megan herwig



Cut paper and screenprint … well I don’t know which part is paper and which part is printed, but I don’t care! I do know that I’d like to pack a tiny suitcase, and then move into one of these wacky/gorgeous houses {although I prefer to think of them as tree forts… without trees} by Pittsburgh based artist Megan Herwig. ps. Her color palettes? LOVE!

{These pieces are all part of this week’s show on Buy Some Damn Art… so get over there and buy one!}





andrea mastrovito


Whoa. Now THIS brings found image collage to a whole, entirely new, super crazy level! This is an installation from 2013 in Switzerland by Italian artist Andrea Mastrovito. It’s titled The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II and is made from thousands of bits and pieces from flora and fauna books, reassembled into the craziest little ecosystem EVER! So amazing! I would love to see this in person so that I could take a really close look at all of the many, many, many layers. And maybe even meet this little guy…

Love.

{Thanks to my friend Mary for posting this on Facebook yesterday… instalove!}





casey roberts (on sebastian foster)

Love.

A few months ago Austin TX gallery, Sebastian Foster, asked if I’d like to work with them on a print project. They asked me to choose a piece of art, by one artist, for each month of the year. (Ok!) They would then create a limited edition, signed & numbered, print to be sold exclusively through Sebastian Foster. The only hard part about this project was choosing the twelve artists to work with… there are so many talented people out there! But I did it,and am thrilled with my selection. Some created brand new work, and some allowed me to go through their portfolios to choose a piece that had never been sold as a print before. Enter American painter Casey Roberts… he is my artist for June, and the print we’re featuring is titled, “A History of Love”. Sigh. So so so beautiful! We’ve only made 40 of these… they’re priced at $40 and are 12″x12″. If you love this piece as much as I do, pop over to the Sebastian Foster site to buy this beauty before it’s gone!

{Can’t wait to show you what I’ve got lined up for July!}





karen o’neil



Ah, nothing says “Happy Monday morning” quite like a bunch of fresh ‘n juicy oranges! Mmmm, now I want an orange AND one of these paintings by Woodstock, New York based artist/educator Karen O’Neil. I’ve been wanting to get back into painting lately {more on that later} and I find these little still life pieces ridiculously inspiring. A palette full of the most perfect colors, a few strategic brush strokes, and voila… a juicy orange on a pink glass plate that you wish you could eat for breakfast! Yum.

ps. She teaches workshops… if only I lived in Woodstock, NY.





ben skinner

Awesome Awesome.

Aaaaand he’s at it again! Vancouver based Ben Skinner is an amazingly talented and incredibly clever artist who I am very happy to call my friend. I have loved his work for years, and have written about him a bunch of times (here, here, here, here, here, AND he was the first artist I interviewed for my book!). I’ve been watching him post this new work {acrylic tinted HydroCal plaster}, titled SAME SAME, on Facebook for the last couple of months and loooooove that it’s finally up on his site! Such gorgeous colors and patterns, and so smart… isn’t it crazy how many words we do this to? You’re trying to think of some right now, aren’t you? Yeah. Me too. {You can see these, and a zillion other amazing pieces by Ben, in person at Back Gallery Project in Vancouver until the end of June. These are priced at $200 per set, in editions of 10 and can be ordered online}

And with that I’ll say happy weekend, and…

ps. You can follow Ben on instagram {lots of cool things!} at  @benskinnerart





marine coutroutsios



Boy oh boy, if you love birds… and paper-cutting… then you are so set! This is the work of French artist Marine Coutroutsios, who now lives in Sydney Australia. These beautifully composed papery/feathery sculptures are her ode to the crazy colorful cockatoos that she happily shares her new city with. Gorgeous.

*Quick! This work is in a show that is coming down on Saturday June 14th, so get over to He Made She Made in Sydney [70 Oxford St, Darlinghurst] quick as bird!





daniel ramos obregón



These are so weird, and so beautiful! Daniel Ramos Obregón is a Colombian designer/fashion artist who just recently graduated with an MA Fashion Artefact at London College of Fashion. This body {pun intended} of work is titled Outrospection, The Body and Mind. It is a collection of hand crafted porcelain body casts, gold plated brass metal frames that encompass the body, hand turned Colombian kingwood handles, and vegetable-tanned leather harnesses. Weird. And so beautiful.

{For the slip-casting, he worked side by side with ceramicist Kate Luck. Photographed by Jorge Perez Ortiz}





katherine brickman and kate mitchell (greedy hen)

Oh boy. I found this birdy beard on Pinterest yesterday {via Turn of Fraise} and immediately started writing today’s post! All of these fantastic mixed media pieces are the collaborative work of Australia based artists, Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell, aka Greedy Hen. Their portfolio is full of amazing things {posters, album covers} but for me, well clearly, it’s all about that beard. And the log. I loooooove the log.





sylvia baldeva


Oooh… washy, dreamy, layered, haunting, jewel-toned portraits by French artist Sylvia Baldeva. I love them. All.

{via Saatchi Art}





introducing…

My own gallery? YES! For years I’ve wanted my own gallery, and I guess I have always thought of this site as that… minus actual walls and the fact that I can’t sell artists’ work. Well, I had a little a-ha moment last week… remember my GREAT.LY boutique… well late last week I realized that it didn’t have to be a “boutique”, it could be an art gallery! That’s right. Just ART by amazing artists, gathered and grouped into gorgeous little themed exhibitions – YAY! Here are a few pieces that are currently showing at GALLERYONE {“GALLERYONE” because it’s my very first!}

And there’s so much more in there – abstracts, bold black & whites, ceramics! I am having a ridiculous amount of fun pretending that GALLERYONE is an actual bricks and mortar, filling it with everything that I would show in a real space. Not sure why I didn’t figure that out at some point over the past six months while being GREAT.LY’s creative director… anywho, I’ve got it now! I hope you’ll come and visit, and when I stock amazing new pieces by fabulous artists from all over the world, I’ll let you know right here {and on facebook too, of course!}.

ps. See that cute little G at the top left of my site… you can always click on that, and you’ll be at my sweet little gallery asap.

{ Artists above: 1. Frances Marin 2. A Sensible Habit 3. A Sensible Habit 4. Kate Hersh // 5. Ellie Bradley 6. Lisa Golightly 7. Sketch Inc. // 8. Kiana Mosley 9. Kate Wong 10. Kiana Mosley // 11. Louise Van Terheijden 12. Shannon Rankin }