Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Liquid Words

Cate Parr

These are some of the finest watercolour art pieces I’ve seen.  UK-born Cate Parr began her artistic career as a fashion illustrator, who manages to capture the ethereal, fleeting and vulnerable quality of fashion imagery in her watercolours.

What I find particularly impressive is how she makes this medium look easy. Having personally tried it myself, it’s quite tricky to say the least. There is a dreamy, beautiful undertone in her work. However beneath the pastelly beauty demands the viewer to look closer, a quality we admire in any image-maker’s work. In today’s world of a million images a second, it takes a lot to make any of us stop and pause and really see. Parr’s work, which has appeared in both editorial and brand contexts, hasn’t been seen in massive formats or super-brand environments yet, but somehow we envision these images appearing in enormous window displays in the world’s fashion capitals this coming spring.

(Words/Source: Tuija Seipell/ )

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Fine Art Photography - Brooke Shaden

This fine art photographer lives in Los Angeles. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through her photography and her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own.  Each image is like a dip into subconscious waters.  Check out her website at

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist.  Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. - Brooke Shaden