Tim Pinkos creates a multi-function celtic bag

Tim Pinkos creates a multi-function celtic bag

 

Functional and aesthetic are some of the adjectives that define Tim Pinkos’ works, an American leather worker living in California. The depicted belt pouch/cross body bag allows it to be worn either way. The ornamental carving with celtic motifs make this bag unique creating a bond between creativity and beauty. Tim Pinkos is an eclectic leather worker who performs under the brand “Rare Leather”. In his shop has always a wide range of leather products to offer with a classy or more casual look, depending on his customers requests. Lately, Tim has been quite busy creating new bags inspired by the ancient celtic people, due to his participation in the “Feather Falls Renaissance Fair”, taking place in Oroville, California in the last weekend of May. Who wouldn’t like to have the chance to wear one of this gorgeous bags?!

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Unique endangered butterflies represented by the Glass Artist Laura Hart from Suffolk UK

Unique endangered butterflies represented by the Glass Artist Laura Hart

 

Fine and Functional Glass Artist, Laura Hart from Suffolk, U.K., creates gorgeously fused and kiln formed art pieces of flora and fauna, or optical geometry glassware. Her passion of nature inspires her motifs and leads her to create wonderful collections of glass orchids, poppies, lilies and even butterflies. We exemplarily chose the “Large Tree Nymph” from her glass butterfly collection to present Laura Hart’s wonderful artistry. Meticulously, incredibly symmetric and precisely colored, Laura Hart recreates the fragility and uniqueness of dwindling butterflies. By creating just one artistic resemblance of each living creature for her glass butterfly collection, Laura Hart issues a strong statement for this endangered species. Laura Hart’s glass art is indeed unique!

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Juergen Volbach astonishes through creativeness and sublime quality

Juergen Volbach astonishes through creativeness and sublime quality

 

Jürgen Volbach, living in Cologne, Germany is a multi-talented artist who draws on outstanding skills as engraver, goldsmith, sketcher and leather artist. Known as a passionate experimenter of different craftsmanships and their techniques, he’s also a committed tutor of his knowledge, especially concerning leathercraft. We have been lucky to accompany Jürgen’s work for a while now. He keeps surprising and astonishing through creativeness and sublime quality. The depicted carved flip flops demonstrate superior leather skills as well as the artist’s unique personal note. Such an outstanding artwork is calling for attention by itself and is rather a museum piece than to be worn casually. Jürgen Volbach’s art stands for perfection in continuum. Awesome!

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Froggies Glass Unikate creates wonderfully detailed glass beads

Froggies Glass Unikate creates wonderfully detailed glass beads

 

The Austrain brand “Froggies Glass Unikate” is known for its cute glass art with frogs. The lovely glass beads, wearable for example as pendants or earrings show mostly frogs, from babies to grown ups with accessories like dummies or nail polish. But Nina’s glass beads are much more than cute and conquering the observer’s hearts. When the artist does not compose frogs as an eye-catcher, one can focus on the detailed work with different glass colors, carefully arranged within the tiny glass beads. Take a moment to see the wonderful flowers on the depicted glass bead. Isn’t it astonishing? Nina Froggies Glass Unikate demonstrates high-end handcraft in glass art and is fabulously lovely in addition.

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The art of Phil Couture and the sublime elegance of cultures around the world

The art of Phil Couture and the sublime elegance of cultures around the world

 

Born in Canada, raised in the United States, lived in Japan for 7 years and now based in Poland, Philippe Couture painted and studied art around the world. His fascination for the Japanese geisha and maiko culture has a deep influence on his artworks, but Phil Couture’s art expresses whatever he finds compelling from cultures he visited around the world. His motifs range from traditional to everyday scenes. The exemplarily chosen oil painting, a “Rainy Day in Pontocho” depicts a maiko and geisha in the Pontocho district during a rainy May day in Kyoto, Japan. The sublime elegance of Phil Couture’s art explains that his works are collected and exposed internationally. Wonderful contemporary art.

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Dofresh illustrates Sent by the Gods

Dofresh illustrates Sent by the Gods

 

Ronan Le Fur, aka Dofresh is a concept artist and illustrator, based in Rennes, France. He’s got a master’s degree in computer graphics that allowed him to work for more than a decade as a CG artist for various studios. This qualified Ronan to gather a strong artistic background prior to becoming a freelance artist with experience in video games, book cover artworks, TV and cinema productions. The depicted artwork, “Sent by the Gods” narrates an imaginary world where the Greek Gods send their warrior to run amok the mighty and arrogant state of Athens. Illusion and narration walk hand-by-hand in the fantastic world of Dofresh!

