Darren Ball

UK textile artist Darren Ball received a BA degree in fashion textile from Middlesex Polytechnic and worked as a freelance artist. He taught himself machine embroidery while teaching art and textiles.  His work combines layers of new and historical textiles with stitches of free embroidery to create these incredible stylized images.  

The artist can be found on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Darren Ball.

Shane O’Driscoll

Shane O’Driscoll is an Irish printmaker and visual artist that practices mainly in screen printing. He studied Visual Communications and is a member of Cork Printmakers and Graphic Studio Dublin.  He has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. This Cork-based artist employs silkscreen printing to record his travels and paint a unique contemporary picture of the world today.  In an article on Irish Examiner he says this about his work:

“My artwork is mainly abstract with bright-coloured compositions that focus on structure and tension. I also admire architecture and often use the shapes of buildings in my pieces.”

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

Images:  Courtesy of Shane O’Driscoll.

Tatiana Nedialkova

Loving these Bulgarian folk tales and Scandinavian-inspired illustrations created by graphic designer and illustrator Tatiana Nedialkova. The artist is based in Brighton, UK and studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.  Her images has been printed onto fabric for kitchen textiles currently sold in her Etsy shop, Softer and Wild.  On the Etsy blog she says this about her process:

“Sometimes I’ll draw my prints by hand, scan them into the computer, and then add more elements; sometimes I draw directly into the software. When I work with shapes, I’ll cut out colorful pieces of cardboard and arrange them on a blank piece of paper, like a collage. I’ll play with different combinations, photograph them, and upload them into the computer. Once I have an illustration I want to work with, I’ll usually print the elements, cut them out, and try to find the right placement for the design on each product. Each surface pattern is made for the specific product it’s going on; I never print rolls of fabric.”

The artist can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tatiana Nedialkova.