Awesome Visual Art by Edward Cao

Awesome Visual Art by Edward Cao

 

Edward Cao living and working in Los Angeles, California, is a visual artist who works with paint and digital formats. Edward is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and his work has been nationally and internationally exposed. His works can often be seen in magazines, album covers, interactive graphics and t-shirts. We chose “Darkest Rivers”, the album illustration for Free Dominguez’s “Wolf / Darkest Rivers Remixes” to demonstrate the outstanding art of Edward Cao. For this work, Edward created two paintings for the packaging, with this one being a portrait of Free, blindfolded. During this time period, the artist worked closely with the musician to make sure that the visuals matched her musical vision. “This painting remains one of my favorite collaborations to date”, states the artist himself. We agree, it’s awesome! 

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Sena Runa and the Quilling Art

Sena Runa and the Quilling Art

 

Once Sena Runa, a Turkish paper quilling artist now living in Portugal, left the corporate world, she walked into an incredibly creative and colorful journey. Although her artistic career sparked out of a passion, Sena established herself well and creates wonderful paper-piece sculptures of everyday-inspired objects, but not only. She folds, turns, cuts, twists and loops colorful paper strips of different thicknesses into animals, flowers, houses or any other object or subject that calls her attention. We have decided to show you the “Ying over the Yang”, a wonderful multicolored paper sculpture, to demonstrate that the art of Sena Runa is as eye-catching for her motifs as for the great color composition. Lovely. 

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Soutache art with a wow-effect by Marija Markovic

Soutache art with a wow-effect by Marija Markovic

 

We got to know Marija Markovic’s wonderful soutache art some time ago. She told us about her self-taught career and her fascination for colors which traces back to her childhood. Marija’s credo is to always stay tuned, always learn, work hard and never stop trying something new. Her creations are all colorful, joyful and fantastic. What a delightful way to express oneself – which Marija does under her brand “Magdo Touch”. One of her current series of handmade jewelry “Tango”, impresses with elegant colors and a slight touch of drama. Wow!

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Wonderful pointillism art by Zachary Reece

Wonderful pointillism art by Zachary Reece

 

Zachary Reece, aka xAx, from Colorado, USA, is an artist. He even considers himself an artist before a human. During his artistic career, he noticed that pointillism is the best stylistic device to express his art. For him, the entire universe is based on rhythms and happens in circles and spirals, as John Hartford states. So Zachary Reece developed a unique style that transforms a photograph as background into a visual statement of rhythmic patterns. The fascination of Zachary Reece’s pointillism is not only about the multitude of circles, bubbles and patches that create an appealing motif, but also his statement about the motif itself. We chose the “Divine Weep Study” as an example which represents a human guardian angel over our transitoriness – self-inflicted or by fate. It’s grandiose art by all means!

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Sumati and Michael Colpitts create one of a kind ceramic sculptures

Sumati and Michael Colpitts create one of a kind ceramic sculptures

 

The artist couple based in Arizona, U.S., has been compared to ying and yang: complementary and contrary at the same time, enriching and inspiring one another through their own individuality. Sumati and Michael Colpitts chose clay as their main medium, although Michael is also a wonderful abstract painter. They work together as one piece. While Michael goes primarily for the figurative work and dies all the firings, Sumati creates the animal’s sculptures and does all the finish work. A perfect synergy independent of the artwork. We exemplarily chose “Buddha”, one of the many award winning sculptures of “Artful Ceramics – one of a kind ceramic sculptures” by Sumati and Michael Colpitts. Isn’t it wonderful?

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Masterful patterns in the wood sculptures of Jacques Vesery

Masterful patterns in the wood sculptures of Jacques Vesery

 

Jacques Vesery’s artworks are masterpieces in creating illusions of reality. In a skillful way the artist uses repetitive patterns and plays with proportions, along with a delicate painting work. These are perfectly staged to create an impression of constant repetition and therefore movement within the sculptures. Unique at first sight! Not surprisingly the art of Jacques Vesery, Maine U.S., is collected and exposed all over the world. We chose “La Danse de la Mer et le Ciel de Nuit” as an example of his wood sculptures which mostly present a very strong relation to water and air. His favorite elements, wonderfully united in fantastic art!

