Paintings by Miho Hirano

. . . These oil paintings by contemporary Japanese artist Miho Hirano, for me, suggest the feeling of floating in a softly lit sky or gentle water . . .

 

Wendy’s garden

. . . The beautiful Wendy Whiteley’s secret garden. I walked along the magical paths she created surrounded by luscious fig trees and numerous chairs and tables for many tea parties. Do visit the Lavender Bay garden when in Sydney . . .

Pressed flower sculptures

. . . Ignacio Canales Aracil is a Spanish flower sculptor who explores the ephemeral qualities of the continual wheel of life. He adopts the old fashioned Victorian craft of flower pressing, and creates elegant new age pieces of beautiful art. The fragile nature of his works echo the fragility and preciousness of time and also juxtaposes life and death. I think his work is absolutely stunning, and celebrates the innate charm that every flower has . . .

 

 

 

 

Illustrations by Carne Griffiths

. . . Carne Griffiths’ unique style of intricately adorned, yet flamboyantly rhythmic portrait studies are created with an unusual range of wet media. Calligraphy ink, coffee, tea, brandy and vodka cover his paper. Geometric shapes and floral forms are woven around his faces of misty blue green haze and rich ochres. I’m drawn to his style because it suggests the element of air and water. The flourishing contour lines seem to spring to life, dance and rest, revealing the faces with mystical character . . .

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