I’ve been meaning to write a bit about lady illustrators and business women who are just out there killing it. My unbridled love for Julia Rothman will have to wait, because I want to shout about two ladies I know and admire but also sit around and eat cookies with.
Lauren Minco (I’ve raved already about her cool work and expert showing at Surtex) said some very nice things about me on her blog, so I’m continuing the blog hop here.
First, someone who doesn’t have a blog (which is a CRIME because she’s just the finest writer), illustrator Lia Marcoux.
Like me, Lia graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration. Unlike me, she has an incredibly steady hand and makes the cleanest, prettiest watercolor paintings. I love how her linework melts a bit and lets the color do the talking.I’ve grabbed some illustrations that show her awesome animals (because I am me), but she’s fearless about drawing people and thoughtful about how she casts her illustrations.
Lia has done illustration work for Hasbro and Highlights along with a bunch of apps. Check out her work and marvel at the fact that someone who can put together such wonderfully crammed compositions has such neat handwriting.
Annie Narrigan (and this is convenient because she just unveiled her website and shop) is a printmaker. She’s also my sister, so I’m not even going to try to be impartial.
Her work is a gorgeous exploration of space and layers, taking imagery from the house where we grew up and mid-century furniture. She explores photos and prints and prints of photos and models of photos made of prints.
I love her skritchy linework, the value ranges in her pieces, and the tiny details of her paper models. (Go to her website and marvel at that tiny sewing machine.)
I am proud to call these artists friends and family and to have a bunch of their artwork in my home. Hope you found this inspiring!