Featured Artist: John & Wolf

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This week’s featured artist is John & Wolf which is a photography blog dedicated to the traveling of illustrator John and his husky Wolfgang. They explore the sparling woodlands and mountains of the United States and John takes landscape photos of what they seen usually featuring Wolf. The landscape photography alone is engaging but the inclusion of playful, and majestic Wolfgang just heightens everything. I am especially a sucker because I’ve always dreamed of owning a husky and I’d like to think this is just what I’d do once I had one. Simply it’s beautiful fun photography of probably the most beautiful areas of the United States, and they take you long. Below is a few of my personal favourites and links on where to find out more.

John&Wolf (website)
Instagram
(updates)
InPrint (prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to John Stortz.

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Featured Artists: Teagan White

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Featured Artist: Teagan White

This week’s featured artist is Teagan White an illustrator and designer from Chicago. Her illustrations focus on flora and fauna and are reminiscent of children’s book illustrations (like Beatrix Potter). Her work is very intricate and playful and fits in nicely with the current Fall and Winter seasons. Below are a few examples of her work and for information check out the links below.

Teagan White (website)
Tumblr (blog)
Facebook (updates)
Society6 (prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Teagan White
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Featured Artists: Mat Miller

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Featured Artist: Mat Miller

This week’s featured artist is the vibrant Mat Miller who is an illustrator and graphic artist from the UK. He works in the medium of watercolours, acrylic ink on paper and digital illustrations.  His distinct color pallet is what drew me to his work as I’m always a sucker for pink, purple and blue hues and paired with black his work has a layered effect. The combination of vibrant colors and black details gives off a more dynamic feeling instead of a flat image. I also enjoy how his illustration subjects tend to be animals (who can resist?). What I find most interesting about his work however is the various elements of his pieces and the amount of details contained in each. You can see his digital design background as the piece grab your attention visually from the get go but it’s the smaller elements you find after looking at it for a while that really grow on you. As well as the watercolor effects and the sublime lines of his work. For more information about him check out the selection of his work below and links to where to find him.

Mat Miller Illustrations (website)
Prints on Wood(prints on wood)
Facebook (updates)
Society6(prints)
Tumblr(blog)
Etsy(originals)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Mat Miller
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Featured Artist: Muxxi

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Featured Artist: Muxxi

This week’s featured artist is illustrator Muxxi from Guatemala City. Her medium of choice is digital illustrations and murals of her futurist color explosion. I love the chaos of her work and the visual feast for the eyes. Her way of blending color and subjects together into a diorama of this strange alien world is glorious. It reminds me of the video game world Katamari Damacy which is equally as visually vibrant. What I enjoy most about her work though is how happy it is, it’s so joyful to view her work and find all the elements that make it up, you can’t really view her work and not crack a smile. I hope to see more murals from her as I think her digital works translates very well into the medium of street art. Check some of her work out below, and links to find on where to find her.

Muxxi Illustrations (website)
Flickr (blog)
Facebook (updates)
Society6(prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Muxxi
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Featured Artist: Liza Corbett

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Featured Artist: Liza Corbett

This week’s featured artist is illustrator and painter Liza Corbett who currently resides in New York. Her subject matter is usually women who seem out of the darker side of the 19th century during the more pagan and occult period of American history. It’s no surprise that she cites the Summer-Land as inspiration of her work.  I’ve been memorized by her work and love the looming atmosphere. I have one of her dolls and everything about her work whether it’s her dolls or water colors or sketches has this brilliantly crafted atmosphere and you can image the story behind it. It’s fun to get lost in her work and get swept up in the world she’s created. Check out some of her work below as well as links on where to find her.

Liza Corbett (website)
Society6 (prints)
Facebook (updates)
Etsy(prints and dolls)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Liza Corbett
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Featured Artist: David Fleck

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Featured Artist: David Fleck

David Fleck is a UK based illustrator that combines his love of architecture and art to create his pieces.  He does many types of illustrations but his cityscapes are what really won me over. His European cityscape prints are crafted with such detail and show his meticulous attention to the architecture.  I enjoy how the prints have such an old timey romantic feel to them yet also have modern elements. Whether it’s the city in the clouds or skyscrapers with hot air balloons you cannot escape the crafted whimsical nature of them. The muted color tones with the pops of color work very well to heighten the over feel of his work. I really enjoy them and think it’s a breath of fresh air in an age where people (myself included) are so into surrealism.

