I just heart that the art blog called Habit of Art is running an “Instant Art Collection Giveaway” from Thursday, May 26 until Tuesday, May 31 where ten contemporary artists from around the globe will give away 25 pieces of art, including a few original pieces, to 3 lucky winners. Each of the three collections range in value from $160 – $275. For a chance to win you simply need to visit Habit of Art starting on May 26 and comment on the giveaway post. However, the giveaway isn’t all I’m keen on sharing but it’s the amazing artists behind the work whom I’d love to shout out below with hopes of introducing you to some great new artists.
• Hollie Chastain is a collage artist in Chattanooga who is, “focused on vintage and found material, influenced by nature and fairy tales” and who, “creates worlds of adventure and secrets” in her work.
• Eloise Renouf is a textile designer living and working in Nottingham, England who experiments in a range of mediums to create pattern and color.
• Jo Cheung is a London-based freelance illustrator who draws on her holidays in Hong Kong for inspiration along with her love of wildlife photography.
• Estibaliz Hernández de Miguel is a self-taught artist/illustrator in Bilbao, Spain who is inspired by music, dreams, magic and women.
• Liesl Pfeffer in Melbourne, Australia is a photo/media artist who creates collages from toy camera photographs, paint, fabric and his drawings.
• Becca Stadtlander in Covington, Kentucky is an artist who seeks to convey the poetic moments she sees in the world around her into her work, which is largely inspired by folk history.
• Belinda Kemp is a self-taught mixed media artist who lives in Melbourne, Australia and is a die-hard romantic who loves road trips, living by the sea and large open fields to wander in. The shapes, patterns and colors in the natural world around her are huge inspirations that she channels into her work.
• Nancy Mungcal is an artist in Los Angeles who is inspired by the, “Woods and the animals that inhabit them, the connections and disconnections between ourselves,” and she is inspired by people around her that she observes in her day to day life.
• Jessica Mill in Omaha, Nebraska is an artist who, “Draws things that are close to home and most commonly found on neighborhood walks or long wandering drives.” You can see hints of this in her work for sure.
• Cathy McMurray is a former art teacher and shop keeper but now this Portland, Oregon-based mixed media artist spends her hours drawing and then painting landscapes of the Pacific Northwest that she finds inspiring.
I hope that you found a few new artists with a style that resonates with you – enjoy all of the those great links and I’ll see you back here on Friday!