Gallinule and Gator
While looking for a calendar in January, I came across one featuring the art of Charley Harper. I was immediately captivated & dropped all the other calendars I had been considering.
I love the clean, geometric designs & vibrant colours. I like the careful selection & controlled use of colour - the hard, straight lines contrasted with the softer clouds.
His animals are charming (well, most of the time) - I especially love his birds.
Many of his titles are a play on the subject - like this poor kitty losing some fur to a mischievous bird.
Shadow Dancers (Water Striders)
I find his work surprisingly realistic in its minimalistic style. The repetitive use of simple shapes is particularly pleasing.
Find out more about Charley Harper on his website, blog or Wikipedia. There's also an online shop here & another site to view original work. I ordered this book (An Illustrated Life) for myself (can't wait to get it) & I really want this poster...