medium /// painting




belinda marshall





I suddenly have a major craving for bubblegum. This is the gorgeous abstract work of Melbourne based artist Belinda Marshall. All of her paintings are such cheerful explosions of color, and kind of make me feel like I’m in a candy shop… mmmm, cotton candy, lemon drops, and gum balls, oh my!

{Several of the originals, and prints in various sizes, are available here.}





endless summer by lisa golightly



Oh summer, you’re so dreamy. Fading memories of summers past in the most gorgeous hues of blue! This is a new body of work by one of my favorite artists, Portland based Lisa Golightly. All of these paintings are part of a new show, titled quite appropriately Endless Summer, which opens this Friday {October 3rd, 7-9pm} in the city of endless summer, Los Angeles.

*The show has been organized by Goodeye Gallery, and will be hung at House of Honey {more details here}. You should totally go – not only will all of these amazing originals be there, so will Lisa!





mirim seo



Philadelphia based artist/designer Mirim Seo sent her Special Sashimi project to me last week. For the first two or three pages, I thought “Oh, cute. A book about Sushi” … and then a few pages later, I gasped.

“Special Sashimi is about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. The story topicted in this book is true. Each year Japan fishermen kill around 2,300 dolphins as a form of pest control, which has been accepted as tradition. And the killed dolphins end up in freezers and served sashimi in Japan. Illustrated with hand-sewing and watercolor on fabric. With this book, I hope to spread the true and help stop the senseless killing of the Taiji dolphins.”

Such a sad story, so beautifully told. If you’re interested to learn more, please visit this project on Mirim’s site.





jeffrey simmons

Watercolors on paper… but how? I have no idea how Seattle based artist Jeffrey Simmons does this with watercolor on paper, but I like it! So ethereal, so rich, and so washy at the same time. Love.





jennifer sanchez



I wrote about New York based artist Jennifer Sanchez yeeeeeaaaars ago – ok, four years ago, but it seems likes ages! Her work has changed a lot, but one thing has stayed exactly the same… how much I love it! Her colors, patterns, layers, oh… so much fun! Jennifer described these three super duper layered originals {30″x22″} as “sour candy colored chunks. Neon stripes, lines and dots meet radiant polygons and swirls. It’s a punch of confection.” Sigh… Best. Description. Ever ♥

{These original “punches of confection” are $300 each, and are available here}





rebecca chaperon

Sigh. I wish this magical place was real. Pink water, cotton candy skies, icebergs and palm trees living in rosy harmony with a big floating black diamond… hm, I think I had this dream once? It is titled quite appropriately, A Place Beyond Our World, and is a gorgeous new piece by Vancouver based painter Rebecca Chaperon. It is a limited edition, signed print that can be found at Sebastian Foster as part of “The Jealous Curator” collection! {Remember the Casey Roberts print I wrote about awhile back? Well, over the past few months I’ve been working with several artists from all over the world to create new, affordable pieces, exclusively for Austin based gallery Sebastian Foster. Stay tuned as more work will be released in the next few months!}. This lovely piece by Rebecca has been printed as an 8″x10″ in an edition of 66, and brace yourself… it’s only $25. See? I really meant it when I said affordable!





lola donoghue




Sigh. So pretty. This is the big, bold, beautiful work of Irish artist Lola Donoghue. Her colors and compositions are stunning… and look how big they are! I love those over the couch shots – very helpful with scale, and in imagining them on my own walls! Shhh… listen, I can hear that last one calling my name. {All of these pieces are available here}

ps. All of these prints, that range between 36″x36″ – 30″x40″, are only $200. For real! Ok. I feel better that you know that. It’s such a DEAL, yes?!

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esther stewart




Bold, colorful, and well, perfect…. so so perfect. Look at those lines! I thought these were digital designs when I first saw them, but no… they’re paintings! Perfect paintings, and some of the most gorgeous palettes EVER, by Melbourne based artist Ester Stewart. Love.

And just so you can imagine what these beauties might look like on your wall {which is exactly what I’m doing at this very moment}





david pirrie



Huge, snowcapped, breathtaking mountains… covered in perfect, bright, semi-transparent dots? YES! These large scale paintings {and two drawings on mylar near the top} are the work of Canadian artist David Pirrie. He grew up in British Columbia {as did I}, and these mountains were his playground. I’ve seen these rocky beauties in person… now I need to see these huge, gorgeous paintings in person! Love, love, love.

{Thanks to Jessica G. for sending me a link to David’s work}





jennifer tyers


Plein air watercolor paintings. Um, where on earth would you have to live in order for THIS to be the magical candy-hued landscape that you were painting plein air? This is the wonderful watercolor work of Tasmanian born, Borneo based painter Jennifer Tyers… oh, well that explains it! {These are actually pieces she did in Singapore, and Sarawak, but you get the idea!}