"Call me slow, but I’ve just found out that my art - especially the drawings - is posted all over the place on the internet - sometimes not by me. If you’ve featured me, and credited my name, thank you, I really appreciate the support. X
If you’ve featured me, but didn’t credit the art, please make the effort, it’s only polite. ;)” from his website
Martine Johanna is a Dutch born and raised artist, right from the green heart of the Netherlands, now living and working in Amsterdam. From a young age music, high fashion, folk culture, nature, odd movies and storytelling where and are still major influences in her life. After a career as a fashion designer, mid 2008 her direction turned entirely towards painting and drawing. Sometimes on the streets most of the times just anywhere possible. When she makes prints or paints she tries to use bio-degradable materials and inks whenever possible. Most works are build up from mixture of materials water-based oil paint, graphite, ink on wood or canvas, sometimes just a paper & pencil is enough.
'When I draw or paint, the world becomes translucent and fluid. Like the tale of Alice, but I am not a lost girl, I am the dark wanderer over rooftops, sliding into your dreams…'via
Muhammad Al-Qatam - Bubbles, 2014
Zhong Biao is a leading contemporary painter hailing from China. His portrayals of China’s social reforms through the visual symbols Chinese people are familiar with combined with surreal/ethereal compositions takes representations of China’s past glories, the labor models of the Cultural Revolution, and such symbols of modern life as McDonalds and Boeing aircrafts to another level.
Check out his website http://zhongbiao.artron.net
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Sunflower Soaking Up the Rays!
Browsing through photographs and artwork, through social media, has inspired me to get out there and capture some moments of my own. I began getting serious about photography earlier this year (2014) and not knowing anything, purchased my first camera. Unfortunately, come to find out later, it’s basically your point and shoot type (Sony DSC-HX300). I’m still enjoying it in it’s manual mode and learning about exposure settings. My next steps are acquiring a camera where I can be more creative with settings and learning how to use a photo editing program.
I find myself looking at things differently and finding beauty everywhere. Nature pictures are my favorite to take, but basically whatever catches my eye, I try to capture. I love getting up close and personal with my subjects! ;)