The Waiting Room, 2016. Black ink on paper - 297 x 420 mm
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Aside, it is incredibly important for an artist/ creative to find inspiration, a rumble of ingenuity and a flash of insight. These surrealistic drawings are a collection of the whimsical and the curious, you will find yourself returning to the artwork only to discover more. Here I present you with American artist Adonna Khare whose predominant tool of choice is the carbon pencil.
Here is a sneak peak at Khare's studio space where we get a sense of the sheer scale of her works, it is a slice of voyeuristic wonder for me.
Adonna Khare's website, here
The Parnell Gallery in Auckland has a Christmas Exhibition opening tomorrow, 28th Nov with small works. Do head along, my small drawings sit amongst a myriad of great artists. Happy. Kx
Pulling you Weight, 2015. Black ink on paper - 300 x 300 mm
Flying Act, 2015. Black ink on paper - 300 x 300 mm
If I Float Away, 2015. Black ink on paper - 420 x 594 mm
Fishing Expedition, 2015. Black ink on paper - 420 x 594 mm
Artist Nigel Bird lives and works in France. He is inspired by the natural environment, the rhythmic details of the landscape and it's history; all of which informs his striking mark making. Of course, the repeat pattern, appeals to me greatly, how impressive are these drawings - I am buoyed by the simple skill of creating a line.
via Saatchi Art
Recently, I received an unexpected email from VIDA who are Google Ventures backed fashion ecommerce platform that brings together designers and makers around the world to create original, inspiring apparel in a socially conscious way.
They kindly invited me to collaborate with them to design clothing apparel using my artwork, which is both exciting and alittle overwhelming.
'VIDA’s story is that of the rich, interconnected world we live in -- the story of contemporary life and mindful, global citizenship. We are a global partnership of co-creators, from a designer in Paris, to a producer in Karachi, and a consumer in San Francisco'.
VIDA gives its designers the chance to convert their design vision into products like scarves, tops and dresses. For every VIDA product made, the company offers literacy programs for the makers in Karachi, Pakistan. These makers have the opportunity to learn reading, writing and maths, which they may not have had the opportunity to do before.
If over the next week any of my designs hit 3+ pre-orders each, VIDA will produce the design - how wondrous would that be! Supposing you very much like, do kindly quote this coupon code VIDAVOICES for a 20% discount. To order please visit my VIDA shop here.
Have a happy weekend,
Tread Carefully, 2015. Black ink on paper - 420 x 594 mm
This drawing is titled 'At a Glance, this looks like Funny Business', having just been printed onto a lovely forest green wool fabric, and the photo shoot last week of the new print run - off to the shop we go x
- this repeat pattern is being used heavily throughout the next series of paintings -
it won't be long until I can share with you x