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Artisan Jewelry by Teresa de la Guardia

Artisan Jewelry by Teresa de la Guardia

 

Teresa de la Guardia from New York City studied the ancient skills of Metalsmithing and Jewelry History. Her profound knowledge and passion for the endurance and the peculiarity of her chosen medium, often inspire her to explore ancient adornments and forms for her contemporary design. Teresa de la Guardia is encouraged to create wearable beauty to support the eternal feminine. Exemplary of her successful and wonderful creations is the depicted Dragonfly with Iolite. Wonderful, isn’t it? Recently, she teamed up with her daughter. Together they create lovely treasures under their brand “T and Brie Jewelry Design”.

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The surreal paintings of August Vilella as a delightful Odyssey

The surreal paintings of August Vilella as a delightful Odyssey

 

The surreal artist and multiple-prize winner, August Vilella, works and lives in Barcelona. The well-known artist has been exposing his art in many cities such as Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai and Amsterdam. His oil paintings refer to a surreal, dreamlike world, which the artist creates intuitively – without any sketches beforehand. The success of this method as a creative process is represented in many artworks by August Vilella, like the depicted “Good Luck”. All of them convey an invitation to get carried away to a magic and whimsical world to which everybody can refer – the dream world. August Vilella is truly a master of his genre!

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Susan Leyland interprets Equine Art through unique sculptures

Susan Leyland interprets Equine Art through unique sculptures

 

Susan Leyland from England, U.K., found her artistic vocation in Florence, Italy – her home base ever since she visited. Her profound love of horses inspires her artworks. Searching for innovative ways of representing horses led her to create Horse Block Sculptures which brought her uniqueness in Equine Art, merging contemporary and classical styles. As she describes it herself, the block gives her a feeling of grounding and calm while the sculptured horses are full of energy and freedom. Not surprisingly, her artworks are exposed and collected all over the world. “Solidarité” is an outstanding example of demonstrating Susan Leyland’s singularity in her artistic field. Unique indeed!

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Golden New Media Art by Daphne Horev

Golden New Media Art by Daphne Horev

 

Daphne Horev from Israel is a painter and new media artist who discovered gold has her main medium for expressing her art. Gold in color, printed on different materials – canvas, glass, high quality paper and silver metallic. On each material the effect is quite distinctive. Playing with these effects, Daphne Horev elevates the projected subject from a realistic context to a metaphorical level. The artist’s abstractions embodied in wonderful art achieves a touching impact on the observer. “The labyrinth within”, exemplarily chosen from great artworks, addresses the Greek Mythology and emphasizes the ever since valid emotions of our subconsciousness of hope and fear. Awesome! 

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Mateo Dineen paints monsters and lives his dream

Mateo Dineen paints monsters and lives his dream

 

He says he was born with a pencil in his hand. Mateo Dineen is a very gifted artist from U.S., based in Berlin, Germany. Gifted with the wonderful talent to draw monsters which invite to escape reality for a short moment and wander in thoughts through their whimsical story. Also gifted because he his happy about his dream coming true to paint and draw for a living. Currently he runs two galleries in Berlin, the “Zozoville Gallery” and the “Skallywag Gallery”. There you may find monster paintings such as the welcoming and warm “Feeding Time”, an acrylic and collage on wood by Mateo Dineen. Great story and wonderful art!

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The pyrography art of Samm Moore

The pyrography art of Samm Moore

 

Samm Moore, from British Columbia, Canada, studied multimedia art in Vancouver. The multi-versatile talent practiced drawing, painting and video but her passion and specialty is pyrography. Samm Moore’s motifs are strongly influenced by her surrounding environment. Her main inspirational source, the mountain and ocean life. The artist uses wood and it’s natural structure in combination with the archaic element of fire to depict her wonderfully detailed and filigreed drawings. The beauty of Samm’s pyrography also gives her a strong voice in her awareness message, that our planet needs protection and so does the fragility of its living creatures. Samm Moore’s art is a wonderful and authentic statement for it.

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Ferdinando Marcocci freezes dreamlike moments

Ferdinando Marcocci freezes dreamlike moments

 

It is a promise that Ferdinando Marcocci makes: to freeze dreamlike moments. And he keeps it. Based in Rome, Italy, the architect Ferdinando Marcocci pursues art for passion. No matter if he engraves or sculpts leather or paints abstract art, colors are his predominant medium. Using light effects and intriguing details Ferdinando captures the observer’s imagination at once like no one else. “Opera 05-0219″ from his Dreamscape Series is a wonderful example for keeping the promise to freeze a dreamlike moment. Hardly surprising, his art is collected and exposed regularly. It is awesome art!

