Yuki Koida

Printmaker Yuki Koida graduated from Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design.  The Tokyo-born artist carves her art out of wood and hand-prints the motif one by one.  Her images are inspired by the Nordic air she experienced during her stay in Sweden.  This body of work was created based on a variety of motifs that she observed from everyday life in a foreign country.  She works in magazines and advertisements, holds many exhibits and also sells her original prints.

You can view more of her work on her website and on Building Co., Ltd. who represents the artist.

Images:  Courtesy of Yuki Koida.

Tess Smith-Roberts

Tess Smith-Roberts in an illustrator and printmaker focusing on Risograph and silkscreen printing.  The London-based freelance artist uses bold shapes, playful colors and humor to tell her stories. Her drawings often include little smiley faces on them. Images from a variety of renowned international clients are included in her portfolio.

The artist can be followed on her website, Behance and Instagram.  

Images:  Courtesy of Tess Smith-Roberts. 

Tammy Kanat

Tammy Kanat is a Melbourne-based artist whose recent work has focused on tapestries woven around an oval-shaped copper frame. These large-scale textile art are inspired by nature, fashion, architecture, objects and other creatives. Each stunning wall hanging is made from hand-woven plush yarns and chunky wool of various thicknesses.  On Color Me Quirky blog she gives this advice to freelancers:

“I was told this story and I would give this advice to all artisans. My friend travelled to the other side of the world to see a famous musician. He came out to sing and play his beautiful instrument however he was very sick with the flu, he played to the crowd and his music was exceptional. At the end of the performance a crowd member thanked him for making the effort to come and sing for everyone even though he was so unwell. The singer looked at the man in the audience totally confused and he said to him. I do not come out on the stage to sing for you I come out on this stage to sing for myself because it makes me feel good and happy. I would say to any artist don’t lose touch with why you originally embarked on your artistic journey! It is great if others can appreciate it but at the core your best work is when you stay true to yourself.”  

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Tammy Kanat.