Ian Davenport

Ian Davenport is an English abstract painter using bright colors as a pivotal part of his work.  He studied art at Northwich College of Art and Design and at Goldsmith College. Using high gloss paint the artist pours paint onto a tilted surface and lets gravity spread the paint over the surface. He has experimented with different application methods to create his art.  On an article in the Guardian he says this about his paintings:  

“Lots of different things inform my choice of colours. Sometimes it’s purely intuitive, putting colours together and seeing how they look. At other times I might lift a palette from an old painting, or, as I recently did, from the opening sequence of The Simpsons.”

“I feel like I have discovered a language that I can now play around with. I never set out to create this style of work though. And that’s the great thing about art – you’re never too sure where you’re going to end up. It really is a personal journey.”

More of his work can be viewed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ian Davenport.

Iyo Okumi

Wish we could give you more information on the artist but we found very little bio online.  We do know that the creator, Iyo Okumi, graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design.  The Hyogo Prefecture illustrator also attended Masa Mode Academy of Art in Osaka.  Her story-telling illustrations and embroidery focuses primarily on animals, plants, landscapes and nature. 

We love the embroidered pieces shown above and you can see more of her pencil illustrations on her website (in Japanese), Instagram and Tumblr.

Images:  Courtesy of Iyo Okumi.

Brad Cuzen

We don’t know too much about this graphic designer and illustrator, Brad Cuzen, but we do know that we delight in his work.  The Durban, South Africa-based artist studied graphic design in Durban University of Technology, worked at Parsons Branding and is currently available for freelance work.  

You can follow the artist on Facebook, Dribble and Instagram.  

Images:  Courtesy of Brad Cuzen.