Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Artists that inspire me: Erika Husselmann, alias ARIKE

I discovered this New Zealand artist a few years ago, and fell in love with her work right away.


One of her typical styles is long stretched figures of women, usually somewhere in a dream landscape with birds or flowers.



 She usually works in oil, but also uses acrylics and mixed media.



I love the dreamlike atmosphere of her work




She has a blog and a Facebook-page too. Go check it out for lots more eye-candy!

It's funny how I always seem to be drawn to those artists that paint mostly women. Maybe it's because that's what I like to paint myself. Sometimes a man sneaks into one of my paintings, but mostly it's just women, birds and fish. I guess it's because women have those graceful, elegant, curvy lines that add a kind of movement and vulnerability to the work.

How about you? What attracts you in a painting? Do you always tend to paint the same kind of subject? I would be interested to know!

I'm off to see the rest of the PPF-list artists, before it's Friday again and I have to start a whole new list ...

Thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comments. It means so much to me :-)


5 comments:

  1. beautiful creations. What a talented artist.

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  2. Loving this wonderful artist Denthe... her artwork is amazing... and I just LOVE the long bodies... yes... women attract me in paintings too... and houses... and yes at the moment... I do tend to always paint girls... but then I have only been painting for less than a year... so maybe that will change... as my style develops... your artist features are fabulous...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  3. Beautiful creations. Geweldig Denthe wat een apart en bijzonder werk maakt Erika. Spreekt me zeer aan. Ik vind die lange figuren prachtig.
    groetjes marja

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  4. If you are Belgian you speaks Flamish? I'me also Belgian... The art is beautiful!! I like it to.

    Grtjes Patrice

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    1. Hi Patrice, yes I speak Flemish. Je mag gerust je opmerkingen in het Nederlands schrijven hoor,no problem!

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