Friday, May 1, 2009

New Art By Matte Stephens

large charlie bird print

Large Charlie Bird Print by Matte Stephens

Lady Martha Abernathy original painting

Lady Martha Abernathy, original gouache painting by Matte Stephens

Family Vacation print

Family Vacation Print by Matte Stephens

large do-nothing print

Large Do-Nothing Print by Matte Stephens

the double sided vivienne beehive  print neato

The Double-Sided Vivienne Print by Matte Stephens

self portrait caffeinated, original painting

Self Portrait Caffeinated, Original Gouache Painting by Matte Stephens

I found this artist on Etsy several months ago and then lost track of the site.  After a lot of searching I found it again.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  Matte Stephens paints original works with paper on gouache, and also makes high quality prints of these paintings for sale here.  All images copyright Matte Stephens.  Please do not reproduce without permission of the artist.

20 comments:

drollgirl said...

so cute and fun!!! very cool find.

Doreen said...

what a great mind he has. I really like what he paints. thanks for the introduction!

The Seeker said...

Oh I love it!!!

xoxo

Woman in a Window said...

very fun and slightly off-balanced art. In other words, my kinda thing.

Pyzahn said...

Ooooo. These are so cool. They have a real contemporary twist on a nostalgic look. If that make any sense. That's why I'm not an art critic.

Sher said...

Artwork reminds me of a show on Cartoon network called "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends"

Ms. Lucy said...

I really like Lady Martha:) It's all in the perspective, I think. Great post as usual Sallymandy:)

Sachin Modeel said...

Beautiful pics,

love Ur blog, its just brilliantly written!

Sachin (bloggeratti Incredibulous)
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LENORENEVERMORE said...

Very CHARming & love the color combinations! ~Great weekend dear!!!

Jane said...

Isn't it great when you find art you love? I love the colours.

Suecae Sounds said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you found something that perked your interest. :)

Now this I really like. The vibe is so different from what I'm used to. You got a new follower.

Stephanie N. said...

Aww, these are lovely. Thanks, Sallymandy.

Tessa said...

WoW! Now there's a talent if every I saw one. I love his/her use of line and colour, and the humour and lightness of touch is superb! Thanks for sharing this lovely art, Sallymandy.

Ms. Lucy said...

Sallymandy...come by and get an award!

Gal Friday said...

I have seen this artist's work around somewhere online as well...so fun, distinctive(in a retro illustration way) and also inspiring to me!
I see we both have the same good taste, sallymandy.

The Hip Homemaker said...

I've been following him on etsy and throughout the blogosphere for awhile now. I have been trying to decide which piece to by for my daughters room.

Lilith said...

Wow! This is done with gouache! I thought that this was collage!

Cynthia said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!
Thank you!
Cynthia

sallymandy said...

Droll: Glad you like it, you artist/art critic, you.

Doreen: You're welcome!

Seeker: glad you like it!

Woman in W: Right. Off balance is good, IMO. :)

Pyzahn: It does make sense, perfectly!

Sher: Yes, I agree with you.

Ms Lucy: Thank you, kind friend. Isn't she great? She has attitude. Yet, strangely, no ears. Artistic license, I think.

Sachin: thank you for visiting, and for the nice compliment!

Lenore: Yes, charming is a great word for these. xo

Jane: There are so many of these artists on Etsy, too.

Suecae: Thank you for visiting and following. I'm glad you liked it. Yes, I did find your blog interesting and I'll come back too!

Stephanie: You're welcome; glad you like them.

Tessa: Well, coming from you, that comment means a great deal. Takes one to know one? I'm glad you approve of my taste! xo

Ms Lucy: thanks, you kind thing. xo

Gal: Why am I not surprised! Because you also have a beautiful talent for whimsy, fun, and distinctiveness. Like I said to Tessa, I'm glad you approve.

Hip: Have you? I like that. (I'd have a hard time picking one piece.)

Lilith: Right, impressive, huh? Do you work in gouache?

Cynthia: you're welcome, dear.

Jennifer said...

I love these...they have a 50's/60's pop art flavor. I shouldn't have looked at this because now I want to order one...the cat with the bird cages is especially cute.