Tara Dougans: ‘And a Bee Sting’

The thing about Canadian-born, London-based Tara Dougans is that she’s so out there, it’s possible to miss her altogether.  But sites like Trendland have been following this edgy art director and illustrator for several years and she’s now a bit of a sensation. Her first short film, ‘Beware […]

Annie Terrazzo: Headlines

Annie Terrazzo’s new show, Headlines, is a set of works exploring classic portraiture, infused with abstract art and surrealism. She paints on painstakingly assembled newspaper headlines from around the world. (Above: Future) -Illusions -Journeying -Pulse -Girls I Have Known -Discoveries -Installation View Annie Terrazzo website, here. Her Facebook, here.

Getting Lost in Henry McCausland

This work, with all its textured bits of minutiae, demonstrates how easy it is to get lost in Henry McCausland’s beautiful illustrations.  The British artist (he lives in Kent) deploys an exceptional color palette and the all-pervasive movement in many of his pieces is arresting.  See his website, […]

Pot Lids at the Palace of Versailles

Portuguese contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos this week became the first woman featured in an exhibit at Château de Versailles. The state apartments and gardens outside Paris are full of her art, made of household materials, Vasconcelos’s way of focusing on women who worked in the palace, instead of […]

The Cool of a Lemonade Igloo

Dutch photo artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland spent four months in the Canadian arctic to produce her Igloolik series, including Lemonade Igloo (above), which really is made from blocks of frozen orange lemonade. –Polar Bear The images eloquently convey the frigid, barren nature of Canada’s far North, in a […]