Laura Jane Scott

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I’m loving the experimental art of southeast London-based Laura Jane Scott. In her pieces you’ll find an investigation of form, balance, and space. All of the shapes used in her work are derived from a four by four square grid, each piece an exploration of the combinations and compositions that can be created within self-imposed parameters.


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Conrad Crispin Jones

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Conrad Crispin Jones has a portfolio as diverse as his name is fancy, that is to say very. Among the watercolors, slices of life, and other styles, Conrad’s collage work is my favorite. Using clippings of newspapers and magazines as a themed background, he then paints portraits of models and the like over top. The super saturated colors all but pop off of the page and feel electric!


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Rose Wong

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Brooklyn-based illustrator Rose Wong‘s speciality is plant life, and I must say that admiring each piece lowers my blood pressure significantly. I love the way each simply shaped leaf takes life with the cool hued acrylics Rose paints onto each one, making the white space pop all the more.


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William Betts

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William Betts may have just been added to my Imaginary Dinner Party list, if for no other reason than I’d love to talk about process with him. His visually impactful pieces are essentially layered color spectrums, and because no human could apply paint as precisely as needed William created a machine to do it. Now that’s a brain I’d like to pick.


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Leslie Weaver

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Vibrant color, pattern, texture, fashion, design, quirky composition, and global culture all play roles in artist Leslie Weaver‘s beautiful female faces. Their personalities run the gamut from polished professional all the way to punk rocker. Check out Leslie’s shop to make one your own!


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Anna King

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Anna King works in oils on paper pasted onto board, drawing into the wet paint with a pencil to create a deconstructed, sketch-like finished piece. Her desolate landscapes and buildings jive so nicely with the end result.

My work explores the margins of landscape – overlooked, peripheral places – abandoned buildings, wastelands, plantations and quarries. These structures are marks we’ve made on the world, and now time passes without human intervention – paint peels, grass grows through cracks in concrete and the temporary nature of our own existence is brought into sharper focus.


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Jesse Moretti

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Jesse Moretti‘s artwork bounces between a bevy of ideas, dimensionality, and materials. She often uses acrylic, paint, and wood together making her style a bit ambiguous at times. But it’s all in the name of creativity and no one can say the end result is anything but bright and fun.

I create surfaces that flutter between the flat and dimensional. Utilizing collage, design, and op-art perceptual techniques, they exist in a liminal state, an active position between flatness and dimensionality, the real and imagined. The forms reference architecture, landscape, design  and myth, reimagining them to become something other.


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Bekka Palmer

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I especially love when an artist gravitates towards one medium or material and runs with it in every possible direction. Case in point, Bekka Palmer‘s hand-sewn rope necklaces and embroidered film series.  Her necklaces are just about perfect for your summer wardrobe while the embroidered film is part of a larger project – 100 Days of Thread and Film.


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Xuan loc Xuan

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Xuan loc Xuan is a freelance illustrator based out of Ho Chi Min City. I’m a fan of his style, in particular this series of portraits created from a mix of digital art, illustration, and painting. Be sure and check out his entire portfolio – it’s lovely in its entirety.


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