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Alain Bellino welds delicate metal ornamental art from France

Alain Bellino welds delicate metal ornamental art

 

In his father’s workshop Alain Bellino from Nice, France, got in touch from an early age with the fascinating world of metal and ornamentation. After years working in gold and silver plating and bronze restoration, Alain Bellino found his way to create art himself. Inspired by the Renaissance period he welds artworks and sculptures which bridge the past and the future in a unique way. The rich metal ornament with phenomenal precise details appears amazingly filigree. The exemplary chosen work, “Rhino ex machina” combines the adornments of former times and mechanical elements of machine age. It is the contradictory combination of elements of different time periods with the wonderful metal work which highlights Alain Bellino’s art.

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Alice Lin intertwines the inner-self and the surrounding

Alice Lin intertwines the inner-self and the surrounding

 

The Chinese painter and 3D artist Alice Lin a.k.a. Xu Linlin, adapts traditional Chinese painting skills to create her own unique style. Alice Lin’s art approach focuses on exploring the inside and the outside, the self and the surrounding through composing motifs which intertwine elements of the human, animal or dream world with both fauna and flora. With richness in detail, the artist harmonizes apparently contradictory elements yet whimsically, always achieving an involving and impacting atmosphere. The depicted artwork “Faramita”, is an impressive example for Alice Lin’s unique art. 

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Impressive anatomical art by Nunzio Paci

Impressive anatomical art by Nunzio Paci

 

The Italian artist Nunzio Paci creates unique anatomical paintings. His approach to reunite animal or human bodies – or body parts – with flamboyant blossoms or beautiful fauna elements is spectacular. The floral colors emerge in such delightful nuances and shades that even the most deterrent insight of the anatomical details, with Nunzio’s pencil matching in perfection the realism in a study book, are not frightening or repulsive at all. Nunzio Paci understands perfectly how to achieve sublime aesthetics when he conjuncts anatomic nature with fauna. The depicted work “Evasion of thought” stands exemplarily for many wonderful works which are exhibited and collected around the world. Nunzio Paci’s art performance is truly impressive.

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Kendal Murray creates surreal dreamscapes in miniature sculptures

Kendal Murray creates surreal dreamscapes in miniature sculptures

 

Living and working in Sydney, Australia, Kendal Murray commits her art to narrate dreamlike scenarios in miniature mixed-media sculptures. In her work series she portrays different themes which she chooses to attend to. Common to all is Kendal Murray’s play with surreal dreamscapes leading the observer to instantly relate to her works. The depicted artwork “Drink, Blink, Doublethink, Hoodwink”, exemplarily chosen from an impressive oeuvre, is part of the series “An Enchanted life”. Not only in the work but also in the title, Kendal Murray offers a narrative which initiates a whole and well thought process by the unexpected use of objects and placed persons in her dreamlike scenery. Kendal Murray offers incredibly well made surrealism in extraordinary miniature sculptures.

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Wonderful Elephant Netsuke by Bohuslav Remta

Wonderful Elephant Netsuke by Bohuslav Remta

 

Bohuslav Remta living and working in Prague, Czech Republic, is known for his very small and exceptional carved figures. He keeps amazing with the tininess, the accurateness of details and the motifs he chooses. The depicted Elephant was a custom order and measures just 4 centimeters. The carving technique corresponds to the Japanese wood carving of Netsukes, which are small toggles used to attach external pockets to the sash of traditional kimonos. It is another outstanding example of the versatility of Bohuslav Remta’s carving talent.

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Stone artist Akie Nakata prepares her solo exhibition at the Seizan Gallery

Stone artist Akie Nakata prepares her solo exhibition at the Seizan Gallery

 

Akie Nakata, a fabulous stone painting artist from Japan, achieves repeatedly the awesome wow-effect once one sees her art. Her stone animals appear illusively real. Both in shape and coloring. Akie always picks her stones and motifs with her heart and transforms them into wonderful stone art. The depicted “Angler-Fish” will be part of Akie Nakata’s solo exhibition at the Seizan Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, in November this year. For Akie herself a dream comes true. We say, the honor is well deserved. Congratulations!

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Maarten Westmaas unique interpretation of landscape photography

Maarten Westmaas unique interpretation of landscape photography

 

The photographer Maarten Westmaas pursues a unique approach with his art. Everything he does, narrates, photographs and creates has the aim to point out the singular beauty of his country, The Netherlands. After digital photography became a kind of formula to him, he wanted to break new grounds with experimental techniques in analog photography. Maarten built his own camera with local materials and now, he even develops his negatives in local waters. He succeeded spectacularly with depth and mystery effects within his pictures. He found a unique way to interpret the Netherlandish landscape and creates a wonderful contribution to contemporary photography art. “Dead Oak Garsten” stands exemplarily for an imposing series of photographs by Maarten Westmaas.

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