Thursday, September 3, 2009

Inspirational Pause #4....A Couple of Artists

Steven Kenny

My work is three dimension, although I often find inspiration from those that do two dimensional work. I recently acquired a book on Gothic artists and discoved a couple of artists whose
work got the ole creative juices flowing.

Steven Kenny is one such artist. Many of his works have the lighting and softness that old masters have, which is visually appealing to me. Personally, I do not care for the bright, garish colours that I see on alot of fantasy artists paintings.

Below are several examples of Steven's work - please visit his site to view more of his galleries.

Natalie Shau is another artist I discovered recently. Natalie's work is quite a bit different from Steven Kenny's and reminds me a little of Lori Earley's wonderful long-necked women (Natalie's ladies do not have the long necks).

Natalie is a young (23, according to her website) woman living in Lithuania. She does illustration and also some fabulous photography. Please visit her site to see more examples of her creativity.

Natalie Shau

There are a couple more new (to me) artists that I have found while I was waiting for my muse to return and I will post about them in the coming days.

As for my muse, yes, she is back and I'm itching to get into the studio. My hubby however is off on a couple of weeks holidays and we have been doing various fun (and a couple not-so-fun) things around the house and elsewhere. I find that I cannot go into the studio and start a project, only to have to leave it within an hour's time - it just doesn't work for me. Next week, is looking pretty darn good!


essie said...

O yes, Nat and Lori are two of my favs and very inspiring.
I didn't know Kenny but I'm glad you make me aware of his art, also very inspiring.
Thank you.


julie said...

Wow! I really had a visceral reaction to the first of Steven's pieces...I feel like the woman, perhaps a mother, or goddess, or wife of a warrior, is really angry about the continual blows to world peace.
I also get loads of inspiration from 2D art...really there is inspiration's just a matter of me and it coming together at the right time....speaking of inspiration I'm glad your muse has returned!!
hug, hug...and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Yea Sue! I'm glad that next week you can get bck into your studio!

I love those artists you posted about and will love to go to their websites...

The woman with the rocks on her shoulders sure looked like me : )

michelleK said...

wow thanks for the links Sue. Ive not come across any of these artists. Natalie Shau's work is amazing.

Abi said...

Steven kenny's work is truly amazing - I really love it, as for the gothic look, I have a hard time with it, but so admire artists who pull it off! Thanks for sharing - you find such wonderful artists Sue.

Renee said...

Sue I love love love the first artist. Brilliant and now I can't wait to see what is coming to town.


Renee said...

Sorry Sue I got caught up in your post and forgot to tell you that I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

With stage 3 breast cancer they have a lot of success with getting rid of it.

Love Renee xoxo

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Good Monring Sue:)

Thanks so much for the amazing post!! WOW Inspiration galore!!
I will check them out for sure:)

Have a wonderful weekend and can't wait to see your next creation:)


Kerin said...

They are both so cool and I'm absolutely in love with the first one by Kenny. Thanks for sharing.

angela recada said...

These are terrific! I just love the artists you and Renee find! Their work is so dream-like. I LOVE Gothic and fantasy imagery! Thanks for these links.