8 Artists to Follow on Instagram

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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.


Sacrée Frangine

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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.


Sonal Nathwani

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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

Sara Boccaccini

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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 Horn

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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.


Hannah Grimes

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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.


Kasia Tatys

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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.


Anastasia Suvorova

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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.


Chloe

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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!

For more recommendations:

My Attempt at a TBR Pile

For those unfamiliar with my writing roots I started out as a book blogger. Ah the days where I would obsessively read, review, and discuss books, take part in readathons and even host giveaways. I had so much motivation before University stomped all over me. But here I am, creating a post to one, pay omache to my origins and two, maybe actually get some reading done?

So, here’s my TBR list of books I wish to read before the end of 2019.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

I still like YA, shoot me. Did I just graduate from University with a degree in English Literature, yeah. Did any of my studies improve my taste, heck no.

But, after watching the Netflix movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I needed to read this series. And, imma tell you now I am a soppy girl when it comes to cutesy romcoms. They’re easy to dip in and out of, full of low stake drama, and generally fun.

To All the Boys follows Lara Jean, a girl who feels love so intensely she needs to write down her thoughts in a love letter that she’ll never send. But one day those letters get out and she must deal with the ensuing romcom shenanigans. The first book is fluffy and heartfelt as Lara Jean struggles to understand her feelings for the different boys in her life.

So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.

Jenny Han, P.S I Still Love You

I’m around 40% through P.S. I Still Love You and I’m loving it. The narrative progresses naturally from the first book and you quickly slide back into Lara Jean’s shoes as she discovers new relationships and experiences. This is one of those books I keep on my phone so that I can dip in during my lunch break or while sat on the train because it’s accessible and a joy to read.

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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The first book picked for @theslowtravelersbookclub, Three Women is a non-fiction story 8-year-in-the-making. A significantly more adult novel than that above, this collection chronicles the sex lives of three women across America.

In a world where it seems that men are always open about their sexual desires, it’s rare to hear women discuss the matter. But in reality sex is just as important to us as it is to men, if not more.

Lisa Taddeo dedicated years to exploring feminine desire and how women of different religions and background experience it.

Sometimes there’s nothing better on earth than someone asking you a question.

Lisa Taddeo, Three Women

Sure to be a fascinating read, this novel comes to me at a time where I’m still trying to understand and become comfortable with my urges. It’s a long road and no doubt this book will allow me to explore it further. Plus, as a book club read I am extremely excited to discuss Taddeo’s work with fellow women come November 30th.

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Know My Name by Chanel Miller

For anyone who has been anywhere on the internet over the past few years you’ve likely heard the name ‘Brock Turner’, how he was painted by the media and the way his case passed through the court. You’ve probably also heard the name ‘Emily Doe’.

Well this is her story. Chanel Miller recently came forward as ‘Emily Doe’ after years of media attention on the case and name ascribed to her. Her case highlighted major flaws in the American justice system, the stigma surrounding rape victims, and racial bias.

We force her to think hard about what this will mean for his life, even though he never considered what his actions would do to her.

Chanel Miller, Know My Name

Before purchasing this book I first wanted to read the sample to determine whether I could handle to material. And, while the beginning of the book gets right into the immediate aftermath of that night, Chanel’s voice and turn of phrase keeps you engaged, sympathetic, and understanding. This is surely a read that’s going to affect me deeply and I’m open to recieving every message Chanel puts forward.

Also, I want to say how incredibly brave Chanel is to come forward, to put her name out there and share every detail of her experience for the world to digest. I am in awe of her willpower and do not take reading this memoir lightly. It’ll certainly be interesting to discover how her words have shaped the minds of others.

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There we go, the books I’ll hopefully be finishing before December 31st. I wanted to keep this list short and realistic, while also expressing how my tastes have changed. While I still love YA, it’s a genre I will dip in and out of in the future instead of marathoning.

As I am hopefully getting back into reading, I would like to shift my focus more to feminist/feminine experience texts. Right now, I don’t hear many female experiences in my daily life with a quiet office environment, male best friend, and no close relationship to females near my age. So reading literature like this will hopefully allow me to learn more about my own gender, our relationships and experiences.

Any recommendations? Share them in the comments!