To celebrate the end of 2021, we asked members of our curation and creative teams to share their three favorite pieces we added to Great Big Canvas this year. Read on to discover what we loved this year or check out the full collection here.
Heather, Curation Team
"This modern interpretation of a classic floral still life feels rich, opulent and timeless."
"‘Honey Badger Portrait’ don’t play. Some days you just don’t want to smile and while I can 100% relate to this sentiment, I can’t help but grin and giggle when I look at Honey Badger. This piece sparks joy for me. "
"Like a fine whiskey after midnight, this artwork gives me vintage noir vibes. When I look at this piece, I’m transported to a late train while gazing intently at unsolved case files. Hoping to discover my next break."
"I see this artwork and I feel loneliness, isolation and stillness. Contrastingly, I also sense peacefulness, serenity and fortitude. Like this painting, I think the pandemic has brought many emotions into focus, both negative and positive. "
"Pride Nyasha has a talent for creating such expressive works of art from watercolor. The emotion in this portrait is palpable and the abstracted use of color makes this piece even more visually and emotionally vivid."
"Eleanor Doughty’s watercolor illustrations are so skillfully detailed and her style is unique. She also quite often paints from life, which lends realism to her work, while her art remains vibrant and playful."
"This triptych is a collaboration between B. Robert and Karlos Marquez. The bright teals and pinks are eye-catching and the graffiti-inspired painting style make this piece fun and contemporary, while still being striking and sophisticated."