While I love discovering and hearing about all kinds of new artists, I’ve come to realize that most of my favorite sources for simple, attainable art for your home tend to be illustrators. Elaborate oil paintings are amazing, but can be quite the investment when it comes to gifting and/or furnishing your home as a twenty-something. I was over.the.moon. to meet Inslee this weekend; she’s one of my most favorite illustrators. I’m slowly making may way through her collection and can’t between her art and her dog, can’t get enough. She’s the reason I’m hooked on illustrations.
It makes total sense that I had a similar reaction when I stumbled upon Joanna Baker, an incredibly talented artist also based in NYC. The first thing I noticed was her humble, sweet blog and just immediately wanted to be her friend. A little weird, sure, but she’s so down to earth and presents her art amongst bits of her daily life. She’s sketched some pretty amazing things that have caught the eye of some really great brands… like this and this.
Let’s discuss: aren’t these prints everything?! There are more on her site, too. Finding artwork for the kitchen can be awkward and tricky, but the fruit + veggie one fits the bill… and is a subtle reminder to forgo the microwavable meals and takeout menus for something wholesome and homemade. I think my favorite part about Joanna’s art is how she turns very simple things –a chair, vases, produce, an umbrella– into something uniquely beautiful.
What’s your favorite piece from Joanna’s collection? You definitely don’t have to pick just one! Here’s her blog, Etsy shop, and Instagram… follow along and watch her new full-time freelance career grow, because I think she has great things ahead of her!