So now, I thought it would be nice to share some of the artists I follow in a section called 'Art Spot'. These artists are well established, many professional, often freelance, and work across a plethora of mediums. You will have seen many of their works in films, TV, computer games, card games, adverts, posters, art exhibitions, and not realised who they were.
These are people I really do admire. The works they produce, at times, leave me awe struck. As a child I was once considered 'very good' at art, but like most, I let that skill/talent slip away from me - don't get me wrong, I can draw a pretty mean matchstick man. But these people are truly gifted and are the kind of artist I would choose to be given my time all over again.
I hope to introduce some of you to these wonderful artists for the first time in the hope it will open up a new avenue of art appreciation, and for others who are familiar with such works, a broader range of works to admire (and in some cases, drool) and enjoy. My other hope is that this topic will become a favourite for visitors to the hearth.
To kick off the start of the 'Art Spot', I have chosen Matthew Stewart, an artist whose eye for detail and colour sends shivers through my visual cortex. You can read his bio here and go to his blog site of amazing work by clicking on his site link below, and an interview with the artist himself by Gathering Magic.com where he talks about his work illustrating the famous Magic: The Gathering card game. Enjoy :)