Eduard Wiiralt

Posted in art, macabre, monsters with tags , , , on July 16, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Quick post…two incredible pieces by Eduard Wiiralt found on Monster Brains.

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Kelly Louise Judd

Posted in art, nature with tags , , , on July 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I saved so many images from Kelly Louise Judd’s portfolio. I just could not stop.

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Her delicate paintings are inspired by fairy tales, folklore, ghosts, psychology, nature and Victoriana.

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One finds many beautiful beasts and symbols in her work…
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Kelly Louise Judd

Robin Van Valkenburgh

Posted in absurd, craft, humor, sculpture with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Robin Van Valkenburgh makes what she calls “pop surreal ceramics.”

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Many of these inspire a sense of nostalgia in me, while catering to my love of the absurd (beloved childhood characters mix with traditional ceramic creatures and shapes).

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Robin Van Valkenburgh
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Fabulous Cat Papers

Posted in anatomy, craft, science with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Fabulous Cat Papers carries gorgeous handmade embroidered notebooks with all kinds of perfectly geeky themes (heavily focused on anatomy and science).

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I’d having trouble choosing just one of these (and I have an odd habit of “saving” really nice notebooks and leaving them blank because they are are art pieces!).

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Fabulous Cat Papers

Preview of Camille Rose Garcia’s “Phantasmacabre”

Posted in art, surreal with tags , , , on July 11, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Camille Rose Garcia is back with another breathtaking solo show at Corey Helford Gallery, opening July 16th.

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It’s been such a long time since I’ve seen her work in person, but it’s really a sight to behold.

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Her paintings (often very large scale) transport you into a psychedelic wonderland of dark, sickly sweet delights.

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Be sure to catch the show if you can!

Corey Helford Gallery

Igor Maykov

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 10, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find much biographical information on Latvian surrealist painter Igor Maikov but he has some fabulous paintings. This one is by far my favorite. I cannot stop looking at it.

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He’s quite adept at achieving a kind of soft luminosity in his work.
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But has the ability to create more striking, vivid portraiture as well.
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Ah, may all our angels and demons make peace and toast together.
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Igor Maikov

Neal Murren

Posted in art, illustration, surreal with tags , , , , on July 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Neal Murren works with pen, pencil, paint and Photoshop to make wild, surreal collages of fantasy and fairy tale worlds.

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One feels far down the rabbit hole when looking at these images, where the laws of physics and nature impose no constraints on the inhabitants.
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His elaborate typography work is stunning as well.
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Neal Murren

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