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!