Feature Artist – Joanne Thies

I have been meaning to get around to sharing this delight for some time now.  Joanne from I Love Saturdays is someone I was fortunate enough to go to university with.  I loved seeing other peoples work in the printmaking, drawing and painting studios.  Joanne used to specialise in very detailed drawings, portraits and layering of tranperencies and opacity.  Funnily enough she’s still toying with these ideas but now introducing landscapes, photography and text.

There is something very organic and delicious about Joanne’s work.  It’s soft and feminine, dreamlike and immursive.  It takes you traveling along with her to foreign places.   This is one stylin’  lady.

Even her fashion sense is fab.  What can I say?  I’m crushing on you Joanne Thies.  Keep feeding my insatiable hunger for beauty, colour and detailed line work.

Published in Blanket Magazine.

Have a look at her blog and follow her antics.  And I’ll keep harassing her to make a store where you can purchase her prints!

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Feature Artist – May Ann Licudine

I would like to introduce you all to one of my favorite artists.   I originally came across MALL (May Ann Licudine) back when I was frequenting Deviant Art.   I just loved her whimsical illustrative style and super sweet and friendly personality.   Over the years she has just had success upon success with ever increasing followers, international group shows and constant requests for custom artwork commissions.

MALL is a Phillipino artist located in the small province of La Union on the Western Coastline of the Island of Luzon.  She has studied visual arts originally painting in a traditional and realistic manner until finding her own  personal style and technique.  She has very much refined this style and now has a steady stream of people requesting  work from her.

Her favorite styles of artwork are illustration and animation and she draws inspiration from Greats like Hayao Miyazaki, Winsor McCay and Mary Blair.  She has also recently completed works inspired by Alice in Wonderland, The Twilight Zone, and Edward Scizzorhands for various group exhibitions and events.

MALL has stated that she travels for up to seven hours in search of quality art materials for her incredibly detailed artwork as she is not satisfied with the materials she can find locally.  This girl is one hell of a dedicated and determined artist.  If anyone can prove that hard work pays off then it is MALL.

"The Dandelion Dream" - May Anne Licudine.

Where to find her:

Website.

Blog.

Deviant Art.

Formspring.

You really must check her out!

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Win a Tracey Potter Print.

Just a quick post to let you know about a competition that a fellow QCA graduate is currently running.  Check out Tracey Potter’s blog to enter in the chance to win a print of one of her cute paintings “Bird With A Pear Earring.”   It is always exciting so see a local artist putting their work out there and being successful.   Yo Go GF!