Wednesday 15 August 2012

Artists that inspire me: Monika Welch

Today's inspiring artist, Monika Welch, is from New- Zealand. It's a few years ago that I stumbled upon some of her art, and I loved it. When I found her website I immediately felt connected to her because of the way she describes painting as her passion and her addiction.

 She is also self-taught, which was a big deal for me at that time, since I was wondering whether I'd ever be taken seriously as an artist if I didn't have an art degree.Seeing her beautiful art made me believe I could do it too, on my own, without degree.

 Her paintings often remind me of stories that are being told. They have a kind of dreamy surreal quality about them.

 She also sometimes uses collage in her art, and often writes quotes on the paintings

 I love the beautiful intense colours she uses.

She has different styles of painting, sometimes more dreamy and melancholic, other times fun and quirky like this one:

There are often a whole lot of things that you don't see at first. It's like discovering new elements all the time.

The way she blends is awesome ....

I think this is one of my absolute favorites. Lovelovelove it!

You should go check out her website or her Facebook-page. Lots more goodies on there!

That's it for now. I've been painting for hours yesterday but not much to show for it yet. It'll have to wait till Friday ... Here's the picture though of my miniature-canvases that I finally finished. Doing the sides after I've painted it (months ago!) is not much fun. Didn't remember which colors I used and whether I used ink of paint.  So it was a bit of hit and miss, but it's all finished now and next time I'll make sure I do the sides straight away ...

See you on Friday for Paint Party Friday! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW your miniature-canvases are all gorgous, I'm speechless, love them all very much, your painting is perfect, I can't believe that you are self-taught! Coloring and writing is amazing too.
    Thanks for sharing the images of Monika Welch.
    Hugs Anja

  2. i love your mini-canvases Denthe. So different and so beautiful. Great work as zelf-taught. Super and thank you for all the beautiful work of Monika.
    Lovely greet Marja

  3. She is amazing. That first painting is super!!!

  4. Monika's work is both dreamy and beautiful... I have seen it before and love it... and also love your gorgeous canvases Denthe... they are fabulous...

    Jenny x

  5. Thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful artist!! Monika's style is very dreamy indeed and her paintings all tell a story. Love her style. AND Denthe, your mini canvases are BEAUTIFUL!! The faces all look awesome!! Beautiful work. xox

  6. Oooooo....I like her artwork too, Denthe. Thanks for sharing Monika's work with us. Your face canvases are marvelous. Hugs! ♥

  7. I like the dreamy style, and the colors... I´m so happy to "jump in" on this page <3


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