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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ghazaleh Rastgar

As a child, Ghazaleh Rastgar would watch her aunt paint expressionist style landscapes. This supportive aunt would allow Rastgar to use her crayons and inspire the young artist to draw. Nowadays, she's been lovingly featured on Lenny Letter multiple times, and often contemplates the balance of spirituality and contemplative realms.

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.

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!

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

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. 

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.