Hello to all my amazing followers!
As we start a new year off I am changing things up on my blog to inspire and delight all of you. It starts with Freeby Friday each month on the first Friday of every month I am going to share with you some of my favorite artist from around the world with amazing images that you can use in your crafting or you can just share with others. Now here is the twist this will also be our challenge each month.....how you ask. Well all you have to do is use one of these images and create a project with it then post your image to my Facebook challenge page at
then on the first of next month we will share the winner who has the chance to win prize packs from amazing companies like Prima, Bo Bunny, Carta Bella and more! Good luck everyone!
Now about the artist I am showcasing today
Chie Yoshii's oil paintings explore timeless psychological themes with a contrasting mix of techniques and styles.
On the one hand, the brushstrokes and the luminosity of her panels are reminiscent of traditional Flemish paintings, in which the details, the quality of shading, and the softness of each character’s complexion are presented in a masterly manner. On the other hand, the subtle symbolism and compelling presence of the figures bring an unexpected air of accessible modernity.
Much of her work is inspired by the relationship between human psychology and mythical archetypes. The enduring themes are woven into surrealities filled with symbols and visual narratives. The enigmatic images embody contradicting elements such as novelty and nostalgia, innocence and sensuality, and strength and fragility, mirroring the complexity of our psyche.
Chie Yoshii was born in year 1974 in Kochi, Japan. She moved to the US to complete her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and studied with a realist painter Adrian Gottlieb from 2002 to 2008. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy, Urban Nation in Germany, Thinkspace in Los Angeles, and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
I hope you enjoy her images
to see more by this amazing artist visit her website at