Sunday, 31 December 2017

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Friday, 29 December 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Monday, 25 December 2017

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Saturday, 23 December 2017

anselm kiefer

and an anselm kiefer for christmas....

Friday, 22 December 2017

laura marabresku

it's a shame that quite some amount of laura marabresku's work relies on the tired old trope of looking at naked (young, white) women. when she stepps away from that tho, as she does here, she reveals an eye that's very much worth looking at.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

mary carlton

mary carlton is another one of those who doesn't exist online. you can google a bunch of her stuff on pinterest. i could look at the way she puts colours together all day

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

judith bergerson

every so often i come across someone whose work makes me want to make something jsut like that. judith bergerson continues the collage theme but for me she's got something of modern quilting stuck in there as well. absolutely google more of her images!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

lynne perella

how to describe lynne perella? she says on her website abstract expressionist collage but that doesn't capture the half of it. i imagine her house just full of stuff waiting to be used!

Monday, 18 December 2017

holly irwin

i look at these and i definitely don't think there for me. but what i see in holly irwin's paintings are disintegrating women and it's a narrative i can't look away from. when it works - haunting

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017

annette kleiner

as with the last post annette kleiner's work has a scuzzy texture and a way of working paint that i just can't resist

Thursday, 14 December 2017

jac kephart

jac kephart - blocks, textures, drips and colours. tick all my boxes.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

gerhard richter

i really don't need to put up a link for gerhard richter do i? okay then....

Monday, 11 December 2017

anne-laure djabbalah

check out anne-laure djabbalah's blog. not only does she have a blog but i relly love the insight she gives us into her process. and her studio looks like a laugh.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

ivo stoyanov

continuing the red theme ivo stoyanov shows a commitment to big blocks of colour i can't argue with

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

chun-yi lee

i have no idea what this ink rubbing technique that chun-yi lee uses is but the results are dazzling

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

kitty sabatier

i'm getting really into red ink lately. kitty sabatier doesn't disappoint

Monday, 4 December 2017

koon wai bong

these, by koon wai bong, are just amazing

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Friday, 1 December 2017

val britton

again, val britton doing things not a million miles away from some fo the stuff i've been doing - only about a million times better! inspirational

Thursday, 30 November 2017

tracie cheng

it's always great to see people doing things you can't do yourself and the sureness and accuracy of these swirly lines is exactly that by tracie cheng

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

thilo heinzmann

no surpises for guessing quite what it is about thilo heinzmann that's engaging me so much!

Monday, 27 November 2017

tiina kivinen

i don't know much about mezzotint but i do know i'm liking what tiina kivinen is achieving with it

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

stephanie devaux

it's just how stephanie devaux does what she does but the range. smashes it out of the park.....

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

sophie verbeek

i think sometimes with asemic work it's too easy to get carried about from the writing. sophie verbeek manages both. a total example.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Monday, 20 November 2017

brian nash gill

the instant i saw brian nash gill's prints i loved them in that way you know you're just going to have to try that out. tricky!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

penguin cafe

i've been delighted to discover that the penguin cafe orchestra has evolved thru simon jeffers son arthur. and i love these wee nor tiny desk concerts

Friday, 17 November 2017

rebecca vincent

here's an antidote to all this week's monochrome. revel in rebecca vincent's colour and texture!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

john virtue

i'm actually in london as i'm posting this. could there be a better artist to represent a certain vie of the city than john virtue?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

music from books and films

have just remembered i never posted this playlist

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

norman ackroyd

norman ackroyd - seems like a lovely guy with an excellent commitment to getting the job done. love his images

Monday, 13 November 2017

john batho

john batho - takes an idea and runs with it. don't like everything he does (and that's a good thing) but these hit the spot

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

hex kite

possibly the coolest kite i've ever seen.....

