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Raili Jänese

Capturing personality in a painting is no easy task, especially when it comes to animals. Raili Jänese creates graphic inspired work, in which she explores the nature of various domestic and wild animals, giving life and personality in two dimensional forms, using just a few lines!
Raili Jänese is a self-taught artist from Estonia, who has always been interested in visual arts and design. She moved to Seattle WA in 2018, where she decided to change career paths and follow her passion for creating art.
Curious about animals and their behavior, she utilizes different characters and shapes in her work. She has enjoyed observing and being around animals since childhood, trying to figure out their nature. She is fascinated by how much an animal can tell us without words; serving as inspiration for simplified shapes on her paintings.
In addition to  painting with acrylic mediums, Raili is interested in graphic design and digital art.  She can be often found sketching something on her tablet …

Nancy Gruskin

Modern still life and figural paintings capturing the beauty in daily experiences, Nancy Gruskin's work creates a narrative with beautiful brushwork and use of color. We love the gestural quality and implied forms  of her work, adding a fresh perspective to classic still lives. 

Nancy Gruskin is a figurative and still life painter from Concord, Massachusetts.She received a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Connecticut College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University.After teaching architectural history for several years, she now devotes herself to painting full-time.Her paintings emerge from everyday experiences and familiar views and are based on direct observation, photographs, invention and memory.Gruskin has shown her work across the United States and has an upcoming exhibition in Australia.She teaches painting at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts.
More of her work can be viewed at www.nancygruskin.com and on Instagram @nancygruskin.

Kate Bae

You have probably figured out by now that we love paintings and installations; naturally, we had to feature Kate Bae, a New York based artist who creates striking installations incorporating pieces of cast and peeled paint! Relying on her own experience and neurosis, Kate transforms a traditionally two dimensional medium into the third dimension, often mimicking nature. Born and raised in Busan, Korea, Kate Bae is an immigrant artist and independent curator based in New York City. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both in painting. Some of her recent exhibitions include Temporary Approximations and Grow, co-curatorial projects with Fictional Art Collective, an women artist led organization based in NYC. Kate is also recipient of several awards, Creative Capital Professional Development Program in 2018 and New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in 2017. She has attended many residen…

Madelaine Buttini

We are thrilled to feature Madelaine Buttini (aka Mad Butt) on the blog! Crafting colorful analog and digital collages, she explores themes of relationships and feminism, with a touch of wit and humor as well. Her passion and spirit are apparent in her work.

Madelaine Buttini is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia. She is currently exploring hand cut and digital collage using vintage and modern materials. Madelaine aspires to bring a moment of happiness and hope from her artwork, especially for those who feel lost and alone within our busy and sometimes overwhelming society. Her work reflects upon the challenges she has faced as a friend, girlfriend and feminist.

Her first major breakthrough celebrity mention was in 2017 when Lana Del Rey shared one of her first public works "Brigitte"to promote her single, "Love". This lead to an article featuring the work in VICE Magazine. She has been commissioned work by Elle Uk, Adidas Italy, Goop, The BBC, Califia Farms an…