September is one of the greatest months for art shows: it seems like every where you look there's an upcoming exhibit and it honestly makes us stoked beyond belief. Philly-based artist, curator, musician and event curator Bob Stokes is no exception.
Dark Art & Craft had a chance to talk this month with U.K.-based artist and illustrator Adrian Baxter. Baxter's ink creations are methodically-detailed works based on the occult, nature, and death. This intriguing interview focuses on Baxter's influences and process; please enjoy.
There was something dark, mythic and beautifully nostalgic about the world of folklore Ivan Bilibin created. Throughout his career he was inspired deeply by Slavic folklore and myths. He distinctly reflected the mountains, forests and lore of old Russia. Bilibin gained some renown in 1899, when he released his illustrations of Russian fairy tales which became widely popular.
This month we are honored to be featuring the work of Seattle-based painter Ego Shoreclay online in our web store. We had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his transition to working as a full time painter, the evolution of art galleries and his advice to other creatives looking to take their art to the next level.
Dark Art & Craft recently had a chance to talk with Belfast, Northern Ireland-based artist and printmaker Glyn Smyth. Smyth utilizes Art Nouveau stylings and realistic rendering to bring his esoteric themes to life. We have admired Smyth's album and print work for some time now and had a chance to discuss a few topics and themes with the artist.