With spring just around the corner, and a whole new season to start getting inspired, I think it’s about time to round up some top illustrators and artists I’ve discovered recently. I often come across hidden gems whilst I’m researching, or I make a discovery hanging on the wall somewhere on my weekend travels. Sometimes it’s those creative finds in an independent shop somewhere that get me inspired too.
So here are a few of my latest finds to inspire you…
Becky’s Edit: Top Illustrators and Artists Of The Moment
Laura Garcia Serventi
Laura Garcia Serventi is an Argentinian artist and photographer, now living and working in New York. She’s been on my radar for a while since seeing her in October’s issue of Frankie Magazine. I also read an article in Design Sponge on the beautiful loft space she shares with her husband & fashion photographer Filippo Del Vita.
I love the mix of nature, plants and succulents, against the bright tiled backgrounds in her paintings. The vivid use of colour always catches my eye.
Xuan Loc Xuan
Xuan Loc Xuan is a freelance illustrator working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His style reminds me of my own paper-cut illustrations because of the texture and depth he can get in his work, yet they are digitally created. I love the use of figures in his work, and how they’re depicted amongst giant plants and botanics – almost fairytale-like.
Portland, Oregan is home to this artist and designer that I’ve just discovered through her lovely Instagram page. I imagine that Maja Dlugolecki has great fun creating textures and mark making in her bright studio. The choice of colour in her work and the bold strokes from the paint brush are what I love the most.
Claire Basler – Chateau de Beauvoir
Not only does Claire Basler create beautiful floral paintings on a large scale, but she also does it in the most beautiful 13th century French castle. Discovered from the article about her on Honestly WTF, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The arrangement of flowers, tree branches and large windows full of light must be a constant inspiration for her work. My favourite pieces are the dark moody backgrounds with the pop of colour from the flowers in the foreground.
So, that is my round-up of who has been inspiring me. It’s definitely made me want to get out my paintbrushes this weekend and create! Now, who is inspiring you at the moment?