 years of professional experience ranging from fine art exhibitions, public art projects to apparel and publishing. He currently resides in San Jose, California.

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Gregory Euclide

Beautiful sumi ink paintings by artist and teacher Gregory Euclide. He paints these on a whiteboard during his 25-minute lunch break before having to wipe them clean again for the next class. The project is called Laid Down & Wiped Away and presents a series of fantastical scenes that amalgamate natural landscapes and architectural environments. Beside these great whiteboard paintings, Euclide also creates fantastic sculptures and installations. Make sure to check out his website.

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Roy Nachum

Israeli visual artist and painter, Roy Nachum, creates photorealistic oil paintings that illustrate surrealistic images. His works employ Braille, a method that is widely used by people who are visually impaired to read and write, and a “double vision” technique that challenges those with sight to question the limitations of their vision. All the texts in Braille comprise poems written by the Nachum and are inspired by the paintings.

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