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!!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

raul urias

i don't know who bought raul urias his comic/book collection when he was small but they're to be applauded. these images are breathtaking

Monday, 25 September 2017

rithika merchant

you what now!? if these images from rithika merchant don't make you sit up and take notice i don't know what will

Sunday, 24 September 2017

cycle sluts from hell

and it's probably just as well they only made this once. if the beavis and butthead edit of this is still in the ether it's well worth a watch. remembering my old mate euan with whom i used to laugh and laugh at this.

Saturday, 23 September 2017


they don't make them like this any more!

Friday, 22 September 2017

stephanie devaux

 i look at stephanie devaux and all i want to do is make images like hers - too influential!!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

koen lybaert

koen lybaert - colour, colour, colour!!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

naomi chen

naomi chen for my dear one who loves a corvid

Monday, 18 September 2017

emma mcnally

what are these by emma mcnally - strange, asemic maps? whatever, i'm over them like a rash!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

buff diss

tape art? i know nothing about it. but i'm not passing by what looks like buff diss's interpretation of vainamoinen in his boat!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

richard burlet

richard burlet's faces might be just a bit too representative for me but in the context of the texture and collage effect he does i'm beguiled by these

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

felice sharp

looking at felice sharp even i'm tempted to get a drawing tool and doing something figurative

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

marc savior

i'm not going to lie, we know marc savior but even had that not been the case i'd still have been loving these. go to the website. buy one. go on, go on, go on....

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017

anne moore

anne moore - prints, anstract, asemic writing - what's not to like?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

betty busby

betty busby - a firm connection to the natural world, can't argue with that.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

mohau modisakeng

mohau modisakeng - any picture a start for a story

Monday, 4 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

heeseop yoon

this is what it says - still life with electric cords, black masking tape on mylar - i would love to see these in person. i can only imagine that heeseop yoon doesn't get entangled in her tape as i surely would. am loving these

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

olga de amaral

starts with textile and then evolves into a whole lot more. i look at the work of olga de amaral and realise just how much i could up my game!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

karine leger

nothing rushed here. dip a toe into the world of karine leger. quiet, beautiful

Monday, 28 August 2017

takahiko hayashi

i could say loads about takahiko hayashi but better to check him out here and then do a bunch of googling. you won't be disappointed

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

kevin finney

how to describe kevin finney? this image shows a panel from his ongoing graphic novel the cormarant, which you can see at his instagram page

Thursday, 24 August 2017


vast lace urchins from choi+shine. what's not to like!?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

guim tio zarraluki

more representaitonal art. more faces. i found myself getting drawn back again and again to guim tio