Artist and illustrator Nicole Gustafsson creates beautiful worlds using gouache paints. Shes uses Impressionist tricks such as the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience. She creates beautiful stylized dream worlds and transports us to another land that is charming, colorful and peaceful. Sprinkling nerdy references in an subtle way without it looking too “pop” arty. Its closer to a Claude Monet painting than anything that I’ve seen in the ‘geek art” style. Though the nerdiness is there in spirit.
Several years ago I became obsessed with collecting art prints from my favorite artists. I find my favorites online, at gallery openings, at comic-cons and craft fairs. I like to think of myself as a “collector”. After running out of space on my walls and money from my wallet I held myself back a bit. This blog is a great space to share some of the artists I obsess over and work that I will eventually purchase.
One of my favorites would have to be Dave Perillo. Right after becoming captivated with the show Breaking Bad I found ‘Jesse & Walter’s how to guide to not get rid of a body’ at my favorite Los Angeles Gallery 1988. I love the step by step detail and the tension from that memorable Breaking Bad episode. His work captures the essence of a movie spot on with a simple quote like “I’m your density” or “Thats no moon”.