Honouring the uncomplicated in art and pattern design
In my own pattern design development, recently I have been exploring my own love for watercolour, and of course with that exploration comes alot of research and cyber surfing to see what else is out there, and find artists that inspire me. Yesterday I came across Chris Ballasiotes, a Seattle based watercolour artist, and I really love his work. Its ever so uncomplicated, very very cool, and ever so beautiful. With a combination of typography, simple pattern design and illustration art, his work for me is such a powerful reminder that as artists, we don’t need to overly complicate our work, nor strive for perfection either. (which is something I do exceptionally well – strive that is! ) what we/I need to do is stay very true to ourselves, develop our own style, and as a result, with the help of grace and whatever other powers that be that make the decision whether we will be successful in our craft, we might finally come to a place where we receive the recognition needed, so that we can make art that sustains us not only spiritually and emotionally (which art is always bound to do), but financially as well. Thanks Chris, a great reminder. See more of Chris’s work and check out his blog here.