Thursday, October 20, 2022

Woodland Critters

Get ready for a walk in the woods with the new showcase by Dusan Postolovic! "Woodland Critters" is a collection of 10 amazingly detailed drawings done with coloured pencil on watercolour paper. Each of the critters in this collection are unique, and come alive with every pencil line or strand of fur.

(Left) Dusan Postolovic, Pre-Heist Snooze, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11"x14"

While the critters of this collection can be found in the woods, some of them can also be found very close to home! Dusan's hope with this collection is to inspire a sense of fun, warmth, and wonder. A few of the subjects of these drawings are very small and sometimes even considered pesky, but through Dusan's eye and hand they are transformed into the magical and beautiful beings they truly are.                                                                                                                                       
 (Right) Dusan Postolovic, Mitsy, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 8"x10"
(Far Right) Dusan Postolovic, Mikey, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 8"x10"

Part of Dusan's driving motivation behind the collection was to create and share works that can be experienced by any and everyone, despite their background or experience in relation to art. He wanted all viewers to get the chance to meet the critters face to face, and feel their softness emanate off the page without any prior knowledge required. Dusan chose to use an Autumn-influenced colour palette with his coloured pencils, and the watercolour paper he used is a warm off-white that lets each critter take centre stage. He wanted to highlight the complex and fantastical beauty of these creatures.                      
(Left) Dusan Postolovic, Bob, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11"x14"

Dusan has been a resident of Halifax, N.S. for many years, and he is from Vancouver, B.C. He works in many forms of art, but has been coming back to drawing and coloured pencils for a long time. It is clear to see in the soft detailing of the critters how comfortable Dusan is with this medium, and how he can weave wonders within it.                                                                                                                                                 (Right) Dusan Postolovic, Winslow the Owl, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 16"x20"
Dusan's inspiration comes from many sources! This includes cartoons, nature books, television shows, and the great big world around him. Since 2011, Dusan began showing his work in local galleries and group shows in Lower Mainland, B.C. He has been a part of group shows including the Pre-Shrunk show here at Argyle Fine Art, and this is his second solo showcase! "Woodland Critters" is a stunning collection that will take the viewer out of their thoughts and into the pure joy of the woods and all of its inhabitants. Make sure to see it for yourself before November 8th! If you can't make it in person, take a look ONLINE HERE!!! 
(Far Left) Dusan Postolovic, Patches the Hare, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11"x14" 
(Left) Dusan Postolovic, Steve the Squirrel, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11"x14"