We're so excited to welcome our newest member Rachel Favelle @favelleart 😍 Rachel is a Contemporary Pop - Surrealist Artist and Illustrator. Her research into fairytales and classic children’s literature became the focus for her artworks during her Illustration degree and to this day has become her inspiration for her work. One of Rachel’s main aims is to create imagery which adds beauty and she certainly does that brilliantly. The beauty is in the simplicity of the compositions and the naïve subject matter. Her contemplative and quirky characters, which often sit in solitary environments, whisk us away into imaginary and mysterious worlds. ‘I am interested in the interpretations of the audience rather than being prescriptive with my narratives. My characters are often inspired by the innocence of childhood as well as my own fond memories of that time; superhero costumes, retro toys and playing in the garden with my pet dachshund.’ Rachel’s illustrations are usually mixed media works examining the relationship of graphite, gouche, ink, coloured pencil and watercolour while she loves to explore the medium of oil painting in her larger scale works.
Welcome to the artfreaks fambam Rachel, so excited to have you ❤️❤️❤️
So I went to Australia last week and met with @kathamiltonart in Brisbane and met her lovely family ! We talked forever and barely got two selfies in while chatting away! As I was leaving her home late on the first night a huge fruit bat chitter chattered and flew over my head!!!!! I was so happy!!!!!!! The infamous chihuahua bat was spotted!!!!! I’ve been back since Monday and the jet lag has been bad maybe a mix of being sick and traveling didnt help! #brisbane#artfreakscollective
Fancy meows making his rounds. The final product of this piece...except we have one TEENSY problem: I no longer know the location of this painting.
I've lost it. And to say the absolute very least, I was hella peeved at myself and majorly disappointed.
I've had a lot on my mind lately. While I always have worries, my worries have been amped up partly due to my anxiety and panic attacks, partly due to my health, partly due to worrying about my mother's health and very much worrying about October preparation and completing all the art pieces I have pending for others right now. In short: I'm a mess. But that ain't nothing new 🤷🏻♀️ However, I feel like the symptoms of brain fog only get worse and it's now extending to effecting my work. It's effected my writing, which is a bummer, but I can handle. It effects my speech, my words and makes me jumble things or not even be able to think of the simplest words. Fine; so I blunder my words a lot in front of others. Again, I can handle it. However, even only a day after placing this painting somewhere...I couldn't recall a single detail from when or where I did such a thing. I've more or less tore the place apart looking for this beast, but it's looking like a lost cause. So in light of that news and as much as it kills me: I will be pulling out of the @artfreakscollective auction this month.
"Monarch Meows" is, for now, lost to the abyss of my brain fog and who knows where else. I gave it a go; it just didn't work out this time. And, you know what? That's okay. I think I would be even more disappointed in myself if I hadn't even given this auction an attempt; which, at first, looked like that was going to be the case. But then I busted this lil guy out. And promptly lost him 😂🙌 STILL I created something instead of giving up from the get-go. Sure, it didn't work out this time, it didn't even really work out last time, but my goal of getting on IG was never to sell my art in the first place, it was simply to share my art and my truth with you all. The fact that I'm able to see others who love, appreciate and want my art at all has been a blessing. I'm lucky to have such great support. Thank you, always, loves!