Monday, 26 September 2016

Bristol Visit - Street Art


'Hanging Man' Banksy 
Bristol is a city that satisfies creative curiosity and encourages observation. The curious street art varies in style and scale from the small and almost intentionally hidden to the towering, imposing pieces that are almost the full hight of the buildings themselves. As you explore the city the street art starts to transcend the sometimes sterile, trend driven, notions of modern and contemporary design as it begins to feel more like an expression or rather the conciseness of it's artists and its people. The city appears connected to the people and, in turn, the people are connected to it. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Feature Friday: Quill & Fox - Yas Imamura Illustration


Where are you from and where do you currently practice your artwork?
I'm a visual artist from Portland, Oregon. I illustrate and run my paper shop from 
our home.

Are you self taught or have you completed any training?
I went to art school for graphic design but I was already self-taught prior to that, 
and when I decided to branch out into traditional illustration I just kept practicing.

How would you describe your artwork/process?
A slow and sometimes rigorous buildup of brainstorming and sketches. The execution becomes an absolute delight when I have clear set goal and vision, much less frustrating. The early hard work is well worth it!

What/who is your biggest influence/inspiration?
Duvoisin, Charley Harper, Henri Matisse, Maira Kalman, Eleanor Macnair
You've Stolen My Heart
What are you working on at the moment?
Christmas cards - eek! I'm late! I'm also working on some commissions.
Where can people see your work?
At quillandfox.com but the cool process stuff is on Instagram

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Feature Friday: OkieFolky Felt Art by Kim Carmichael


Where do you practice your work?
I work from home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, in my spare time.

How did you get into Needle Felting?
I used to practice ceramic sculpture in my home town of Glastonbury. Desperate to find an artistic outlet when I moved to Peterborough, I found a small needle felting course and signed for two classes. I wasn’t a natural to begin with but now, after two and a half years, I have found my own style that seems to just happen naturally.
How would you describe your artwork/process?
My work is a mix of 3D needle felting and 2D textile work - using many different wools. 

What is your biggest influence/inspiration?
I am fascinated by anthropomorphic images and nostalgia so I create clothed animal sculptures adding small props to give them purpose and character with simple story telling possibilities.

What are you working on at the moment?
Although I have not started my next project yet it is fully finished in my mind, ready to pop out very soon. I will be making an upholstered wing backed chair for a goat psychologist!

Where can people see your work?
I have a dedicated facebook page where I show my ideas and the processes which bring these characters to life. I also run an Easy Shop.

If you are interested in showcasing your work click here for more information!