With his abstract landscape paintings Micah Crandall-Bear “examines Earth’s intrinsic resources and our disposition toward their accelerated transformation. His concept is infused with linear layers that cascade from atmospheric to subterranean. Landscape details hint at daily and seasonal shifts in light, evoking a sense of evolution and balance. In an ever-increasing technological world, his work reminds us to pause and admire our wild and natural surroundings. He presents abstractions that inspire a deep and effusive connection to nature.”
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers January
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers February
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers March
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers April
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers May
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers June
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers July
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers August
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers September
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers October
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers November
Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) -Twelve Months of Flowers December
What a beautiful way to start the new year with this series by famous Dutch painter Jan van Huysum called “Twelve Months of Flowers”
Jan van Huysum (1682 – 1749) was a still life painter, who gained a long-lasting international fame with his exuberant floral arrangements and technical virtuosity (kept in secret even from his family). His profuse bouquets were organized with sweeping rhythms that draw the eye in circular patterns throughout the composition. He was born and lived his whole life in Amsterdam, but insisting on working out the details of his paintings he spent every summer in Haarlem, already a major horticultural center in his day, to study the state of flowers in bloom and demise.
When I saw for the first time the works of the Georgian artist David Martiashvili, I wondered from what children’s story they were. It turned our that they are paintings and not book illustrations. Though they depict a reality which sends us back to the pleasant times of the near past, they are also powerful storytellers that unfold the imagination for amazing tales to be written.
I could not help smiling seeing the works of Des Brophy, but reading also their joky titles, I could not longer refrain from laughing. They complement each other perfectly to reveal a palette of cheerful characters inspired from the local society – drunks, sports’ fans, gossips, female competitors for “the guy” or just ordinary men simply enjoying their time in the pubs far from the women presence. The artist imprints in his paintings trivial scenes he is used to see daily, but presents them from the funny side with his humorous vision.
Vanessa Bowman – the beauty of the still life in just a few colours
Vanessa Bowman is a British “contemporary artist in oils” as is written in her web site. However, she is more than this formal description.
With limited palette of colours and variety of patterns in each of her paintings, she creates a quiet and beautiful reflection of our daily life. Her works are like pieces from a mosaic that follows the ordinary path of nature, and of course our own lives: winter, spring, summer, autumn, primroses, pansies, lemons, tangerines and so on. Life goes on and cherish each day of it is that subtle feeling one could sense enjoying Mrs Bowman’s art.
Louise Rawlings – Mrs Spotty Wellies, Alfie and … the life is beautiful
Louise Rawlings is another talented British artist to admire. She grown up and still leaves in Birmingham with her family. Mrs Rawlings states that she could be inspired by anything but it seems that her dog Alfie is her greatest ‘muse’. Each of their daily walking turns into a journey needed to be told in pictures.
Marfa Timchenko – the master of the Ukrainian folk art tradition
Marfa Timchenko is one of the icon Ukrainian artists lived in the 20th century. She is highly praised for her unique style of vivid and colourful scenes depicting folk traditions. She was born 1922 and died 2009 and during her life she experimented with different kind of medium like china, books, wood and so on, but always remained true to her way of expression and technique. Her most famous works though are primarily her paintings.