Welcome to a new* definitely-regular-this-time monthly spot where I
gush about share with you the work of an artist I particularly love.
For June, the wonderful Mr. Andy Kehoe:
When I see his pictures, I honestly get a little emotional. My heart does a little skip with joy. It’s just that wonderful, in the fullest sense of the word. I am immediately reminded of the fabulous Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli meets Maurice Sendak. But this stuff is really beyond such similies: it stands alone in haunting gorgeousness.
Forest spirits, animal Gods and curious monsters live here. Death and renewal and joy and comings and goings of friends. He also clearly loves cats, therefore he is awesome x infinity.
Of his work he says : “Paintings best enjoyed with smile on face and bourbon in non-mouse hand. When possible, fill room with the smell of burnt gun powder and bacon. At least four gas lanterns recommended for lighting. Legs can either be crossed or uncrossed. Remove Shoes.”
It is a world I would like to escape to. In fact, I think I do most of the time.
Immerse yourself in all this wonder at www.andykehoe.net. There is also his Etsy shop, Blog and Facebook page.
Images reproduced here at the kind permission of the artist.
*I have done a few of these before, which you can see using the Art Crush tag. It’s just that they were woefully sporadic and now I’m getting my shit together.