The following works of art are by Claudine O’Sullivan, a fellow Dubliner, member of the Association of Illustrators and nothing short of a genius with a colouring pencil!
Her art is breathtaking and the more you look the more detail and colour you see. Her work is amazing! She also integrates abstract shapes into her line-work, which is not easy to do but it looks great! I love seeing hidden bits in art, it makes for something worth looking at. Enjoy!
A bit about Claudine:
“My practice is fuelled by exploration; I am inspired by travelling and fascinated by nature.
Through illustration, I aim to explore and express the visual subtleties of both the unfamiliar and the everyday”.
Originally from Portmarnock, North County Dublin, Claudine is now scribbling her livelihood as an illustrator in London. Favoring traditional techniques and working primarily in pencil, her style is an expressive balance of realistic form, abstract colour and graphic composition. As a city based nature lover, her style combines the delicacies of the natural world and the vivid graphics of an urban landscape. Her portfolio covers a range of projects including interior fit-outs, branding, editorial, textiles, exhibitions and print work.
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
This piece is really cool and such a great story behind it, see below! Check out the small coffee beans that make up his hair and also all the writing. Truly amazing!
Claudine says: “This was a Exhibition/Competition piece for the Inaugural London Coffee festivals Art Project. The portrait was of a coffee farmer, highlighting the importance of sustainable fair trade within the industry. It links to coffee farming and water filtration particularly affecting Tanzania (detailed in the statistics typo-graphics within the clothing). The piece was the overall Winner, which started my ongoing collaboration with the Coffee Festival in London and Milan”.
“The original was auctioned at an industry event in Milan and now resides in an independent Coffee shop in Dubai. Proceeds went in aid to Project Waterfall, a Tanzanian Water Aid Charity directly supported by the festival”.
Wow, perfect example of how a picture can say a 1000 words!
Claudine has an array of items you can purchase from the store part of her website: prints, tees, tote bags, stickers, greeting cards etc.
Check out her website at www.claudineosullivan.com and follow her on social media for updates on what she has been up to! I am sure there is a lot more to come from this artist and I for one will be staying tuned.