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  1. Artist: David Quinn

    February 10, 2015 by Erin Fletcher

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    The paintings of David Quinn are exquisite and could inspire some unique designs for a fine leather binding. David studied design and photography, but kept an extensive sketchbook from where each of these paintings were extracted. 

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  2. Artist: Schuyler Beecroft

    January 21, 2015 by Erin Fletcher

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    These portraits from Schuyler Beecroft are mesmerizing. I’m so drawn to the mix of vibrant colors and abstract shapes. Each shape exudes movement and intrigue by the pattern or texture of the paint. 

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  3. Artist: Cody Hoyt

    August 20, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    Cody Hoyt is the maker behind these extraordinary stoneware vessels, which display exteriors inspired by both organic (tree rings, Earth’s layers, bacon) and artistic patterns. They are really just beautiful and that’s why I want to share them with you. TwistedBoxII-CodyHoyt TwistedJug-CodyHoyt LargeOctahedron-CodyHoyt StonwareVessel-CodyHoyt


  4. Artist: Andrea Wan

    August 20, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    When I was a kid, my dreams were to grow up and become a zoologist. I loved animals; I would go to the library weekly to gather books and more books about all variety of animals. I was also a member of the World Wildlife Fund. Anyway, one creature that really fascinated me was the Tasmanian Tiger, for the main reason that it had become extinct so recently and in a time when humans could have prevented it.

    Exploding Heads is a series by Andrea Wan, where she beautifully illustrates various extinct creatures exploding from the porcelain faces of young men and women. It’s rather odd, but lovely and allows my mind to travel back in time for a bit. Dodo-AndreaWan Moa-AndreaWan Quagga-AndreaWan Mammoth-AndreaWan


  5. Artist: Lydia Hardwick

    July 3, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    Lydia Hardwick is a ceramic artist sculpting objects that look very little like ceramic (which is my favorite type of ceramic work). She studied at the Royal College of London and has completed two residencies in Scotland and Germany. The former leading to a show later this year at the An Tobar Gallery.

    As another artist I discovered through Buy Some Damn Art, I wanted to feature her on my blog because her pieces inspire me to make some wild lacunose onlays. Her color choices are brilliant and the abstract shapes she creates are captivating in their organic and sometimes sickly qualities.

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  6. Artist: Megan Herwig

    July 1, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    Megan Herwig is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art, in addition to receiving a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. I recently came upon her work on Buy Some Damn Art. Her magnificent buildings are made from various materials layered on top of screen prints. She uses paper, tape and fabric to build these architectural wonders.

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  7. Artist: Jennifer Davis

    April 16, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    I really love the work of Jennifer Davis, she’s a master at combining colors and patterns into beautiful and wild works of art. The following pieces are from her most recent exhibition Joyride on display at the Public Functionary in Minneapolis, MN. This show is a product of a grant Jennifer received two years ago that allowed her to travel across the US to cities famous for their old carousels. 

    I’m just ecstatic about the hand painted carousel horses and I hope Jennifer continues with 3-dimensional art in the future. 

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  8. Artist: Richard Butler

    April 16, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    These moody portraits are the work of painter and former Psychedelic Furs band member Richard Butler. His work is particularly striking through the disruption of the subject’s full features. The paint strokes evoke the impressionist style of Manet with a contemporary look. 

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  9. Artist: Marcela Cárdenas

    March 13, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    In her series Transicionales, artist Marcela Cárdenas explores the relationship between the organic shapes found within the natural kingdoms of fauna and minerals. The glass geode sculptures above are filled with animal fur, while in the image below, fur is trapped between a backing and a piece of glass with a reverse painting. I’m appealed by how my eye is misguided to believe the image as 2-dimensional, but the flat paintings overlaid on the detailed fur creates such texture.  

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  10. Artist: Lulie Wallace (Again)

    March 13, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    It has been in the 50s for the past two days in Boston, which means the heavy, gray veil of winter is slowly lifting and spring is on the horizon. Spring time reminds me of the colors forgotten during the dreary months of white snow and grey clouds, which in turn reminds me about flowers and the gorgeous floral paintings of artist Lulie Wallace

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