The following little 4inch x 4inch cuties have been taking up some of my time in the past couple of weeks as I’m making them to show and sell alongside my new creatures at The Front Room. People who’ve read previous posts may notice the similarity between these and the Peeper Trio I gifted to my boyfriend last year. I love making these little paintings, and I find them so adorable that I can’t help but squee at them when I add the final touches to each.
I’m trying to think of different animals I can reconfigure to my quirky style of drawing and painting, and will also be doing these in different colour combinations and sizes for a few other upcoming projects, including the DNA Market which will be on the 3rd of July – more details on that to come!
Leaving Downy Cloud Island
Creating sweetly serene scenes that feature wispy girls with anthropomorphic animal friends, Amy Sol’s peaceful muted colour palette interacts naturally with the wood grain board that she often works on and these elements come together as detailed otherworldly vistas. Her works range from softly penciled graphite drawings and sensitively painted gouache works, through to her deeply intricate acrylic paintings.
We Found Ourselves Being Dreamt
Sol works intuitively, creating fantasy-fueled scenes directly from her mind. Her influences include folk art, vintage illustration, manga and modern design and she has mentioned Kay Nielsen and Range Murata among the artists that have inspired her.
Dream Distant Cousin
Her work (along with that of many other artists) is even available as vinyl skins for cellphones, laptops and a range of other electronic devices from Gelaskins. Pensive pandas to inspire on a daily basis sounds like a super cute idea.
Leave The Hair And Go Free – iPod Gelaskin
In the previous 5 years, Sol has participated in many group and solo shows, both in the US and internationally. This year she has been in two group shows and has an upcoming solo show at the Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, California. If you are anywhere near this venue I implore you to go to her show! I imagine her work is even more magical in person. Sol was born and spent her childhood in Korea; she now lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We’ll Be There When You Wake Up
Please visit Amy Sol’s website here to see more of her work.
It’s kind of fun giving people paintings as gifts as it gives me an excuse to paint something different than I usually would. I painted this fun wee trio of animals for my boyfriend’s birthday which was in June. Yay for cute and slightly misshapen animals!
Don’t tell the octopus that he’s meant to have 8 tentacles. I don’t think he’d be too happy if he found out.