It's not often I do a feature, and it's even rarer that I do a feature with art from only one artist. However, I seriously think that young, Scottish photographer OneTwoPew deserves a feature all to herself, and choosing a favourite piece of her work from so many stunning photographs would be a great challenge!
You might wonder why, after all, surely there are artists out there producing finer pieces of work than this British teenager? Probably, yes, but there is something about the images she creates that is entrancing, beautiful and familiar.
I think, perhaps, that the reason why I am so drawn to OneTwoPew's work is because it portrays a part of the world that I hold dear to myself in a way that I cannot do myself. The sight of snowy lanes that in summer are flowering with lush green leaves, and in autumn are swirling with crackling orange ones, is not strange to me. The sweet smell of horses and cows, and the sound of their tails swishing at flies in the midday sun is not strange to me. The image of naked trees standing on a hillside, almost shivering from the autumnal chill is not strange to me. Blossoms next to thorns, next to ferns is not strange to me. Boats anchored beneath a pale blue sky is not strange to me.
The things that OneTwoPew sees are not strange to me, but the way she sees them are. And that, I think, is what makes them all the more beautiful.
Keep up the good work, OneTwoPew. You have an eye for beauty and intrigue.