James Picard

James Picard

It is an absolute privilege to feature the work of James Picard a Canadian artist, teacher and humanitarian.  Picard refuses to be defined by style producing an extensive body of work ranging from realism to expressionism.  Picard’s work is so well-regarded he has exhibited extensively and worldwide alongside the work of art legends such as Matisse, Miro, Picasso and Warhol.  Picard was born to be an artist, after hiding his compulsion for creating art growing up Picard went on to study at  Sheridan College and the Ontario College of Art after which he apprenticed for Ramon Amor, Canadian sculptor Thaddeus Szpelowitz, and the notable Canadian artist Harold Town.  We were overwhelmed by Picard’s talent his ability to capture and create several styles as a passionate and versatile artist, producing work that is stunning, art that is memorable and masterly in style.  Prolific in art and heart when he’s not painting he spends his time teaching and organizing fundraising events.  Picard is inspiration in art and in life an artist that we admire and respect.  Picard has received many awards and accolades for his work and for his contributions to communities and charities, we are honoured to feature his art, art that is captivating, expressive and exceptional.  Thank you for sharing with us! (more…)

Lara Aleda Interview

Lara Aleda Interview

Lara Aleda has been drawing since childhood and later completed a Foundation in Art and Design in 2000 specialising in sculpture before studying Conservation and Restoration at Lincoln University. Lara is an expressive artist influenced by her travels, Surrealism, 70s Psychedelic art, graphic novels and Biomorphic art.  Lara depicts the realities of thought, emotion and spirit giving a sense of another world within her work,  a world full of symbolism and mystery.  Lara had her first exhibition in 2010 in the UK and has since exhibited internationally including, the United States and Australia. Thank you Lara for sharing your bold and expressive art with us. (more…)

Pixel Master – Victor Soler interview

Pixel Master – Victor Soler interview

I am Javier Melian (@jmelianuk on Twitter), a London based art lover that shares street art and outsider art in social media.

I have known Victor Soler for a few years now. I kind of ‘pushed’ him into a friendship as I approached him online one time, out of the blue. I just said I really loved his work and that it would be a real pleasure to meet him in person. He lived in Madrid and I was in London. He must have thought “who is this nutter!” but as we have good friends in common he probably realised there had to be some sanity in me after all, and replied. We had a few chats about art, comics and illustration. He loves what he does and I love what he does hence we had a lot to talk already. Ever since, every time I’ve been to Madrid and he’s been to London we meet up, along with some other fantastic common friends.  (more…)

Kurt Rostek Interview

Kurt Rostek Interview

Kurt Rostek is a man who has always followed a creative path.  Kurt obtained a visual arts diploma from Centennial College, and studied for 2 years in the Fine Arts program at York University.  Inspired by artistic movements such as The Bauhaus, Constructivism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Les Automatistes Kurt has built up an extensive body of work and has exhibited widely across Canada and more recently China and New York.  Painting is a way of life for Kurt, a way of exploring and interpreting everything within the rich tapestry of being.  Kurt is an artist that refuses to be defined by one style.

‘Change and reinvention lead to resolution. The path of human life does not have to be limited by external expectations but can be as self-determined, and varied as any individual wants it to be, and still maintain, focus and purpose.’ Kurt Rostek

Whatever Kurt depicts, whatever style  he uses there is a clear thread of passion, a love of art and the subject matter.  Art that we are delighted to feature.  We’ve shown a small selection of work and styles but urge you to check out Kurt’s website.   (more…)

Mark Thirlwell Interview

Mark Thirlwell Interview

Mark Thirlwell is an artist that graduated in 2012 at Sunderland University with a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and is currently studying for his MA.   Mark creates artwork concerned with Metamodernism, that endeavours to look beyond the ‘black hole of Postmodernism’.  Using varied techniques and styles within his sculpture, drawing, painting and short animations Mark mixes ideologies and portrays a constant questioning of the purity of art and the reliability of personal memories.  Mark is an artist that has an immense ability for a powerful statement with an often playful sensibility.  Addressing serious issues such the effects of Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia Mark is able to produce work that is challenging yet beautiful and captivating.  (more…)