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Over a year ago, I put together a list of Artists to Follow Online. This list featured 6 amazing artist whose work had touched and inspired me. It was a list featuring beauty and talent from people whose work I wish I could afford.
Now, I present a new list: Artists to Follow on Instagram. Funnily enough, this list features females only. Unintentional as it is, I feel like with the revelation of my sexuality and heightened awareness of feminine issues, it only makes sense that my taste in art would gravitate towards the works of women.
So without further ado, here’s 8 artists you should be following on Instagram.
First on our list is Sacrée Frangine. A creative duo of artistic directors and illustrators, Celia and Aline have been partners in graphic design since 2016.
The work of the Frangines is inspired by portraits, still life and feminine themes that explore the beauty of simple things and everyday life.Celia and Aline
Their work focuses on minimalist compositions that portray a harmony between shapes and colours. Some of my favourite work features bold, coloured areas, silhouettes, and a mix of yellow and burnt orange.
With a portfolio comprised of abstract and figurative pieces, their work emits positive, calm vibes.
Inspired by what captures her attention, whether it be natural, man made, light/shadow, colour, or structure, Sonal’s work is full of passion.
Her work can be found not only on canvas, but on any surface she deems in need of beautification. Her process typically involves beginning with a painted or hand drawn motif which is then developed digitally to create bold, colourful designs for products and textiles.
I am infinitely inspired by nature. My work embraces color, a free spirit and the beauty of imperfection.Sonal Nathwani
Originally from the Peak District, Sara now creates art in New York. Taking inspiration from the tiny details seen in nature and her everyday surroundings, she creates these unique, calming, and colourful illustration.
Her primary materials are watercolours, gouache, and ink pen which add an imperfect authenticity to every piece. Buildings are crooked and roads are winding, and yet every speck of detail draws you in to these real, but romanticised landscapes.
Laura is an Australian abstract artist who runs online classes, a store, and an excellent podcast (I am obsessed). Her work combines so many colours in soft shades. She layers watercolour with pens, patterns, and acrylics.
Right now I am high-key tempted to sign up to her ‘Abstract Adventuring Online Class’ which is currently 20% off.
Beginning very early in life, Hannah found a deep love for art and design in Primary School. Now, she’s studying a Fine Arts Degree at Lancaster University. I was lucky enough to live with this amazing artist last year and whether she was doodling for fun or painting for her portfolio, her work is always stunning.
She has experience working with textiles, silk screen printing, clay, wood, acrylic, water colours, and oil paint.
Currently I am working with the concept of art as a process or a product. Exploring through different uses of mixed media I.e. stencils, colour and collage. My themes constantly change cause I believe that no art work is the exact same and therefore my art work constantly changes and evolves.Hannah Grimes
Hannah understands that inspiration comes from everywhere and weaves in elements of Salvidor Dail, Jackson Pollarck and fascism artists Henri Mattis and Andre Derain.
I was introduced to Kasia’s work at a pop-up exhibit last year. Hosted in partnership with my housemate (Georgina Harris, who’s name you may recognise from my previous ‘Artists to Follow‘ post), the work showcased at the Living in Time and Space exhibit really hit me.
Kasia’s art offers a whole unique experience. Focusing on memory and identity, she manages to illustrate the complexities our identities face and how they are constantly in flux.
In the process of creating my work I allow myself longer periods of time where I attempt to recall from memories very personal to myself (this could be anything from specific events/people/objects/places or associations which come and go in the space of seconds).Kasia
To portray this, Kasia uses charcoal and pencil which offers a temporary, ethereal feel.
A freelance illustrator from Russia, Anastasia’s art has been used in picture books, advertisements, magazines and posters. It seems simple at first glass, but her work is more reminiscent of Gris the video game, mentioned in my last ‘Artists to Follow’ post.
I would love to explore her work in an interactive medium as each piece/series crafts a story purely through the power of visuals. This narrative is evocative, emotional, and really lends itself to further contemplation.
I discovered Chloe’s work while I was searching for Sailor Moon fan art. Yes, that’s something I do. And in my search I found this amazing piece of digital art depicting Sailor Mars (as seen below).
I’m not sure what it is about Chloe’s work that keeps me hooked, but I cannot resist staring at each piece. Perhaps it’s the way she doesn’t shy from depicting female bodies as feminine, perhaps it’s the fashion, or even the winged eye-liner. I’ll never know. All I know is that I won’t be clicking ‘unfollow’ any time soon.
Like this list? Make sure to give all these artists a follow and check out their online stores so you can enjoy their beautiful work offline as well!