There is nothing like a global pandemic and being confined to the walls of your own home to get those creative cravings going. Usually (in our alternate universe) to quench this thirst for inspiration we are able to visit museums, stroll around galleries and wonder around hidden workshops. My own Saturday morning ritual usually involves a lazy mooch around my local pop-ups and neighborhood studios armed with freshly roasted coffee and my favourite breakfast brioche. Alas, we must wait a little longer till this wonderful normality can fully return. That being said we can always rely on the virtual world to tantalise our artistic taste buds, for at the click of a button we can have inspiration and creativity at our fingertips. Instagram has such a huge array of artist accounts - from acrylic artists, wall artists, graffiti artists, street artists, textiles artists, the list goes on. Some of these Instagram artists are already well established in the art world and some are up and coming hidden talents; who by sharing their creations online are thriving on this platform and rising up to build a strong following for themselves and a whole new virtual appreciation for their work. For many of these artists, Instagram has become the primary platform for them to sell their artworks and is the reason so many people are using this channel to find great wall art and pieces for their homes.
The pool of artistic talent is so vast it can be hard to find which accounts to follow. Have you ever gone to watch a film or TV series on Netflix to be faced with (dare I say it) ‘too much choice’ and you end up mindlessly scrolling between categories like “what’s trending” or “suggestions for you”. The irony is after spending so much time searching for what it is you want you don’t even feel like watching anything in the end! To help with this “first world” predicament of having such a big selection to choose from, I decided to compile a list of some of my favourite instagram artists right now and one’s whose pieces you will soon be longing to hang on the walls of your own homes. So whether you are reading this as a fellow artist, someone looking for new and unique wall art for your home, or simply someone who just needs that fresh pop of colour and inspiration in your life here is my list of 10 instagram artists that I think deserve a follow from you.
Jessica Swan is an abstract artist based in Australia. Her self- taught and distinctive style has become recognised internationally with many of her pieces finding homes on walls around the world. Jessica describes her pieces as “bright, intuitive and free-flowing artworks inspired by the natural beauty of nature”. It’s no wonder Jessica has chosen to display the Unicorn emoji in her bio, for her collection is a magical array of colours, cloudy swirls and pink sky bombs. Jessica takes a great deal of inspiration from the ever-changing colour palettes and formations of the sky. Jessica’s creative goal “is to inspire you, the viewer, to slow down and reconnect”. She certainly achieves this when we’re viewing her work! Jessica’s pieces evoke so much joy you can’t help but smile when you look at them. We definitely give her the Hearty Notes wall artist’s stamp of approval!