Izutsu Hiroyuki’s Colourful Paintings


November. Wow. I really can’t get my head around the fact that there are only two months left of 2013 – where has this year gone, guys?! The only word I can use is: whirlwind. After a particularly long and draining day yesterday I came across these absolutely beautiful paintings by Japanese artist Izutsu Hiroyuki. This series of works by Izutsu depict the Japanese countryside but in an array of brights and brilliant splendour. I love the positive and encouraging motto on each one ‘Don’t Give Up Japan’, don’t you? When I saw these paintings I literally stopped and felt mesmerised by their colourful beauty; it was the cathartic visual hug I need at that point in time. We all face personal battles and last night I needed this – colour is like a faithful dog, it’s always there to lift the spirits when I feel tired or drained. If you are out there reading this Izutsu – thank you for brightening my day, literally. Which artist’s work inspires you, friends?

// Paintings by Izutsu Hiroyuki


  • Reply geraldine@littlebigbell November 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Hi Will, the paintings are stunning.I’m so sorry to hear you had a rough time yesterday. Sending you a big virtual hug and looking forward to seeing you soon. xx

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

      @Geraldine – Thanks, lovely. It wasn’t a rough day per se just verrrrrry long! πŸ˜‰ See you tonight! x

  • Reply Victoria Smith November 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

    amazing find! i love, love, love these!

  • Reply Anya November 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Hey WIll, so fresh and colorful. Happy weekend, hope you have time for some relaxing. Have fun,

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

      @Anya – They are like little visual hugs, aren’t they! Off for dinner with blogging pals tonight; I hope you have lovely plans as well. x

  • Reply Michael Wurm, Jr November 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    The colors in these prints are AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing. Sending lots of happy thoughts from across the seas. Stay well. Keep smiling. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      @Michael – Thank you, sweet friend! So pleased that you loved these paintings as well!

  • Reply Karolyn November 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    WHat fun paintings, love the colors and the abstract feeling.. really great!

  • Reply Tim@DesignMaze November 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    what fun with the bright colors and love the whimsy in his work! I have a couple of my favourites: Alanna Cavanagh and Suzanne Ernst (

    rest up on the weekend Mr.! I so need a good rest as well after weeks of go GO GOOO!


  • Reply becky - Pretty Dandy November 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    These are beautiful, really fresh and spring-like. I hope you’re feeling better now xx

  • Reply tami ramsay November 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Fabulous art, whimsical and innocent, and just plain happy making. Thanks for the introduction! xo tami

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