“These hilarious illustrations are created by Spanish artist Oscar Ramos from Santiago, Chile. He specialises in photo manipulations and character design. His work is inspired by Maurits Cornelis Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who is well known from classic mind-bending and perspective-defying drawings.”
“Born and raised in Greater London since 1990, Daisy is an artist with an education in design and driven by craft. Since graduating from Central St Martins with a degree in fashion design, her practice has continued to revolve around textiles and fabric manipulation but has developed into the realms of sculpture and performance. She is now a part of the 62 Group which aims to challenge the boundaries of textiles practise.”
“Emmy and Academy Award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford works from his private studio in the North Carolina Mountains. His style emphasizes the sculptor’s presence and is characterized by a dynamic use of form and texture. His diverse body of work and his unique vision for sculptural language produce powerful commissions. Wesley’s independent works provoke passionate responses and he is known for his intimate, emotionally charged portraits.” https://www.woffordsculpturestudio.com
“Born in Boston, David Kracov studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and began his career in animation with the Brad Pitt feature, Cool World. David went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios, working on such features as The Lion King, Aladdin, etc.
During his time as an illustrator, David began to experiment with different types of clay, and started sculpting the characters from those films he animated. Ultimately, after his work was discovered at a local art exhibition, David was commissioned to create a limited edition chess set for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores. Not long after that David was contacted by Disney Studios to create sculptures of individual characters as well as chess sets for their stores, galleries, theme parks and catalog.
Kracov’s vibrant color palette shows up again in his unique steel wall sculptures. Each in a limited edition of only 55 works that begin with hundreds of small sketches that are then hand-cut from a single sheet of steel and then finished with detailed painting in a high-grade, water-based, acrylic polymer paint. Each edition is finished individually so that no two are alike. The meticulous steel work along with his scrutinizing attention to detail allow these sculptures to take on a life.” https://www.david-kracov.com
Canadian artist Sharon Lynn Williams from Calgary, Alberta has been happily exploring mixed watermedia for 35 years.
“What would happen if…” The excitement of working from chaos to order is invigorating and creates a dialogue between the work and the artist. Sharon enjoys working with bold colour, line and texture. Her work is informed by the landscapes that she paints en plein air in oil, her passion for gardening and love of the human figure. Sharon's interpretations of the beauty around her, as well as her vivid imagination make for an eclectic and varied body of work.”
Canadian artist, Amy Friend lives and works in St. Catherines, Ontario and primary focuses on photography.
“Amy Friend grew up on the outskirts of Windsor, Ontario, where the Detroit River meets Lake St. Clair. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design before embarking on intermittent travels throughout Europe, Morocco, Cuba, and the United States. Amy later resumed her studies and received a BFA Honours degree and B.Ed degree from York University, as well as an MFA from the University of Windsor.”
A Toronto, Ontario based artist Alice Ziberberg graduated from Ryerson University’s Photography program. she has won many awards and rightfully so, for her incredible, creative work!
“Alice Zilberberg is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, recognized by curators, collectors, and art patrons across the globe. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, and raised in Israel, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Photography program, she began her artistic practice by painting: a verve which remains very much present in her digital works. The winner of numerous prestigious competitions, her accolades include 1st place in The World Monochrome awards, ranking as one of Magenta Foundation’s best photographers in Canada, and several of the International Photography awards”.
Award winning Canadian photographer Jess Bell from Toronto, Ontario.
“I have always had a flair for the dynamic and artistic. This, coupled with an innate love of animals, has resulted in pursuing animal photography with a passion.
I am a dog owner myself, and I’ve spent years training my dog to perform in various forms of commercial work. I have a great deal of patience and am well-acquainted with animals' quirks. I know how to bide my time to capture the perfect shot. My goal for every photography session is to ensure that all parties involved, both animals and their people, thoroughly enjoy themselves.
I grew up in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Now, I live in Scarborough and travel throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Niagara, Barrie, Burlington, Belleville and beyond to work with clients.”
Ceramic sculptor artist from Derby, England, UK. Lucy Kite.
“I studied art & design at college and instantly knew I wanted to do something with my new found love. I'm never happier than with a piece of wet clay in my hands waiting to turn it into some quirky character!”
“Rain is hitting the roof of our narrowboat, the stove fire is burning in the corner. My labradoodle muse, is laying by my feet under the table.
There is a ball of clay on the table waiting to be imagined...
As far as my characters go they create themselves. Starting with a pair of eyes they tell me what they'd like to become, it's a partnership! Hand sculpted from ceramic stoneware clay and then fired to temperatures that will melt your face, they are all hand painted to finish with a wide variety of acrylics, glazes, oxides and stains.
I love my job - there's not many people that spend their days sculpting wizards and dragons, I consider myself very lucky.” Lucy Kite
“Born in 1972 in Kyoto, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo. Motohiko Odani is an artist who executes magnificent, mysterious and often grotesque artworks across a myriad of mediums. Known primarily for his sculpture, Odani will utilize other art forms in imaginative ways including photography, video and video projections in order to capture “things that can’t be seen with the human eye, like phenomena and perceptions.”
A recurring theme throughout his oeuvre is exemplified by his Phantom Limb series (2013 and 1997), which is a sequence of large, flawlessly executed photographic laser prints of a young girl in a white dress. Her hands appear to be missing—a reference to the sensation felt by amputees who still “feel” their missing body parts. On closer inspection, her hands are simply coloured red with raspberry stains, thereby reproducing an equivalent sensation in the viewer: to experience something that did not exist. Odani’s work often induces these types of uneasy feelings, while continually enticing the viewer in ways that cannot be described simply a morbid curiosity.”