Admiring these elegantly and minimally painted stones created by UK-based illustrator, Natasha Newton. The artist meticulously chooses the precise nature images and intricate patterned designs that compliment the particular shape, color, and natural markings of the stone. On an interview with Pikaland she says this about her thought process and inspirations:
“I get ideas all the time, and often at odd times when Iâ€™m least expecting them. They seem to appear from nowhere, but of course this canâ€™t be true. I try to jot down a few written notes on paper as soon as I can, just so I wonâ€™t forget the general idea or initial thoughts, and sometimes Iâ€™ll make rough sketches too. I donâ€™t tend to work on incredibly detailed preliminary sketches though, preferring just to have an idea of the composition and allowing the piece to develop as Iâ€™m working on it.”
“Nature, books (I collect art and design books, as well as unusual childrenâ€™s storybooks), the changing seasons, trees and forests, bonfires and full moons, other artists, Scandinavian design (I desperately want to visit Norway and Sweden), love, and of course birds.”
Images: Courtesy of Natasha Newton.