David Fleck (website)
Tumblr (blog)
Facebook (updates)
Society6(prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to David Fleck
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Featured Artist: Redd Walitzki

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Featured Artist: Redd Walitzki

The featured artist this week is pop-surrealism painter Redd Walitzki from Seattle, Washington. She’s an up and coming artist who’s been featured in influential art magazines like Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz and has had her work exhibited in galleries all over the West Coast and New York. In the last year it’s been amazing to see her artwork take off and start to reach even wider international audiences. The highlight of her paintings for me is her intricate laser cutting of her canvas. The delicate details of her cuts make her work transcend being just a painting and allows for shadows and further depth when viewing her work. She even use to sell prints of her work that had the same laser cut details as the original pieces, a detail I hope she maintains in future recreations. For her subject matter she paints realistic women with a heavy emphasis on fluidity and movement for them and their surroundings. Her subject matter most often appears to be alternative styled women suspended in a dream surrounded by nature. This aspect of her work reminds me a lot of modern surrealist fashion photography but going beyond what can be achieved through a camera. Her work is very striking and I’m drawn to it immensely, have a look below at some of her work followed by links and where to find her.

Candy Gears (website)
Flickr (photography)
Facebook (updates)
Etsy(prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Redd Walitzki.
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Pick of the Week: Liza Corbett

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Pick of the Week: Liza Corbett

This week’s pick is the Etsy store “The Summer-Land” by artist Liza Corbett who sells otherworldly original illustrations & sketches, prints, dolls, and embroidery. If I remember correctly I first found her work while trying to find artists who make paper dolls and I fell in love with her fabric dolls. I have never seen an artist before that takes original illustrations and transferred them onto canvas and then made the canvas into a pillow style doll. I absolutely love the idea and wish I could have a whole collection her dolls around my house. Since then I’ve been following her store and when I was looking last month to see if there was anything new I fell in love with this original sketch that I just had to have. I am a big sucker for the right color combination and honestly although it’s a sketch I find it very magical. I was on my rent paycheck and had my Toronto trip coming up so I asked if she could reserve it for a few weeks and she was happy to do so and was so great about it. I also although it was super difficult to decide picked up one of the dolls (hopefully the first in many I will acquire). She packed the sketch with such care I was so surprised the amount of effort and detail she went to make sure it arrived safe (it was in an art tube and in a massive box which was great) and everything was wrapped up in ribbon which really made me smile as it felt like a present. She also very kindly gave me a few pins and mini-prints. Honestly her work is breathtaking and I love the unashamed morbidness of the pieces. Her work feels very genuine and doesn’t rely on the motifs that have become popular in art in the last few years. I really hope I start seeing her work around more and perhaps even an exhibit in Montreal (I can dream, can’t I?). Below are photos of what I picked up and for more information about Liza Corbett check out her website!

liza corbett (3)The original sketch I bought, I haven’t decided where to hang it in my office yet so it’s on the empty wall. It  doesn’t look very large since the wall is blank but it’s 18×24 in which makes it the largest piece of artwork I own.

liza corbett (4) A closer look at the sketch and the amazing colors.

liza corbett (5)The stuffed doll called Louisa V – An Excursionist.

liza corbett (1)I have my doll on the art wall for right now. I love how well it goes with the other pieces.

liza corbett (2)The mini prints she gave me and pins, I cannot wait to frame/wear these. She wrote a really nice note on the back of the one on the right (love that about Etsy store owners).

a few of my favourite items from her shop:

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Featured Artist: Amy Hamilton

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Featured Artist: Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton is a Canadian illustrator and graphic designer that uses both digital applications and traditional mediums to create her work. I found out about her through Society6 and fell in love. I have a soft spot for wildlife and I love her classic depiction of them. All of the work I’ve seen of her has had this breathtaking water color technique which adds so much to the familiar images and makes them fresh again. The watercolor also makes these sometimes fierce animals seem so soft and approachable. The dripping effect on the antlers of the elk and moose also delights me. It reminds me of the newest crazy of watercolor tattoos, in which her work probably would look spectacular as. She is still a graphic design student so hopefully afterwards she’ll continue making illustrations. Take a look below at some of her work and how to find out more about her:

Amy Hamilton(website)
Facebook (updates)
Society6 (prints)
PrintsOnWood (wood prints)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Amy Hamilton.

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