It has been far to long since I highlighted some of my favorite artists that I have been swooning over. Some of these are oldies and others are newbies I have recently stumbled upon that I cannot get enough off!!! Although I have studied art for years I seem to be attracted similarly composed/styled artwork. I do not know why other than I like what I like and although I appreciate many different styles and art forms I find myself constantly drawn to cartoonish/dark/vintage-ish and often Asian inspired pieces. I know my preferences my not be everyone’s cup of tea but you don’t have to love them. My only hope is that my finds will entice you to search out your own favorite artists and maybe find something or someone you never would have otherwise.
Audrey Kawaski is one of my all time favorite artists. There are few pieces of hers that I haven’t liked. I really love the fact that she does most of her paintings on wood. The muted colors she uses on the wood are beautiful. I generally like very bold and bright colored pieces but Audrey’s pieces are so fluid and alluring. I love her style and imagination. Many of her pieces are of a woman or women in different scenes where the expressions they display are tantalizing. Whether they are in a lusty moment or look frightened the expressions still have a very sensual feeling to them.
Jeremy Geddes is famous for his floating people usually Astronauts but A Perfect Vacuum happens to be one of my favorites. His images are so vivid and detailed. It is like you are looking through an actual window. Jeremy Geddes has other styles as well each very different but all so interesting. It seems so simple to plop a floating person in a scene and call it art but his compositions and crispness make his images exciting and almost relaxing. Like a moment in time where you can just float.
Brandi Milne’s work is very cartoon, vintage and or retro, creepy. She has many fairy tale inspired pieces that hint at late 70′s style illustrations. I really enjoy her pieces. Brandi’s pieces are very busy and detailed but the long lines present in most of her pieces seem to give the atmosphere very fluid movement. Most of her art seems dark and almost tragic but not in a sad way if that makes sense. Kind of like a Tim Burton movie makes you happy.
Ray Caesar, I accidentally happened to only just find when searching for a sold out print I really wanted by another artist. I am so very happy I did! Most of his paintings are portaits which I always love. They are all very classical in style but with, as per my usual taste, a dark, twisty, sexy side to them. Often I see that the subject in his paintings have octopus-like attributes and I absolutely lurve octupus’. Ray’s pieces are quite expensive (as they should be they are beautiful) and as much as I love them I think unless he releases an inexpensive print run I will be sans a Ray Caesar piece for quite some time! Booooo!