I’m happy to announce The Art Spectrum’s Spring Giveaway! I’m partnering with artists Virginia Skinner and Project M to giveaway some of their lovely artwork, as well as my own, featured on some fun spring accessories. Here’s what we’re giving away:
About Project M
Emeline created the brand Project M in 2010. She is a British Artist and Designer that loves to play with color and shapes.
After attending Art School in England, Emeline earned a degree at fashion college. She then worked in the fashion industry in London. First as a pattern cutter and then as a Technical Designer. Her last job in London was for the creative and fun company Ted Baker. While working in the fashion business she continued to paint in her spare time. After a few fun and successful art shows within her own home she began exhibiting at many other venues across London including trendy bars, restaurants and bookshops.
In 2005 she became a full-time artist and moved to California. She currently is based near San Francisco. Her designs are either inspired by her artwork or by things seen in daily life. Emeline makes stencils by hand or paints in blocks of color. Her drawings or paintings are then developed into print design.
Emeline has been exhibiting for fifteen years in the UK, USA and Canada. She has undertaken a range of commissions for private homes and corporate clients, including a TV production company in Soho, London and for an investment company in Vancouver. Her paintings have been published and sold worldwide. You can find her designs licensed on many products including home wear, tech accessories, fashion and wallpaper.
Her licensed art work has been seen in Nordstrom, Target, Nylon, Dot & Bo, Wayfair, Fab, Joss & Main, WHSmiths and Habitat. Designs and products have been seen in print in Elle Deco Magazine, Real Living Magazine and Design Milk. Hilary Duff picked her iPhone case design for a special iPhone collection for Casetify in 2014. She has won three challenges at Printed Village, including one for the Chicago Black Hawks. In 2017 she went to NYC to film an episode for the CNBC show “The Profit” with Marcus Lemonis – The Profit (TV Show – S4 E12) – “Swim by Chuck Handy”. In January 2018 she won the Accelerator Program at Threadless.
About Virginia Skinner
Virginia Skinner is an artist currently based in GA, with a degree in Graphic Design. Mediums of interest include digital painting, drawing, and watercolor. Virginia enjoys drawing people the most, with a focus on feminine features and general character design. She is inspired by bold colors, floral elements, and organic shapes.
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Hello Everyone! It’s my joy to welcome back one of The Art Spectrum’s own, contemporary artist Melissa Mary Jenkins for a giveaway of one of her paintings! Melissa appeared on The Art Spectrum back in June of 2017, you can read the interview here. This month you have a chance to win the painting below! Followers of The Art Spectrum also have access to this exclusive coupon code to use in Melissa’s Etsy shop: ARTSPECTRUMCOUPON for 15% off.
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Win a Painting by Melissa Mary Jenkins
About The Painting
“Beneath the rust and grime which dulls the shine of our weathered hearts, joy patiently waits to be rediscovered.”
John Mark Green
Joy has been resting patiently for years under the weight of chronic illness but I have rediscovered the shininess of joy underneath the rust of fatigue and pain. As I continue to heal, I have been able to snowshoe and cross-country ski around our our farm yards and forests, and I have been struck by the rusty-burgundy colour of the dogwood trees surrounding me.
This painting began with layers of rusty-burgundy-pink with bits of white and grey. Pastels, charcoal, India Ink and pigment liner form the final layers.
*Paper is cold pressed 140 lb watercolor paper
*Painting measures 5×7 inches
*Signed and dated on the back
*This is an original painting, NOT a print
*Frame not included
Here is an update from Melissa:
This past Autumn I began to heal from Chronic Lyme Disease and a co-infection called Bartonella. As I feel the “fog” lifting, I have had a reawakening of sorts. I am completely and utterly inspired by my natural surroundings and have rediscovered the vibrancy of color in the farm fields, forests and pine trees surrounding our old stone farmhouse. I have begun to sketch outside and take daily adventures with our puppy Mylo. I have learned to pinpoint the lines in nature and translate this movement into abstract landscape paintings. I feel as though I have finally “come into my own” as an artist. Instagram still plays a very important role in my art journey, but I feel that it plays a different role in my life. The connections that I have made have taken precedent over looking for inspiration in other people’s artwork. This has been a turning point in fighting off the ever-invasive “imposter syndrome”. I feel as though the perfect way to describe my work is as follows: Inspired by natural surroundings, my paintings reflect the fluidity of the seasons and the movement of my soul in nature.
Some reviews of Melissa’s work:
“The canvas is just stunning and the customer service was impeccable, beyond expectation! Melissa sent me previews and snapshots of her progress which made me appreciate the hard work and care she puts into each custom creation! It was wrapped so nicely and securely, and even included a personalized note and gift tag. Really special! Highly recommended! Thanks Melissa!”
“Melissa was a joy to work with. She began to paint immediately. She answered my questions quickly and cared that the finished product was what I wanted. My beautiful, original painting now hangs above my bed.”
“SO IN LOVE WITH THIS PAINTING! Melissa is a unique artist and is very gracious to returning customers. Thank you again!!”
“I am soooo pleased with the service I received from the boutique owner. This was sincerely above and beyond! The package was soooo nice. A lot of attention to details! And the piece of art is gorgeous! Thank you so much!”
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This month The Art Spectrum is happy to announce its first ever giveaway featuring YANMOS!
As a brand, YANMOS has been growing over the past few years and I’m happy to support the brand, which creates many designs geared towards a green approach. Other designs are inspired by humor or pop culture.
The designer behind YANMOS, graphic designer Ioannis Moschou from Thessaloniki, Greece sells on many platforms, including Redbubble, Design by Humans, his own Eco-Labelled organic Teemill t-shirt store that makes t-shirts at a certified wind-powered factory, as well as his own website, YANMOS | Sustainable Creativity.
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YANMOS Graphic T-Shirt Giveaway
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