Susan Ruiter is a Dutch painter whose main paintings are of plus size women or voluptuous ladies. Her inspiration came from another famous painter Fernando Botero.Her paintings of full figured women capture them in humorous, fun moments and the bright colors, different techniques and high quality materials that she uses makes them stand out. For the past 20 years, Susan has exhibited her work all over the world as well as made personal appearances growing her brand awareness.Every single one of her painting is handmade therefore every painting is unique, there is no mass production.She loves drawing people and her passion for her Art shows in her work. Her classy take on plus size women is inspiring.Take a look at some of her paintings below.For more information on Susan Ruiter visit her website atwww.SusanRuiter.NL.
Jenna Robinson & William Giles - “Selfie” (NPS 2014)
"When we hold the cameras, news stations can’t pretend we don’t exist. So tell me again that the camera is not an instrument of change."
Performing for Hawaii during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.
Ugh my heart. I’m honored to be mentioned in this badass poem!
Latergram celebrating @alottaboutte home in the Bay with my favorite flask and some great company! Photo courtesy of @h_hol_brook 💋👠💋
This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up
From “tiny beautiful things” by Cheryl Strayed
my therapist says that we are all at any given time, doing our best, no matter what we’re doing. i struggle to believe that sometimes, but i always believe that the people who leave this world on purpose were trying like hell, trying their very very best, to stay. what fills me with grief is…
Maude White is a paper cutting artist living in Buffalo, NY. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.
September 5th-October 25th, 2014
Opening September 5th, 2014 6-9pm
White’s show is the fourth in the 12 x 14 series at WNYBAC, which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months; Maude will also host a free collaborative event that will give insight into her process on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from 12-5pm.
”When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas. ”
2013 - Sculpted with an unconventional carving technique
using only a drill and forstner bits these massive hands
made from reclaimed wood are the work of
Colorado-based artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado