You may know that Husband and I are really passionate about buying art and supporting artists. In fact, earlier this year I posted a 4 part series called “How to Start Your Art Collection.” I was so excited to hear about what art you collect and what pieces your family considers treasure! As you may imagine, I follow numerous artists on Instagram, and it’s not surprising that many artists consider Instagram their most important social platform. It’s such an easy way to connect personally with their fan base by giving glimpses into their workspace, their travels, their sketchbook, and their latest work. Recently, I read an article called “How to Use Instagram to Invest in Art” that gave even more insight into this trend. So today, I thought I’d share my current favorite 5 artists to follow on Instagram.
If you’re into fashion, Donald Robertson is my top pick. His messy red smooch and long ladies can be found on everything from handbags to shirts worn by Beyonce. (All hail Beyonce.) Bonus: His blue-eyed twin boys make appearances regularly.
Autumn in New England on a rainy day. #paintingaday #365daysofpaint #30minutesketch #sketchbook A photo posted by augustwren (@augustwren) on
August Wren is now on year 2 of my favorite “daily drawings” project. Her daily 30 minute, sketchbook paintings often feature wildlife and quirky faces.
My illustration workspace is in our bedroom and my boyfriends painting studio is in Tottenham. At the dining room table we eat breakfast lunch and dinner, the whole family together but also its the space where I paint, my boyfriend does his sculpture work, where Reggie the police man handcuffs us, where lemons and various tools lie around. When laying the stuff out orderly it looks rather nice #wip #painting #drawing #goldenhighflow #acrylics #familylife #disorganisedChaos #monikaforsberg #flowers
Monika Forsberg is an artist hailing from London. Her colors are almost over-saturated creating a beautiful wash of color. She’s started on some holiday projects recently that have been a delightful treat to see in my daily feed.
This week Memo Fragrances takes us to the streets of Paris with their scent Latin Quartier. “Paris is a fete and the artists are its stars. They meet in the Quartier Latin, the gathering place for youth and Bohemians, dreams of paper, romance and color. Stone, slate and zinc are pieced together like a jigsaw beneath the Paris rooftops. The scent of book pages melts with jazzy airs. Behind each half-open door hides a stolen kiss.” @claramemoparis #memoparis #floramemoparis #quartierlatin A photo posted by Bridget Beth Collins (@flora.forager) on
Flora.Forager is the work of Bridget Beth Collins. Her beautiful still lifes are painted with petals. It’s always interesting to see what she’s found, and it’s fun to watch her feed evolve with the seasons.
Natalie Nelson’s makes mixed media editorial illustrations. Her playfulness and the retro elements she chooses are so much fun!