I have always been a fan of art, the thought of somebody using their creative talents to share their thoughts and ideas with the world. Songs, paintings, sculptures, literature, any expression of how somebody is feeling inside – it all strikes me in different ways, depending on how I am feeling at the time.
Being somewhat dark myself, I am typically drawn to darker images myself, and the darker the personal story of the artist, I am usually more drawn to him. For example the story of Vincent Van Gogh makes me like his art even more.
However, I have tried to expand my range to include more whimsical and colorful pieces; whether I own them or just covet them.
Michael Goddard – his pieces appeal to my whimsical side, which does not come out very often. While I do not own any of his pieces yet, I almost did, but changed my mind at the last minute. I determined I was not “fun” enough to have anything of his in my home. If I did, I would start with “Lover’s Moon”. He uses incredibly vibrant colors and most of his other art is fun and whimsical.
Fanch Ledan – Ledan is a French artist known for his bright colors and his “interiors”.
Thomas Rut – Rut paints mostly semi-nudes; they are very athletic, as his father was an Olympian if I am remembering correctly.
Fabian Perez – Perez is by far my favorite artist currently; while I do not own any of his pieces, I truly want several. Perez often paints dark scenes in bars and brothels; he grew up the son of a prostitute in Buenos Aires.
These are just two of my favorites.
There are other artists I enjoy: Romero Britto, Peter Max, Van Gogh, Monet, oh… there are so many. Perhaps I will have to have a second edition of the artists I enjoy.