You can spot Nelson Makamo’s expressive portraits from a mile away. The Johannesburg-based artist uses printmaking techniques as well as charcoal, acrylics, watercolours and oils to create spontaneous works that capture the characters of his native South Africa.
Reed Hearne is an American artist who uses photography to create what he describes as Digital Paintings. These works capture the beauty and visual intrigue of subjects that most people would dismiss as merely mundane, like the criss-cross of shadows on a staircase or the interplay of geometry and light on a stainless steel bridge.
Gina Parr and Ian Hoskin met as Fine Art postgrads at Middlesex Polytechnic in North London. Gina was practising as a Performance Artist, while Ian was focusing on developing his career in Photography. Both artists went on to work in telly, Gina as a Set Designer and Ian as a freelancer for the BBC Picture Publicity Department. Ian continued on his own photographic projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom before making a move to digital. Gina, meantime, left her Performan
Thai artist Ta Thimkaeo once thought that there was more chance of her walking on the moon than becoming an artist. But art was in her blood and it was written in her stars.
With their vibrant colours, smiling sunbathers and gleeful swimmers, Ruth Mulvie’s paintings are pure joy. Ruth creates her utopian wonderlands from her loft studio in Brighton. Found imagery and old photographs form the basis of her work - with buckets of colour thrown in.
Steven Miller is an interior designer based in the US. He runs his own design company called Sub Folk Collective. He's a gallery wall enthusiast and hosts #gallerywallhashtag on Instagram.
Lucy Gough is a successful Australian interior stylist based in London. She writes a weekly blog post on the theme of Bringing the Outside In, no doubt inspired by her roots in the vast landscapes of Down Under.
When it comes to photography, Martin Stranka is a game changer. Hear his inspiring story and discover how he makes his works - there's a method to his magic.
Art should be something that brings you joy when you look at it. With this in mind, I’ve chosen my favourite Rise Art photographers whose works really make me laugh. I’d love these works on my walls, to make me smile every day.
Styling with abstract art is a surefire way to add a stylish edge to your home. In our latest article for interior design specialists, Houzz, Rebecca Gordon covers 10 ways to Style With Abstract Art, offering plenty of advice and inspiration.