Multidisciplinary artist Dan Leo brings graphical representations of much loved wildlife to life with bold colours, pattern elements, and heavy line work. The Ireland-based artist, who has a strong connection to nature in both animal and plant forms, creates colourfully vivid paintings of animals including a rhino, tiger, cat, sloth, fawn, and koala, alongside some […]
Canadian artist Nick Sider has been fascinated by big cats since he was a child and his meticulous attention to detail in depicting the cat family on canvas is certainly something else. The self-taught artist, now based in New York, has become known for his hyperrealistic paintings that “extend beyond what a photograph could ever […]
Dear Lucy, As I recall I left you last letter with my account of being knocked over just outside the park in Mouse Town. The trumpet wielding maniac, whom I’d previously referred to, turned out to be none other than my dear friend Clive who’d been sent into a frenzy after having a bumble […]
A trip to Milan is not complete without a visit to see Leonardo da Vinci’s world renowned artwork, The Last Supper. This fresco painted on the walls of the dining room of the former Dominican monastery, Santa Maria delle Grazie, depicts Jesus’ last supper with his apostles. It is one of the Western world’s most…
Evolution constantly creates new lifeforms.
I was a bit late this month arranging my selection of smalls for August, mainly because most of them were out on display anyway for the needlework part of my open garden and I hadn’t quite got round to putting them away! I’ve decided August is going to be on a theme of creatures, all […]
Rome’s issues with road traffic and air pollution are well documted, but now a member of the natural world has come to its rescue by way of a huge mural of a tri-coloured heron created using anti-pollution paint. The mural by Milanese street artist Federico Massa, aka Iena Cruz, stretches over 1000 square-metres of a […]
Artist Bruce Munro’s light exhibit “Field of Light at Sensorio” in Paso Robles is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Serena Munro / From Bruce Munro) Wander around a meadow in Paso Robles after dark and you’ll find a field of 58,000 “flowers” undulating with colored lights covering 15 rolling acres of land. Comparisons to…