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