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.

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. 

Alexis Jang

When your first-grade teacher draws Sailor Moon characters to celebrate your good work, you understand how special art can be at an early age. Alexis Jang's teacher inspired her to draw her own characters. 

Jacob Yeates

Jacob Yeates is a Minneapolis based artist, hellbent on pushing himself to learn and to empathize. Each piece is a rough and stark hallucination, born of graphite and conte. His work is balancing act of pulp, gross cynicism, ugly drawings, and humorous elements. 

Laura Berger

Laura Berger animates, illustrates, sculpts, and breathes life into her artwork. This Chicago-based artist spends her days drawing numerous women in a variety of bold and natural environments. Originally from Wisconsin, Berger's inspiration comes from rituals, symbols, nature, dreams, and travel.

Pepa Prieto Puy

Pastel hues, attention to detail, all the baked goods, comedic subject matter, illustration style—sigh. We're so in love! Originally from Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Pepa Prieto Puy is an amazing comic illustrator. Her nomadic spirit has her moving quite frequently, but she currently resides in Ourense, Spain. Each illustration is born from very literal influences and daily situations in her life. This page could go on forever, but we've put together some of our favorite work from this glorious human.