Julia Bland‘s work does not fit perfectly into a single category, but spans beautifully across fiber art and painting. In her work, she deconstructs and manipulates fabric and threads before reconstructing them into the final pieces you see here. The vibrant, geometric designs are stunning. Some of the work is stitched into a solid piece, while others float on loosely woven backgrounds. Either way her work is unique and intriguing.
April 13, 2018 by Erin Fletcher
January 16, 2018 by Erin Fletcher
I’ve just stumbled across the work of painter John Holcomb and I’m completely infatuated. In John’s Floral series he uses inspiration from nature itself and the old Dutch masters. John uses these paintings as a form of therapy to ease his mind and work through the complexities of his other work. He brings an absolute brilliant and whimsical interpretation to the 17th century paintings.
February 14, 2017 by Erin Fletcher
Using double-exposure, Miranda Crooks has created these dreamlike images of plants. The photographic effect and the rich, vibrant colors pull you away from reality. In her watercolor pieces, Miranda uses a softer palette to capture the essence of each plant.
February 10, 2016 by Erin Fletcher
I love these abstract paintings from Dennis Congdon. His use of pastels against vibrant hues is engaging and dream-like. Each painting feels like a lost page from a graphic novel in which the story tells of displaced art and culture.
August 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
Jeanne Gaigher is an emerging artist out of Cape Town, South Africa. Her expressive brush strokes and moody color palette are captivating. Her paintings remind me of the lacunose technique or perhaps a Philip Smith binding.
August 5, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
The paintings of artist Tomma Abts are mesmerizing. She creates simple geometric designs that pop from the canvas with her use of flat textures and perfect shading. Another artist would could totally inspire the cover for a binding.
June 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
I love, love, love these paintings from Lily Stockman. After receiving a degree from Harvard University in painting and botany, Lily spent 5 months in Mongolia at an apprenticeship studying Buddhist thanga painting. Now she splits her time between the Mojave Desert and the Thar Desert in India, where she collaborates on textile paintings with her sister and a master block printer. What an awesome life!
May 19, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
These paintings are apart of Nicholas Schutzenhofer’s 2014 MFA Show from my alma mater the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These large scale paintings incorporate a range of paint varieties such as egg tempera, oil and encaustic.
I’m delighted by the busyness of each piece. My eye darts from side to side, following thick, squiggly strokes of bright colors (and I love bright colors!).
February 10, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
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.
January 21, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
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.