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Harold Muñoz

 photo 036_zps9c762040.jpg  photo 045_zps745bd36f.jpg " I come from a family of painters. My father taught me my first lessons. Then, later on, I went to an art school in my hometown, Paris. I can’t do anything else but paint, and it’s the human body that interests me the most. During my training, I learned to work the majority of medias, but I have a special relationship with oil. I also draw a lot with graphite." - Harold Muñoz  photo HaroldMuntildeoz_Huilesurline_90x40cm_Juillet2012_zps1b3d2d22.jpg  photo 034_zps7bdb9d89.jpg

Hiné Mizushima

 photo bbb1b64472d95dd2acc10f601ee99dcb_zpsd8ffce48.jpg  photo 6defae7cb8375112f44c0e006845c9c7_zps2cf63a73.jpg Hiné Mizushima, who was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting before working as a designer and Illustrator in Tokyo. She later moved to Rome, then Paris, and then NYC. Seven years ago she left New York for Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family. She is currently also a slow crafter, needlefelter, and stop-motion puppet animation video artist. She has recently been commissioned for a number of commercial music videos, including several for They Might Be Giants, were released on DVDs. Her Illustrations are mainly paper cutout and digital. Her felt sculptures have been exhibited in galleries in NYC, LA, SF, Tokyo, Osaka and other cities, and are published as books and magazines as well. She sells her felt creations and prints on her Etsy handmade shop.  photo fc804b4cbdc9f00551ee3b8e0351d7d0_zps4ba223e7.jpg  photo 8f7c7bc611aa2b15815cbc226769cdb8_zps53360263.jpg

Guido Mocafico

 photo bl179_zpsd318e500.jpg  photo bl054_zpsb445411b.jpg  photo bl195_zps85721df8.jpg Italian still life photographer Guido Mocafico was born in Switzerland; he currently divides his time between his home in Switzerland and his studio in Paris. Mocafico has become recognised as a contemporary master of still life. His interest in this most classic of art forms started early whilst studying photography at Vevey School in Switzerland. He initially focused on commercial and advertising projects for brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Gucci, Armani and YSL. His images have been published in numerous magazines over the years including Vogue US, Vogue France, Men's Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Face, and Wallpaper, amongst others.  photo bl016_zpsf490ce03.jpg  photo bl177_zpsb5623939.jpg

Alex Roulette

 photo 8216029660_8646f74b2e_b_zpsdfd0a812.jpg  photo 9574953828_ba7e4e5c0d_o_zpsc2ed68b5.jpg  photo 9572159579_e408b479c2_o_zpsa654dbc8.jpg " Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious. I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences." - Alex Roulette  photo 4824311953_1273b7b9ec_b_zps5419af53.jpg  photo 8216029316_d38c147b58_b_zps483015cd.jpg  photo 8180458035_aa00d51b44_z_zpsfca97a2d.jpg

Juan Carlos Manjarrez

 photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web20_zps86bc5052.jpg  photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web18_zpsb6b775af.jpg This could get terribly inspiring. Check out the work of Juan Carlos Manjarrez, artist based out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Website here.  photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web5_zpsf21b646c.jpg

Jennifer Mehigan

 photo painting2_905_zpsca12a6c8.jpg  photo 7_small_zps798b7ed6.jpg Jennifer Mehigan <-- b. 1988, Ireland; Currently based in Singapore; Education: 2015 BFA (Hons) LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore; 2011 Adv. Dip. Graphic Design CATC Design School Sydney  photo 14_small_zps60da51c9.jpg  photo painting1_o_zps6a16c33a.jpg

Dennis Auburn

 photo Untitled-4_zpsa25d804a.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zps42ab8da9.jpg " 21 year old film photographer in Houston, Texas. I am for youth, going to the unknown, and learning throughout the process." - Dennis Auburn  photo Untitled-2_zps082013a9.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsa481eace.jpg

Karen Woods

 photo 1400x720-kw4DyHDG1fpGKjSn_zps85562b15.jpg  photo 1400x720-it6QXVBkITTROabI_zps95ea8f36.jpg  photo 1400x720-cNTbLDtpUeNM6bDQ_zpsfdd20d9e.jpg " For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on the road, when I’ve been struck by the beauty in the ordinariness of my commute. These images are the “lyrical suggestions” that compel me to paint, to communicate these transcendent experiences so clearly that others might in turn recognize this beauty in the course of their day. For myself, the reward lies in capturing and expanding the space, time, and movement of a moment in everyday life, and to reveal its accompanying emotional weight: its anticipation, reflection, isolation, longing, and transcendence." - Karen Woods  photo 1400x720-8dBtBY1KIlWKY8T5_zpsd748c81b.jpg  photo 1400x720-wWEmX71j1diaWPQI_zpsa8fc053b.jpg

Russ Havard

 photo Untitled-1_zps1fad5ef4.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zpsfa609205.jpg Born in Lufkin, Texas in 1971, the landscape and culture of deep East Texas influenced Russ in an important way. Working in traditional and experimental methods Russ uses landscape as both a center and as a point of departure. Major personal and artistic changes occurred however, when Russ fell ill with an auto-immune disease in 1994. He worked and completed graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas until a major relapse in 1997. This forced him to change his working methods and materials from large mixed media works to small-scale watercolors. The circumstance gave a new meaning of growth through volatility, resulting in more content-driven work, concerning spiritual issues. Russ Havard's paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions both regionally and nationally, including George Billis Gallery in New York and Los Angeles; the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas; the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; and the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin, among other venues. In addition, his work has been published in New American Paintings: Western Competition, Vols. 30, 48, and 102.  photo CentralParkWest_zps3fe50887.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsae53d057.jpg  photo watermark_DSC_0135_zpsf20c001e.jpg

Cassette Tape Bookmarks

 photo Untitled-2_zps3f4896e6.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsa203becb.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps7dab82ec.jpg Cassette Tape Bookmarks - Sold in a set of 3, available in many colors. Buy here.  photo Untitled-3_zps7fc4af17.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zps960f05d5.jpg