ART I HEART.
In the spirit of all things Valentines, I'm highlighting some artists whose work I adore.
CHECK 'EM OUT.
This is Jude Fenton, a fabulous artist from Belfast. Her style is other-worldly, delicate and fresh; I’ve yet to meet another artist who can capture landscapes so beautifully. Jude's work has caught the attention of the Royal Ulster Academy and is available across a number of galleries and outlets. Her work-ethic is second to none and immensely affecting!
When I joined the art gram world it was a pretty lonely experience; some creators were guarded about sharing knowledge and advice, Jude, however stepped up and was more than happy to assist with my random conundrums! I truly consider her one of life’s all round good people. Thank you, Jude!
Here is a selection of Jude’s beautiful work.
I’m a proud owner of one of Jude’s pieces “It’s Lashing” - it gives me serious "Running up that Hill" vibes!
Craig KING McCullough
On the other side of the spectrum, is Craig KING McCullough
I’ve always admired humorous, bold and mildly offensive art and Craig’s work ticks all the above and more. He’s unapologetic, which is reflected brilliantly in his paintings, but is meticulous in his approach to the craft. He’s a no bullshitter guy, who backs up his opinions with knowledge. His style includes flourishes of childish abandon, but is constantly evolving, making him one of the most interesting creatives on instagram and I’m proud to say I was following him before Noel Fielding haha.
These are a few of my many favourite pieces.
In addition to making art, Craig produces podcasts - some of which are available on YouTube, please, please check them out, you won’t regret it. Here’s a link to the good shit.
Miranda is another lovely art friend I’ve made through instagram - she’s always supportive and remains hugely inspiring.
In July 2018, Miranda was chosen by Dina Broadhurst, in Vogue Living, as an Artist to Watch, with her work, 'Yellow over Blue'. Her paintings are sought after by interior stylists as unique styling pieces. Recent styling collaborations include, The Real Estate Stylist (Trestylist), and Melbourne Style Merchant.
Her paintings are elegant and Rothko inspired, but much more - they are feminine, chic and striking. I love the painterly boldness and uncompromising language presented in each piece and dream of living in the world she has created. Her work delicately captures the essence of stunning landscapes she calls home. One such piece is “Coleraine” - which has a strong Northern Irish link. BTW, I was born in Coleraine :)
Miranda, thank you for inspiring me with your work and kindness.
Here is just a sample of Miranda's gorgeous work.