What can I say about this young illustrator slash designer slash person who is amazing with anything that is art related? Shaun Hill is honestly one of the most talented individuals that I have ever met because he can swop and adapt his design and illustration style at the drop of a hat. I’ve always admired and secretly hated people who are really good at drawing and painting etc. It just fascinates me how they can literally pick up a pen and draw an object to look exactly like the real thing. I on the other hand can pick up a pen and draw something that may vaguely resemble a weeping pineapple even though it’s meant to be a chair!
Amber Smith is a young talented illustrator who is one of my favourite local young creatives. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times before and this month she is doing a solo show called Creeps which is going to consist of framed original paintings and prints.
Amber is really good at what she does, her work is always fresh and unexpected. I own a couple of her pieces and I’m sure I’ll be buying this time around too. So if you’re looking for some cool stuff to add to your art collection make sure you swing past Wolves this Friday, the show starts at 6pm.
Below are some examples of the work going up.
My incredibly talented friends Danielle Bischoff, Rob van Vuuren and Lauren Fowler have recently released a very beautifully written and illustrated book called Florence + Watson and the Sugarbush Mouse. Dani was in Johannesburg a couple of weeks back and dropped off a copy for Nina James and I was so excited to get my paws onto it because I absolutely love Lauren Fowler’s illustrative style and Dani and Rob are such a fun couple that I knew the story would be awesome, which it was.
It’s a sweet rhyming tale of two honey badgers named Florence and Watson who go around singing and telling stories and the one they tell in this book is all about a Sugarbush Mouse named Petal who saves her village in a very special way. It’s such a lovely written and beautifully drawn book and it’s 100% South African which makes it’s 100% even more awesome. If you’re wanting a copy for your little one, or even yourself you can click here and order one. I highly recommend you do.
Imile Wepener is a young illustrator who is putting on a solo exhibition called Oh Shoot at Wolves Cafe, which starts this Friday (3rd July) at 18:00pm. There are going to be prints and original gouache paintings for sale and from what I’ve seen of Imile’s work so far it’s going to be a great show. I have attached some examples of the pieces going up, but there will be more and I urge you to come see them for yourself.
Yay for local artists!
I came across this artist named Sandra Eterovic on Etsy and was super entertained by her quirky, but beautiful artworks. Sandra has worked for many years in the fashion industry, designing prints, textiles and developing products for children. She now works as a freelance illustrator and make a variety of work under my own name. Some of the things that she makes can be found in her Etsy shop and in galleries and stores around Australia.
Bianca Brand is a young talented illustrator from Cape Town who is currently showing at Wolves cafe. Her exhibition ‘Hide Ya Kids, Hide Ya Wife’ started last week Friday and is such a visual treat for the eyes. Bianca’s dark subject matter which is set in bright and fun colours really contrast one another, but in the best possible way.
The show is made up of 12 prints altogether and they are being sold in limited editions of 3. On the opening night, she had already reach the 2nd edition on nearly all of them, so if something catches your eye here, mail me quick sticks.