Thursday, February 19, 2009

Five contemporary artists who have influenced my work over the last year.

I stumbled upon all five of these artists while surfing the pages of  If you have yet to visit Etsy, I highly recommend it.  There is so much undiscovered talent there.

Cindy Thornton -  I can remember the day I discovered her artwork.  I was sitting in my contracts class next to my good friend Sam.  I pushed my laptop over to him and he said: "Hey her paintings look a lot like yours..."  So true my friend.  Cindy has an incredible style and her work continues to inspire and amaze me.   

A fellow Valparaiso resident, Vincent Leman is the artistic genius behind Dust Furniture

Julie Beck, her work is flawless and reminds me of small town America.   

An artist I only know as: pygletwhispers, an Australian artist who creates the most amazing doodles.  

Mandy Budan - Unique, abstract landscapes that boggle my mind and mess with my eyes.