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I love the colors and the whimsical drawing style of this gouache and ink painting collection by Nina Moscrip, the talented artist behind Artquirk! Selected corners and architectural drawings from Edinburgh, Dublin and Venice.
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Nina notes “I love to capture the colours, lines and characters in architecture and nature, or anything else that catches my eye!”.
I certainly trust her taste!

 
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I’ve been a fan of Elli Griva’s artwork the minute I laid my eyes on her paintings! It seemed to me like an explosion of colored emotions and symbols, a natural and pure attempt to reveal her inner self, thoughts, dreams and fears through vivid, persistent and abstract brushstrokes! There is so much going on in her work, makes you want to explore and discover every tiny detail.
 
Matte Stephens is a young artist living and creating in Portland: I love modern design and im inspired by anything Charles and Ray Eames ,Alexander Girard, George Nelson/Irving Harper and artists like Ben Shahn and Paul Klee.”

I really like the consistency in his artwork, his color palette is amazing and the overall atmosphere in his pieces bear an essence from the past.
 
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SINKERS
There is a feel of collective consciousness in Mel Kadel’s inspiring artwork. Warm, earthy tones, a wide range of beautifully drawn patterns and a repeated woman figure are basic elements of her work.
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JUST BELOW THE SUN
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I found a very interesting interview of the artist for Fecal Face, where she states the reason this female figure often appears in her pieces: “I think the female(s) in my drawings are a lot of different people. I'm in there somewhere too, but it's not a story completely based around me. I use to draw more than just women, and i'm sure i will again, but over time she just became this reoccurring character that I gravitate towards these days. To me, It's like the scenes and struggles that she gets involved in, are more of what the drawing is about than she is. Her age and ethnicity is meant to be vague, to help not corner her into a stereotype. I really want people to relate to her and what she's conquering, more than her gender.”

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FLOWER DRIP
Make sure to visit her site for more visual treasures!
 
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A lovely and original themed art collection by Norwegian artist Gunilla Holm Platou. A playful world where cows inhabitants are depicted in her watercolor and gouache series. Funny, joyful and whimsical, these prints are guaranteed to leave a huge smile on your face. They did on mine!
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The artist started her career in adveritising, worked as a TV presenter and finally during 2002 decided to become a full time artist.
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Jen Skelley’s portfolio is a pattern paradise! Drawn in the finest detail, her themes range from daily objects to cute animals, fonts and even buildings! Colors, forms and patterns are perfectly balanced and combined.

Most of her artwork is hand screen painted and released in limited editions. Take a look at her etsy shop for a wonderful collection of patterned candies!


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I discovered Alex Noriega while researching for another artist I had found in Etsy, Jonathan Edelhuber. Alex claims to be a robot from Barcelona and that he likes to draw things with little faces. I officially like robots more starting from today :)

I was absolutely blown away by his work! Original, dreamy, surreal and so fresh! It was very hard for me to select my 3 favs so I’m showing you more here. But do note that you’re only one click away from a cool visit @ his flickr or blog where so many visual treasures are waiting to be discovered!

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Textured papers, wood, vivid colors, paintings, drawings, sketches and a vivid, almost surreal imagination are the key components of this little art kingdom called Retrowhale!

As it is mentioned in Retrowhale’s Etsy Shop: “My shop is filled with random cheesy, cutesy, artsy stuff. I’m inspired by everything but especially 70’s and 80’s design, rap lyrics, animals, and oddities.”

Can you spell coolness?


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Inspired by nature elements, Tracy Melton creates artwork out of slices of wood! Bold rings of acrylic color are painted on sanded and clear coated wood, automatically transforming it into a unique and contemporary piece of art.

The artist is a full time artist located in Knoxville and as he mentions: “My work is a expression of what I sees while hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on how nature develops, grows, dies, then starts again. I like to engage in a nonverbal conversation about nature with the viewer through my paintings. They make me think abstractly about the process of life.”
 
The work of Yellena makes me search for words! Abstract, colorful, liquid and so beautiful! Forms and color unite to create “colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines (which) are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic. Within each piece I try to create an intimate world that posesses its own ethos and its own emotional range.” Somehow like an explosion of creative imagination!

The artist lives and creates in Portland while her artwork has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and her illustrations have been presented in a wide range of design publications.