Thursday, September 23, 2010


Happy autumnal equinox! 

To celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, here's an image from Iranian illustrator Mehdi Mo'eeni.  It is from his book  LEAVES which won the prize at Bologna Book Fair in 1985.  Via the wonderful blog Animalarium.

More leaves:

Javier Jaen Benavides via accidental mysteries

Left: as seen on design*sponge

Right: from typogabor's blog (Westvaco inspirations for printers)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crocodile Pile papercut

I love these crocodiles!! This was made by Jared Andrew Schorr, who is an illustrator with many papercuts in his portfolio. Check out his blog and flickr, too.

Luella Martin

Left: Allotments 2, oil on canvas, 50 x 40
Right:The New Greenhouse, oil on canvas 30 x 50 cm

I am loving the paintings of Luella Martin, an English painter living and working in Brighton. What looks like a naive childlike perspective on the natural world is, in fact, the result of putting together many glimpses of different parts of the same landscape. As one would do on a walk. She works it all together from memory, quick sketches and a photo or two, completing the final pieces in a variety of media, from oils and acrylics to watercolour and prints.

Left: Spring, a small study in oil on canvas 18 x 24 cm
Right: Sleeping Cat, acrylic on paper, 20 x 29 cm

Village House by the river, Watercolour on paper, 6 x 6 inches

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jean Dubuffet

Following on from the last post, here are some images from Jean Dubuffet himself:

Campagne Heureuse, 1944 — oil on Canvas, 130 x 89 cm

Galeries Lafayette, 1961 — gouache on paper

Left: Mangeuse, 1944 — Lithograph, 26 x 15.8 cm
Right: Donkey and Cart, 1955 — ink on paper, 23.6 x 32 cm

Voyage en Auto, 1946 — oil on canvas, 38 x 51 inches

Thought for the day

Thought for the day, brought to you by Jean Dubuffet and the marvelous blog, stopping off place.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


A great image to kick off the weekend, from the Wooster Collective — the blog bringing to our attention the very best of ephemeral art from streets and cities the world over.

Monday, September 13, 2010


My workspace has been looking a bit like this lately:

This gouache painting is by Charlie Roberts, an artist from Kansas who now lives and works in Norway. A lot of his work is at the Richard Heller gallery, which has wonderful roster of artists, including Devendra Banhart...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dazzled, reflective

"Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective." (Mary Oliver)

Mary Oliver is, of course, a wonderful American poet, and it is her birthday today. She was born in Maple Heights Ohio in 1935 and went on to win both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

Happy birthday, Mary!
(Photo via photocase)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yes. Oui. Ja. Da...

"When in doubt, say YES": one the mottos that I live by.

This image is from Telegramme, puveyors of fine design and illustration. They are based in London, and I urge you to go look at their work — fresh and clever.

Paris, ville mouvementée

A little tip of the hat to yesterday's transport strike in Paris. Good thing I like to walk so much!

It is from the cover of VOGUE magazine (the September 1949 issue), illustration by a G. Coltellacci.

Found at Lori Langille's wonderful blog

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Princesse Camcam et la rentrée

Couverture pour cahier d'ecoliers (pour Marelle en Papier)

Remember stocking up on notebooks and pens, and that mixture of optimism and grim determination?

Marie de Paris (editions ABC Melody, Fév.2010)

Autumn colours everywhere...

Petite Sirene (personal work)

Remembering last summer, anticipating next summer...

Some images by French illustratrice Princesse Camcam, with a decidedly back-to-school feel.
Her blog

Monday, September 6, 2010

Seth Clark

Seth Clark is an artist who has a playful way with architectural forms. I am particularly delighted with these constructions, made from old building blocks and gouache.

Check his website for more...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Dog who was a Cat Inside

The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside from trunk animation on Vimeo.

Cats, dogs, Paris, the search for identity... what's not to like? Trunk Animation has a multitude of other wonderful reels on their site, so go have a look!

Ana Albero

His & Hers, an exhibition by Ana Albero at Alice Gryphius exhibition

Nice image from Ani Albero, a Spanish illustrator living in Berlin. She does design and bande dessinée as well. (found on freistyle, the German portal for visual arts).

I love this croc!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rosetta Santucci

Rain Dance (H112 x W923 cm // acrylic and oil on canvas)

I am quite taken with the paintings of Rosetta Santucci, an Australian painter. They make me think of maps crossed with growing foliage, or of larger-than-life carpets patched together with songlines. Found at Greenwood Gallery, of Melbourne.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New work from Irma Gruenholz

escape on rooftops

Irma Gruenholz has some new work!

when nighttime came

She is an artist and illustrator who lives in Madrid, and is specialized in three-dimensional illustration, using clay to create her images.


To see more, check out her website, her blog and her flickr.

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