Portland based illustrators, Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland, are the dynamic husband-wife duo behind APAK. This particular work, created for Tinlark’s 3rd Anniversary Show, nicely juxtaposes a geometric structure against the lush organic blue and green forms. Their work is very much a fantasy, with mythical creatures and animals coexisting in a dreamy imaginative world.
APAK paints with gouache and acrylic over wood, for a nice natural effect. I love their use of bright colors and cheerful images. They have a beautiful collection of work, including tiny sculptures and dioramas, that really resonate feelings of joy and wonder. To see more of their work, check out their website.