anna jensen

I think I had this dream once… yep, one too many purple macarons before bed, and this could very well be the result!  These crazy, narrative, over-the-top paintings are by American artist Anna Jensen. What makes them even more crazy n’ narrative? Their titles:

1. Why Are My Rehab Costs On MY Credit Report?!

2. Finally I’m A Functional Alcoholic

3. I’m So Vain I Probably Think This Painting Is About Me

4. Young Saint, Old Devil

5.  A Foreboding Shadow Befell Her So She Drowned Her Future Sorrows

6. Bunny Byrne, Macaron Baker Extraordinaire

7. Physically Impossible Entry, Hysterical Marker

8. I Found A Hair In My Pie In The Sky

9. The Bait Hides The Hook

See? The plot thickens!





samantha fields

POW! Stunning, large-scale, air brushed PAINTINGS of fireworks! Yes. Paintings. This is the work of LA based artist Samantha Fields. Now, here’s where my problem comes in… I can’t decide which I love more… her magical fireworks, or her rainy/misty headlights at night:

See? How can I pick a favorite? I just can’t. Here is a description of this body of work, and a fascinating explanation of her technique:

In this body of work, Fields immortalizes points in time that are relished, lost and longed for in a single instant—what the artist calls “halcyon moments.” Her paintings are documents of these otherwise ephemeral occurrences: smoke lingering in the sky after a firework has faded, the blur of colored city lights reflected on wet pavement, or transient shadows shifting across a nighttime landscape.

What a camera can record in a split second takes longer to translate into painting, complicating our expectations of photographs as instantaneous replications of an observed reality. Fields uses an airbrush to apply hundreds of thinly misted layers of acrylic paint to canvas or paper, creating rich, almost incandescent, surfaces. By focusing on representations of memory, enigmatic and unfixed, Fields expressively captures the energy and emotion of a fleeting moment.

{Samantha currently has a show at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA. It will be up until May 25th, 2014. You should go.}





anthony gerace





Remember those little puzzles where you had to slide the squares one at a time until you could make the full picture? No? Well in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, these gorgeous collages by London based artist Anthony Gerace totally make me think of that! Found faces jumbled up into new peek-a-booish compositions… stunning!





emily proud


There is something very calming about these washy, simple, abstract watercolors by San Francisco based artist Emily Proud… like you could hang one on your wall to look at while meditating, or doing yoga, or just sitting. This is some of her latest work, but if you dig around in Emily’s portfolio there are some fantastic florals that are just waaaay too vibrant for your morning meditation:

Florals, stripes, and leopard print? Love!





aimee bee brooks



Nail polish, pretty girls, and a giant tower of ice cream… I’m in. This is the work of New York based artist/illustrator Aimee Bee Brooks, and I’m quite smitten with all of it. And now I need some chocolate chip mint. And a manicure. Happy weekend!





todd robinson

Oooh… now, I know that’s how I actually start some posts, but this series by Sydney based artist Todd Robinson is actually titled “Oooh”. Yep. Colorful, squishy {yet solid?}, lazy-looking balloons made of hydrocal, polyester filler, and paint, in a series titled Oooh… I really can’t ask for much more.

*All of these images are from a show that was up last September at Galerie pompom in Sydney. Photos by Brett East.

{via Palmer Art Projects}





elise wehle



I wrote about American artist Elise Wehle almost one year ago, but I just have to show you more! Cityscapes, fashion, and landscapes that are missing a little something thanks to Elise’s extraordinary pattern cutting skills! Stunning.

{All of these pieces are available in her Etsy shop… some prints and even a few originals!}





aoife flynn


You know those people who say “Oh, I don’t watch TV” … yeah… I’m not one of those people. I love TV, and I really really love these watercolor/collaged TVs on paper by Irish artist Aoife Flynn. Yep, I could sit on the couch and watch these beauties allllll daaaaay looooong.

*note that these are watercolor / collage… pretty sure the screens are cut photographs and then the TVs are painted around them. Gorgeous!





hailey walsh



Oh boy. I absolutely love these photopolymer prints by Hailey Walsh, who happens to be a soon-to-graduate art student at Colorado College. First, we all know how much I love gems and geodes, yes? Yes. And then there’s the combination of line, photographic imagery, and those little hits of color… love, love, love! I majored in printmaking when I did my BFA and I am in awe of Hailey’s work. I’m very excited to keep an eye on her career as it unfolds. Good luck with your last few weeks of school, Hailey!





sara falli

I am fascinated by watercolor… probably because I find it so difficult to work with. Clearly Sara Falli, an artist based in Florence, Italy, does not have that problem! Whimsical, washy, graphic, and just a little bit bizarre {yeah, I’m talking to you, floating bunny head}. Gorgeous.