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Art to Inspiration: Linda Monfort

7 Nov

I’ve been out to lunch Art to Inspiration-wise lately.  I love this collaborative exercise, but alas, there just wasn’t time for it last month with our moving 1300 miles south and all.  But this month’s inspiration piece is so lovely, I couldn’t resist!  The inspiration artwork for November, The Other Side by painter Linda Monfort, is full of the vibrant color I’m longing for after my first few weeks of living in the desert.

The Other Side by Linda Monfort

I’ve put together a gallery of work of varied styles that tie in beautifully with the palette, texture, and energy of Monfort’s piece.  I give you, Color Riot!  Hope you enjoy!

Glow One by Liz Tran

Love Me Two Times by Kirra Jamison

Avant Garden by Karen Klassen

Square ( Equipose ) by Michael Velliquette

CUBEN series by Simon C Page

Liz Tran | Kirra Jamison | Karen Klassen | Michael Velliquette | Simon C Page

To see more from each artist, check out their websites, linked above.

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Patterns At Play: Kirra Jamison

20 Feb

I’ve always been interested in the interplay between color and pattern, how each effects the other and the visual impact both can have, even in small doses.  Australian artist Kirra Jamison’s works are a beautiful, modern mastery of both.

Love Me Two Times IV, gouache, ink, pen and vinyl on paper 76x56 cm

Her warm and pure palette allow her compositions to pop against neutral backgrounds.  Saturated, cut-out like shapes call to mind the collages of Henri Matisse, though Jamison’s compositions tend to be a bit more complex and detailed.  But anyone whose work reminds me of Matisse is an automatic fave!

Willow Weep, gouache and vinyl on paper, 160x114 cm

Some of her pieces, such as Willow Weep ( above ) are a delightfully dizzying kaleidoscope of color and detail.  I am drawn in by the playful patterns of color, then enchanted by the surprises that await.

Belong to me (after Deluany,) acrylic, gouache, pen on canvas 220x183 cm

Patterned backgrounds in works like Belong To Me ( above ) appear, upon first glance to be a symmetrical repeat,  but each element is revealed to be unique.  It is amazing how our eyes fool us into thinking that all are the same.. there is something poetic in that, isn’t there?

Love Me Two Times V, gouache, ink, pen and vinyl on paper 76x56 cm

Cherry Blossom, acrylic, gouache, pen and vinyl on canvas 152.5x132 cm

To see more of Kirra Jamison’s work, please visit her website.  Thank you to Tamara Lynn Photography for introducing Artsy Forager to this artist!

Featured image is Cut Out V, vinyl on paper, 57×38 cm.  All images are via the artist’s website.

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