Andrew Orton

Admiring these incredible embroidery designs created by Manchester-based artist Andrew Orton who has been studying and making art for 15 years. His primary subject matter is the human figure, whether drawing from a live model at life drawing classes or commissioned portraiture.  The figure is his never ending source of inspiration. His expressionist life drawings is used to explore his creativity in a multitude of media – drawing, painting, collage and even embroidery.  He has exhibited around the city of Manchester as well as organizing his own art events.

The artist can be found on Facebook and Instagram.  Some of his work is available in his Etsy shop, Andrew Orton Art.

Images:  Courtesy of Andrew Orton.

Emiliano Ponzi

Internationally acclaimed illustrator Emiliano Ponzi is based in Milan, Italy.  His bold illustrations employ repetition, a judicious of line, and strong graphic compositions to define and communicate the concept at hand.  His illustrations are visual metaphors that convey strong messages.  On Klat magazine he says this his style: 

“Up until a short time ago I would have said conceptual. I took elements away to arrive at the essence of things. Now I think that the essence as such is no longer sufficient. The world has exhausted the potential of less is more. Less has become vacuous, and has ended up representing nothing, superficiality.” 

“I’m at war with superficiality. You need to know life inside out. We have to understand things, get to know them, study them in depth. You find the best experiences, the most gratifying ones, deeper down, beyond appearances.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Emiliano Ponzi.

Lisa Rodden

Admiring the intricate paper cut designs of Sydney-based artist Lisa Rodden.  The artist cuts, slices, and folds thick layers of white paper on top of acrylic painting. She says the “her work is a communication of how all things are interrelated, with organic forms, textures, colour and flow being her signature. This approach brings a richness and complexity to a multitude of styles.”  She has studied sculpture, drawing, watercolor and painting in Europe and Australia. 

The artist can be followed on her website and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Lisa Rodden.