Time for some new illustrations by Catrin Welz-Stein. I still can’t get enough of her works..Love!
These magical paintings by award-winning artist Maurice Sapiro just take my breath away. Currently living and working in Connecticut, Maurice Sapiro paints landscapes, still lives and dreamscapes that may even exceed the ones we see in our most beautiful dreams. His paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions and he has a beautiful, rich portfolio of which you can view many more on his website. www.mauricesapiro.com [Back to Homepage]
Last week I received an email from French artist Valérie Belmokhtar and I’m so happy that she wrote me. Valérie creates amazing paintings and drawings, but it’s these etchings that got my attention the most. I love the colors.. I love their dreamlike & playful style.. I love it all!
Valérie’s artwork has been exhibited in France, the United States, Japan and in Belgium and she has illustrated for various books and magazines. Many more to be found on her site!
Do you know that moment when you go to bed and you realize you are falling asleep? That kind of in-between-point where you’re still awake yet your mind is no longer bothering you with thoughts and instead filled with shapes and images you do not control?
I’m not sure if this sounds familiar at all, but for me, that moment comes to mind when I stare at these delightful, magical works by Australian artist Gillian Warden. The first time her paintings crossed my eye was love at first sight, as a lovely sense of calmness overwhelmed me. Her creatures are portrayed in such a beautiful dream-like style. And even though their surroundings are somewhat blurry, their expressions are incredibly powerful. Gillian Warden’s paintings offer a glimpse into a world that is different from that of ours and easily lets us drift off to our imagination. Simply breathtaking.
Every week ArtisticMoods invites an artist to tell us something about the ambitions behind their work. This week we give the word to Sofia Rondelli; an art student from Italy who at her young age has already created an amazing collection of paintings.
My name is Sofia Rondelli and I was born on September 23rd, 1991 in Pietrasanta, a small Italian town with a charming old city and famous galleries. I enjoyed a peaceful childhood. When I was six I discovered a passion for drawing and visual arts. I devoted every available moment of my youth to painting and long meditation on the forms. I also attended ArtSchool in Carrara. It was soon clear to me that after high school I would attend the academy to study the power of art and I chose the course of painting.
I had my first exhibition in Milan (SpaziArti Ungallery) in October 2010, before starting university. I also worked with another gallery and the Open Art Fair in Milan. At the end of my studies, I had become very interested in the painting medium and did my thesis on research of beauty into hidden things.
While attending that art school I worked under Claudio Cargiolli and sculptor Fabrizio Mismas. The different influences of these two artists made it clear to me that art was an incredibly complicated field and that I still had a lot to learn. During this period, painter Cargiolli had the most profound influence on my work. Thanks to him I realized that life and painting are one thing. In 2010, I entered the Academy of Fine Arts. However, it has been clear to me from the beginning that after graduating I will move to another university, leaving my parents’ house. Then, my choice will be the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin because this city is one of the most attractive ones for an artistic development.
I attempt to infuse my drawings and paintings with a certain beauty and quality as well as an inner need to identify the images with my internal desires. I recently started with oil on wood painting and I love the effects of it. As an illustrator, my artwork has appeared on Pastiche Rivista, Players Magazine, LaRecherche.it and on hardcover & paperback books.
Joanna Concejo is one of those artist with an incredible talent for feeding the imagination. I first stumbled upon her works a couple of years ago and was drawn immediately by her whimsical, playful and soooo easily lovable illustrations. Soft, sweet and a littlebit mysterious too. And as appealing to children as it is to us, grown up art-lovers. Yes, I love this!