medium /// contemporary




seonna hong

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I love, love, love these bizarre landscapes by LA based painter Seonna Hong. Marbled mountainsides {that make me wish I knew how to wield a palette knife} being explored by small packs of tiny, curious, adventurous girls. Oh, and don’t even get me started on those little, beautifully painted animals… zebras and tigers and bears, oh my! {Sorry. I had to.} 

{Some of her work will be included in, “Ode to the Motherlode”, at Good Eye Gallery in LA. Opening reception Sunday May 3rd from 4-7pm}





stephanie k. clark

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I cannot get enough of these embroidered dwellings by American artist Stephanie K. Clark. I’ve written about her before, and I’ll write about her again! Her palettes, her composition, her embroidery skills… and her patience! Yep. Oh, so very smitten.

{ps. One of her trailers, not shown here, is available as a 21″x16.25″ print in my Land of Nod spring collection, and I happen to be giving one away on Friday to a lucky person on my “Art for your Inbox” mailing list!}





john tierney

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If you’re not able to spend the day in New York wandering around MoMA, here’s the next best thing… oil paintings of other people spending their day wandering around MoMA! This is a series by UK based artist John Tierney – his goal with all of his work is to, “create paintings that provide a strong sense of place, a feeling of what it is like to be there.” Well, I think he did it because I reallllly wish I was at MoMA right this very second.





rebecca louise law

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Oh my. I would love to stand underneath, and inside of, any one of these stunning floral installations by British artist Rebecca Louise Law. Literally thousands of flowers, both fresh and dried, connected by copper wire and strategically hung from various ceilings around the world! Why flowers? Her explanation is almost as lovely as the work itself:

“Rebecca traces her decision to be an artist back to a defining moment in her life. The day her dad hurried the family out to have a look at a field of daisies: “it was incredible, thousands of flowers as far as the eye could see, since then I’ve wondered how it would be possible to recreate that moment for others to enjoy.” Then while studying fine art at university, she replaced paint with flowers.”

Love.





laura jones

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Huge flowers! Vibrant table cloths! Weird spiky things! This is the gorgeous work of Sydney based painter Laura Jones. All of these pieces are from her latest series, titled “Punch” … quite appropriate, yes? Love, love, love.

{Thanks to Cayce Zavaglia, another insanely talented artist, for pointing me to Laura’s work. Given my post on Monday, she thought I might like Laura’s work. She was soooo right.}





hey, mama … a little mom’s day round-up

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Mother’s Day always makes me feel really nostalgic. I have so many sunny childhood memories of my mom, and now that I’m a mama there are so many moments with my son that I wish I could bottle forever … hence my latest collage! Days at the beach, road trips in the family car, playing in the garden, and homemade popsicles in the backyard. Sigh. Good times. Here’s an artsy little round-up of pieces that tug at my mama heart strings:

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{Mother’s Day is on May 10th, so there’s still time to order. To buy these prints, and super sweet ceramic wall hangings, just click on the images above, or use these links: 1. Me  2. Lisa Golightly  3. Nathalie Cusson  4. Alicia Zwicewicz  5. Kelly Ventura  6. Liora Saad  7. Kelly Ventura, again!}





babeth lafon

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Oooh la la! Babeth Lafon is a French artist/illustrator based in Berlin, and her work is beyond lovely. I can almost smell the peonies from here! Pretty perfumes in fancy bottles, polkadot socks, and delicate flowers. Gorgeous.

{via meighan o’toole on pinterest}





anne-sophie adelys

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I have always had a soft spot for work with a “half-finished” feel … and of course, those crazy pink and orange trees on woodgrain are just icing on the cake! This is the vibrant work of French born, New Zealand based artist Anne-Sophie Adelys, from a series titled “Becoming Memories”…

“How do memories become memories? Why do we beautify memories? … This [series] investigates the idea of becoming new memories; the reconstruction of brighter, prettier and naively reconstructed perceptions of an edited past.”

{Prints available here}





elizabeth mcdonald

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Oh. My. Landscape and still life become one in this gorgeous series titled “Tablescapes”. I am completely smitten by everything in the gorgeous portfolio of American artist Elizabeth McDonald, but this series is easily my favorite. I’m not sure if I want to break out my art supplies, or host a dinner party. Both perhaps.

{ps. Elizabeth has a show opening at GrayDUCK Gallery in Austin on May 15 that runs until June 21 – Opening reception on May 15, 7 to 10pm}





ashleigh ninos

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Ok. This is taking blind contour drawing to a whole new, dreamy level. Gorgeous… and even more gorgeous when drawn on layers of transparent vellum! This is a series by California based artist Ashleigh Ninos titled, quite appropriately, “Contour”.  You know how this works, right? One continuous line, but no peeking at your paper as you draw. Ashleigh keeps a close eye on her botanical subjects, only looking down once she’s drawn the whole thing. I’ve tried this a few times, and I can quite confidently say, they did not look anything like these! Sigh. Lovely.

{A few pieces from this series are available as prints in her shop, and I also have a few of her other pieces in my online gallery shop.}