‘Atmospheric Collages’ by Becky Baier.

by Laura Collinson These striking collages are the handiwork of freelance illustrator, designer and mural artist Becky Baier. The images present a sense of unease to the onlooker, but are nonetheless beautiful. After completing a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Trowbridge College, Baier landed a place on an Illustration course at Brighton University, […]

Wastwater Lake in Cumbria is UK’s Deepest.

Wastwater Lake in Cumbria in the evening light is a view that’s hard to beat. Above the far shore are Scafell and Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, a little to the left. At  a depth of 258ft (79m), Wastwater is England’s deepest lake. Image Credit: Photograph by RichardDerwent/GuardianWitness See more images via From Skye to […]

Eyes that follow You Down the Street.

by Stu Black Being blatantly eyeballed in public can put anyone off their guard, but what if it’s a building that’s giving you looks? The Wellcome Trust has set up two massive pairs of eyes in the windows of their London headquarters to watch over Euston Road and react to people passing by. The artwork, […]

Birmingham Girl and an Admirer, 1951.

A Shopgirl in Birmingham, 1951  (Photo: Bert Hardy) Birmingham is a major city and metropolitan borough of the West Midlands in England. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population in 2014 of 1,101,360. The Birmingham metropolitan area is the second most populous in the United Kingdom with a […]

The Illustrated London News, c. 1842.

Printer and newsagent Herbert Ingram moved from Nottingham to London in early 1842. Inspired by how the Weekly Chronicle always sold more copies when it featured an illustration, he had the idea of publishing a weekly newspaper that would contain pictures in every edition. Ingram’s initial idea was that it would concentrate on crime reporting, […]

Mice squabbling over crumbs wins wildlife photography award.

Image of mice scrapping at a train station platform won the people’s choice category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 award. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Sam Rowley) What’s better than animal photos? Funny animal photos. Australian Geographic unveils winning wildlife snaps. It might not seem the wildest of wildlife photography, but the […]

Dreams by Worrall.

Poets corner Born 1942 in Matlock Derbyshire, UK, Mike Worrall is a self taught artist. As a child Mike was always intrigued by paintings involving some sought of mystery element. He was interested in Dreams and Subconscious thoughts and the weirdness of how we go from one thought to another in an almost drifting process. […]

Art in the Streets of Bristol.

Hookedblog hit Bristol to catch the Beau Staton ‘Tenebras Lux’ exhibition. In between hanging out at the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist (the exhibition location) and sampling some of the cities ciders and beers (St Austel’s KOREV Cornish Lager was a new one for us), we managed to capture some classic street art pieces […]

The Intricate Art of Leaf Cutting by Omid Asadi.

My name is Omid Asadi and I currently live in Manchester, United Kingdom. I created this work with carving and cutting techniques on actual fallen leaves using a craft knife and a needle. I always try to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Some of these messages or ideas come from my […]