Laurence Cherniak on the cards
Photographer and artist
LAURENCE CHERNIAK reflects, in his designs, the richness of the rain
forests, the serenity of wondrous sunsets and the abundance of wildlife.
|We are gently submerged to the realms of the ocean bottom at Cocos Island and then lifted to the top of the awe-inspiring Arenal volcano. We swim with sharks and watch the metamorphosis of butterflies. We are carried through the jungle canopy and led on a hike through rain forests. All these explorations are included in several of his very realistic paintings and photography, making these playing cards not only diverse in nature, but also documenting his mystical adventures.|
|Laurence is currently working on his next pack of playing cards, which is a Souvenir of Costa Rica. We are awaiting for some pre-view images to arrive.|
Member since February 01, 1996View Articles
Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
“Gilbert & Sullivan” hand-made Savoy Operas pack designed and created by Rex Pitts.
Artwork for The Watersprite Tarot© designed and painted by Alison McDonald.
Hand-made “Tudor Playing Cards” by David James Binns, age 12.
Some alternative approaches to producing small, hand-made editions of playing cards
A Gallery of Playing Card Artists and Designers
Dianne Longley is a print artist who produces books and folios as well as intaglio and relief prints.
WITTA JENSEN… on the cards.
About Karl Gerich.
John Newman’s Colour Cards
Teddy Bear playing cards & artwork, 1996.
Peter Wood is a UK based artist.
“HiddenMickeys” by Peter Wood
Cards from the delightful Enchanted Journey playing-cards by Karen Curran of Australia.
Georgina Harvey worked together with Karl Gerich.
Emily Arkin is an artist from Somerville, MA.
Shelley Fowles was born in South Africa but has lived in the United Kingdom since 1979. She trained in Art in Brighton and London.
Catherine Kelly, M.A. Paint and Print, B.A. History of Art and Fine Art Painting, is an artist working in Dublin
Heraclio Díaz lives in the Canary Islands (Spain).
Self-Nurturing Solitaire by Idelle Jones,
My current work evolved from using a pack of cards as a metaphor to explore the randomness of life and the luck of the draw.
My creativity proved useful in the Primary School classroom and children's clubs I run at Brooke Baptist Church in Norfolk...