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Art Lust: Will Cotton's Cloud Paintings

Art Lust: Will Cotton's Cloud Paintings

Apparently I have been living under a rock because I was just turned on to artist Will Cotton by my two fabulous girlfriends and really, all I can say is WOW. 

Last week, one of my girlfriends attended an event that Cotton was hosting and it turns out that my best friend is also a huge fan of his. I was on a group text where they were discussing his cloud paintings and I found myself sitting in my car, unable to leave the bank parking lot because I just wanted to find out everything about him and his work. The more I dug, the more I was left speechless and at the same time I was reminded of a photograph that my best friend took over the summer that really resembled his work.

It turns out that she was actually inspired by Cotton while taking photographs of the sunrise one morning (she is one of those amazing people who actually rises before the sun!) when she was luckily enough to spot some cotton candy clouds. I'm now hoping that we can use that photograph in her girls' room that I'm finishing up, which ironically has a bit of a cloud theme going on. (Full disclosure, apparently we discussed this over the summer when I was visiting my two girlfriends but at the time I was few glasses (bottles) of wine in, so the details are a bit fuzzy- oops!) For the past week I've been racking my brain to find art to compliment the room and now, if the file is big enough, I can actually use a photograph that their own mother took in there! I have to say, this may be the only case where a inspired Cotton actually beats the real deal! 

Back to Will himself. His work is insane and I seriously feel like I am being transported when looking at his paintings. He brings in nudes quite a bit in his work which he pairs with dreamlike, candy coated landscapes that are truly mesmerizing. I'm pretty sure I'm the last person on Earth to hear of him, but for those of you who have never seen his work I've picked a few of my favorites below and you can view his other pieces on his website or on his Instagram

Of course, I had to google how much a Will Cotton original would be and it comes as no surprise that his pieces start in the tens of thousands. For those of us who have a much more limited art budget (and who don't have a mother who takes incredible pictures of the sunrise) there is a  book that contains his work that I'm dying to check out! It looks like there are a few left here for those of you who are interested! Xx

The #1 Street Style Trend From NYFW

The #1 Street Style Trend From NYFW

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