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

dasha pliska

what's that you say - more illustrtaion from ukraine? the day i give up on bold lines is the day i give up on life! vibrant images from dasha pliska

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

nikita kaun

this is what happens when you don't pay attention in class, end up late for work, buses and meetings because you're overinvolved in drawing. if you don't check out nikita kaun's tumblr then i can't help you. her repurposed film posters are breathtaking

Monday, 6 November 2017

tony foster

there's landscape artists that just make you want to sit up and take notice. tony foster is one of these

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Friday, 3 November 2017

stephanie pearl

no prizes for guessing i would be liking this image. stephanie pearl is a young london based photographer and judging by her portfolio as it stands will be one to watch as her style matures.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

rosie anne prosser

 you could, if you wanted to be picky, say there was an economy of theme going on with rosie ann prosser and, if i was looking at a sequence of her images in succession, i might even agree. but that'd be to ignore how beguiled i am with the light in these, hwo they trigger other influences and set the scene for stories in my head.....

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

rosalie gascoigne

 continuing on yesterday's theme here's rosalie gascoigne. i lok at her and just want to make things with rectangles!

Monday, 30 October 2017

sean scully

there's something deeply pleasing for me about the repeating shapes of sean scully

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017

egene koo

the instant i saw this i knew that egene koo was going to be straight in to my favourite top ten red pictures. i'm loving this and i wish i could see it in the flesh just to get that full oil glow!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

dave mckean

i seem to have a false memory that i first came across dave mckean in 2000ad  but the time that counted was when i got arkham asylum. mckean's a great example of an artist who doesn't restrict himself and eb it film, music, illustration he'll have a go

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

andi soto

i'm not going to lie, i swithered about putting andi soto on here. the internet is awash with images of young women, usually made by men, and i'm just not interested in that type of male gaze. also some of these images may be construed as nsfw if you follow the link. that said, i'm loving the way these were put together and, as ever, i'm a sucker for anything that leans into botany or zoology

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Monday, 23 October 2017

alexandra drenth

alexandra drenth is one of those textile artists that really catches my eye. i love this for starters but i'm equally beguiled by her simpler (but much more complex!!) narrative embroideries. check her out....

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017

erich meister

erich meister - of whom i can discover almost nothing. his work is in here with a bunch of other swiss calligraphy and the site itself is well worth a delve

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

anna marie ottaviano

anna marie ottaviano - prints, textures, collages. easy to get lost in and why not?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

hiroyuki doi

i do love dots and curcles so there's no way i was going to pass this by from hiroyuki doi

Monday, 16 October 2017

fabio alessandro fusco

i remember when i was a kid and i'd be watching things like flash gordon or metropolis and i'd be obsessed with what the cities looked like. these days it's work like this by fabio alessandro fusco

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

sylvain corentin

i just want to get out, grab a bunch of sticks and see what i can come up with. i am loving these by sylvain corentin

Thursday, 12 October 2017

james nares

big bold sweeps of colour from james nares. i'm never going to complain about that!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

bo bartlett

i'd definitely never describe myself as a representative artist nor would i say that representation is what i like to look at but maybe, jsut maybe, this blog is changing all that. and these, by bo bartlett, are just triumphant

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

brandon locher

i am particularly impressed by brandon locher's turntable slipmat. check out his audio also

Thursday, 5 October 2017

scott bergey

scott bergey isn't the most present on the internet but if he's making more pictures then we can forgive him for that

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


i was never not going to love this!

Monday, 2 October 2017

sri irodikromo

sri irodikromo is anothr one of those artists for whom it's difficult to get an sort of detail online. which is a shame as her work is breathhtaking, encompassing textile, batik and paint. at least. as far as i can figure. i particularly loved her large banners. absolutely do a google image search. you'll be well rewarded

Friday, 29 September 2017

elisa ancori

you can't help feeling that elisa ancori has some work to do around her feelings about fish. but whatever. these images are sublime...

Thursday, 28 September 2017

taj tenfold

i'm loving the retro vibe of these from taj tenfold. and colour, colour, colour!!