Quick Hits: We the People

James Burke is an artist you should know. From London, England, he’s a co-founder of the creative hub Studio 7, an exhibition space in the heart of Shoreditch, a writer for the Huffington Post and a professional drummer.  He’s represented by Galerie LeRoyer in Montreal.

Extraordinary Envelopes

Mark Powell does extraordinary drawings on vintage envelopes dating as far back as the 1800s – this one a 1965 fold-over airmail.  The London-based artist has endless facility for communicating the history of these craggy, elderly faces, in all their folds and wrinkles.  Such beautiful work.

Quick Hits: Urban Change

Sonya Blesofsky’s installations bring attention to the human histories and architectural backgrounds of the spaces where she exhibits.  She finds original building details (windows, pieces of construction material) and assembles them to represent what once was. The research she does is fascinating.

Brouns: A geometric world

Photographer Paul Brouns of the Netherlands calls this shot Venice of the North.  He’s inspired by the rhythm, lines and color patterns of an abstract geometrical world. He nails these abstracts and his color sense is a joy.

Sketchbook Saturday: Summer

I have enjoyed the sketches of Italian artist Angela Maria Russo for many years and today, when it’s still so gray and cold outside, I remembered this uplifting summer drawing.  Her sketchbooks are full of gems.  Visit her blog, here.