12 Captivating Instagram Artists To Follow For Creative Inspiration
Instagram can be a place of inspiration and discovery.
Besides following all your besties…and that one guy from high school trig, Instagram is a place for discovery and self-expression. Being an app checked multiple times a day or an hour, sometimes it can get stale, so spice up your feed by following artists you admire!
There is a little something for everyone to spark your imagination and bring you back to thinking of Instagram as a fun place and less about working on your personal ~brand~. We have collected some of our favorite artists showcasing their work on the ‘gram who will hopefully brighten your day or inspire you to always be the most creative you.
1. Natalie Byrne | @nataliebyrne
Bio | 📍London based 🇨🇱 Latina illustrator 🌈 Colour & important issues
Why We Love Her | Natalie is always here to speak her mind on daily issues, the same that many of us face on the day to day. Her combination of quotes with drawings brings an air of relatability to our feeds.
2. Lucy Sparrow | @sewyoursoul
Why We Love Her | Lucy created a whole grocery store installation in DTLA where every item is made of felt, which is the cutest thing we have ever seen. Follow her for felt-filled adventures and adorable friends you didn’t know you needed.
3. Abbey Lossing | @abbey_lossing
Bio | Illustrator ~~ Brooklyn
Why We Love Her | Capturing millennials through bright patterns with realism and a little comedy sprinkled in, Abbey’s account is a way to see into the lives of those around you without exiting your phone.
4. Allegra Lockstadt | @alockstadt
Bio | Illustrator. Designer. Organizer/Event Producer. @RookieMag Illustrator/contributor. Minneapolis.
Why We Love Her | Allegra’s illustrations will bring some whimsy and beauty to topical issues and people. Showing how powerful art can be her drawings are both dreamy and aspirational.
5. Tyler Mitchell | @tylersphotos
Bio | tylermitchell.co
Why We Love Him | If you didn’t have a chance to catch Tyler’s photographs of Beyoncé on the September issue of Vogue, do yourself a favor, then head over to Insta to follow him. You’ll be sure to start seeing his inspiring and fresh style of photography everywhere, so be the one of the first in the know.
6. Liana Finck | @lianafinck
Why We Love Her | As a frequent loser in the New York Times caption contest, I am a longtime fan of Liana’s work. Her simple and quirky comics are a Times staple and bring a little laughter to your scrolling.
7. Shamekh | @shamekhbluwi
Bio | Creative Director @DezainJo Co-Founder @RuknDesigns
Why We Love Her | Shamekh is an account where nature and fashion lovers unite. Not only does she sketch clothing pieces, but she also incorporates nature, and clever and creative characters into her fascinating illustrations.
8. Keigo | @k5fuwa
Bio | Japanese Illustrator
Why We Love Him | Ever wonder how a crocodile would be able to open a door? Or if an elephant’s tusk would get in the way of tanning? Keigo has the answers you never knew you needed. These fun sketches have all the charm you could ever want.
9. Stephen McMennamy | @combophoto
Bio | I like to combine stuff
Why We Love Him | Stephen is a surrealist for the twentieth century. These twists on the everyday items will keep you on your toes wondering where he will go next. Marvel in the ordinary transformed into the extraordinary.
10. Carlota Guerrero | @carlota_guerrero
Bio | I have a dragon inside of the heart / Barcelona
Why We Love Her | Using multiple mediums, Carolta focuses on feminism in a dreamlike state. The captivating images that celebrate womanhood in all its beauty will have you scrolling through her page all day.
11. Luke Adam Hawker | @lukeadamhawker
Bio | London based Artist, drawing on location.
Why We Love Him | For all you architecture lovers out there, follow Luke to see all that it takes to bring a building to life. Sketching his way around the world, Luke shows off the lines and designs behind some of your favorite features.
12. Summer Sun | @summersunhomeart
Bio | Value the process. ☁︎ watercolorist 🇨🇳🇺🇸 ☁︎ boho minimalist ☁︎ cat mom
Why We Love Her | Those of you obsessed with HGTV (raises hand) and always looking for new way to spruce up your home, Summer’s interior-friendly water color designs will invigorate your desire to shake up your house.
Keep on scrolling in style!
Sarah Spoljaric is a California girl through and through. She has a BA in World History from one of the top 10 greenest campuses in the world; The University of California, Merced and is a Content Curator for the visual travel app Trepic. She has a background in museum curating, loves reading women’s travel journals and is in search of the perfect IPA. She’s passionate about exploring this beautiful world that ethically-produced goods help to protect. Say hi on Instagram!