Author Archives: Ami

Kamwei Fong

Malaysian artist Kamwei Fong is know for his fluffy cat illustrations and for the goldfish series, Bo & Friends. He is a former art director and design department head with twenty years experience in the creative industry. His work is often described as poetic, humorous, imaginative, playful and dream-like.  We particularly like his vast collection of ceramic menagerie.  On Wonky Peach blog he says this about work challenges:

“There are many challenges along the way, ideas seems to be the biggest one. I love to tell stories through my work, but good ideas are not a common thing, not to mention a really great one. So I read a lot, watch a lot of videos, if possible travel more, learn from others and play with animals, do gardening, work out, cooking and enjoy good food! So much fun and that sparks creativity.”

You can follow the artist on his blog and Instagram.  His portfolio can be viewed on Coroflot.

Images:  Courtesy of Kamwei Fong.

Clare Youngs

Clare Youngs trained as a graphic designer who worked in manufacturing, mainly in packaging design. Since childhood has enjoyed making beautiful handcrafted objects working with paper and fabric. She is also a craft author whose books are available in craft and book stores. The artist moved from London and now lives and works in Broadstairs, on the beautiful coast of Kent. On Fishink blog she says this about herself: 

“When I can, I enjoy escaping to my studio to work on one off pieces. I have collected ephemera since I was a child and utilize vintage labels and paper in my pieces. When working with fabric I like to recycle and love to give a new lease of life to something old.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Clare Youngs.

Diana Beltrán Herrera

Columbia born artist Diana Beltran Herrera created these incredibly realistic paper bird sculptures.  The Bristol-based designer has created over 100 species of birds using paper, cardboard, plastic, wire and paint. She has a BA degree in industrial Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia and has an MA in Fine Arts from the University of the West of England.  On an interview with Flow Magazine she says this about her process:  “

“I really got to ‘know’ the birds: I collected a lot of photos and I studied them in books. I made an archive with different views, colors and special information. To make them, I first choose a profile and draw them — the wings, the feet, the face — in Illustrator. My work is half digital, half handmade. I print everything and cut it before I put it together. It takes me at least four days to make one bird.”

Her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.