PerimenopART

A friend of mine shared a HILARIOUS illustration on Facebook and it made me properly crack up.

PerimenopART is a range of humorous illustrations highlighting the struggles women face during their perimenopausal years. While I am not myself preminipausal these images speak to all women and will make you literally laugh out loud. This amazing and funny body of work is by an artist called Kirsty Collett – I don’t know much about her but I do know she has mad skills.

You can see her work on her Facebook page PerimenopART. When she gets her shop up and running I’ll update it here :) in the mean time you can email her directly.

 

Feel free to share Kirsty’s work. Get in touch with me via Twitter, Instagram or by email :)

artists i like: liz climo

Liz Climo is an illustrator and artist who in her spare time creates beautiful and delightful animal cartoons. You see Liz works on The Simpsons. I love The Simpsons so that alone is worthy of a lot of respect. But then she has carved out a massive fan base online publishing these gorgeous animal comics. They are so simple and so funny.

She has published a picture book called The Little World of Liz Climo (hardback available on Book Depository with free shipping) and she is releasing a new picture book in 2015 called Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad. The Books are well worth the purchase as only a sample of the drawings are shared online so you’re still getting a lot of great new material (plus you’re supporting a living artist).

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These are just too cool for school.

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Who doesn’t love a good Breaking Bad parody!

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I sometimes wonder if I’m afraid of heights being so tall… I do relate 😛

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I think all non-gamers can relate to this.

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The story lines are so simple and sweet.

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An alarming number of the cute and cuddly animals in Liz’s drawings try to eat each other… just injecting a does of reality.

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I guess it would be confusing for some animals… like the turtle who tried to hump the shoe (watch the video LOL).

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Just in case you needed a costume idea for an upcoming Christmas Party…

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And just in time for Christmas – got to get me some Candy Canes.

Find and follow Liz on Twitter, Facebook and on her Tumbler site. You can buy her books at Book Depository, prints from Society 6 and and T-shirts from Shirts and Ladders.

Support living artists :)

 

artists i like: sara roberts

I always talk to strangers and often meet really interesting people and have amazing conversations :) I recently had a great discussion with Sara Roberts – a Sydney based artist – at the MCA at Circular Quay. Despite being a lovely person, when I gooogled her work I was happy to see that I also love her work.

She has a very clean modern style with bright + flat areas of colour (I LOVE THIS) and her colours are bright and clean. Just lovely.

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Woman in Wood, oil on linen

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The Lonely Ones, oil on linen

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The Meeting Place, oil on canvas

The feature image at the top of this post is called Uluru, oil on canvas.

Her work is for sale on Saatchi Art and they move quickly so buy from a living artist and brighten up your walls NOW!

artists i like: jennifer tyers

You can find all sorts of amazing artists while searching the wonderful world of the internet… I love Jennifer Tyers landscapes so much. There is a beautiful childish simplicity in the large blocks of colour and the simplification and almost illustration like. They also remind me of the beautiful water colours my beautiful late Aunty Carmiña did in the 50’s.

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This image is from her 2013 collection called Double Dipper. She made these works while she was on a residency in Byron Bay.

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This work is also from her 2013 collection called Double Dipper. I love the way she simplifies the trees as if to reference the Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser

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I adore the brightness creeping in to her more recent works. This piece is from her 2014 collection called Tropical Garden.

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I almost want to climb into these glorious bright watercolours and skip through these magical landscapes.

Her work brings light + colour + joy into the real world.

Visit her site and support living artists.

:)