Sunday, August 11, 2013

DZO Olivier

DZO Olivier is a fine artist based in France and a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. Attracted by all forms of artistic expression, he first learnt his techniques as a graphic designer before moving into the world of illustration.




















Friday, August 9, 2013

Jason Gamber

Jason describes himself this way- "Turns out I enjoy illustrating and dwelling in Portland Oregon. Creating, collaborating, and investigating volcanoes."
















Thursday, August 8, 2013

Edward Penkov


Edward Penkov was born in 1962 in Lovetch. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian artists, has had 4 solo exhibitions and received 2 awards for his work.
He lives and works in Sofia in the fields of ex-libris, graphic art and drawing.








Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Barbara Hanrahan


Barbara Hanrahan (1939-1991) was an Australian artist, printmaker and writer whose work mostly revolved around the roles of and relationships between women.
Between 1957 and 1960 she studied towards a diploma in art teaching from Adelaide Teachers College, while also taking classes at the South Australian School of Arts. In 1961, she won the Cornell Prize for painting. From 1963 to the early 1980s she lived mainly in England, first studying at the Central School of Art, London and then lecturing at the Falmouth and Portsmouth Colleges of Art. During this time she returned periodically to Adelaide to teach at the South Australian School of Art and to organise her one woman exhibitions, and she eventually returned there to live. Her writing career began in 1973 with the publication of her novel The Scent of Eucalyptus and her last work of fiction wasMichael and Me and the Sun, published in 1992 after her death from cancer. Her edited diaries were published in 1998, revealing less than favourable comments about many of her contemporaries.










Ryan Price

Ryan Price is an artist working out of Guelph Ontario. He moved to the city in 1991 after graduating from the technical arts program at BealArt in London. His focus for the most part has been in printmaking, specifically in the areas of drypoint and monotype. His works in these mediums have won several awards and have been viewed and collected fairly extensively. Over the past few years, while maintaining his printmaking practice, Ryan has begun to branch into other mediums and fields. In 2006 he had published his first illustrated book, an interpretive version of Edgar Allan Poe╩╝s The “Raven”.
























Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor received her BA degree in philosophy from Yale in 1983 and her MFA in photography from the University of Florida in 1987.  After more than ten years as a still-life photographer, she began using the computer to create her images in 1996.  Taylor's surreal images have been exhibited throughout the US and abroad and are in numerous public and private collections.












Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kalvis Zuters

Born in Latvia, Kalvis Zuters graduated from the Latvian Academy of Art in 1993 with a specialization in painting. He is known for the masterful surfaces of his paintings, which feature enigmatic doll-like figures and are characterized by luminous glazes, soft colors, selective use of metal leaf, and remarkable visual texture.

"Within the context of painting I am very interested in dolls because they are an unreal representation of human beings. A person can never be real in a painting. A painting is not made of flesh and blood, and it cannot move. Therefore, dolls are more adapted to the environment of the canvas than any photographic representation of a human. Moreover, our imagination can set the figures into motion and animate them according to our moods. In a certain way – through the use of one’s imagination – the viewer can thus be involved in the process of painting, involved in the work of art itself."