Julia discovered the wonderful world of design blogging just the week before she decided to dive head first into it herself nearly 8 years ago. She was so inspired and blown away by the ease, casual vibe and community of the whole business and more than anything, excited to finally find a home for my millions of desktop bookmarks!
She's taken time out to give us her top 5 NZ artist instagram accounts for a bit of inspiration! Enjoy!
My Top 5
@meredithmarsoneartist . Lyttelton based Meredith Masone has an incredible surreal vs realistic painting style which has garnered her a huge international following. She's a regular exhibitor in overseas group shows.
@chloerubyart . Chloe Hawker is has a gorgeous whimsical, feminine aesthetic. She shares her process and completed work through her account, involving her audience from the start to the finish of each piece.
@fleurwoodsart . From her home in beautiful Upper Moutere (near Nelson), Fleur Woods shares her inspiration and process as she explores all facets of her art practice including her regular creative classes delivered from her gallery space; Woods & Co. (@woodsandco) Most recently she has been exploring embroidery with impressive results!
@benreidart . Based in the alpine and thermal resort of Hanmer Springs; Ben allows a unique peek into his intricate printmaking process. His accounts share snippets of home life mixed in with the very obvious inspiration he draws from the natural world.
@homebasecollections . The feed of Napier based Leeane Culy gives you a true portal into the world of this prolific artist/designer/stylist. Sharing everyday snippets of inspiration, family and home life from their beautiful base of Balquhidder House (@balquhidder_house)