It’s an exciting week for me. I’m excited to announce that yesterday I became the proud owner of a Kristjana S Williams print, 2 of them in fact. If you haven’t heard of Kristjana S Williams or seen her work, I recommend you do so immediately as it’s amazing.
A bit about Kristjana S Williams:
Kristjana S Williams richly imaginative work interweaves fragments of Victorian engraving with contemporary illustrations and colouring. The artist creates magical landscapes, filled with impossible, exotic creatures, flora and fauna. The Icelandic born artist is a graduate of Central St. Martins. Her work has been commissioned by major brands including Paul Smith, Liberty’s and was the focus of a show at the V&A gaining critical acclaim in the process. Rise Art featured a selection of her work at Art Fairs across the Uk.
How it all came about:
About a year or so ago I visited Columbia Road Flower Market in London, simply to take a look at Ryantown, Rob Ryan’s shop. A few purchases later I continued browsing the other shops Columbia Road has to offer and popped into Elphick’s, a small art gallery (which I believe has now relocated to Hackney) offering lot’s of lovely pieces. Kristjana’s work immediately stood out to me, I was in awe and my exact words were something along the lines of ‘wow, I love this’. As a graphic designer that loves bright colours, I knew wanted a piece of this art immediately. Unfortunately, with the work being out of my price range I noted down the artist, went home and headed online. I visited Kristjana’s website and spent a fair amount of time looking at all the lovely pieces on offer and dreamed of one day having my own.
Fast forward to…well yesterday and voila, I now own Lear Gaukur 10 and Ros Sudar Poll. As with all of her pieces, they’re beautiful, vibrant, bright, exotic and intricate. Next on my wishlist is Falin Viltur Blar and Lear og Barraband Gaukar which I adore. The prints will soon take pride of place in my home. Bring on the bright!
If anyone has any art recommendations for me I’d love to hear your thoughts so get in touch now. Go go.