19.10.09 by Jeff

John Stark

We used to have faces, paintings by John Stark. London.

john stark artist painter painting

john stark artist painter painting

john stark artist painter painting

john stark artist painter painting

john stark artist painter painting

john stark artist painter painting

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.concretecat.com Concrete Matt

    Really into these pics. I worked as a bee keepers assistant grade 10-12 oh the memories these bring back.

  • zanez

    interesting. whta’s up with that bee thing ? interesting theme..

  • Maya

    it looks like the figure is holding up a (blank) mirror in #3. very cool.

  • Benjamin

    These are great. I love the subject, the way it’s executed, everything. One of the best series of paintings I’ve seen on booooooom.com.

  • dno

    The colours and style of theses images remind me of Jeff Jordan’s work…He did some cover art for the Mars Volta.


  • Justin

    I like all of them. I’ve been wanting to bee keep for a while, but I don’t really have the space. With bees always dying now, it’s a shame that people don’t do more of it. Bee keeping should be a priority for most farmers, and people who have the space to do it.

  • http://www.benandbruno.com PJB

    These reminded me of this Pieter Bruegel painting:


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  • emily

    i love these, especially the way the landscapes slope off into the distance and the atmosphere of them.

    i am also going to bee keeping club to ‘educate myself in the art of bee keeping’ in the hope of getting a hive and swarm next summer !! Very excited

  • http://svrta.org Carl

    I wouldn’t care for having these on my walls!

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  • http://twitter.com/raymondroman Raymond Roman

    I love the colors!

25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

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Artist Spotlight: Cleon Peterson


The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn to such darkness; titillating news headlines, and bloody movies. The violence is inside of us all. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Michael Dandley


Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!

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