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Meghan Howland06. November 2013
These paintings are by Megan Howland, she was born in 1985 in Massachusetts, and grew up in New Hampshire. She currently lives and works in Portland, ME.
Her portraits are great and I would hang any one of them up in my house, but the first one below is my favourite. It makes me think about how life can be so beautiful sometimes, but so overwhelming too.
Plate collection05. November 2013
We have been collecting plates for a little while now, lately we’ve tried to find one every time we go somewhere on holiday, that doesn’t always work out because what we want is quite specific, but every now and then we stumble across something cool, like the dog comes from Japan and the McBess meat plate comes from Paris. Anyway we unpacked all the ones we have so far, which we are getting ready to hang, when I see them altogether, they make me very happy.
Lorraine Loots – 365 Paintings for Ants29. October 2013
I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with Lorraine Loots’ amazing amazing miniature paintings series called “365 paintings for Ants” and if you’re not then prepare to have your mind blown by these tiny (and when I say tiny, I mean tiny, we’re talking like 15mm) works of beautiful art. Lorraine literally hand paints tiny beautifully crafted and detailed paintings of just about anything from bikes, to Yoda, to bears, to galaxies, to video games, to landscapes to sandwiches. You name it and she can paint it, in fact you can commission her to paint you something which will form part of this exhibition, that will belong to you at the end of it. I cannot wait to see all these pieces together in one room, it’s going to be beyond awesome.
I first met Lorraine a little while back at a friend’s house in Cape Town, she told me that she painted little pictures for some jewellery that another lady was selling online, I knew exactly what she was talking about because I wanted one of those pieces so I was very excited to meet the genius hands behind the paintings. Now Lorraine makes me happy pretty much every single day when she uploads her latest creation onto Instagram (@lorraineloots). So I have gone through a bunch of her work so far and picked some of my favourites, but if you want you can check them all out here.
I have bought one of these paintings, when I saw it I knew it had to be mine because it reminded me of my brother and being a kid so much. When I was younger I was quite a tomboy so video games, He-Man, bike gangs that was all my type of thing haha! And only very recently did I get rid of all my old video games, the whole lot of them, from my Sega to my Gameboy to my Nintendo, so when I saw this painting I mailed Lorraine immediately. I had kept them for so long because they had so many cool memories attached to them, but now I get to remember them in a more special, smaller way.
Kris Knight24. October 2013
These portraits are by a painter named Kris Knight, I think they’re pretty cool.
- Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose work examines performance in relation to the construction, portrayal and boundaries of sexual and asexual identities. Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go.
Tran Nguyen07. October 2013
These very cool paintings are by Tran Nguyen who is Georgia-based artist.
-She is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s dreamscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using coloured pencil and thin glazes of diluted acrylic on paper.
Tales You Lose – painted coins by Andre Levy01. October 2013
Imagine going into a shop and trying to buy Yogi-Sip with one of these, I think the guy behind the counter would chase you out with a clap up the side of your head. This brilliant idea and project called Tales You Lose has been executed by Brazilian artist Andre Levy who has painted stacks of pop culture figures on all sorts of coins. His characters range from Homer Simpson to Batgirl to The Bride of Frankenstein and so on and so on. I’ve picked some of my favourites to post here, but you can check them all out on his Facebook page.
How rad would of Kiss coins be?
- Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it? Those are the Tales You Lose.