Vicki Turner is a British designer, illustrator, maker and surfer with a passion and curiosity for the natural world. She strives for simplicity and balance in her work, layering crisp edged forms with hand made textures. She has collaborated with big name clients as well as many non-profit orgainizations. On the Cooler Lifestyle blog we get an insight into the artist:
“I’m rooted to instinct. It’s been my guide and taken me on many adventures. Costa Rica was the most awe inspiring place I’ve ever had the luck to visit. Walking through rainforests with toucans, hummingbirds, howler monkeys and giant centipedes for company. An unforgettable place. A close second, was Indonesia, where I got to ride my first wave and volunteer with the charity FNPF. They successfully brought the Bali Starling back from the brink of extinction. I think I learned more there, than anywhere.”
And on the blog Tendr Stories she says this:
“Many things inspire me, yet Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia is a legend in my eyes. A humble and honest man who has proved that business can be a great force for good. His efforts and achievements simply blow me away. If only there were more people like Yvon. And extraordinary businesses like Patagonia.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Vicki Turner
Loving the work of Dublin-based illustrator Tara O’Brien. Her illustrations often focuses on the diverse representation of people, body politics and mental health. We love the muted palette and her delicate line work. Her whimsical style is simple, intricate and thoroughly appealing. On and interview with The Tiny Hobo she reveals this about herself:
“I would describe my art as being a continuous exploration of body image and an attempt to smash stigma. I don’t know if I have achieved that yet but that is the direction it is going.”
“Inspiration usually comes from however I am feeling that day, if I am feeling very good about myself or positive I will usually draw something empowering and happy! If I am having an off day then I will usually turn to art as a form of therapy. I’ll try to draw something positive, whether that is successful or not I don’t know!”
You can follow the artist and purchase a few prints on her website. She is also on Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Tara O’Brien.
Charles Henry and Elin Petronella are the creative couple behind the embroidery business brand, Le Kadre. The French-Swedish team are established artists working together mixing art forms such as photography, embroidery and illustration. Their goal is to continue the exploration of embroidery as a modern art form and to expand their creations to the larger art-scene with exhibitions.
You can see and purchase some of their work on their website and follow them as well on Facebook. You can also find Elin and Charles on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Le Kadre.