September 10th, 2009
Hippie-chic, starving artist Lulie Martin (and Camp Hilltop alumna) is one of those younger people you can’t help but look up to. Her talent is obvious, and her paintings are a perfect blend of something contemporary enough to make you look that you know what you are doing, but commercial enough that eMum will like them (for new readers, eMum sets our standard for normalcy – it’s easier to just accept it).
After graduating from CofC with a degree in studio art, Lulie began the dream of all closeted artists, pursuing her art full time. We love to see gifted people using their talents! Check out her art online.
January 28th, 2009
It’s been awhile since we’ve done an art spotlight and put our Art History “major” to good use. Thanks to Google, we’ve learned that today commemorates the birthday of Paul Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956). Pollock was a major force in the abstract expressionist movement and is credited as the first artist to paint fully abstracted works. Not a fan of abstract art? Think to yourself “I could do that?” Well, too bad you didn’t, as one of Pollock’s paintings sold in 2006 for $140 million - officially becoming the most expensive painting ever sold. And how is this for irony? That same year, a truck driver bought what is most likely a Pollock for $5 at a thrift store. For more about JP, read here.
October 28th, 2008
Your life is full. You work hard, exercise, cook, clean, manage your personal and professional life, and try to look good doing it. Sometimes you want a little silent partner that barks, but you know that you can’t take care of one right now (aka your roommates said no). Cue Clare Flournoy. Forget man’s best friend, commission her to paint woman’s best friend (a cuddly creature with little to no maintenance). You’ve got your own nails to worry about it. For more info, click here.
Clare’s site is a sample of paintings she’s been commissioned she’s done – she’ll paint whatever you like…whatever you like….
October 14th, 2008
To most people, little Isa Meeks is a very, very perky ex-cheerleader who is beautiful and likes being married. While by day Mrs. Meeks is a labor and delivery nurse, by night she is creating edgy collages and posting them online. Printed as postcards or framed originals, these collages are great for dropping in the mail to friends or a gift for a girl going off to “collage.” Who knew cheerleaders had such an edge?
To checkout her designs, click here.