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The Good, the Bad....

May 21, 2017

...and the Beautiful 

Daniel Mackie's Bumblee Bee animal art illustration

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“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

Many profound thinkers have philosophised over a sense of dualism in life: our night and day, the masculine and feminine, birth and death, the good and the bad.

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Favourite florals

May 18, 2017

Choose your favourite bloom and WIN A PRINT The DM Collection is celebrating May flowers this month - offering you the chance to WIN A... Read More

Animal inspiration

May 15, 2017

The beauty of the beast

 
"Our task must be to free ourselves...to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty"
- Albert Einstein

If nature is the template for beauty - the artist's palette if you will - then animals are the individual living works of art. The animal kingdom is the basis for the DM Collection, combined to great effect with the creatures' natural habitat depicted within the beast rather than the usual other way around. 

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Universal Beauty

May 10, 2017

Let's talk paintings

Hello beautiful people, we're back on the quest to try and find out what actually makes something 'beautiful'.  After the Eye of the Beholder blog confirmed the bleeding obvious, (beauty being subjective), let's now look at what makes a visual piece of art beautiful.  We're talking paintings. 

The DM Collection designs start as pencil sketches, which Daniel laboriously fills in layer upon layer of watercolour paint in an array of pigments (though if you compare and contrast, you'll see he has his favourites!). But what makes for a 'beautiful' painting? 

See the completed Fox in a Meadow design. 

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