Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Hsiao Lin Lee watercolor painting

Hsiao Lin Lee watercolor

Bunch of grapes. Hsiao Lin Lee watercolor painting

Hsiao Lin Lee watercolor painting
“A very valuable gift of life God has given me, I will cherish his gift and make an effort to develop it,” – says of her talent artist from China Hsiao-Lin Lee. Since childhood, she has been involved in music, and then began to depict it in watercolors. The author states that in each of her drawing is encrypted musical rhythm, and an attentive viewer can open and hear it. Chinese artist Hsiao Lin Lee has a degree in Fine Arts and Music the class of piano, and also graduated from Teachers College. A brilliant educator, and mother for two daughters, she teaches classes for children and adults, trying to teach them classic painting, revealing the abilities that are inherent in every human being by nature.
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Owl illustrations by Patricia Ferrer

Owl illustrations by Patricia Ferrer

Left – Asian brown wood-owl (Strix leptogrammica); right – Pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum). Owl illustrations by Patricia Ferrer

Owl illustrations by Patricia Ferrer can be a good teaching material for studying biology and ornithology in particular. Scientific illustrator Patricia Ferrer Beals has been working on medical, science and botanical illustration for more than two decades. While creating her scientific bird illustrations, she uses such media as pen and ink, gouache, watercolor, acrylic and oil. Her detailed scientifically correct original drawings of birds adorn world famous animal life encyclopedias, publications, advertising, museums, and private collections. Patricia Ferrer Beals currently teaches Art & Design and gives lectures at the University of Michigan. Patricia is a Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and 3 children.
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Russian Enamel artist Larisa Novikova

Girl and Time

Girl and Time. Hot enamel, miniature panel. Art work by Moscow based enamel artist Larisa Novikova

Russian enamel artist Larisa Novikova was born in 1959 in Moscow. She graduated from Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry. The famous school, founded in 1825 by Baron Sergey Stroganov specializes on the applied and decorative art. Since 1990, Larisa worked at the Experimental creative and production complex “Vorontsovo” of the Union of Russian Artists, and was engaged in miniature on enamel. Larisa Novikova became the member of the Moscow Union of Artists in 1999. In addition, she is a participant of the international symposiums in Hungary, Rostov Veliky, and Mineralnye Vody. Her art works are in private collections in the country and abroad.
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Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop

Ubrus Gold embroidery

Saint Trinity. Embroidery art by Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop

Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop
The origins of this art form, mentioned in the Bible and in Greek mythology, are lost. Textile scholar Lanto Synge posits that it probably originated in China, and documents early surviving fragments that are estimated as being 4,500 years old. Throughout the history of embroidery, religious institutions have been among its greatest patrons. In Russia, goldwork embroidery received the greatest development in the second half XVIII – first half XIX centuries. Then Torzhok masters embroidered hats, muslin sleeves, aprons, belts, morocco shoes, purses, folk costume parts and ecclesiastical objects. In summer 1999, students of the School of Church and gold embroidery embroidered the Ayor (covering in the orthodox church, rectangular in shape) for Optina monastery in St. Petersburg. This date can be considered the beginning of the Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop.
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Delicate papercut art by Parth Kothekar

Papercut Silhouette

Silhouette. Papercut art by Parth Kothekar

Papercut art by Parth Kothekar

According to the talented Indian artist Parth Kothekar, silhouette has always fascinated him. He has been doing paper cut artworks for several years, and has achieved great skill in this delicate art. Elegant lace work of the Indian artist – cutting out of paper looks more like illustrations and sketches traced with a pencil. The technique in which Parth Kothekar works is traditional – his intricate Papercut artworks are all sketched and hand carved individually from a single sheet of paper using a pencil and papercut knife. It is known, that the artist lives and works in the city of Ahmedabad, India. Besides, he sells his papercut artworks on Etsy.
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Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina

Pencil portrait, drawn on a photo. It took the artist 3 days to draw it

Portrait on a photo. Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina

Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina
The talented young artist from the Ukrainian city of Berdyansk (Zaporozhie region) Ekaterina Putyatina (born 5 February, 1991) draws beautiful realistic portraits, and still lifes with ordinary colored pencils. Ekaterina – a freelance artist and works on commission, that is, she gets orders in her group on social site vkontakte. Besides, she enjoys a lot of enthusiastic comments from her admirers, which she receives every time they see a new art work. Indeed, there is hardly anyone who would not like her realistic pencil portraits beautifully drawn by Ekaterina. According to the artist, some of her drawings take several hours, but some drawings can take several days.
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Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Chameleon

Chameleon. Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Dalibor Nesnidal sculpture, in fact, is wonderful surreal stories told in glass engraving, metal and wood. Czech glass artist, sculptor, painter, illustrator and musician Dalibor Nesnidal is a very versatile and creative person. The gallery of his art works include glass sculptures and wooden objects, pictures, drawings, illustrations, and bookbinding. In the period from 1969 to 1973 he was educated at the Artistic Production in Prague, majoring in artistic blacksmithing. In 1981 he began working with glass in the glass company “Moser”. The same year appeared his first glass works. From 1990 to 2009, the artist worked with Milan Mottl glass works in Karlovy Vary. Dalibor Nesnidal currently lives and works in a small village. Surrounded by nature, he often uses in his work wood, stone and bone. He paints, illustrates books and magazines, and even published his Author’s books – in 2010 – “Four Masters”, and in 2015 “Tales from the region under the regents”. From 1993 to this day Dalibor has participated in numerous personal exhibitions in his home country and abroad.
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