Rod Nelson

Rod Nelson is a self-taught master printmaker based in Gloucestershire, UK.  We are so admiring his recent woodblock prints of waterfalls that we just had to post his work.  More can be said about him but we prefer to hear words from the artist himself: 

“I have, for my whole life, worked with wood and that has undoubtedly helped me with some aspects of woodblock printmaking. Although I have been making woodcuts for many years now, I am still continually excited by the potential of this ancient medium. Woodcut makes images that simply can not be made in any other way. It sits on the boundary between art and craft – and anyone making woodcuts will quickly experience the delights and terrors of both.”  – Interview from Print Day in May

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

Images:  Courtesy of Rod Nelson.

Paul Oakley

If you’ve followed our blog for some time you will have noticed that we love graphic simplicity and bold colors.  Such is the work of London-based illustrator Paul Oakley. His elegant illustrations reaches audiences in the worlds of fashion, technology, music, advertising and publishing.

The artist can be found on his website, Tumblr and Facebook.  

Images:  Courtesy of Paul Oakley.

Kanae Entani

Loving these delicate embroidered pieces created by 
Kanae Entani, an embroidery artist trained in the U.K. but based in Japan.  After assisting London-based designers, she started a career as a freelance embroidery artist. Her inspiration comes from not only flowers and animals but also horror films, mystery novels, and alternative rock music.  She would like to eventually use her traditional embroidery skills to create something modern and contemporary.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kanae Entani.