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Vivid B.C. Landscapes: ‘Enhanced but not distorted’

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Photos from Nature.

Finally got round to posting some photos from some of our many walks around various beauty spots. Some of these might make some nice prints…

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I am so pleased to introduce Lauren Gray’s work to you today!

Lauren Gray is a self-taught artist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is so appealing to me because, A. she frequently depicts nature in beautiful, simple compositions (I’m really loving her bird portraits! Oh the lovely details…), B. uses wood as a background quite often (the graphic + natural elements really works beautifully), and C. She seems to be addicted to black and white, monochromatic color-schemes (which of course means I love her work that much more).

The thing that makes Lauren Gray’s work stand out is her delicate drawing underneath the bold, higher-contrast layers that she works over it. But that delicate drawing shines through beautifully.

You can check out more of Lauren’s work on her website and Etsy shop: The Haunted Hollow Tree.

I’m off until Friday! But be SURE to check back on Friday…

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Hello everyone!  Today, I have an interview with Ingrid Blixt for you!  Ingrid creates art with such a fresh perspective, and thoughtful outlook.  Her work is often in black and white (which I LOVE) and seems poetic and emotional (easier said than done as an artist!)   She works in a variety of mediums as well as teaching art at the college level and being a mom to two little girls.  Ingrid shares a little of her thought process and inspiration with us today.  Enjoy!

When did you know you were going to be a professional artist?
After attending an art-based high school, I decided to continue studying arts and got accepted by a very good and prestigious art university, University of Art and Design of Cluj Napoca, Romania. After that I was breathing and living art, no turning back.
More in depth, at that point I realized not that I…

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Sean Kelly Gallery – Idris Khan – Selected Works

These paintings are simple yet complex. Beautiful layered images that unravel as your eye wanders. I love them. http://www.skny.com/artists/idris-khan/images/

Instagram: Patterns and Texture.

Here is continuation of my obsession with Instagram’s unique ability to make ordinary things look beautiful!

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