Aug 17, 2011

by English Muse

I love these whimsical illustrations by Los Angeles artist Josie Portillo.

She explains the UFO/Paris concept: “For a while now, I have been obsessed with trees, UFO’s and Paris. I thought I’d go ahead and throw all of them in one painting.”

Well why not:

She did this one for National Public Radio’s 2012 calendar:

2012 NPR Calendar

And this one is a nod to the summers she spent in Switzerland
at the house of her aunt, who collects teacups:


I’m especially fond of the teacups. (I know that probably comes as a huge surprise!)

You can find Josie on her blog.


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6 Responses to “UFO over Paris and other illustrations”

  1. Samantha says:

    my mom has spent her life trying to convince me that ufos exist! love these!


  2. Tina says:

    That’s so funny about your mom! I grew up in New Mexico. UFOs definitely were within the realm of possibility there.

  3. Hannah says:

    i love these illustrations! i didn’t even notice the ufo in the first photo on my initial glance!


  4. Judy says:

    Love them! My favorite one is the teacups one. Hilarious comment of yours.

  5. molly says:

    I love these illustrations – thanks for sharing them!!

  6. Zee says:

    I loved these illustrations! Thanks for sharing them!

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