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Yusei Nagashima

Okinawa-based artist Yusei Nagashima has been fascinated by fish since he was a child and every Friday for the last three years he has posted a beautiful renderings of aquatic creatures on his blog. His water color illustrations are not only detailed but shows his fascination of their expressions, colors, and their motions through the water. An interview on Gestalten blog gives us his view on nature and his painting technique:

“There are no clear boundaries between our lives and nature. Even big cities exist entirely within nature. Though we live in it, we cannot see it. Living inside of nature isn’t just touching it when we have a moment, nor protecting it carefully. Rather, we must push back against nature sometimes, and sometimes we must care for its fragility. We must think about our position as hums in nature and we should live alongside nature. I think fish and fishing reveal such relationship.”

“I use the same techniques to paint any fish. First, I look at its parts carefully and deconstruct its colors based on my color palette. Next, I paint each color using a wet-on-dry method. By overlapping the deconstructed colors, the final palette emerges. What I keep in mind is not to be consumed by reproducing the object as it is in front of me, but to express it exactly as it felt in my mind.”

You can see more of his incredible work on his website, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Yusei Nagashima.

Jose Heroys

Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.

More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.

Jane Mitchell-Finch

Jane Mitchell-Finch is a textile designer who works mainly with fabrics, using hand and free machine embroidery to create badges, brooches and collages. She trained in graphic design but has always been drawn to create things, selling in local shops, fairs, and markets. Her hand-crafted items are unique drawing inspiration from the country side and the coast. Her brand Mitchell-Finch can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Jane Mitchell-Finch.