This is a personal blog about the things that I enjoy and inspire me. Most of the images in this blog are not my own. I have tried to reference sources the best I can. There are some photos of my own, including some of artwork that I've made.
I'm a born again student at 37, finishing my final term of a university undergraduate arts degree. I always aspire to do more, whatever that might be. Sometime in the future I may pursue a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture or Planning.
Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods.
Kniha Elisky Pihrtové Ex-libris (c.1952). Pavel Šimon (Czech, 1920-1958). Colour soft ground and aquatint. Artist’s proof.
Šimon was educated at the Academy of Fine-Arts in Prague. He was a pupil of professor Pukl and a son of the renowned painter Tavík František Šimon and his wife Vilma Kracikova. Šimon is well-known for his book illustrations and ex-libris.