Living In Harmony: The Wistful Art of Apak

Looking Beyond

It’s been a month since I posted my last Artist’s Corner, and I’m picking up where I left off in fine fashion. Apak is the pseudonym for the husband/wife team of Ayumi and Aaron Piland of Portland, Oregon who express their love for life and themselves through their combined love for art. As you can see, their work is fun and whimsical, evoking fantastical, serene and colorful worlds of hope and optimism, and we sure need a lot more of that these days!

The couple create rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian adventures of curious beings living in lush environments surrounded by friendly animals. Their goal is to inspire the next generation to live simply, peacefully, and in harmony with nature and each other. It’s hard not to want to live in their world.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the bucolic art of Apak!

Slowly But Surely


About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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6 Responses to Living In Harmony: The Wistful Art of Apak

  1. You’re right about needing more art like this in the world – it’s so whimsical and delightful. They look like perfect illustrations for children’s books as well.

  2. pommepal says:

    The colours are soft and gentle, as are the characters, pretty art…

  3. petit4chocolatier says:

    Love it. Whimsical, fun, and magical!!

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