Self-taught artist, Darren Crowley has this to say [from his saatchiart page]:
I am a full time professional artist obsessed with painting and I create art every day of my life. I paint in oils and acrylic on canvas and vintage book pages that have been glued together. The old discolored pages give a sense of history and intrigue. Many of them are from the 1800’s and still have writing, birthday messages, notes, best wishes etc from the original owners. The paintings begin with a base layer of vintage pages onto which the image will begin to emerge. More layers of paper or interesting symbols and fragments are added to give depth and changes in tone. I use acrylic paint, ink, airbrush and whatever I feel is necessary as the piece progresses. I work from my studio in Ireland but I travel a lot and paint everywhere I go. Landscapes, people, objects anything that catches my eye. It is my way of capturing a little of the energy. Dripping paint, fast brush strokes, splattered droplets combined with precise delicate brushwork to conjure the finished work. I hope you will enjoy the paintings as my journey continues. Painting since 2001 but I haven’t even started yet.
Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Continue reading Showcase: M.C. Escher
Raffaele Marinetti is a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Naples (Italy), who creates digital paintings principally for private commissions but also for books, magazines covers, advertising, comic books etc. Continue reading Showcase: Raffaele Marinetti
Today’s showcase is different. The artist does not want to be identified. So, no name, no face, no number. But she’s a wonderfully talented artist whose artworks are all over my house and all over my body in the form of tattoos. Continue reading Showcase: tatts.n.art
is a twenty five year old self-taught Romanian artist, who likes to experiment with different techniques and styles. She’s also interesting, interested, inspiring, inspired, and quite funny. Don’t believe me? Check this interview out.
Continue reading Showcase and Interview: Gina Iacob