Artist Profile – Emma de Bruin

It is rare that I reblog a post by someone else, but this work is so amazing I felt I had to bring it to a wider audience. Emma de Bruin is an incredibly talented artist. Please leave any comments on the original post, where you will find more examples of her work.


Earth Under My Feet

Those who follow my work will know that photography has become the ultimate medium for visual storytelling for me, with the technology available today allowing photographers to capture magical moments in such exquisite, incredible detail that our pictures appear alive and virtually breathing.
I didn’t think anything could beat photography for capturing detail, expression or raw emotion by painting with light to make subjects come alive.  Until I discovered the breathtaking work of Emma de Bruin, a diminutive 20-year old Architecture student from Cape Town whose art takes portraiture to a whole new level for me.
I fell in love with her recently adopted use of a fountain pen and ink as a medium.  The below owl drawings (Emma modestly refers to them as “quick practice sketches”) were her first sketches using this technique whereby a fountain pen nozzle is dipped into a pot of ink.  “I…

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One Day One World Project: 17:00 to 18:00 hours


When I see something like this opposite where I am staying, it just cries out for me to investigate. Just who were these people?


At 5:30 in the evening, the rain had cleared and the sun encouraged us to go out and explore the little town that will be our home for the next week.  And an open doorway to a cobbled wynd (a narrow street or alley in Scotland, especially between houses) …well could you resist?


Stained-glass artist and watercolourist E A Taylor and his wife, illustrator Jessie M King used to live here after their return from Paris at the outbreak of the First World War. (Both attended the Glasgow School of Art )

Kirkcudbright is known at ‘The Artists Town‘ having hosted generations of painters, craftmakers and artisans, a culture still thriving today.


And along with a cute and friendly tabby cat, I unexpectedly found this.


Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day.

If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world between 17:00 – 18:00 this week.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.