In between the raindrops and the workshops, there’s always a little time to get inspired by the work of other artists whose images just seem to jump out and grab you. I have a folder on my computer for works like these. Invariably, they give me a creative push.
Here are four who you may not know about. You can click on their names for links to their websites and more of their amazing work, all different countries, all different media.
Sharon Griffin – United Kingdom
I like to be inspired by a narrative which mirrors or tells a story of an everyday moment in life. I am searching for a sense of deeper meaning within human form; stories of loves and losses; characters from a play; a response to a news article.
My work is a map of land and memory.
I am interested in the landmarks that give a sense of place and how humans mark and visualize the land.
My work is a dialogue between my imagination, my curiosity, my imperfections and my desires. I express the tales of womanhood, sharing stories through form, color and texture.
On the verge of abstraction he practises a paradoxical painting where reality is pure paradox.
Stay safe, happy, and inspired!
These are lovely. I especially love the image, by Leah MacDonald, I had a visceral reaction. It conjured the feeling of looking into the face of one of my descendants, let’s say, one of my great-great grand daughters, in a moment when she is imagining her ancestors,—maybe the North Carolinian women who wore hoop skirts during the American Civil War. Maybe some romanticized version of ALL of her female forebears. It made me happy. Thank you for sharing, Lyn. Definitely eye-candy!
Loved your description – isn’t it interesting how an image can evoke such a personal – indeed, visceral – reaction?
I continue to be inspired by your vision and work in the world. Thank you for sharing these amazing images; they also are inspiring. Each of these images evokes such feeling; transport to another place and time.