I stumbled across Chicago based illustrator & printmaker Diana Sudyka, ( pronounced (soo-dee-Kah) #inktober daily artwork on Instagram the other day and wanted to share her gorgeous works of art! Inspired by a love of folk art tradition, Diana uses ink, watercolour and gouache and is currently working on several upcoming children’s books to be released within the next two years.
2 OCT #inktober #Divided
Happy dog, rain and milkweed fluff
12 OCT #inktober “How should we raise our sons so that they don’t grow up to be monsters like Weinstien? How do we protect our daughters so they don’t become victims of abuse? Here’s a current mood portrait of me and my cub” #DianaSudyka
5 OCT #inktober “We all have our specific fears that we always carry with us. There are dark, primitive corners of the human brain, and each of our personal histories of being hurt to contend with on a daily basis. Getting older just drives home more and more the importance of expanding heart and mind, and owning our fears rather than being blindly driven by them” #DianaSudyka
oct 14 #inktober “Thinking of those who have lost homes and loved ones recently due to too much rain or lack of it”#DianaSudyka
7 OCT #inktober “My ancestors were from Poland and Italy. I carry that with me, but foremost I am a Midwesterner with prairie in my DNA . Embracing that, cultivating a sense of place and connection has been grounding, and it’s something I am trying to impart on my daughter. I am grateful to teachers like author Robin Wall Kimmerer, a native American, botanist and author, and the histories and teachings of indigenous peoples everywhere. We should be listening more” #DianaSudyka
How clever is her use of stamps and ink! LOVE!
A limited edition 6 colour, hand pulled, 12 x 16 inch screen print. It is signed and numbered, edition size of 30. This pirnt was made at Wachiay Studios on Vancouver Island, BC. It depicts the Kermode Bear (aka Spirit Bear), a white morph of the black bear, native to the temperate rain forests of BC. It is shown appearing to breathe out branches of salmon pink coral and running alongside other “ghost” animals.
This is an 11 x 14 inch print. Original gouache watercolour painting inspired by the Mary Oliver poem” Wild Geese”. Stamped and signed with artist’s chop mark
This is an 8 x 10 archival inkjet (giclee) print, made with archival pigmented ink of 100% cotton rag paper. The image is a silhouette of a wolf standing on a cliff singing “I miss you” into the night stars.
Signed and stamped with artists chop mark on the back.
This is an original 4 x 4 inch india ink painting on cotton rag, Twinrocker watercolour paper. Signed and stamped on back with artist’s chop mark. OCT 3 #inktober “let You In” #DianaSudyka
This is an archival inkjet print of the gouache watercolour painting “Bear of Burden”. It was printed with archival, pigmented inks on heavyweight archival cotton rag Hahnemuhle paper
This is an archival inkjet print made from the original gouache on board painting “Petals and Rain”. Limited edition of 100. 11 x 14 inch standard frame size
printed Hahnemuhle matte cotton rag paper with archival pigmented inks. Signed and rubber stamped with artist’s chop mark.