Andrea Cobb

North Carolina native Andrea Cobb trained at Parsons School of Design in New York City with a BFA in illustration.  Her work is a blend of Fine Art, illustration and surface design. She is known for her distinct approach to line, color, pattern and detail.  Her career has spanned over twenty years illustrating for international clients: Chronicle Books, In Style magazine, the New York Times to name a few.

More of her work can be found on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Andrea Cobb.

Hillary Waters Fayle

Admiring these beautiful embroidered leaf art created by Hillary Waters Fayle.  The Richmond, VA based artist pairs detailed hand-embroidering or hand-incising with found botanical elements. She says this about her work:

“I want to salvage and revive our connection to the natural world. I study rich hand craft traditions, using them in collaboration with found botanical and organic material. In this way, I symbolically bind nature and the human touch. Both tender and ruthless, this intricate and sensitive work implies that our relationship to nature is both tenuously fragile and infinitely complex.

“There is so much to be said for the beauty of simplicity. When I make art, I strive to let the materials speak for themselves; sing their own praise. The natural objects I use catch my eye or my heart because they are already exquisite and unique. In transforming these objects, I’m always trying to augment and interact with the details I find most essential, never overpowering them.”

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

Images:  Courtesy of Hillary Waters Fayle.

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