Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tattoos Inspired by Natural and Botanical Designs

Esther Garcia is a tattoo artist based in Chicago, IL. Largely self-taught artistic creates tattoos that are inspired by natural and botanical designs. She has over 20 years of experience as a tattoo artist and is also the founder of Butterfat Studios, all women artist driven tattoo shop in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

She loves to begin her work on an inky black background which provides smooth saturated surface for bright floral patterns and rich illustrations. One can immediately recognize her work through her distinct style that incorporates flowers, plants, animals, and birds.

She is currently working in collaboration with graphic designer Kyle Letendre, and doing traveling workshops to encourage young artists to find their unique style and own a sustainable business. You can find more of her tattoo artwork on Instagram.

Monday, September 16, 2019

British Wildlife Inspired Jewelry and Textile Goods by Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly is the UK based designer and illustrator behind the brand Shark Alley. She has an over 20 years of experience as an illustrator who was originally trained under illustrator Raymond Briggs. She has also worked as a textile designer in collaboration with internationally known designer Kaffe Fassett.

She loves nature, her work incorporates bird and animals motifs inspired by British countryside. Her illustrations in vibrant colors and patterns inspired by folk style are turned into brooches, earrings, bags, cushion covers and tea towels. Each piece is made by her in her studio by the sea. Her work has been published in magazines such as Country Living, The Simple Things, Crafts, Land Love and more. You can find her lovely products in her online store here.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Pixelated Animal Paintings on Birch Wood by The Obanoth


Hannah Webb also known as The Obanoth is a painter, an illustrator and a doodler living in Los Angeles. She has always been interested in art since she was a young girl, later she earned a degree in arts and became a full-time artist.

She creates paintings of animals on various shaped birch wood panels and cutting boards. Her work is a self-expression often inspired by something she finds funny, silly or clever. The geometric shapes and vibrant colors in her work have become her signature style. Her paintings have small square paint strokes that give her paintings a pixelated look.

She has exhibited her work in number of shows in the past including Designer Con, CA and Comic Con, CA. Her art will be shown at the upcoming event at Coaster Show at Gallery 30, Pasadena, CA on October 5, 2019. You can visit her online store for embroidered patches, prints, enamel pins and originals.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mixed Media Artist: Judy Paul

Judy Paul is an artist and a graphic designer based in Austin, Texas. She has earned a degree in graphic design and has an experience of over 20 years as an artist. She creates mixed media paintings  on wooden panels with a combination of acrylic paint, collage, pencil and screen printing. Her owls, birds, and landscapes are filled with vibrant colors and are rich in textures. There are drips, dots, and strokes in her work along with other interesting patterns. On examining closely one can see small paper cut outs collected from diagrams, envelopes, and books that make the background much more interesting. 

You can find prints of her original work available for purchase here. To know about her upcoming shows, join her on Facebook.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Artist Combines Her Love For Art and Wildlife In Her Paintings


Vanessa Foley is an artist based in Newcastle, England. She specializes in creating surreal oil paintings and detailed pencil sketches of birds. She combines her love for nature and art in her paintings, an on-going series inspired by British wildlife. Vanessa spends hours collecting reference and observing the birds in the wild, also carefully watching their moments on youtube.

"I am a great lover of wildlife, and although I have occasionally worked on other subjects I always return to the natural world and in particular, birds. I’m not sure what it is about birds that hold such a fascination for me, I think initially it was the fact that they were easily observable in the wild so I was able to draw from life. But the more I looked the more I absolutely fell in love with them..." - via.

In the beginning of her career she would exhibit in small solo shows, public libraries and waiting areas of local businesses and now has progressed to exhibiting in the Heaton Art Festival and galleries in UK and US. To see more work from her, you can follow her on Instagram.