Carne Griffiths works in tea, brandy, whisky, vodka and inks in his expressive figurative work. He applies the inks and alcohol first, then after these layers are dry he adorns intricate patterns to his pieces using coloured pens.
Ink is the chosen medium of Joni Belaruski's work, she toys with human and animal figures in this medium which results in quite macabre imagery. She also uses hatching which I'm interested in as an alternative to traditional shading.
Kate MacDowell's porcelain sculptures explores mans detrimental impact on the natural world. This friction between mans contemporary lifestyle and the natural world is captured breathtakingly in these intricate porcelain pieces. MacDowell chooses porcelain as a medium for its fragile quality which further emphasises the message behind her work.
I’ve always appreciated the illustrative work of Rubis Firenos (her chosen pseudonym), she was the artist who inspired me to use coffee in my own watercolour paintings.
The O Ka-Fée is a secret blend of coffee which is the artists signature medium. This coffee blend allows her to create unique textures on the hot pressed watercolour paper.
The combination of a simple drawing style and striking watercolour and ink work results in wonderfully atmospheric pieces which I’ve always been taken by.
Alexis Marcou combines traditional drawing with digital enhancements to make his polygon inspired imagery. I love how he chooses to draw attention to specific areas of the animal using high detail which he then breaks up with abstract elements.
I found an interview in which he discuses his practice in more detail, including using specific digital imaging software to polish his work, accompanied by an interesting handmade anti-smudge glove!