May 17, 2015

featured artist - Sharon Montrose

Sharon Montrose is an Los Angeles photographer specialising in capturing animal uniqueness at close range, and turning her photographs into intensely beautiful and affordable fine art prints. She works with pets, wild and rescued animals, the keepers, the handlers, the team.
 Occasionally an animal would charge at her, but more often than not, it would just look suavely into her lenses.
I like the honest simplicity of her work, the white background, the animal personalities, the look in their eyes, the pose. I like the mood and intimacy of the Little Darlings - a slightly eerie, yet so sweet, series of baby animals portraits. In fact, I like a lot about Sharon Montrose. But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself...

   all photos via

May 3, 2015

featured artist - Megan Weston

Megan Weston is an Australian multimedia artist with a big swing. Literally, since a lot of her inspiration comes from the aerial views, some of which are her own photographs taken from her friend's plane. She translates them into resin, ink and acrylic paintings with vivid, flowing, blending hues. Moody dynamic swirls, beautiful deep colours and atmospheric drama fills her canvas, and, as you would expect, they are huge, and definitely full of momentum.
If you happen to be in Melbourne at the end of May, head to Fenton&Fenton in Prahan for Megan's latest exhibition called Icelandia. It promises to be something to remember!

If not, here is a pick of her artwork, including ceramics and cushion prints, some from her 2014 Altitude exhibition:

                         all photos via Fenton&FentonMegan Weston and The Design Files