Enjoy a range of contemporary fine artists with this beautifully crafted range of art postcards
I’ve always loved art and was lucky enough to study it at The Courtauld Institute of Art way back in the 80s. I’m always on the look out for interesting fine art postcards but I tend to find pretty much the same thing. Well-known paintings by well-known artists! But what about all the incredible new talent in the art world since John Constable put down his brush?
This summer I’ve been talking to some new and amazingly gifted artists and putting together a new collection of original art postcards that you won’t be finding anywhere else. You can explore their art further by clicking on the links we have given for each artist and even commission your own piece!
We love the clarity and the jewel-like colours of Marcel Garbi’s The Peace Of Your Fingers. There’s something of an art deco feel to this portrait of a lady reading. Another ink on mulberry paper work is Marcel’s To Understand And Dissolve featuring a young lady pensively lying on her bed with a flower.
The colours in Paul Narbutt’s To The Farthest Shores just sing with vibrancy. He is an absolute master of painting the changing sea and paints with a Turner-like brilliance. Much more muted is the iconic work of Jean de Gale with a pastel drawing of some of her favourite objects in gentle eau de nils and soft jades.
We do think that robins are very special birds and we absolutely love Reme Junior’s incredibly lifelike portrait of one in the snow. His same attention to detail and exquisitely fine brushwork can be seen in his beautiful portrait of the queen. Equally appealing as a subject matter is his portrait of three tabby kittens peering round a wall. It’s hard to believe it’s a painting because it’s so realistic. Just Like his masterful watercolour of Tower Bridge in London and his portrait called Native Haute Couture with its subtle colours and perfect balance of textures.
Lastly, we have Golden Marilyn – an iconic pose of the late Marilyn Monroe who has been loved and admired for decades.
About the artists we’ve chosen:
Reme Junior’s watercolour work is just stunning – not just in his original interpretations but his detailed photo-realistic techniques. After graduating from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Reme has won many international awards and has exhibited widely. His aim is to make people feel happy through his art and to appreciate nature all the more. Find out more about his work here
Jean de Gale studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art during the 1950s and went on to specialise in pastels which became her trademark. Jean was always so modest about her considerable talent despite exhibiting at the Royal Academy; the Royal Society of Marine Artists; the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Society of Botanical Artists and at The Mall Galleries, London.
Daria Yablon-Soloviova’s portraits celebrate the beauty of people. Inspired by the Renaissance, Vienna Secession, Impressionism, and classical Russian art movements, she translates classical motifs to a contemporary setting. Daria now works in Saint Petersburg, Russia but you can follow her on Instagram at @yablon_soloviova or on Facebook
Paul Narbutt is a master of the sea in all its changing movements and colours. He says it’s impossible to paint the same seascape twice because nothing will be the same as last time. You can see him at work on his Artfinder page
Marcel Garbi works in the UK and has a very distinctive fluid watercolour style. Marcel is both talented and experienced in many media including illustration, musical composition, digital audio-visual media as well as film making and sound design. He says of his work: “I do not feel ‘a painter’ at all; I just work with ink and watercolours on Japanese hand-made paper to bring some poetry.” You can see more of his work here
This is a unique and very different range of contemporary fine art postcards.