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.
The paper cut repeated patterns attracted us to the work of UK-based illustrator, paper cut engineer and paper cut artist, Shobhna Patel. She invented a paper-engineering technique called the “paperscope” which is utilized in many of the books she has produced. Her incredible body of work is not only beautiful but also intricate, complex and captivating.
You can follow the artist on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Shobhna Patel.