Mineral Workshop

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Paintings? Kind of, but more specifically hand-dyed paintingsMineral Workshop, aka Carry Crawford, creates these uber relaxing pieces in Fairfax, California. She uses the shibori technique, using natural indigo and other plant-based dyes that she makes right in her studio. The result of her efforts feels serene and bold.

 

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Giordanne Salley

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Summer vibes abound in Giordanne Salley‘s paintings. Flashlight battles, plenty of bare feet, and making out abound in the wooded lands she captures in paint. I want to go to there.

 

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Jessica Brilli

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Jessica Brilli‘s ongoing series of paintings – Static – pay homage to a time that no longer exists through vintage cars, telephones, and more. Her eye and hand bring a contemporary eye to the past in everything she touches. Jessica’s current project – Slideshow – is a collection of paintings inspired by slides found at yard sales and in basements in Massachusetts and New York.

 

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Shelby Ling

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I’m digging Shelby Ling‘s loosey goose style, particularly in the plant illustrations. Maybe it’s because I have warm weather on my mind, and can hardly wait to whip my backyard into decent shape and haul out the deck furniture this weekend. At any rate, you can pick up something for yourself in Shelby’s shop!

 

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Inès Longevial

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Paris-based art director and illustrator Inès Longevial creates lots of fantastic work across many mediums, but the one that resonates most with me are her paintings. Inès focuses on using mostly blocked out colors to create her pop inspired pieces that successfully draw the viewer’s eye in deeper and deeper.

 

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The Joy of Swimming

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Artist Lisa Congdon’s books never fail to impress or inspire, and such is the case with her latest – The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water. A longtime swimmer herself, Lisa has created an illustrated collection of vintage swimsuits and pool signs, hand lettered quotes on the subject, dozens of watercolor portraits paired with personal stories, and more. With summer just around the corner The Joy of Swimming is the perfect book to get you swimsuit ready!

 

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Jordan Buschur

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My shelves are filled with books, so why not cover the walls too? American artist Jordan Buschur first photographs her subjects – piled, jumbled, and stacked – before painting the final creations. Be sure and check out the junk drawers of friends and family that she captures in the same way.

 

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Julian Meagher

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Portraits, reclaimed bottles, and plenty of plant life all play parts in Julian Meagher‘s paintings. Some so dimensional that I had myself questioning just what I was looking at. I’m pinning it on the fact that Meagher is a former medical doctor with an innate understanding of 3D, though he’s also trained in traditional oil portraiture in Florence, Italy and carries over some of those techniques. Whatever the case, just wow.

 

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Ruth Root

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Ruth Root‘s bold paintings are often characterized by unlikely shapes, unusual patterns, and the use of fabrics. The points of intrigue lie in their often changing relationships with one another and Ruth’s focus on the heart of it all – the paint.

 

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