Category Archives: Mixed Media

Annalisa Bollini

Turin-based illustrator Annalisa Bollini creates these incredible mixed media scenes with emboidery, applique and bits of paper. This Italian artist received her Bachelor of Arts degree both in Turin’s European Institute of Design and Milwaukee’s Institute of Art and Design. She is a published illustrator and also works as an art therapist for nonprofit organizations. Pattern Prints Journal describes her work as follows:

“Rich of patterns, textures, clippings, details, material effects and applications, sometime with a “childish” style, sometime refined and more adult, always however full of magic.”

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Prints of her work can be purchased on her Etsy shop, 2Hands2Tails.

Images: Courtesy of Annalisa Bollini.

Andrea Hauer

Andrea Hauer was born in Chile and lives and works in Madrid, Spain. The visual and mixed media artist creates “low-tech” contemporary pieces recycling materials, images, and experiences. She is “obsessed with time, process, changes, memory, traces and thinks that used materials “carry” memories. She believe, as an artist, that we should use what surrounds us, these being experiences, materials and/or objects.”

You can see more of her work on her website, Twitter and Instagram. She sells a few pieces in her Etsy shop, Hauering.

Images: Courtesy of Andrea Hauer.

Bella May Leonard

Bella May Leonard is a mixed media visual artist working with hand embroidery processes and patterns. The UK-based artist creates these ‘sculptural embroidery’ using a variety of items including tape, inner tubing, electrical cables, washing lines, wool and cable ties on punched acrylic sheets. On an interview with Textile Artist she says this about textile art and her chosen medium:

“The sculptural aspect of textile art for me is intriguing; three-dimensional, interweaving threads that build up structure with colour and texture is exciting. Textiles are loaded with history and can communicate to a universal audience, making textile art, to me, very accessible. While it demonstrates considerable thought and consideration even if intuitive, it is an art form realised physically; its tactile nature is captivating.”

“I elaborate on hand embroidery techniques, responding to the materials I choose and collect. I enjoy battling with colour and would describe my process as a collaging technique. Making decisions with colour combinations, scale and shape are made intuitively as I work until I feel a piece is resolved and balanced. I really like using materials that have connotations of previous use, so my process feels resourceful and the work is unique in its experimentation.”

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

Images: Courtesy of Bella May Leonard.