Naïve Art

The term Naïve is defined as an artform being recognised for its childlike simplicity in its execution and vision. Sometimes Naïve artists are referred to as modern primitives or primitivism. Naïve artists are inspired by artists such as Henry Rousseau, Andre Bauchant and Alfred Wallis. Whilst the work of Martin Whittam falls into both Naïve art and illustration Julie Stevenson work falls into the Naïve category. Her quirky farm animals and brightly coloured seascapes off the viewer a bright cheerful simplicity and perfectly compliment a child s bedroom or nursery.