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Joanna Paola Honeyman

Vibrant hues in beautifully rendered still lives and figural work capturing often overlooked moments in daily life. The work of Joanna Paola Honeyman creates a narrative inviting the viewer to step back for a moment and observe joy and inspiration in every situation. Her paintings makes us want to pull up a chair at one of her dinners or tea/coffee breaks and take it easy for a moment. We hope you enjoy her work as much as we do!
Joanna Paola Honeyman is an artist living in Los Angeles. She has worked professionally as a graphic designer and has experimented with various art forms including calligraphy, jewelry making, photography, printmaking and costume design before finding her passion in oil painting.

Her work focuses on everyday themes, aiming to uplift the observer by taking a lighthearted approach to her subject matter. She explains:

Our daily lives are overwhelmed by many things competing for our attention. We are moving so fast that we often forget to acknowledge the wonderful t…

Sarah House

We were introduced to the stunning work of Sarah House through the WoArt blog by Christina Massey (check it out!); we were instantly impressed at her ability to create such soft forms with clay, as well as a perfect geometric form and textures mimicking nature. She is a skilled artist exploring interaction and relationships between art and natural macrocosm. 
Working primarily with ceramic materials, SarahHouse creates abstract sculpture inspired by the fractal nature of the nature. House earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art, and her MFA from Tulane University. She has participated in Artist in Residence programs in Baltimore, Maine, Montana, Hungary, Iceland, Taiwan, Denmark and Chile. House is a Windgate Fellow, a Nyburg Fellow, and has been recognized globally for her work. House currently resides in New Orleans creating works in her Mid-city Studio.
Sarah elaborates on her work:
My works are an investigation of pattern, form and interconnectedness. Through ceramic sculpture I expl…

Shandra Smith

From the first moment we saw Shandra Smith's work, it was obvious that she loves color as much as we do! She creates bold patterns using saturated colors, which she incorporates into fine art, murals, and household items. 
Shandra Smith is an Artist / Surface Designer based in British Columbia, Canada. She uses a variety of mixed media techniques to create these vibrant and unique works of art. Of her process, she says "I love how these pieces almost 'create themselves' when I let go of the notion of trying to direct where they're going". 
Shandra's full portfolio can be viewed at www.shandrasmith.com find her on Instagram @shandrasmithart Facebook Shandra Smith Art, and Twitter @shandra_smith



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…