Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-like painting, initially on the black paper used to cover discontinued billboard advertisements in the New York subway. After after a feverish 1980’s style career of surging popular success and grudging critical attention, Haring died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of 31.
Phoebe Anna Traquir (1852 – 1936) was an Irish-born artist who rose to international prominence as an illustrator, painter, and embroiderer in Scotland’s Arts and Crafts movement. Murals, embroidery, enamel jewellery, and book illuminations were among her works. She was the first woman to be elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1920.
Charlotte Edey is a British printing, textile and embroidery artist & illustrator. Her interdisciplinary discovery of the intersections of identity and the spiritual reveals the symbolism and myth within her work. Womxn’s experience of colour is centred in her commentary on the politics of space.
The pointillism artist Nicholas Baker, based in Salt Lake City, creates a beautiful, nature-inspired art made up of millions of small, hand-drawn dots. Dot by dot, Baker drew an impressive detailed illustration using only black ink pens. Not only does each monochrome drawing provide an impressive amount of detail, but it also provides perfect shadow and light tones. We all know it takes time to perfect a craft, but probably still beyond your imagination, the time required to complete a drawing like the one mentioned below. Baker spent a tedious 160 hours stippling a portrait of an elephant in one specific piece, featuring wrinkled skin, a cracked tusk, and encrusted crystal formations.
Aušrinė Pudževytė is a painter and interior designer. She makes illustrations in cups of coffee. She combines photography and her works in an abstract style. And we can say that the rendering is bluffing. Her work is to be discovered on Instagram and Facebook. She will launch soon her website.
I was recently perusing the latest works on Instagram #zenart. I came across the work of Sandra Shugart. Sandra Shugart is a native of Tennessee and is rarely without pend and paper. She began her lifelong love of drawing at an early age and is strongly influenced by the works of Aubrey Beardsley, Andy Goldsworthy, Erte and M.C. Escher.
Danica Gim combines her poems with her own art. The positive response has been so overwhelming for her she is excited that she can bring her own illustrations to you through her online shop.
Her style is heavily inspired by European influence, the continent that she grew up in. Danica has a love for mythology, and all that is dreamy, the moon and making people feel like they have found a little bit of magic.