Sometimes you come across artwork or craftsmanship that stops you in your tracks, invites you to linger, take a deeper look, and get lost in the moment or washed over with immense feeling. That’s what these artists and craftsmen did for us, which is why we felt compelled to share them with you. From a father/daughter duo of handcrafted wooden home goods to a modern fiber artist, we’ve rounded up 7 artists and craftsmen that we can’t get enough of!
Clare Elsaesser: When we first stumbled upon Clare Elsaesser’s artwork – we fell completely in love! Her ethereal and poetic paintings are absolutely entrancing. Many of her works are abstract figurative paintings, where the subject is faceless, is in or interacting with nature, and seems to be lost in thought or reveling in the moment. And just like her subjects – we can’t help but be feel the same when admiring her pieces.
Lauren Williams: “Canvas With Movement”, Lauren’s dip-dyed tapestries are a gorgeous addition to any space. Her modern boho textile art makes a unique statement as a wall hanging. It’s no surprise to us that she has garnered quite an extensive following on instagram.
Michelle Morin: With a background in horticulture and roots on the New Hampshire Seacoast, nature is Michelle’s main subject. Her watercolors are inspired by her surroundings and introduce a beautiful array of textures, patterns and colors. You can also find her other line of prints, patterns and illustrations here.
Herriott Grace: Lance and Nikole Herriott are an adorable father/daughter duo! With his workshop in Victoria, BC and her studio in Toronto, Ontario they work together remotely on bringing gorgeous hand carved and turned wooden home goods from bowls and spoons, to rolling pins and mortar and pestles. All of their items are made from salvaged wood and are one-of-a-kind. They are dedicated to highlighting the natural irregularities in each piece. Make sure to check out their beautiful new line of ceramics too!
Jessica Kenyon: Based in Durango, Colorado, Jessica Kenyon specializes in contemporary abstract photography. Her “Floral” and “Ink” in water series are incredibly mesmerizing.
Block Shop Textiles: LA based sister team Hopie and Lily Stockman began Block Shop Textiles in 2010 after Lily spent time studying painting in Jaipur, India. Their beautiful handprinted quilts, pillows, scarves, table linens and rugs are a collaboration with the Chhipa family of Bagru, Rajasthan who are master printers and dyers. Their textiles are printed with wooden blocks and dyed naturally. They are dedicated to making one-of-a-kind textiles that have low environmental impact and they give 5% of profits to build and implement community healthcare programs in India. You can check out more about their process here.
Lola Donoghue: We’ve been admiring Irish abstract artist, Lola Donoghue for quite sometime now. She contrasts mostly soft, muted tones with splashes of bright and dark colors. Her oil and acrylic on canvas works are light and fresh and absolutely divine! Their ethereal quality makes them very easy to get lost in. If you love abstract art like us, make sure to check out her sought-after work!