About ten years ago, I stumbled upon an image of one of Audrey Kawasaki’s paintings online. I have been in love with her ever since. The women in her paintings are light, sensual, innocent, slightly mysterious, and full of a pouty brooding that drags me in and keeps me. Kawasaki’s integration of the panel’s woodgrain… Read More Modern Lolita with Audrey Kawasaki
I recently was able to meet with artist Malia Landis and she is a dream and a gem. A Hawaiian native and current California resident, Landis takes porcelain to a new level of beauty. Using paper clay, Landis creates incredibly light and surprisingly sturdy sculptures. Her leis are even wearable and she has made bracelets… Read More Paradise in Clay
Welcome to the first Textile Tuesday! I love this much underappreciated medium and want to broadcast as many textile artists as I can to the world. First up is Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia. With hand sewn work that ranges from palm-sized to full installation, her textile work is exquisite. The color combinations from each series… Read More Textile Tuesday: Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia
I find these paintings to be very delicate, light, and almost ethereal. While Sanami Shimada doesn’t just paint women, I particularly enjoy her soft use of color and barely-there brush strokes. And those perfectly place drops of gold! See all of Sanami Shimada’s work on her website. All images are the property of Sanami Shimada.
I am obsessed with artists who use paper as a medium. Paper can be thick and rigid or delicate and rip in a light breeze and yet artists continue to find ways to utilize this medium that continues to inspire me. Artist Diana Beltrán Herrera, working from Bristol UK but hailing from Columbia, has taken… Read More Perfecting Paper with Diana Beltrán Herrera