When it comes to botanical illustrations, one of the world’s best is England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri (pronounced Ahh-pon-si-ree). Her exceptional artwork is made from humble elements of nature – pressed flowers and leaves. Through her intricate compositions, she is able to present the diversity and beauty of the natural world. Some of her works include
Paper is a favorite medium among artists because it’s one of the easiest materials to work with. Even non-creative folk can manipulate it to produce modest art, such as paper planes, boats, origami pieces, and paper-mache models. Folding, cutting, and styling paper in a certain way may seem like simple actions, but they could result
One of the most admirable traits of an artist is their ability to use anything as a medium. For Andoni Bastarrika, a multimedia artist from Basque Country, Spain, he found that sand was the best material to express his creativity. While most of us feel really proud of ourselves after building a sandcastle on the
This quarantine had many people finding creative ways to lift each other’s spirits. For this mother and daughter duo, they turned to art to brighten up their sidewalk and make their neighbors smile. A neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, is bursting with color, all thanks to the creative talents of Jan Riggins and her 13-year-old
World-renowned artist Banksy is the antithesis of commissioned art; he makes street art. And he dedicates his most recent work to the NHS staff who had been working hard amid the coronavirus pandemic. His latest creation is an almost fully monochrome painting he called Game Changer, which depicts a young boy playing with a toy.
Some of the most renowned sculptors we know today use raw materials such as wood, ceramic, clay, and marble to create marvelous pieces of art (such as portraits) that imitate reality. For Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea, industrial metals became the medium that allowed him to craft recognizable portraits that show his contemporary and classical artistry.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, beloved children’s author Mo Willems is encouraging kids all over the country to participate in his online drawing classes. From his studio at home, the artist will be teaching kids to draw cute doodles via live stream once a day. “I know a lot of you guys are not in school.
Bonsai is a widely known Japanese art form that dates back centuries. While there are many practitioners around the globe, only a chosen few become world-renowned masters in this field. One of them is Masahiko Kimura. The word “bonsai” translates to “planted in a container.” It involves cultivation techniques to yield miniature trees that resemble
They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for Brian Mock, that statement couldn’t be more accurate. This Aloha, Oregon-based metal sculptor just took recycling to a whole other level, combining imagination, experience, and technical skill to create works of art that are so extraordinary, they almost look impossible to replicate. For
Using pencil and paper, this self-taught artist creates the most amazing surrealism art, making his creations both hyperrealistic and awe-inspiring. Jono Dry, the Cape Town, South Africa-based artist, was born in Pretoria and spent most of his young life in the town of Hermanus, where he worked and exhibited most of his life. The brilliant
While most of us find no use for fallen logs other than wood for our fireplaces, this wood artist can turn any lifeless block into a piece of beautiful furniture or decorative item. Mori Kono – a Japanese-Canadian wood artist – and his team gather fallen logs to create impressively detailed sculptures of forest animals.
I don’t know about you, but drinking from a nice mug makes my morning tea taste a lot better. While I am fully aware that this is just a trick of the mind, it wouldn’t hurt to have gorgeous dining ware on my table, right? People like getting that “fancy” feel even if they are