Dido de Beer – DidoDesign

"Inspired by pop music and movies, it's obvious to me to paint large portraits of pop icons and movie stars in a graphic style. Large canvases, bright colors, and the challenge to just use enough details to recognize the person. Music is like a time machine, memories and music are connected."

George Michael - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

"As a graphic design graduate, my paintings are influenced by it. Music and movies are always an inspiration to me. Since I got a radio at the age of 10, I loved pop music. The human face is very inspiring to me, I always observe faces. That's why I love to paint portraits of pop icons and movie stars. During painting, there is always music in my studio. Music and memories are connected. When I hear a certain song I know where I was, or what I did when I first heard that song. It's like a time machine that takes you back to earlier days. Music can be healing, can comfort you, make you feel better, and make you happy. That's my goal for my paintings as well. By exhibiting in the Netherlands and all over Europe I am encouraged to keep on painting."

Brad Pitt - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
David Bowie - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Michael Jackson - Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
Elvis - Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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Wijnand Vlok Art

“My works are snapshots of what inspires me during travels and walks. Every day I discover new beautiful shapes and colors. Flowers, landscapes and animals are an endless source of inspiration. The illustrations and objects are figurative with zoomed-in details and simplified shapes.”

Flamingo Quadruple - Digital illustration 4 prints 40 x 60 cm per set (Total size 80 x 120 cm)

Dutch artist, Wijnand Vlok works as a designer, illustrator and painter. Born in Utrecht, he studied at Graphic School, Utrecht and Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. The artist accepts commissions.

"My works are snapshots of what inspires me during travels and walks. I record those fragments digitally, on canvas and in objects. Every day I discover new beautiful shapes and colors. Flowers, landscapes and animals are an endless source of inspiration.

My work in the Caribbean is colorful. In Europe, the seasons inspire with more subdued colors and special skies.  The illustrations and objects are figurative with a nod to abstraction and pop art, with zoomed-in details and simplified shapes.  The paintings are zoomed-in shapes from nature painted with pallete knives."

Colorful dinner - Digital illustration 100 x 200 cm and 50 x 100 cm
Poppy - Acrylic with palette knives 120 x 100 x 2 cm
Autumn - Acrylic with palette knives 100 x 150 x 4 cm
Silent Flight installation - Digital illustration, The laser-cut shapes are attached to the wall in layers Various sizes available

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