One reason I love the internet is the ability it gives us to come across amazing new things. In this instance it is the work of the artist Pedar Mork Monsted. When I would ever have heard of him without the internet I don’t know, but thanks to the work wide web I can browse his work in detail and take all the inspiration I can get. His work is pretty far away from fashion illustration, but there are many elements in his art that inspire me to get my paint brushes out and start something new. I think it’s part of the evolution of how I create pieces – and probably my evolution as a person too (all that growing up stuff!) – but as much as I love fashion, these pastoral scenes and beautiful places really make me want to paint more pieces in this vein. I think I’ve probably said it before, but as my style is being refined I find myself steering away from fashion illustration as a focus and more towards creating ‘scenes’ – be it a glamorous woman gliding down an impressive staircase, or ( like my header) a girl lazing in a summer meadow reading a book. I still want to create pieces with fashion involved, but more focused of celebrating fashion and people in the situation of this beautiful world. (Does that make sense?)
However, back to Pedar Mork Monsted! He was a danish painter born in 1859. As you can see, his paintings are very realistic and focus on capturing peaceful landscapes in the throws of the seasons….
— Pedar Mork Monsted —