Oaxacan Animal Carvings

Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]

The Art of Plating

What artistry, with plates. It’s Easter Week, a time when tables for many people groan with family. Exquisite plating technique is not something most of us will concentrate upon. But there are many on Instagram and elsewhere whose duty it is to show us how.  Artisans, every one […]

Jeannie Phan: Covers

I have such respect for artists who illustrate magazine, book and newspaper covers because of the intense deadline and editorial pressures they face while delivering unique, on-target work. One of the busiest in the business is Toronto illustrator Jeannie Phan (first post back in 2013 on the Art […]