Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

Focusing on: Diana Brandt

By Webmaster I was recently at a PPA meeting and met Diana for the first time, although I knew of her through her folk art painting in the past.  She had with her some lovely handmade books she had recently … Continue reading

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Zhen Xian Bao – Chinese Thread Books

A friend kindly sent me a link to a blog showcasing the art of Chinese thread books.  The blog owner, Lesley, attended a workshop and produced a lovely layered book sample.  She demonstrates how it was constructed and shows how … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion

Exhibition Event: Book Artist Panel Discussion at Panizzi Gallery, UOW Library Keiraville, NSW 2500 Book artist Cindy Tonkin will moderate a panel of bookmaking experts, covering topics such as: the relationship of bookmaking to the visual arts; how do book … Continue reading

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Kate Alarcon: Paper Flower Concepts

Using primarily European crepe paper in various weights this Seattle-based artist creates lifelike flowers and plants. Her website, The Cobra Lily, contains a mass of exquisite blooms from around the world, including this stunning King Protea. For those of you … Continue reading

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Calvin Nicholls: Paper Sculptor

By webmaster I simply couldn’t go past this website without sharing it with you. The above is a screen snip of the front page of Calvin’s website.  Click on the image to visit his site and view his extraordinary work. … Continue reading

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Three-dimensional paper doodling

Danish artist HuskMitNavn is a painter, muralist, and compulsive doodler who creates clever three-dimensional drawings. The simple constructions are made from paper and pen, and depict cartoon characters in humorous situations. HuskMitNavn says “The idea is to make it very simple … Continue reading

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Maya Freelon: Bringing tissue paper to life

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s colour bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as … Continue reading

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