Promenade on the Pont des Arts, Paris

Pont des Arts ParisLocks ParisI often go to this beautiful bridge as I find it peaceful and quite inspiring therefore, appeasing. The original Ponts des Arts was built under the orders of  Napoleon Bonaparte and finished in 1804. It was the first metallic bridge in Paris and actually, at one point, there was a toll to walk across it. It links the 6th arrondissement to the Read on...
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It really is all about love

Paris love So, happy Monday first of October Autumn morning (or the opposite for those in Australia... I mean, happy Summer, not like UNhappy morning or anything...). Share this, put it on your desktops, print it out, carry it around with you in your handbags and wallets. It's what I believe in. It's a mental note that instead of bumping into the Read on...
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For those who want to see Michico – her next exhibition: details here

As an add on to my interview with lovely Michico Horie yesterday, here are details of her next exhibition taking place in New York. All the info is on the card below. If you are around, definitely go take a peep. I loved it when I saw her work! Kisses to Michico and her 2 cats and good luck for the vernissage!!!! xxx Creamy Cat - Michico Horieexhibition - Michico Horie Read on...
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Q & A: Michico Horie tells me about her work

Michico Horie at work Recently I discovered the artist Michico Horie at the Brick Lane Gallery in London near where I was brought up. Thanks to internet, we got into contact and Michico now tells me what she is up to and where her next exhibitions are. Here, I asked her a few questions and she kindly answered with her sweet reserve. Fiona: So where are you from and where do you work now? Michico Horie: I am from Japan but now I am based in Paris. My atelier at the moment is on rue de Rivoli in Paris, you should drop by! F: thanks! So where have you exhibited so far? M.H: London, Barcelona, soon in NY and it won't stop there! F: I am sure of that. Have you always worked as a painter? M.H: originally, I am specialised in embroidery, which I also exhibit during the shows. It's really nice to be able to work with an everyday hobbie, transforming it into art. Something that can appear to be mundane but showcasing it into something original! F: I loved your last series of work. The girls with the watery eyes. What is your new theme that you are currently working on? M.H: For the new exhibition we have actually worked as a collective: Aya, a Japanese girl who lives in New York; Helina, Estonian from Paris and myself. All three of us are specialised in embroidery but we have gone further than this, once more. The theme is Creamy Cat, a fusion of sexuality and femininity. We are 3 women and we have represented 3 cats as the under current. The paintings and work all reflect that. F: I wish you the best of luck Michico and hope to see you in NYC soon! Below some pics of Michico at work in her Atelier! Don't forget to go her website for more info, I just love her work, the fact that she works on the other side of the globe from where she was raised and is just a super creative creature! www.michikohorie.com Michico Horie Michico in her Atelier Read on...
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Vintage & Street Art

I decided to redecorate the walls in Paris. This means change around some of the paintings/sketches/photography, take some down and rediscover old ones I had stored away warmly. Below is my latest selection of what is there. I love that kind of methodical chaos look. My favorite creative person Paul Smith does that a lot, in his shops but also in his designs. Method in madness. I have different types of art, from the French 50s painter Jean Leppien who was part of the Bauhaus movement. In fact he was student of Bauhaus, Kandinsky and Paul Klee!!! (his work is on the last photo in this range). I love his work for the symmetrical yet a little unstructured work he produced during the 50s, using China Ink like the ones below. I can even see some Keith Haring type, jolted shapes in what Leppien did although he produced this way before Keith started out. In between there are some 60s and 70s sketches and watercolors that I love for the choice of colors and the imagination used in what can at first seem like simplistic art. We end in time with Jon One, a gentle, kind and appeasing person. His is the black framed super colored work below. For more about Jonone see the article The eternally evolving street art genius of JONONE and more to come on him and street art generally next month! So hope you like the new choices and please ask if you have any questions on the artists! These pics (apart from Jon) were all found while on trips of discovery to flea markets in France and around Paris (for the biggest but maybe the most expensive, try Les Puces de Saint Ouen, north of Paris, open every day). art walls sketches Read on...
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Michiko lovely love

Michiko Horie I recently discovered the beautifully delicate work of Michiko Horie at The Brick Lane Gallery recently in London. Michiko lives in Paris now but was born in Tokyo and studied at a school of design there. Read on...
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