Photo taken 16.04.2016
by Nick Knight, 2000
I am taking a very slight detour from fairy tale this week to look at an artist who seems to base his art in the world of folklore, myth and stories instead. As a child I was deeply enthralled by stories, I had a vivid imagination and would spend hours daydreaming about mythical creatures; this probably is rather unsurprising and has made it so much easier for me in later years to link into the world of art.
Kehoe is an intriguing artist that presents an ethereal and wondrous world based in nature. His style seems to hark back to childhood books but at an elevated level, which makes his work feel comforting and endearing.
If you look on Kehoe’s website under the “About” section, you can find entertaining and far fetched tales about how he was brought up by iguanas and left his home island by wandering on to…
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Close up of Siberian ice, photographed underwater.
I don’t write about digital art anywhere near as often as I should. Generally, because I find paintings much easier to write about. They hold a certain quality that I feel is much more personal as it is a connective process of brush to canvas or what ever medium is being painted on. That is not to say that the digital process isn’t as connective or emotive, it’s just a personal preference of mine, which leads me on to something that I find so moving I couldn’t ignore. It is really important to support up and coming artist, which is why I am compelled to right about this one. This account really is a little gemstone of a find, especially at the moment when the world appears to be in lockdown and the news is filled with COVID-19 details.
Exodus of Light (EOL) is an artist that you can find…
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