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!
I have a deep love for all things pretty that have been made my hand, especially ceramics, in fact I may or may not have a weak spot for them so when I came across Amor Coetzee’s work, especially her ceramics I found myself swooning. Amor is a Cape Town based artist who has a beautiful range of ceramics and illustrations under the brand – Dayfeels.
Amor’s ceramics allow her to experiment with texture, contrast, abstract shapes and patterns to create hand-made, one of a kind pieces which are just too pretty for more words. So I’m going to stop typing here and let you see them rather.
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.
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!
A friend of mine uploaded a photo of Justine Mahoney’s work on Facebook and I fell in love with it instantly. Justine Mahoney is an artist based in Cape Town who she makes the most amazing sculptures. They remind me a little bit of Francios Van Reenen’s work, but they’re still really cool!
I think I need and not want the sculpture above of the twins, it’s so awesome.
– Justine Mahoney’s current work is based on one seminal miniature sculpture which recall’s her first memory. At the age of three she was hospitalised for a bone degenerating disease in her left leg, a plaster cast was worn for that year. Her work deals with the struggle of life. Emotional and physical states are represented by an array of growths, swellings, attachments and almost parasitic mutations. An army of toy soldiers multiply. Siamese twin, freak, maimed, wounded, weighted, monstrous, transformed children belie their perfect toy like surface.
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.