Thierry Duval fools us all into thinking his watercolour paintings are photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who was fooled by artist Thierry Duval. It’s just that his talent is so great that his watercolours look exactly like beautifully shot photographs.

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These cats are painted in all their inky gloriousness with only black watercolours and ink

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 13 February 2015

Using only black watercolours and ink, Serbian artist Endre Penovac leaves me absolutely gobsmacked with his wonderful, fluffy renditions of black cats.

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Catherine Slaymaker

Contributions Reader Find

By Alex in New Illustration on Monday 21 February 2011

Catherine Slaymaker is an artist whose unique illustration style I’ve been really enjoying lately.

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Erin Althea

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Saturday 15 November 2008

I love the bold watercolors of California artist Erin Althea, with their esoteric imagery and experimentation. Yup, I’m just a sucker for the folksy stuff.

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Kristin Baker

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 13 October 2008

Kristin Baker’s paintings strike the eye like massive Hollywood blockbusters, but have the elegance of delicate watercolors.

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Aurie Ramirez

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 10 October 2008

Aurie Ramirez’s elegant watercolors have something outsider-y about them, with a slight nod of Henry Darger, but the fantasy world she depicts is less manic and angry — the whimsical and characters that inhabit her work seem more playful and less tormented by religious repression.

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