Saturday, 24 September 2011

Helen Musselwhite

I was recommended to look at the work of Helen Musselwhite by a friend, she creates pieces with layers of cut paper. Her finished results are beautiful and multilayered like this owl piece.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding is another artist whose work was in the National Portrait Prize, I really like the realism and the highly textural nature of his work.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Robin Eley

Whilst in Sydney I went to the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and was really impressed by the work of Robin Eley. He seemed to capture the vulnerability of his nude sitter so well. The top painting is entitled 'The shadows of his former self' due to the sitter becoming retired. The other image is a much more confidence laced self portrait.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Aine Venables

Aine Venables has some lovely work on her website, it can also currently be found in the Here gallery in Stokes Croft until the 24th of September.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy Place

Just found the website Happy Place, it's a bit like a more specific version of Passive Aggressive Notes there is a lot of humour inducing imagery to be found.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sam Ashton

Just found the work of illustrator Sam Ashton, I really like his style particularly this painting of East London.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Martin Parr

Today I had a lovely day soaking up the sun in Bristol, as part of this I went along to the Martin Parr exhibition currently on show at the top floor of the M-Shed. I would like to heartily recommend that anyone who lives in Bristol or nearby makes an effort to see it before the end of November. Martin Parr is a photographer who fascinates me in his original compositions and the way that he manages to capture life. He is someone who is obviously fascinated by people, as these photos clearly illustrate.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Dean Freeman

Dean Freeman has a portfolio of work that I started to have a quick flick through and then found myself looking at every single photo. He has that think that all good photographers need I think and that is a unique perspective. I particularly like his sets of photos in the 'stories' part of his website.