Marija Verde


Flora, fauna, and striking a pose – somehow artist Marija Verde makes it all seem perfectly natural. I’m really drawn to her loose, flowing style and the way she embraces the white space in each piece.







Klas Ernflo


Swedish artist Klas Ernflo takes a very graphic approach to his art, showing off an incredible understanding of color and pattern. Ernflo’s clean and simple approach to his work harkens back to a mid-century vibe with lots of curved corners and vibrant palettes that demand a second look.








JenMarie Zeleznak


JenMarie Zeleznak creates work that’s introspective, emotional, and spiritual. The animals in each piece represent the self while retaining their own gestures and forms, all of this occurring in an in-between space that Zeleznak builds with watercolor pencils.

I need to establish physical and emotional intimacy with my process and subjects. Anxious mark making fills in my animal forms, as layers of gradients and nuances of color blend together. I meditate in these moments. I work with watercolor pencils in a manner both sensitive and crude, using my saliva and sweat, hands and fingers to manipulate the material onto paper. This personal and direct connection, much like caressing or grooming an animal, gives me the intimacy I need in the work as I bring the animal into being, inducing an empathetic response.






Zara Picken


Zara Picken is a UK-based illustrator with a very graphic style that’s reminiscent of mid-century art. Each piece, commissioned or personal, has a strong concept and lots of visual punch featuring her trademark 2D flat perspective.

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Andie Dinkin


Andie Dinkin‘s paintings and illustrations sit firmly on the line between traditional and modern in her very own distinctive style. The faces with shallow features and little detail, the garments that are difficult to assign a time period to, the color palettes that make you study each piece rather than simply view it. My favorites are the crowded scenes, a sort of Where’s Waldo on a considerably elevated scale.








Alessandra Genualdo


I’m having a moment with the work of Italian-born, London-based painter and illustrator Alessandra Genualdo. Each piece feels so very melancholy and introspective, even when filled with bright saturated colors. As you’ve probably noticed by now the time of year drastically affects the kind of art I’m drawn to, and Alessandra’s work feels perfectly suited to how I spend Januarys.

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Polly Fern


Illustrator and ceramicist Polly Fern creates whimsical art that could have been made today or one hundred years ago, it’s that timeless. Domestic everyday scenes, city architecture, and portraits adorn ceramic pieces she’s crafted and prints ready and waiting for your walls. Then there are the brooches, the cards, and the holiday ornaments but you should probably just check out her shop for yourself!

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DOOOM is a mysterious illustrator based out of the U.K., anonymously creating some truly incredible tattoo flash-inspired art. I love how simple yet unique each and every piece is.