Who is the Gallery of Friends?
A community of Instagram artist friends who like to promote each other. But it is also a virtual gallery show casing art of its members.
What is our goal?
To promote each other’s work as well as communication and collaboration between the members of the Gallery of Friends.
How does this work?
Each month, members of the Gallery of Friends can submit 2 or more pieces of art they want showcased and include a little backstory of the pieces. Then the community will pick out their favorite for each artist. Those go into that month’s exhibition.
Current Month’s Artworks
These will be released / updated after the 15th of each month. Please scroll down to read more details about the artists and each piece of art.
Title: WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME
Artist: Pigi Glarou
This was my first commission for a song cover, the title of the drawing is the title of the song also. A friend wrote the lyrics and asked me to make a drawing, giving me two references. We laughed with the part that one of the dice “failed” but I told him to call it abstract art, as we were afraid that erasing and remaking it would ruin the paper! The song starts with this phrase : ” When you look at boys, you shyly blow the dice and in the hollow of your cheeks they miss their steps and fall”
Title: African Tribal Art
Artist: Eesha Hariramani
Other Links: Etsy Listing
I have this love for black and white art. This kind of African Tribal Art captured my eyes and I could not stop myself from sketching it. Its kind of traditional art but brings out a modern and contemporary look! I believe “Black is Beautiful!” Black complements all the other colors, isn’t that wonderful? Even today, black is being shamed in most parts of the world. Its time we embrace it with love! 🖤🤍
Title: Chicken of the Woods
Artist: Louise Watts
I love mushrooms – I think most people who know me have realised that truth! I drew this while travelling around Scotland last year. It forms part of a collection of ink illustrations that I turned into a free ebook about the healing potential of mushrooms – “Mushroom Magic: Fungi Food for the Mycelial-Minded”. You can download a free copy when you sign up to my newsletter (link on website). This print is also available in my shop.
Title: The morning after
Artist: Rufina Blackwell
Cinderella has always been my favourite fairy tale and it was absolute pleasure to try my hand at a few illustrations to this wonderful story. I wanted to render peace and serenity of the morning when the magic of the ball at the palace and the romance are still hanging in the air. Made in Procreate.
Anyway, here we have a typical sunny afternoon. The piece was largely improvised but I took a little more time than I have been lately. It was a lot fun working on this.
Artist: Kindel Page
Baloo!” The sweetest little wolfdog pup ever! I fell in love with his face!❤❤❤ I wanted to paint this to give to the caretakers parents of this little wolf pup that had a hard star to life! Such fun project! So glad my first acrylic painting in years was this sweet boy! His eyes say it all!!! “I am a wolf! And i am STRONG and WILD!” ❤❤❤❤❤
Title: Flower Mermaid
Artist: Maria Gehrke
Other Links: Artist Website
“I planted seeds beneath this skin. Knowing the sun would always come back to me even if nothing else could. (I always knew I was made of flowers)” quote by @wilderpoetry
My entry to @lizzywatercolor version of #mermay : #lizzylazymermay
The prompt is #flower of course 😁
Title: A beautiful beach in the western Caribbean
Artist: Lynda Bridges
This beautiful beach is in the western Caribbean and is part of the series for “paintings for a group of friends.” I thought it would be great for my friends to tell me of their favourite places and re-visit those treasured memories during the weeks of lockdown.
Wouldn’t it be great to relax on this beach for a while, listening to the soothing waves and rustling palm trees, then cool down in the turquoise waters. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon!
Previous Month’s Exhibitions
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