Monica Ramos Illustration

Comfort Food: Monica Ramos Illustrations

Anyone on a new year diet, look away now… Manila based illustrator Monica Ramos has created these cute, pastel coloured illustrations picturing people bathing in their favourite breakfast cereal and even carb overload pasta bake! Aren’t they just scrumptious?…

Monica Ramos Illustration

Monica Ramos Illustration

Monica Ramos Illustration

Monica Ramos Illustration

If you like these, you’ll love the rest of her work. See more illustration here.

Stuart Mcalpine Miller Art

The Best of Brogues In A Coffee Bar 2014

So, it’s almost 2015! A new year and almost 10 months since the beginning of Brogues In A Coffee Bar. I must say what a year it has been… Firstly, let me thank all you wonderful readers and followers. I have some exciting things coming up in 2015, more art, sculpture, book reviews and more artist interviews. To keep informed and receive exclusive news and art inspiration you can join the Brogues In A Coffee Bar mailing list here.

To celebrate a fantastic first 10 months blogging here is a list of the top 15 posts from 2014…

 1) Being my first artist interview, this is also my personal favourite. Malcolm Ryan is such a lovely man, his work is just stunning. Read more in Artist Interview: Domestic Paintings By Malcolm Ryan.

2) Another artist interview with Neill Fuller, I will definitely be writing more interviews for you guys!

3) The Enchanting and Secret World of Ryder.

4) My exhibition review and memoir from a trip to The Museum Of Modern Art in Arnhem, Holland…Threads: Textiles In Art & Design.

5) A highlight from 2014 has to be being nominated for the UK Blog Awards which went to pubic vote throughout November. To celebrate this I held Brogues In A Coffee Bar’s very first art giveaway.

6) An early post featuring Nic Joly’s Dantes Interno.

7) Folkestone Triennial 2014: The Goldrush.

8) Overlapping Images & The Eroticism Of Everyday Life featuring artwork from Stuart McAlpine Miller, Chris Acheson and Horyon Lee.

9) Another post about sculptor Nic Joly… World War One commemoration, Never Forgotten.

10) Book Review: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix… One of the most terrifying books I have read in a long time!

11) Raphael Mazzucco ‘Montauk’ Launch, Mayfair.

12) ‘Olivia’ by Alex Russell Flint, she is just stunning!

13) Drawings by Mark Powell.

14) Frieze Art Fair feature Corrado K, AKA: ‘The Collector’

15) It’s the secret artist again, painting under a pseudonym Ryder ‘Winter’s Warm Hearts’.

For more inspiration, affordable artwork and features do keep checking back in 2015!

Jen Wink Artwork Gallery

Geometric Crowds by Jen Wink ;)

Artist/illustrator Jen Wink currently lived in New York City where there is no end of hustle and bustle for her to glean inspiration. Her work walks the line between representation and abstraction, often seeming quite simple but with a lot of movement. Delicate shapes fall into the space and bounce off one another. I love the simplicity and you can buy original pieces from Jen for around $1,500, they’d add a fantastic splash of colour to any space!

Jen Wink Artwork

Jen Wink Artwork

Jen Wink Abstract/Geometric Artwork

Jen Wink Abstract/Geometric Artwork

Buy Jen Wink’s geometric artwork at Uprise Art here and follow her on facebook. For more illustration featured on Brogues In A Coffee Bar click here and don’t forget you can see updates and follow me on Twitter!

Bec Winnel Portrait Art

Bec Winnel Portraiture

Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist, her stunning portraiture combines the precision of a graphic artist with the emotiveness of a painter. She uses mixed media, from pastel, watercolour, coloured pencil and paper cuts to create soft, ethereal portraits of dream like women. She uses beautiful models to show us the romanticism and haunting feeling of femininity. Often with a pastel colour palette her girls are soft, hazy and hyperreal…

Her original pieces range from $300 (AUS Dollers) and you can also buy her prints from $40.

Michelle Morin - Spring

The UK Blog Awards and Brogues In A Coffee Bar’s First Art Giveaway!

To celebrate being nominated for the award I have decided to hold my very first art giveaway. If you would like to win a hand signed print by Michelle Morin then all you have to do is vote for Brogues In A Coffee Bar (further details below) and you’ll be entered into the draw to win this stunning 11″ x 14″ archival print titled ‘Bird Sanctuary At Night

Michelle Morin, an artist originally trained in horticulture who I previously featured on the blog here, uses watercolour and gouache to cultivate these stunningly bold and colourful scenes of plant and animal life living together. ‘Bird Sanctuary At Night’ is inspired a night time bird watching scene and pictures flamingos, Hellebore, ferns and Queen Annes Lace in the foreground.

I know a lot of you adored her work so to WIN this hand signed print vote for Brogues In A Coffee Bar and tweet/retweet me @BroguesinaCBar to enter. Voting and giveaway ends 1st December so it could be an early Christmas present for yourself!

Delphine Lebourgeois - Photo de Classe 2014 (launching at The Other Art Fair)

The Girl Has A Gun: Delphine Lebourgeois

Delphine Lebourgeois, a graduate from Central Saint Martins has been working in London as an illustrator for more than 10 years, her works and prints are now extremely collectable and on 16th-19th October she will be launching an exciting new collection at The Other Art Fair, Brick Lane, London.

Primarily interested in the power of crowds and the masses her new collection of artwork titled ‘The Girl Has A Gun’ depicts army like groups of women layered with rich colours and transparent human forms. Her women are both elegant and menacing, some in protective head gear and unusual fashions….

Delphine has been the winner of Image 29 critics award (2009) and Nominated by public Vote for the Club Monaco Emerging Artist Award in November 2011. You can buy very low edition prints of her illustrations from approx £300-£700. Contact here here but even better go and see her new collection in the flesh at The Other Art Fair (visiting info here).

Mark Powell

Drawings by Mark Powell

I haven’t got much for you to read today. Purely because the artwork from Mark Powell needs no introduction, they are absolutely mesmerizing. However, for a bit of background information Mark Powell he graduated from his fine art degree in 2006 and has since exhibited in America, Europe and across the UK. He uses found paper, canvases and images to draw over using his trust biro pen…

To buy prints of Mark’s work visit his website here.

Sara Angelucci

Sara Angelucci: Aviary

The work by Sara Angelucci reminds me of my favourite book series this year Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children. Aviaries, like photographs, sprang forth in the nineteenth century, a time of keen interest in science, unprecedented colonial expansion, and a rapacious appetite for collecting. Drawing attention to the conventions of image making Sara’s photography explores the Victorians rule over creatures as the fashion for collection natural history increased in the 19th century along with new technology for shooting photographic images.

There is nothing I enjoy more than pouring over antique cabinets of curiosities with their mixtures of seemingly mundane objects in the back rooms of museums which I think is why this collection of work titled ‘Aviary’ appeals to me. Her collection of strange yet endearing photographs embodie many themes from 19th century society. The ladies embody another creature and appear mythical themselves, making our history appear otherworldly. Do the birds embody their personalities? The barn owl certainly has an air of superiority over the almost clown like jester of the Eskimo Curlew (below right)…

I definitely recommend exploring Sara Angelucci’s charming website.