Top 5 artists I adore at the moment

Along with my main favorites – Ming, Lee, Goda, Dali, Vasarely, Escher, Prete – there are always a number of artists today with a talent that deserve to be praised.

1.  Minjae Lee

This artist is worthy of another mention. I get compared to this guy a lot and that’s because I am deeply inspired by many of his creations. You’ll notice that ‘Lines’ and ‘My Own Reflection’ is much like his piece ‘The Dream’ and ‘Circulation’. I’m a huge fan. No words can explain how amazing he is, his works will have you begging for more.

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2. Pixie Cold

Like myself, Pixie Cold likes to employ plenty of color to alleviate her subject matter. She’s primarily known for doing artistic eye make up and drawing flamboyant eyes. There is a burst of energy with her art so be sure to visit her site.

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3. Erik Jones

Known for his exciting use of mixed media, he exposes a unique, figurative style using a combination of watercolors, pencils, acrylics, waxes and oils. The shapes look like they’re cut out from bits of colored paper but they’re actually drawn and painted. Impressive!

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4. Gabriel Evans

I stumbled upon this talented Children’s book artist on a charity artbook page and I was fascinated by the cuteness and friendliness of his art. Growing up I was always fond of reading children’s literature (I still am) and I love how his art instantly takes you back to your childhood days.

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5. Ben Heine

I see Heine as an innovator. He’s not your typical artist. In fact he looks at a broad spectrum of art methods that include a list of digital, traditional and conceptual work. Known for his pencil vs camera technique he is able to capture a quirky, playful and fun personality.

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It’s a laid-back Tuesday

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I don’t often get the chance to go and casually hang out at cafes but when I do, it’s at Giraffe Cafe. Hidden in the narrowness of Little Lonsdale (and next to an ugly, noisy construction site) Giraffe Cafe was the perfect place to stop by and catch up with a friend who I haven’t seen in a very long time. I love the place! It’s cosy and cute, very cute! Walls embellished with polaroids, antiques and photo frames and rooms filled with random bits and pieces here and there that make you wonder why they’re there. Yeah, it’s all lovely. One of the reasons, no wait, the only reason why I make occasional trips back to this cafe is because of their simple yet delicious menu with mouthwatering desserts, vegetarian friendly dishes and best of all, their chai latte. THEIR CHAI LATTE. A glass full of goodness that’s perfect for this 3 degree weather…it’s the best. I can’t resist.

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Can’t believe it’s already June

Damn time flies. Today was folio submission day meaning it’s the last day of semester 1 meaning it’s the start of holidays yay! It means no more waking up at 6am in those frosty mornings and no more worrying about uni work (for now). I finally have more time to do the things I want to do – catch up on my social life and of course create more art. However I do have to take my worries elsewhere, there’s still plenty of work to get done during the one month break. But for now it’s time to settle down for a bit phew.

It feels weird not handing in chunky black folders anymore, I remember the last two folio submission days I almost took up two train seats only because I was carrying several A4, A3 and A2 folios with me. What a joy that was. That’s another reason why I like the idea of PDF folios because it’s sooooo compact. Anyway here are some extra photos I’d like to share. I hope to blog more frequently these hols, I should be able to…hopefully. There shall be more goodies to share with you all soon.

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A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I live and breathe all things art, design, culture and fashion. You'll find me documenting my life in the creative field, endless travels with friends and family and a bit of food.

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