Philip Govedare

 photo tumblr_n3lvvkBtDD1qeubbbo4_1280_zpsb15f2ab8.jpg  photo tumblr_n3lvvkBtDD1qeubbbo3_1280_zpsc3b8e059.jpg " My current landscape paintings are derived from sites that are both visually compelling and charged with implications of use, development and ownership. The conditions of the landscape including light, color, texture and atmosphere give meaning to place. The transformation of land and sky through industry and enterprise may be deliberate, or simply the unintended consequence of the human impact on a fragile environment. My work is both a response to and an interpretation of the world, but it also imparts sentiment through projection that comes from a perspective of anxiety about the condition of landscape and nature in our world today. I endeavor to create a fictional response to an observed phenomenon, a metaphor that is infused with a blend of celebration, apprehension and doubt about our place in the natural world. In this manner, this work may allude to the past and simultaneously project into the future. My paintings are a response to the landscape we inhabit with all its complexity and layered meanings." - Philip Govedare  photo 78-245_zpsfb663686.jpg  photo tumblr_n3lvvkBtDD1qeubbbo2_1280_zpsb35c6ef7.jpg


 photo 39861b593fea7a2b1b274cb2112f923b-d6b992z_zps3e7b98d4.png  photo 34eff87ce770b6ba0fbaa3ea6bda41bc-d5c3lyh_zps756423d9.png " I’m a self-taught artist from Pennsylvania. I draw portraits of my favorite characters from movies and TV." - Euclase  photo khan_by_euclase-d6a0ra7_zps991a276e.png  photo dust_by_euclase-d5xhq4o_zps333338c3.png

Pierre Le Riche

 photo The-rainbow-room-installation-by-Pierre-Le-Riche_zps95ccca15.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsffd150ae.jpg  photo The-rainbow-room-installation-by-Pierre-Le-Riche-2_zpsad09bc73.jpg Pierre was born in 1986 in Port Elizabeth and grew up in Cape Town where he matriculated in 2005. Since then, he has been involved in the art and design industry: he studied interior design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology before moving to London, where he worked as a student interior architect at KCA International. Pierre works as a freelance artist and designer from his studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, whilst completing his Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at the University of South Africa. Website here.  photo The-rainbow-room-installation-by-Pierre-Le-Riche-1_zps8c0725d7.jpg  photo The-rainbow-room-installation-by-Pierre-Le-Riche-21_zpsf12d2b8f.jpg

Andrew Tift

 photo absorb_zpsf6cc90a6.jpg  photo conversation_zpsd0b50cc0.jpg " I am a figurative realist painter and predominantly specialise in portraiture. I work in a highly detailed, intensely realistic manner and aim for an absolutely pure and objective likeness. Specific environments and narrative objects are often extremely important ingredients to my portraits as they can help to reflect and reinforce the sitters identity. I seek to convey people in the most understanding, intimate and sympathetic way that I can ." - Andrew Tift  photo kitty1_zpsd86292f2.jpg

Stamp Yo Face

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Michael Taylor

 photo MichaelTaylor_art_painting_UK12_zps3fb354c6.jpg  photo 261_zps1b27a427.jpg  photo 26_zps8af3bf7a.jpg Michael works quietly and carefully on one painting at a time, spending about three months over each composition. On graduating from Goldsmiths School of Art in 1973, he determined to devote his time to working at a single canvas, while funding himself by working evenings at a pub in Greenwich. When the picture was completed, and after a period of reflection, he created another. These were subsequently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Encouraged by the response, and selling both pictures, he decided to give up the pub job. He has continued to produce his extraordinary paintings, more or less without a break, until the present. With his wife Caroline, he moved in 1975 to a stone cottage on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, near Haworth. After the birth of their daughter, Ellen (1976), the family moved to a disused chapel in Dorset. In 1980, their son, Richard, was born. Caroline and Michael now live in an old pub in the Dorset village of Childe Okeford. Website here.  photo MichaelTaylor-ImpressioniArtistiche-6_zpse74301cc.jpg  photo tumblr_n3pkkzLZPL1qbmgeto5_500_zps6a927f8d.jpg

James Austin Murray

 photo 4everest_lrg_zpsd073f017.jpg  photo 1_zpsa36a1150.jpg  photo 1fornicating_lrg_zps12e50c18.jpg " For the past 20 years, James Austin Murray has worked through many different approaches in his art – from tightly rendered graphite cityscapes to pure white abstraction, works on paper, metal, canvas and board, flat and multi-dimensional. It is through these various incarnations that he has settled upon a pure black palette driven by an automatic and deftly intuitive hand. Murray’s commitment to his painting process, his adoration of pigment and its possibilities is extraordinary. I believe Murray is at the apex his formative, and dare I say narrative, synthesis." (via Lyons Weir Gallery)  photo 6invincible_lrg_zps791d1d95.jpg  photo 7empathic_lrg_zps101639aa.jpg

Marta Marzal

 photo 8678137601_20976fb1f6_b_zpsf135ce93.jpg  photo 8514054664_a9f25fd8b6_b_zpsa59e1d40.jpg I’m mysteriously drawn to these lovely paintings by Marta Marzal. More here.  photo 8428574738_4ac5598e10_b_zpsda8e1d7b.jpg

Shi Xinning

 photo dmg_after_shi_xinning_3_zps679d6210.jpg  photo shi_xinning_mccarthy_zps7c9950c9.jpg  photo dmg_after_shi_xinning_2_zpseae1d5c6.jpg Trained in China, Shi Xinning’s paintings are influenced by both social realism and European styles. Using the authoritative qualities of both, Shi embarks on history painting with a twist. Taking his imagery from iconic press photos, Shi’s canvases faithfully represent the world as we know it: the Yalta Conference in familiar 40s sepia tone, the Queen Mum in carriage emblazoned in newspaper black and white. It’s only on second glance that Shi’s alterations become evident. Nestled between Churchill and FDR and conversing happily with royalty, Mao takes his place amongst the great leaders of the 20th century. In China-fying history, Shi investigates dynamics of both the west’s Eurocentric, and China’s isolationist past world views. Humorously illustrating the Chairman’s import and omnipresence in 20th c Chinese society Shi’s insertion of Mao into the fabric of western collective conscience seems entirely plausible. Infusing the totems of propaganda currency with a sense of normality and humility, Shi re-authors the most cherished moments of collective memory with a ‘Forrest Gump’ effect, creating a specious mythology based in Hollywood schmaltz and unabashed optimism.  photo shi_xinning_royal_zps5f9b71e4.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps6cbf44b1.jpg  photo 2953605775_6dd2f573b4_b_zps8e2213b4.jpg

Steam Ship Silicone Steamer Lid

 photo steam-ship-silicone-steamer-lid-2_zpsd9656b37.jpg  photo steam-ship-silicone-steamer-lid-3_zpsdfe28007.jpg It's an ideal microwave and stove top lid that seals in goodness as you cook, while letting out just enough steam to prevent boiling over. Your vegetables and rice will be ship-shape! Measures 10 inches in diameter. Made from 100% pure virgin silicone. Click here to buy.  photo steam-ship-silicone-steamer-lid-4_zps5400c845.jpg