Painting the Neighbors! By Brett Amory (@brettamory7)

Painting the Neighbors! By @brettamory7

Brett Amory is an american artist. He began the Waiting series in 2001 with paintings depicting commuter subjects seemingly detached from their fellow passengers and surrounding environments, inspired by the introverted culture of public transit and inhabitants of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco (where the artist lived for fifthteen years). Figures and places in Amory’s work are based on photographs the artist has taken of ordinary city architecture and random people who he sees on a daily basis but never speaks to.
He feels especially drawn to individuals who look lost, lonely or awkward—those who don’t appear to fit in socially.

In the past year he’s had solo shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, New York and San Jose.

If you want to know more about this great artist, you should visit his website!

Hit the road Ray!

Hit the road Ray!

Ray Charles (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business”. Although his difficult life, Ray always had THE BRIGHTEST SMILE. I think this great musician deserves a portrait, and here is my version!

BTW, the movie “Ray” is strongly recommended! It’s the story of the life and career of the legendary musician.

Blending Creative Software and traditional hand drawing to generate Magic #Illustrations!

#Amy #Hamilton (@AmyMHamilton) is a graphic design student at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario. Her experience as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator has given her the opportunity to strengthen and demonstrate her passion, creativity, and ability to get work done.

Amy creates #visual #designs for digital and print media which include illustrations, typography, layout, branding, and photography. She works mainly with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. But she also uses traditional mediums like graphite, gouache, ink, and watercolour.

She loves what she does. I love what she is creating!

If you want to know more about Amy visit her website

Pop Geometry by Andy Burgess

Pop Geometry refers to Burgess’s love of Pop Art and the incorporation of found vintage ephemera into his collage, much of it referencing a golden age of American graphic design and advertising. The geometric elements, and the use of text and typeface also reference early Twentieth century modern movements such as Supermatism and Constructivsm, and a time of extrodrinary creativity in Russian and European art. By combining geometric form with American graphics, Burgess constructs a playfull meeting of two distinct artistic cultures, East and West, old and new.

I discovered him first because of his amazing Collages. My favorites are the cities! Born in London and living in Arizona, Burgess travels the world for inspiration.

But then I realized that he is also very good at painting! He is very versatile, going from the abstract to the very detailed painting. Look at these cars!!

See his website, here.

Turning trash into treasure by Bernard Pras

Bernard Pras is a French Artist with a green message. In his work,he uses a technique known as anamorphosis, the art of sticking objects on a canvas to give the work texture and dimension.

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Pras uses only found objects in his creations and literally turns trash into treasure. Look closely at his art and you’ll find everything from toilet paper and soda cans to slinkies and bird feathers. Pras often reinterprets famous photos and paintings — such as Hokusai’s famous woodcut “The Great Wave,” which this piece reimagines — through his art of upcycled anamorphosis.

If you want to read more about this great artist and practice your French, don’t hesitate to visit his webpage: http://www.bernardpras.fr/  

Radiating Color with Regina Calcaterra (@RegiCalca)

Regina is a talented Argentinean Artist. She began painting in the workshop of Ana Armendariz when she was only a little girl. Since 2012, in search of a fresh eye, she commenced working with Alejandra Roux, where she shares an artistic space with a group of young and creative people.

With only 24 years old, she has developed a very unique style, combining on the canvas her talent with the pencil & brushes and what she captures with her camera, surrounded by powerful colors. Her paintings are Mix technique.

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Regina is also a great photographer. Below you can find a selection of what I consider her best pictures from her trip to Asia.

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Nobody can doubt that this girl has a special gift. She radiates art!

I hope you like her work as much as I do! You can find more about Regina Calcaterra in her webpage http://www.reginacalcaterra.com.ar/ and her blog: http://enelnombredelarte.com.ar/

 

Playful Doodles that Incorporate Everyday Objects by Javier Pérez @cintascotch

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#javierperez, is an artist and illustrator from Guayaquil, Ecuador. A few times a week, Pérez shares a new doodle with his 20,000 Instagram followers. Each doodle incorporates everyday objects like paper clips, coins and scissors. The doodles transform the objects into something completely new and different.

It’s a fun and creative way to look at an object, even seemingly mundane ones, and reimagine them as something else. To see more playful diversions, be sure to check out Javier’s work at the links below.