Becca White

In the living room of one Becca White, you will find a mixture of textiles, found objects, friends, and podcasts. This living room currently doubles as her sewing studio, and White fills it with inspiration and entertainment. Her childhood self was inspired by the Spice Girls and the movie, Pocahontas. Nowadays, White believes in the power of getting out of your bubble, and interacting with other communities and cultures. She has found traveling to be a clarifying experience, and is inspired by each of the friends she makes along the way. All of this inspiration is woven into the unique tapestries of this world-building and playful artist. 

Lucia Rodriguez

Lucia Rodriguez is a plant mother and a vibrant color enthusiast. Each of her paintings comes to life with oil paints, infused with a glowing texture and a sense of movement. Her color palette collages are reminiscent of hardware store paint card collections curated to an aesthetic perfection. This artist is from Santiago, Chile, and now resides in Denver, Colorado. Over the last four years, Rodriguez has gone through a lot changes. Painting and artwork grounds her in the midst of all these transitions.

Herekita Con K

Some of you may already recognize our dear Herekita Con K. This gorgeous artist was featured in our most recent print edition, but we need SO MUCH MORE! Herekita uses these bold beauties to reveal the inner monologue of modern womanhood. She illustrates our vulnerabilities on the bodies of these women and in the titles of her paintings. Each of her luscious ladies oozes their fierce femininity within their environments.

Parker Day

This caffeinated, cat-cuddling, object-hunting photographer stunned us with their vibrant color palettes and memorable style. Los Angeles–based photographic artist Parker Day explores the angst of our potential selves. Many of their objects are thrifted, and each photograph is a collaboration with the subject, allowing them to let the thrift speak through the both of them, finding objects to create a cohesive and out-there image.

Charlotte Edey

Explore the peaceful and pastel-infused landscapes of Charlotte Edey's inner mind. In the beginning, there was a chicken. Well, that's the case with Charlotte Edey's artistic career. One of her earliest art triumphs was drawing a chicken, which her mother proudly framed. From sketching to print making, tapestries, and ceramics, Charlotte Edey has expanded her artistic practice.

Brittany Maldonado

The work Brittany Maldonado creates focuses on the resilience and power she sees in her fellow females. This collage based artist channels her energy into cutting and perfectly placing every piece of paper. Maldonado strives to find the balance between allowing herself to get messy and not letting perfectionism restrict her creative freedom. Some pieces are influenced by a terrible breakups, and piecing herself back together. Pain, life and an appreciation for the female form shines through in her work. 

Linda Friedman Schmidt

Linda Friedman Schmidt combines the remnants of discarded textiles with her unique past to create a body of work that celebrates the human spirit and brings to light the importance of human rights. As a child, Linda always knew she wanted to become an artist. However, her desires were often discouraged and her parents focused solely on academic achievements. After becoming a mother, she decided to realign her goals and become an artist full time. Her glorious body of work is auto-biographical, filtered through an unhappy postwar immigrant childhood, and influenced by current social, cultural, political, and feminist issues.

Kathy de Castro

Filipina artist Kathy de Castro is a many-splendid thing! She illustrates, she animates, she sculpts, and all of this brings us so much joy. De Castro utilizes the softer medium of graphite with the bold tones of cut-out paper. This gorgeous pairing allows for the figures in her pieces to be sensitive and vulnerable amidst their striking environments. Fall into the rabbit hole!

Sheena Liam

Sheena Liam is a nomad, traveling as a fashion model and embroidering in her spare time. Originally from Malaysia, Liam started her artistic endeavors illustrating, as well as designing outfits and homes for her paper dolls. But it wasn't until she started embroidering her drawings that she felt recognized as an artist.

Helena Perez Garcia

We're so happy to introduce you to Helena Perez Garcia. This Spanish-born artist is currently based in London. Her days are spent creating illustrations for books, magazines, newspapers, and packaging. Each piece is mysterious, conceptual, and rich in detail and color, often depicting characters in surreal situations. With a deft hand, Garcia wields her gouache paint and watercolors, pencils, and pastels to create little worlds.

Lamiaa Ameen

We fall apart looking at the artwork of Lamiaa Ameen. This twenty-eight-year-old art director, mother, and talented illustrator was born and resides in Cario, Egypt. After studying advertising at the Helwan University of Applied Arts, she has created a living timeline of artwork.

Lara Paulussen

Lara Paulussen is our German flower. When she's not drawing away, you can find her at the Düsseldorf botanical garden. Her atmospheric illustrations reflect the beauty of nature and her daily life. Each piece features soft layering to capture vulnerable shifts from moment to moment.

Luisa Rivera

Paper Darts is a longtime fan of Luisa Rivera. Originally from Chile, Rivera now lives and works in London. But before living in London, she lived in Minneapolis, the original nesting place for Paper Darts. We have ties to her that we never want to sever, but mostly because she's an incredibly artist and human. Rivera uses water-based paints, such as acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and gouache, to create quick thumbnail sketches. Both the female figure and nature are at the heart of her work. After finding her favorite direction, Rivera goes large-scale, fiercely relying on her intuition and gut to compose each piece. 

Kate Laster

Anchorage, Alaska's own Kate Laster is an artist and poet, and most importantly, a "chaos induced" doodler. Our love of her work is only matched by our shared appreciation of Maggie Nelson. Laster now resides in San Francisco, earning her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. This printmaker creates her work from Medium Density Fiber Wood (DMF), emphemera, and vellum paper. Laster believes in embracing and never shying away from your emotions

Nikola Emma Ryšavá

Originally from Prague, Nikola is now working and studying abroad in Porto, Portugal. She began her artistic career studying ceramics and the design of wooden toys. She then went on to study sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. We invite you to gaze upon a body of work that is often surreal, sometimes grotesque, truly emotional, and other times macabre. This gorgeous and expansive portfolio stems from literature, her inner world, and from Nikola's amateur interest in psychoanalysis. Sculpture allows this creative mind to explore a limitless medium, and without boundaries, her artwork and style is stunning and memorable. 

Sarlis

Wonderful Sarlis (a.k.a. Sarah Lasater) blew our minds with her Inktober drawings. These inky images brought us back to our love of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline and Edward Gorey's lined illustrations. Enjoying her life in D.C., Sarlis spends her days illustrating powerful ladies and incorporating them into apparel on her online store, which she runs out of her apartment.

Kakeru Asai

Kakeru Asai literally breathes life into his paintings. Rarely using a paintbrush, Asai uses his own breath to blow paint across the surface of the canvas. With each piece, Asai hopes to merge his inner thoughts and universe with the universe around him.

Dadu Shin

Our last visit with Shin focused on his series "I Don't Like Clothes." This time, we're diving deeper into more of his art, and we'll check out a couple sketches from the clothing series. Shin's work often focuses on the therapeutic aspects of the creative process, which is why we truly enjoy his work. In the past, he used to center on the idealized, perfected finished project. But now, he's more interested in the path to the final project, and all the lessons and trails your mind goes down along the way.