Category: Blog

elise wikey on (new to me) specializes in maker-made—often customized—art, jewelry, and other objects. There’s lots to explore here, especially if you like monograms and other personalized art, but Elisa Wikey‘s tiny illustrations stand out. Wikey will paint a two-by-three-inch card with any image you want. Hatch shows a few pieces with an ironic literary/pop-culture slant (hello, Ophelia’s [Read more]

lynne millar

    Lynne Millar paints sweet, simple landscapes: flowers, fruit, a plain background. Gets me every time.    

in the make

Ranu Mukherjee   Got back from spring break and discovered spring had finally come to DC. I also discovered the great site In the Make, which photographs and interviews West Coast artists in their studios, “with the hope of revealing both the richness and the daily realities of creative work.” I love the offhand glimpses of [Read more]

ali silverstein

  Ali Silverstein‘s work is so interesting. The Santa Fe–based artist combines collage and painting—what she calls “layers”—in exquisite compositions. They’re bold and delicate at the same time.     

jenny brillhart

  These prints by Miami painter Jenny Brillhart (available at Gretel Home) are making me happy today: I like the offset geometry, the candy colors, even the plain white wooden frames they come in. They’d be fantastic in a group, but at 11 x 14, each one makes enough of a statement to stand out on its own. [Read more]

field trip: garry winogrand at nga

  The other day I had a meeting downtown and found myself with some unexpected free time (and a paid parking space). So I walked a few blocks to the National Gallery, where the West Building is now hosting a Garry Winogrand show. His street photography (a term he hated) is definitely worth a visit, even if it’s [Read more]

kelly lynn jones

  I just love these photographs. Kelly Lynn Jones mostly shoots landscapes and still life. She calls one series “California Collection,” and her images, super sunny but washed out, definitely capture something of what I love about that state: dreamy and beautiful, but just a little off. Little Paper Planes sells both prints and posters at great prices. Look [Read more]

me elsewhere: fortique blog

  I’m now officially a “Fortiste.” Fortique, the Etsy-like listing site for creative services, posted a little Q&A with me on its blog. Click on over for a little day-in-the-life conversation. 

ayelet iontef

  I first noticed Ayelet Iontef’s work on Artfully Walls. Her abstract floral-inspired prints (and her color choice) are right in my wheelhouse. A little online scouting brought me to her Etsy shop, Alloverprint, where the Israeli artists sells scarves and small paper goods, all in my favorite color.     

affordable art fair

Ron Piller,  Molly and Polly 3   I wish I’d known sooner about the Affordable Art Fair. Its mission: “an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000.” It’s too late for me to [Read more]