Artist of the month – Frederic Edwin Church

Dramatic light, realisitc imagery, and panoramic views - become a pioneer and travel across Frederic Edwin Church's idyllic America.It was a simpler time. An era of cowboys, adventure and discovery, where nature reigned supreme. Waterfalls, mountains, palm trees, sunsets - there is a richness to Church's paintings that feels Romantic, and almost biblical. A central…

Artist of the month – Minoru Nomata

Impossible structures leftover from an imagined civilisation - Minoru Nomata invites us to step into a forgotten world. Grand beyond belief, Minoru Nomata's monolithic structures are something to marvel at. They push the boundaries of what architecture could and should be. Form follows function, as it's never clear what their purpose is. You have stairs…

Illustrator of the month – Eizin Suzuki

Bask in the illustrated sunlight of Eizin Suzuki. A pop of colour and a splash of light shimmer through Japanese illustrator Eizin Suzuki's holiday-style snaps. Suzuki made his name designing magazine covers and advertising campaigns for leading Japanese companies, including Nikon, Suntory, Nissan, and Nippon Oil, as well as a number of Tatsuro Yamashita’s album covers.…

Artist of the month – Harald Sohlberg

Escape into the enchanted forests, celestial landscapes and blissful sunsets of Norwegian Master Harald Sohlberg There is a haunting aura that shrouds the Norwegian landscape. Step too closely or linger too long and you might not escape. But maybe you don't want to?! Sohlberg's most accomplished and much loved 'Fisherman's Cottage' (below) is an odd…

Artist of the month – Alexandra Kehayoglou

Take a walk on the wild side with Alexandra Kehayoglou's earthy, hand-tufted landscapes. On the surface, Alexandra Kehayoglou's works are gorgeously impressive hand-tufted functional rugs, rich in earthy tones. Her cubic slices of textural lands are overflowing with all kinds of greenery. We contemplate a world where this amount of green can or did exist!…

Only Human – Martin Parr at the NPG

'People watching' never felt so good as I take a tour of Martin Parr's gloriously fun and starkly relevant show 'Only Human' at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 'Only Human' brings together a major collection of works by Britain's celebrated photographer, Martin Parr. The central focus of the exhibition is what you'd expect -…

Artist of the month – Myriam Dion

Current events become timeless articles in Mryiam Dion's intricate newspaper cuttings. Your eyes strain for detail and open in amazement at the elaborate transformation and beautifully carved-out newspapers from Myriam Dion. She creates a new visual language to tell a story, which comments on a throwaway consumerist culture and how easily we absorb the news…

Stone sculpture

Artist of the month – Matthew Simmonds

Pass through sacred architectural spaces in miniature from Copenhagen-based artist Matthew Simmonds. Cast your eye over the marble-esque stone sculptures and travel back in time to humble beginnings and forgotten architecture. Simmonds' intricately carved stone sculptures reveal internal worlds left from some by-gone age, to be explored and experienced by modern day eyes. Working with raw…

Illustrator of the month – Hiro Isonoo

Like stepping back in time to the video games of old, or some psychedelic trip to no-place, Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are wonderfully enchanting. Dripping with colour, the late video game designer Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are eye-poppingly hypnotising. You're absorbed into an augmented, pixel-like world, bursting with a fusion of different kinds of fauna, flora and…

Artist of the month – Aaron Morse

Prepare to be sucked into the cosmos, and explore the vast, sublime, and vaguely familiar worlds of Aaron Morse. Weaving in and out, across tumultuous, textural terrain, Aaron Morse's paintings' are extraordinarily ambitious. Influenced by the geography, history and mythology of the American Southwest, he marks out these strange and wonderful contours for us to…