Monday, 5 December 2016

We love: Tom Bagshaw

Based in the Georgian city of Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a commercial illustrator under the moniker Mostlywanted and is represented by The Central Illustration Agency. His talents are sought after by clients in fashion, advertising, editorial and publishing, and include Saatchi Saatchi, Sony, the BBC, Kraft and GQ. He has done front cover illustrations for a group of select publishing houses - Future Publishing, Scholastic and Random House to name a few.
For his personal work he has developed a highly rendered digital painting style through which he explores themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism. 'Yokai Dreams' is his first series created for a solo show and it masterfully demonstrates all the key qualities of his work which, while dealing with very imaginative content, aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation.
The darker, creepy elements in Bagshaw's paintings are often balanced out with quirky or humorous details which are charming for the viewer to discover. While feminine beauty plays a large role in his work, the women he depicts are never frail damsels in distress. More often than not they're strong, intriguing characters, with an air of mystery to them.
Though much of his reputation was gained through commercial work it is Yokai Dreams - his first exhibition - that marks his graduation from successful illustrator to highly-skilled, original and intriguing fine artist.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!

Four years ago today was how it all started. Izzy and Lyns had met at St. Martin's College...
Lyns invited Izzy around for a washed out Jubilee Party... where by which they ended up creating this Jubilee Pin-Up Girl! An alliance was born... A year on Sugarskills came to be!!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

We love: Jolita Jewellery

Jolita Jewellery is a quirky label from London
offering edgy one-of-a-kind pieces for men and women.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

We love: Audrey Kawasaki

Nothing like kicking the year off with some more Audrey!
The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.

2 years Pratt Institute, Brooklyn - Fine Arts Painting

Audrey updates her online journal frequently with new work, pieces in progress, information about shows and more. Click here to visit Aud's Journal.

Some of Aud's other links: other blog, twitter, facebook, ffffound, tumblr, tumblr likes