Shane Beam

Prepare yourself to enter the zany world of the incredibly talented Shane Beam. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, this young illustrator is currently a full time animation student at DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts in Chicago. Wielding his tablet like a sword, Beam's animations cut through his, "unexpected senses of crippling anxiety and self doubt...to bring about unexpected moments of connectedness."

Alina Vergnano

Become entwined within the spindly fingers of Alina Vergnano's women. This Nordic based artist draws from the stark and minimalist beauty of her surroundings. Enjoy as she journeys through numerous mediums with her bold and unique style. 

Niky Motekallem

Niky Motekallem is an Iranian-American illustrator from Dayton, Ohio. After moving to Minnesota to study in MCAD's MFA program, Niky became increasingly homesick. To meet her longings for home, Niky's sketchbooks conjured the mundane to the macabre: cornfields, coffins, construction sites, spiders and shopping malls alike.

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen lives and works in Rollag and Oslo, Norway. The 42-year-old artist weaves together fabric, clay, plaster, wood, paint, pencil, and found objects into sprawling installations that swallow the viewer whole. The artwork spills out from its container (even when viewed from a computer screen), as if it were plucked straight from the artist's hands and inserted directly into the viewer's imagination—where it lives on and on. 

Harriet Lee Merrion

Harriet Lee Merrion's pastels will woo you into submission. Her delicate line work will leave you dumbstruck. But Harriet's subject matter will jolt you awake and send you scurrying to make art of your own.

Courtney Mattison

Courtney Mattison is an artist and ocean advocate working to inspire policy makers and the public to conserve our changing seas. Our Changing Seas III is the third in Courtney's series of large-scale ceramic coral reef installations. Arthur Evans documented her important work beautifully, so sit back, lose yourself, and let's all swim in the sea of Courtney's creations together.

Sophia Foster-Dimino

Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator & cartoonist living and working in San Francisco. She used to work at google. Now she works for our hearts (and publishers across the country). The girl is funny. The girl is deep. The girl is our favorite kind of artist, capturing a collection of seemingly flip, small moments we recognize instantly and want to burn into our memories forever. 

Jazzmyn Coker

The Texas-based illustrator Jazzmyn Coker is one of the finest emerging artists around. Today we have a round up of portraits from her sketchbooks. The powerful women she conjures with her energetic line-work will fill you up and get you through your day.  

Greta Kotz

Line, line, line, line, line. We adore the linework of Greta Kotz. Her ecosystems of emotion are slowly built—stroke after stroke, after stroke of pastel, gouache, and acrylic. Each stroke weaves a net of story.

Elke Foltz

Elke Foltz is a french illustrator with a german name. Lose yourself in the swirl of her ever-detailed work. Watch as she sews together beauty, darkness, and dysfunction.

Ayumi Takahashi

Ayumi Takahashi creates stunning portraiture with eye-popping colors and clean lines. Born in China, raised in Japan, and educated in the United States, she currently resides in Portland where she works with painting, drawing, digital, printmaking, textile and graphic design.

Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

Rosemary currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. She spent most of her childhood in Zaragoza, Spain. As a nervous child, her father would often tell her, "A por ellos, que son pocos y cobardes," which loosely translates to, "Go get 'em, for they are few and they are all cowards."

Monica Ramos

Feeling anxious today? Monica Ramos has your back. You need a dose of her itty bitty people and patterns galore! Ramos packs life and emotion into every single human body present in her work.  The result: it makes us want to feel all our feelings and still eat those feelings too. 

Ashley Ronning

Ashley makes her living in set dressing and prop making. This makes sense. She sure knows how to set a stage on paper. Her atmospheric still life drawings come alive with wit and weirdness.

Leslie Guillochon

You need to know the drawings of Paris-based Leslie Guillochon. She spends her days teaching art to children. Her nights are filled with dreams of otherworldly ladies, which she brings to life through her simple paper and trusty graphite pencils. 

Caitlin Shearer

Caitlin Shearer is an Australian renaissance woman. Under the name Caitlin She, she Illustrates, sews her fashion line, curates, and designs textiles.  Caitlin is constantly inspecting the world with "an intrinsically female eye at all times." Let's explore what that means.