Most of these illustrations (and one soft sculpture) by the multi-talented British artist, Emily Sutton, are not Christmas themed, yet I think they still bring the holiday to mind. Hence my featuring them this week on the Salon. I like to keep things jolly as best I can here on the Salon during December.
Just as there is something old fashioned in feeling in Sutton's work, there is also, contrary-wise, something decidedly modern. But what I love most of all is her ability to transport me to the Yorkshire countryside of England from which she hails. I love the look of her work and the cozy sophistication of the buildings and storefronts, the use of lettering, the jumble of patterns. In fact, there's nothing about Emily Sutton's work I don't like.
And since it's once again the height of the frantic shopping season - wouldn't a print or a card or one of Emily Sutton's illustrated books make for a great present?
Read more about the artist and her work here at her website.