Suzanne Dias

No one can make orange looks as sweet as our darling Suzanne Dias. Dias finds the muse in the depths of her feelings, and in the details of her environment. Her individual mood and state of mind continually influence her artwork. Bold, digital, breathtaking - the work of starts in pencil and black ink, before being transformed into the vibrant hues you see before you.

Aurore Thill

Aurore Thill is a revelation, a seer, an inspiration. She found herself in a digital medium, processing her artwork in a totally different way. As a new-wave artist, Thill praises the use of Instagram for artists. This illustrator takes a single idea and entrenches it in magic. With each piece, she strives to find “IT” - a fantastical element that brings her creations to life.

Katrin Coetzer

Our very own Capetown Queen - Katrin Coetzer creates her artwork with a naturalistic touch and a fantastical air. With original techniques, Coetzer uses water-based media on paper, and her gouache paints and ink. This glorious artist and mother creates work for picture books, editorial, brand work, and exhibitions.

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is our newest digital magician of womanly art. Her bold color palette and geometric boldness stopped us cold, and we’re overflowing with joy. She works with large windows and numerous plants around her, and minimal human interactions. Eriksson’s quiet resilience shines through in each of these striking illustrations.

Alexandra Dvornikova

We’re revisiting our favorite Russian wood nymph, Alexandra Dvornikova. Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Dvornikova now lives and makes art in London. Her artwork is infused with her love of nature. She creates in a space where no eyes can see her, private and invisible to an audience until the piece is done. As a digital artist, Dvornikova comprises her work with her imagination, memories, bytes of information, and endless pixels.

Rebecca Green

This morning, our darling Rebecca Green got up, made coffee, and got to drawing while still in her pajamas. Each of these female focused drawings infuses elements of nature, magic, and absolute cuteness - which is why we fell in love. Green draws inspiration from the stories of her past. As an imaginative child, Green would play school, dentist, and grocery store. Her games of pretend have brought her to a career where creativity and make believe are essential.

Ana Jarén

Ana Jarén started drawing women at a young age. Her earliest drawings were comprised of simple circles and lines, and they have evolved into lush and romantic worlds. With a thick piece of paper, markers, and pencils, Jarén illustrates the most gorgeous and detailed rooms. Each of the rooms is full of food and color and comfort, and, if it were possible, we’d Mary Poppins jump into them for the rest of our lives.

Rose Jaffe

From murals to wood cuts, sculpture, prints, and lustrous illustrations, Rose Jaffe is a formidable artistic force. This talented human is a ball of peace, curiosity, excitement for her future, and a hint of stress. Jaffe’s prolific body of work stems from her love affair with exploring medium and being inspired by what she sees.

Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan is a champion of women, a loving mother, an avid walker, an insightful educator, an adventurous trespasser, an avid theatre goer, and a fantastic painter. Recently inspired by politics, Heffernan has found strength and inspiration in educating her children about our society’s vast wealth of strong female figures.

Ji Hyun Yu

Ji Hyun Yu, welcomes you into her world. Originally from Seoul, Ji Hyun now lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her days consist of household work, being a proud mother, commissioned illustration, and working on her personal artwork. Each of her pieces is a complex world, filled with unique people and extensive elements. So get ready to play a game of I Spy, because Yu’s work demands a double-take.

Hallie Bateman

The darling and thoughtful Hallie Bateman currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her days are spent juggling her numerous artistic projects, and pushing herself to read more feminist literature. Each of her whimsical images reminds us of the Madeline drawings of Ludwig Bemelmans. As a kid, comics were a big part of her life - everything from Far Side to Foxtrot. Nowadays, she brings her work to life with ink and paper.

Maggie Dimmick

This week’s artist, Maggie Dimmick, grew up in a house of bankers, where making art was considered making a mess. In fact, it was until her mid-20’s that Dimmick started to consider herself an artist. But from a very young age, the passion to create has always been a part of her personhood. As a textile artist, Dimmick uses only found fabrics and threads in her practice, drawing inspiration from color theory, and artists like Sheila Hick and Helen Frankenthaler.

Cynthia Tedy

Cynthia Tedy was born in Indonesia, and now lives in Jakarta. As a child, her artistic career began by doodling on the walls behind her family’s furniture. Nowadays, her work is inspired through her thoughts and emotions, and the tenderness and cruelty she witnesses in the world. She works in isolation, figuring how to plot and execute her artistic crimes. Each illustration is a secret, almost a skeleton-in-the-closet that reveals itself through the creative process.

Irana Douer

Buenos Aires’s darling Irana Douer began drawing by copying images of Betty Boop and Garfield from her sticker book. The same sense of cartoon aesthetic and narrative style has translated into her current work as an illustrator. Each of these illustrated ladies reveals a darkly realistic aspect of the female experience.

Thoka Maer

Featuring Thoka Maer was a struggle for us octoladies, because she’s TOO talented. This animator/illustrator extraordinaire has a seemingly endless body of work. Each of her adorable illustrations has a personality all it’s own.

Hanako Mimiko

Growing up in Galicia, Hanako Mimiko was surrounded by green landscapes, tradition, and extensive mythology. This gorgeous environment created a magical place to be a child. She currently lives in Barcelona, and spends her days drawing, painting, and talking with the other women in her studio space. Through a combination of life experiences and personal growth, Mimiko finds inspiration for her artwork. Each piece is born of markers or acrylic paint.

Paloma Young

Looking for last minute costume ideas? Look no further! The fantastical, magical work of Paloma Young is about to capture your heart and make you endlessly twirl in circles.

Nicole Simpkins

An illustrator, a sculptor, a book artist, and a true maker—Nicole Simpkins believes in ghosts, and logically believes in the existence of aliens. Paper Darts believes in her ability to twist our minds and effect our dreams.

Laura Salgarolo

What you're about to see will not do Laura Salgarolo justice. This talented artist kicks ass in almost every discipline. From printmaking, to painting, bookmaking, letterpress, sculpture, to illustration - Salgarolo pulls no punches when it comes to experimentation. Her meandering portfolio is connected by the concept of stories.

Laurène Boglio

Laurène Boglio is a timeless classic. With her black ink and a clean white sheet of paper, she captures the fascinating oddballs of humanity. Her friends are a constant source of inspiration. They weave a community of surprises and hilarity that often makes its way into each of these bold illustrations.