Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Woodblock Prints by Matt Underwood

Looking to spruce up your walls for spring? I recently came across the work of English artist Matt Underwood and was immediately taken with his colorful creations. Each original hand pulled wood block print is available as a limited edition. Some contain as many as 12 colors! I love how vibrant and playful, yet classically English they are. Explore all of Matt Underwood’s artwork here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Ornament Letterpress

Looking to expand your stationery collection…? Lately, I’ve been admiring the designs of Ornament Letterpress. From chic coral branch gift wrap to preppy hydrangea notecards, this Ohio-based press, owned by Miranda Hunt Borden, does it all. The cards are printed on a vintage Vandercook Proof press circa 1941 (amazing!) and they paper is 100% recycled cotton. The decorative-obsessed will appreciate that many of the card designs are inspired by textiles—these Turkish flower cards are at the top of my wish list! Explore all of Ornament Letterpress’ lovely creations here.

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Artist Spotlight: Woodblock Prints by Deb DeCicco

I’m hoping to add more original art to my collection and have found woodblock and linocut prints are an affordable way to do so. These striking botanical woodblock prints by artist Deb DeCicco are high on my list wist. Deb has been a visual artist for over 35 years and creates her woodblock prints in the traditional method of moku hanga developed in Japan during the 18th century. As described by Deb, “Each individual print is made entirely by hand without the use of a press. Each color is printed from a separate hand carved block using acid free cream colored paper, paint, brushes and a hand held baren.” Explore more of her lovely work below, and find her Etsy shop here.

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Insta-Crush: @porcelain.sommerfeld

I came across these stunning porcelain flowers on instagram and thought I’d share them with all of you. Handmade in by a talented ceramicist in Germany, the blooms are perfect for my far-from-green thumb. The peonies below may just be my favorite, but the detail of every single stem is spectacular. They remind me of something you’d discover at my favorite New York boutique, John Derian Co. Explore more of Porcelain Sommerfeld’s lovely creations below and follow their instagram feed here.

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Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Taylor Illustration

I stumbled upon the work of British illustrator Eleanor Taylor last week and am so glad I did. Her distinctively English approach is apparent in her subject matter—think Staffordshire spaniels, lions, boxers, and more. Eleanor’s client list includes The New York Times and The New Yorker (no big deal), among others. In her charming Etsy shop you’ll find a collection of greeting cards and handful of art prints. Explore her full collection here.

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Artist Spotlight: Emily Jeffords

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I first spotted the work of South Carolina-based artist Emily Jeffords on Minted and was thrilled to find she has an Etsy shop as well. Though she paints everything from florals to abstracts, my favorite works are the Southern artist’s expansive landscapes. I love their vast expanses of sky and pastel-tinged clouds. Explore all of Emily’s work here and here. READ POST