Artist Emma Uber, of Australia, paints incredibly colorful portraits. Her series of oils and pastels incorporate beautifully detailed—and mainly feminine—faces that blend into backgrounds filled with thick, vibrant strokes, drips and smears of paint, and bursts of colorful shapes and flowers. Her use of a strong color palette and aggressive strokes, set against the soft features and expressionless faces, sparks an intense curiosity about each of her subjects. Voyeurism to the extreme. The women featured within Emma’s portraits are dripping with the seduction of James Bond’s fierce femme fatales. To see more of Emma’s beautiful paintings and works in progress, check out her website and facebook page.
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Tags: arts, Australian Artist, Emma Uber, fierce femme fatales, Oil Painting, Paint, Pastel, Portraits
Illustrator from Hokkaido, D[di:] has become well-known for her graphic novels “Fantastic Silent” and “Kigurumi”, while she was still a student at the Tama University of Arts studying oil painting. Her illustrated books have created a new genre called “Novel-Comic”. Within her work, D[di:] mainly uses colored pencils; she also uses gouache and watercolor. With an incredible mixture of talent, she writes and draws. With her delicate touch of illustration, unique sense of rhythm and lyrical wordings, she has energetically continued to create cynical but sweet world of works. As a rare artist in wide range of genres such as novels, comics, illustrations, fashion and design, she has many celebrities from various fields to support her. To see more of D[di:]‘s work or purchase her books and prints, visit her website and blog.
When asked about her pen name,
“I wanted to sign a name like I do not know nationalities and gender” - D[di:]
Posted in Art, Design, Illustration, Pastel, Watercolor
Tags: Art, colored pencils, Design, D[di:], Fantastic Silent, graphic novels, Illustration, Japanese Artist, Kigurumi, Novel-Comic, Pastel, Tama University of Arts, Watercolor
This weekend was incredibly eventful. On a very personal note, I traveled to my hometown of Canton, Ohio to attend my wedding shower! For a city that was hit hard by the recession, it has proven to be equally as resilient! You may be familiar with some of the cities more well-known features- the Football Hall of Fame and McKinley Museum. But I’d like to highlight a source of constant amazement: the incredible art district! Sculptures line the streets of downtown Canton and a variety of galleries have moved into the previously vacant buildings. Every month, people fill the streets and walk from gallery to gallery during an event called “First Friday”.
One incredibly talented artist named Heather Bullach is located in this magical city. Her portraits are breathtaking! I truly believe that Heather must see the world in a different and beautiful light- as her unique attention to color has the power to captivate all. Heather specializes in oils however, her work with pastels is second to none. I am honored to hang the portrait below of Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in my living room. And recently, Heather amazed me once again, when she created three portraits which I gave to the bridesmaids in my wedding. Thank you so much Heather!! Check out more of Heather’s award-winning work, on her website- here. Or at her facebook page, where she posts all her new pieces and updates fans on her exhibit schedule.
Posted in Art, Pastel
Tags: Art, Audrey Hepburn, Canton Art District, Canton Artist, Canton Ohio, Eliza Doolittle, Heather Bullach, Judy Garland, Lady Gaga, Lillian, Pastel, Portraits