Filmhound. After stumbling back from a post-Thanksgiving dinner party, we found ourselves parked in front of the TV at 2 am and rejoicing when Amélie came on the IFC channel. While we thoroughly enjoyed this little French romantic comedy, we kept saying to ourselves, "Who did those surreal animal paintings in her bedroom? I kind of want one...!" Answer: Michael Sowa.
While his work may not be everyone's cup of tea, we would love to see one his prints hanging in a serious library or study, surrounded by leather furniture and dark wood built-ins.