Welcome to Friday lovely readers, and a brand new edition of Friday Friends.
I hope your festive and New Years celebrations were filled with much love and good cheer. All the Christmas parcels have been sent, perhaps I should put up the tree this weekend!
This week it is my very great pleasure to introduce you to Mely (Melissa Ramirez) the very talented creator behind Imagino and Nuviart.
Mely paints and draws beautiful images designed to tickle the imagination and get you thinking outside stylised boundaries.
Take for example these three pieces, that really caught my attention. Take a moment to study them to see what you can see!
1. blu platapus bird
2. Imagino Sticker Familia
3. Mr Uh oh
Dear readers, I invite you now to explore The Imagery of Imagino and to let your imagination run wild! See you on Sunday for a new weekend blogpost. Have a fantastic weekend xo♥
The Imagery of Imagino
Artist name: Melissa Ramirez
My full name is Nuvia Melissa Ramirez Bourdett, I am from Panama City, Panama, residing in Sunshine Coast, Queensland for the past 6 years. I have been part of collective exhibitions and have worked in commissioned projects.
I am contracted to work as a Scenic Artist with the Art Department of the US Television show "Survivor" periodically, as well as other TV and Photo Shoot productions. I am also a Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor currently teaching at Limitless Health in Nossa Junction, Sunshine Coast.
Painting is my main passion, I enjoy the process, it relaxes me. It is almost like meditation, where I can concentrate on something in particular and leave aside everything else. It can be clean or messy, big or small, detail or blocky, abstract or realistic, and all it's forms makes me happy.
Depending on the project, I use acrylic, watercolour, oil base, stencil and spray paint, colour pencils, ink and pens, Posca markers and Sharpies, on plywood, canvas or paper. The illustration style is my favourite, 3D objects and still life.
Creating watercolour "Imagino series" characters, came from a brief thought I had of making something fully spontaneous, using water to collaborate in the process. I started by painting shapes with water onto the paper, randomly adding colours to the water, letting it dry. The colour paint will change, move, mix and blend while drying, which was really amusing to me. Once it was dry, an image appeared, very different to what I started with.
I would look at the shape, then draw with ink pen what I saw, as I saw it. I wanted the process to be freestyle and almost non-stop. I made one character and found myself with more, as I enjoyed so much. They represent to me, new friends, almost like the type you have when you are a kid, imaginary ones. They come from an image I see, that then gets interpreted in my mind, and becomes a colourful character, which I play with. They'll love to become your friends too!
About the work
Each painting is an original watercolour painting, one of a kind, NOT a print, signed on the front and back. They were made using watercolour paint on 300 Gsm Arches watercolour paper and white card stock paper, Artline black pen, love and imagination. Paper size varies from A5, A4 and A3.
Each painting is safely packed with a recycled corrugated cardboard sheet backing, inside a clear cello sleeve. Original paintings also available online at imagino.etsythemeshop.com - Open to custom orders.
Dear readers, do you want to see more? Here is how you can connect:
Buy Imagino art in person at In.cuber8r Gallery in Fortitude Valley Brisbane from Friday 13th December 2013 to the end of February 2014.
View the Artist Website here:
Become a follower on Facebook here:
Buy lovely works of Art on Etsy here:
see what inspires on Instagram here:
View the full Artist Portfolio of works on behance here: