A while back, trying to make my facebook feed somewhat prettier I followed a few art pages. So I get to see some great art. But sometimes they forget to link to the artist’s webpage, or twitter/facebook/social media of their choice. I figure that if I like the art enough to go find out more about the artist then maybe other people will also like to look at these pretties ((course said pretties may not actually be pretty, its just a phrase to use )) .
First up, Ian MacCulloch, who I came to via Animalarium on facebook. The picture they shared was his “Badger Family”
So first off, I love the subject. Badgers are awesome animals. But I loved the picture too. I don’t know much about art technique and criticism, but, as the old saying goes, I know what I like. And I like this, the lines, the light, the contrast. So I googled him for more.
Website : http://www.ianmacculloch.com/ where we’re told that MacCulloch
studied at Northampton School Of Art. He exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad. Ian’s work encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, from animals to architecture and is realised in a variety of printmaking media. Other inspiration comes from the natural and manmade landscape often observed in the evening
or early morning when the low sun reveals hidden texture and detail. Many of his prints are handcoloured in order to increase vibrancy and atmosphere.
and I really loved all his work. I’m a big fan of British & Irish animals, but foxes, badgers and hares are all such wonderful artistic subjects. Plus then you have all the folklore and myths associated with them. Added value, so to speak :)