For his Mandala series, Bill Armstrong creates collages, then photographs them totally out of focus. They seem to shimmer just out of the viewer’s grasp.
I can’t believe I didn’t know about Gary Komarin. His cartoony, colorful abstract paintings definitely remind me of Philip Guston (who was his mentor), and I see some Cy Twombly in there as well. But Komarin’s paintings and works on paper have a life and charm all their own. (Especially the cakes. Of course I [Read more]
I’ve always liked the cheery, Marimekko-ish textile designs from Hable Construction, but I never connected with them on a must-have gut level…until I discovered that Hable’s cofounder, Susan Hable Smith, also creates paintings and prints. Beautiful, floral, girly but minimalist (and often rendered in shades of blue), they speak directly to me. You can find [Read more]
I discovered Brazilian artist Jose Francisco Borges back in April during our trip to Austin. We let our kids pick out a print for the kitchen, and I just now got around to sourcing more of his work online. I love their straightforwardness (and the boldness of his signature, incorporated into the design). You can [Read more]
His name is Horace Panter. He cofounded the Specials! And he’s the painter behind these amazing images. Hot Dog Stick holds a special place in my heart, but really they’re all so good…and you can find relatively affordable giclee versions via this site and this gallery. I just can’t get over the signage, the composition, [Read more]