I seem to be on a kick for revisiting artists that I have previously featured. 😀 I have really enjoyed looking back through old posts and finding how each artists work has evolved. I featured a piece, Growth I, by Katherine Mann in 2008, and I was thrilled to find new work from her in my inbox.
I first featured Marc Johns’ drawing, the boxes we put people in, in 2008 and I am so happy that I took the time to revisit his website. Johns’ comedic drawings are as creative as they are funny.
I was pleasantly surprised to find Lennard Schuurmans’ work in my inbox last week. Schuurmans creates some amazing, playful murals and illustrations.
Erik Natzke is an interactive designer pushing to blur the lines between technology and creativity. Armed with his keen design and programming skills, Natzke renders amazing works of digital art.
These intense paintings are by artist Francoise Nielly. Nielly paints mostly with oils on canvas using various palette knife techniques.
There is nothing new about artists taking inspiration from other created works, but there is something here worth discussing. People tend to connect with landscape or cityscape paintings of places they have seen before and that is part of the beauty in them. A painting of the Streets of Charleston is going to connect with me in a way that it cannot connect with someone who has never been there.
Finding Marion Pecks work on the web was a wonderful surprise!
With the year drawing to a close we naturally reflect on the past year. 2009 has been kind to this little blog and I look forward to what 2010 may bring. I aggregated a list of the 20 most visited posts from 2009 from the stats and this is what I found. Oddly enough, some were pretty recent, and some were from last year. I decided to include the ones from last year as well since I have many new readers.
I crossed paths with Patrick when I featured one of his T-shirts in my post, 25 T-shirts for Artists and Wannabes. I later found out that Patrick is also a talented painter. Patrick’s paintings are rich in exaggerated color depicting typical suburban American scenes and adding a bit tension it.