I love artists old and new and always find them a great source of inspiration and ideas. There is no such thing as a new idea, but there is always your own particular and unique view which is what makes it all very interesting.
Sometimes I think that the "Art world ' can be a bit stuffy and boring and put people off with it's way of feeling like you aren't in the gang if you don't like the way a chair has been balanced on a cow head or if that big portrait in oils isn't your cup of tea. I can't stand all that nonsense, art is wonderful and interesting in all it's guises because it is communication between people and an expression of all their weird and wonderful ideas.
Jon Burgerman is one of my favourite modern artists. His work is fun and accessible and I love how he looks at the world. Have you ever looked at something and thought that all it needed were some googly eyes and a smiley face? Have you ever liked the idea of a huge space being totally papered with doodles to colour in? Well Jon Burgerman is doing all of that and it is amazing. I dare you not to want to doodle over something after looking at his website for 5 minutes.
Here is one of his amazing doodles. I love it so much and his work inspires me all the time!
One of my best creative memories has to be my parents letting me paint and draw on the walls before they re-decorated. Now obviously we aren't all able to do that all the time so over the next few blogs I will be giving you some ideas of how you can use ideas from Jon's work to create some no hassle arty fun over the summer holidays.
His website is amazing and he has also a range of creative children's books that you may find useful for your mini artists, check him and is work out here.