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 […]
This beautiful set of Easter sketches is by Violeta Hernández, an illustrator in Monterrey, Mexico. See the full sketchbook series on the previous Art Junkie Easter posting here.
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 […]
Spanish artist Irma Gruenholz doesn’t just do Easter, although the bunny ears are appropriate for the season. She’s gaining renown for all the portraits, still lifes and domestic scenes she’s doing, calling them ‘clay illustrations.’
Easter inspiration arrives in many forms, including these glazed porcelain eggs from Nashville-based Becca Jane Koehler.
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 […]