First on this week's list: Patti Brady
I could go on for days about this woman who I am lucky enough to call my director and friend.
She built the Golden Working Artist program from the ground up 25 years ago, has traveled and taught all over the world, and has taught me everything I know.
A few days ago she posted some shots of her new work on plexi glass, on display in Charleston, South Carolina, and they are SPECTACULAR. I've always loved Patti's work, but these are just next level. All these photos are courtesy of her Instagram - you can follow her there at PATTI_BRADY_STUDIOS, or check out her website at www.pattibrady.com.
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Also on the list is Australian artist Amanda Krantz. I love her color, the fluidity of her paints, and the way she explores things on a cellular level. In her artist statement, hilarious entitled "Art W@ank," she writes:
You can check out her website, www.amandakrantz.com, or follow her on Instagram: @amandakrantzstudio
I first met the lovely Deanna several years ago in Toronto, when a few of us Golden Working Artist trained some of the new Artist Educators. Her work is gorgeous - I especially love this large scale, eight-paneled work, installed in the University of New Brunswick.
Water plays an important role in her work, both literally and symbolically, and it's fascinating how she begins her pieces:
Deanna also does performance art, collaborating with her musician husband, Andrew Reed Milller. You can check out more of her work, thoughts and process at www.deannamusgrave.com.
Last but not least, is Dale Frank - another Australian artist whose career spans over 35 years. From just a cursory look, it appears that he has explored many different subjects and mediums throughout the years, but I especially love his newer works where he pours and drips varnish on linen. The titles of his pieces are also entertaining - for example " His Common Law ex wife moved to Port Fairy and Went on the Game. "
You can check out more of his work at http://www.gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz.
That's my inspiration for this week - what's inspiring you?