There is something doll-like about the characters Monika Szczerbinska depicts, but beyond their doe-eyed playfulness is real feeling. These are characters of sensitivity and kindliness, often surrounded by treasures from the natural world. We caught up with the self-titled “mushroom person” to learn more about her life and art practice.
We cannot get enough of Polish-German illustrator Maggie Stephenson’s rich rust and emerald-green colour palette. She creates art that makes our hearts beat wilder by the minute.
Bec Flattley uses blush tones, strong lines and a muted palette to illustrate femininity and flowers. We cannot get enough of her gorgeous work and know you’ll share our very real obsession.
For artist Anna Walsh, happy accidents are the most thrilling part of creating. She talks about her use of warm Australian outback tones, drawing from living flowers and her dream collaboration.
Illustrator and author, Adriana Picker, feels wild when she’s alone in the Australian bush, smelling roadside blooms or when she’s lost in a creative project like Petal, the most beautiful book of flowers we’ve ever seen.
Contemporary indigenous artist, Lauren Freestone, uses her art to tell her mob’s stories — of hardship and of Country — and to start conversations around acknowledgment and reconciliation for First Nation people.
Put simply, we’re obsessed with London illustrator Rose England. Her colour palette blends lilac, terracotta, ochre and dusky pink with bold feminine prints and patterns. It’s the kind of art we wish could jump off the page and onto our skin.
Tinsel queen Rachel Burke manages to balance the demands of a skyrocketing creative career with the extremes of parenting a newborn.