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Working with leather is a personal adventure to Felicity Mcnamara

Working with leather is a personal adventure to Felicity McNamara

 

For Felicity McNamara, “working with leather is about finding oneself, and coming up with different ideas to create something unique – even if I am the only one who likes it.” This skilled South African leather crafter likes to venture outside her comfort zone and try new and different techniques. The depicted A4 diary cover is a little more colorful and cheerful than her usual works, nonetheless it presents the same work quality and awesomeness that Felicity got her clients used to. Felicity says she decided to do this “dotty” spine in combination with the nautical motifs, because she wanted to see what it would look like and in fact, her artwork’s admirers couldn’t be more happy that she did!

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Kate MacDowell captures the cruel beauty of nature in porcelain

Kate MacDowell captures the cruel beauty of nature in porcelain

 

Her unique porcelain sculptures are much more than wonderful art. Kate MacDowell, stationed in Portland U.S., captures our human struggle with nature in a unique way. She always seeks to demonstrate the contradictory or ambiguity between wish, perception and reality of the human approach on nature. We feature her current artwork “Feral” for its demonstration of the beauty suggested by the valuable material, porcelain, and the beautifully elaborated sculpted animals. At the same time Kate MacDowell does not hesitate to figure the cruelty of natural predominance. Outstanding! Her current artworks are exposed at the Mindy Solomon Gallery. Definitely worth a visit, to see it live.

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Mystical Roots carving by Tach Pollard

Mystical Roots carving by Tach Pollard

 

The fascination for roots traces back to Tach Pollard’s childhood. The wood carving artist, living in Oxford, U.K., is a specialist in carving oak and hawthorn tree roots. To Tach Pollard it’s one of the most enjoyable part of his art, when he anticipates the form he will be sculpturing at the moment he finds the wood (always from sustainable sources). His inspiration differs between the wood types. While Oak will more likely inspire him to sculpt ancient faces, Hawthorn tree roots suggest motifs of the European Folklore myths and legends. The depicted “Whispering Sun”, made of burnt Hawthorn wood, is an amazing example of the mystical sculptures carved and treated by Tach Pollard.

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Josie Morway portrays graceful surreal paintings

Josie Morway portrays graceful surreal paintings

 

Josie Morway, living in Boston, Massachusetts, is a self-taught artist with an upright goal: that her art’s observers pay attention, reflect and respect. Her oil and enamel paintings show the thin and accurate lines of natural art and the placed Latin text puts religious icon paintings in mind. Josie Morway’s art is not only attention-getting for its colorful style combining traditional painting techniques with design elements, but also for her approach to call for attention for the natural changes we are witnessing nowadays. As important as awesome!

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Unique glass artistry by Krista Israel

Unique glass artistry by Krista Israel

 

“I live, breathe, and think in glass”, says the Dutch Glass Artist Krista Israel. Her art stands for her reflection on how she sees the world. In a unique way, the visual artist transmutes glass into fragile or solid sculptural artworks. Krista Israel’s glass coat (“Taking My Coat Off”) is in its filigree character as spectacular as the solid glass arm of the depicted artwork “Side Effect”. It’s the most unique and wonderful glass artistry. Unsurprisingly her art is internationally exposed and collected. Krista Israel’s art is a strong statement on our hyper-complex world. Awesome!

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Paride Bertolin creates Dio Naea Muscipula - Last Dinner

Paride Bertolin creates Dio Naea Muscipula – Last Dinner

 

Since his early childhood, the Italian illustrator and character designer Paride Bertolin a.k.a. JAP, felt a strong attraction to drawing and painting. To him his meticulous working method and his passion for details are a way of expression and relation to the daily life. Technically, Paride Bertolin mixes traditional methods such as illustration with a ballpoint pen with the multifarious options of digital media techniques to create his works. Influenced by graffiti and cartoons, the artist creates spectacular art. The “Dio-Naea Muscipula – Last Dinner” exemplifies Paride Bertolin’s approach at its best. It’s sublime parody to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Superb!

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Malcolm Brown is a passionate fantasy artist

Malcolm Brown is a passionate fantasy artist

 

Malcolm Brown, living in the U.K, has drawn and painted all his life. As a self-taught artist Malcolm performs art entirely for his personal enjoyment as he says. Nevertheless, his art embellishes magazines, books and even film sets. We came across his works and took a closer look to them, which are published under the name “ravenscar45″. His motifs are mainly fantasy characters with a mythological and theatrical touch. The elaborated costumes are awesome! Malcolm works with digital art instruments as well as traditional ones to design costumes, sets, multi-media artworks or to picture animals. We have chosen the “Turtle” for its sensibility. But there is so much more to discover and it’s definitely worth browsing his respectable collection.

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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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