Author - Mary Luoma

The digital manipulations of Januz Miralles

Janus Miralles aka Nuestra creates digital manipulations that look like paintings in the process of melting or dripping away. Using a virtual palette knife, Miralles will begin with a realistic representation of the human form and then smear and blend elements until parts of the body dissolve into amorphous blobs of colors. Streaks of paint appear...

Pop Painting by Camilla d’Errico

Leading pop surrealist painter, Camilla d’Errico, recently released a new book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at her painting tools, methods, and inspirations. In it, she details the paints and brushes she uses as well as reveals the dreams and pop culture icons fueling her work. From Penguin Random House: “With step-by-step examples...

Hannah Williams’ children’s illustration

My name is Hannah Williams. I am an illustrator specializing in children’s illustration. I graduated from Sinclair Community College with an Associate degree in Art and received my Bachelor’s degree in illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design.  I love creating artwork for kids! Children are so receptive to visual images, and they...

Flowering insect wings by Seb Janiak

Paris-based photographer, Seb Janiak was inspired by mimicry in the natural world and sought to incorporate it into his own photographic works. He wanted to explore this phenomenon where one animal develops appendages, textures, and colors directly mimicking other species of animals or their surroundings. His series, Mimesis, looks into this...

The fantasy-filled images of Alexandra Benetel

Photographer Alexandra Benetel seeks to uncover beauty in all things. That’s why she loves to go exploring to find the right location for her photoshoots. She’ll often walk around the same areas many times over and try to discover the beauty hidden from initial view. She has said of her work that it’s given her a new set of eyes. Benetel...

The intricate metal sculptures of Zadok Ben-David

Zadok Ben-David explores the symbiosis of man and nature in his sculptures made of metal. Born in Yemen, brought up in Israel, and currently living in London, he uses influences from all these geographies to impact his work and aesthetic. Many of his works reference his Yemeni heritage and its oral traditions, symbolism, illusions and cave...