Today is a colourful feature full of beautiful decorative surface pattern design! Amy Butler produces beautiful floral inspired pieces which I find totally inspirational and revisit time and again when I am in need of ideas! They are redolent of traditional oriental inspired wallpapers, the kind that you see in gorgeous stately homes, except Butler’s colour palette tends more towards the bright, rather than the faded tones that you see on the walls of the National Trust! Lots to draw from, in every sense of the word.
Friday, 28 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
I am delighted to showcase the work of the amazingly talented American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns. It is no surprise that he has become one of most significant and influential American painters of the twentieth century. I initially spotted his work in the Tate Art Gallery, Liverpool and was instantly captivated.
His work includes a range of subject matter from flags and targets, to letters and numbers. It is his particular piece ‘0 to 9’ that I love, where large scribbled numbers are positioned on top of each other to create an unusual layered piece of art.