Yumi Okita is the artist responsible for these exquisitely crafted members of the Lepidoptera family. She uses a wide variety of textiles and embroidery techniques to achieve a realistic feel. Most of her work is on a large scale with some specimens measuring almost a foot from wingtip to wingtip. She also crafts a variety of other insects but nowhere is her talent more evident than with these fragile, winged creatures. Yumi is currently based in North Carolina.
Robin Wight is the artist behind FantasyWire. FantasyWire is an England-based studio that specializes in creating custom-made wire fairies. Their sculptures are primarily made with stainless steel wires and can be placed outdoors, but they also make galvanized steel versions. Eachfairy is carefully handmade and crafted according to the customer’s design and installation requirements. FantasyWire have their offices in Staffordshire, England near Alton Towers. It is said that Robin was inspired to make these sculptures because of an inexplicable real life encounter.
Julie Fletcher left everything behind to take stunning photographs of the untamed Australian outback. Twelve years ago, Julie packed up and left Sydney behind to embrace her dream of capturing the heart-stopping images of the Australian outback. Her images range from barren deserts to beautiful beaches to endemic wildlife. Her work has received accolades from the National Geographic andother prestigious organizations. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said: “There is nothing out there but at the same time there is so much if you just see and not just look. This area has made me a better photographer by challenging me all the time. I am constantly looking for a different approach on the same subject.”
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma collaborated with JP Aerospace to capture these no-longer-earth-bound bonsai and bouquet. JP Aerospace is a Sacramento-based volunteer organization that makes and sends vessels into orbit. Makoto and the JP Aerospace team captured these amazing shots of a white pine bonsai and a flora bouquet using helium balloons, styrofoam, a light metal frame, still cameras, six Go Pro video cameras, and a helluva lot of creativity. In an interview, Makoto said: “I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space. I always wanted to travel to space. This is a dream come true.”
Jose Emroca Flores is a California-based artist who spent much of his youth on a skateboard. When not building makeshift ramps from scrap wood he could usually be found drawing while listening to his favorite music. Jose attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he learned to develop his skills in making his imagination come to life through art. His talent allowed him to accumulate a prestigious list of clients including: EA games, Nike, Paramount, Universal, Marvel, FHM, and Maxim to name but a few. Jose is currently based in Carlsbad, California.
Eyan Higgins Jonesis a master airbrush painter whose animal portraits are as breathtaking as they are majestic. Born in North Wales, her connection with the natural world began at a very early age. She earned her degree in Illustration from the University of Central England where she started selling her art in many commercial establishments including bars, restaurants, and shops. She also dabbled in theatre, film, advertising, fashion, publication, and mural painting. She said: “My work is aspired to bring a unique perspective on the relationship between Humankind and Nature. My aim is to portray the diversity these two forces of awe share within the World, from the marvelous to the malevolent.”
Artur Bordalo is a graffiti artist whose work has definitely raised the bar on railroad art. Using the parallel lines of a railroad as a canvas, Arturo has managed to convey both humor and cynicism into his minimalistic work. His often uses bright neon colors in his work to make it stand out against the gray backdrop of gravel and rail. He goes by the handle Bordalo II as a tribute to his grandfather whom he saw ‘painting the city of Lisbon’. Arturo’s work has been cropping up all over his homeland of Portugal and train officials don’t seem to mind since spray paint doesn’t seem to do the rails themselves any harm.
Laszlito Kovacs is an uber-talented Spanishillustrator currently based in Holland. His illustrations may be minimalistic, yet speak volumes to the viewer’s mind. He is currently the Creative director at Present Plus, a creative innovation studio based in Amsterdam. Laszlito is also affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and the Monocle Magazine. He has even done some illustrations for the National Geographic, The Absolut Network, and the Square Wallet.
Benoit Levac is a culinary photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He enjoys bringing out the rich flavor in life which makes every one of his images is absolutely mouth-watering. Among his customers, Benoit is known for his talent, versatility, discipline, imagination, and attention to detail. Taking a quick snap at your food for FB purposes is easy, but Benoit has elevated this int Fine Art.
Inorama is an art studio based in Russia. Its founders are RAMM and Inna Kuzubova. Inna is an illustrator with more than a decade of experience under her belt. Also, she bakes delicious pies. RAMM is a designer, illustrator and painter who has been doing what he loves most for well over fifteen years. Together, this artistic duo creates a commercial vector and bitmap images in different styles. Be it realistic illustration, retro, watercolor, pin-up, abstract, cartoons, and landscapes. They also design logos, emblems, bookplates, and trademarks.