Angel D’Amico-Bauer // AD LOVE

Angel D'Amico-Bauer

Name: Angel D’Amico-Bauer – AD LOVE
Location: Chicago IL
Website: www.adloveshop.com
Personal: angeldamico.com

How about a brief introduction?
Angel D’Amico – Bauer is a Chicago based Freelance Illustrator and Designer. Loving life and living her dream,
Angel has a unique sense of style and a wide range of skills from drawing to painting, digital art, graphic design,
playing and composing music, hand screen printing – AD LOVE Clothing and accessories, book making, sewing,
photography, crocheting, cookie making, and some other random skills. She Combines her fine art skills with her
digital artwork, to create beautiful, unique, and exotic environments of work.
AD LOVE is specially ONE OF A KIND hand screen printed, hand dyed, hand painted, etc. etc. unique items. :: made with Love
I make each unique item one at a time, as if each piece were a creation of my art.

Who/what inspires you?
i am inspired daily by other artists, and etsy sellers, i blog about it because i don’t want to keep all the cool stuff i see to myself! nature and my environment inspire me, i love the colors, shapes, and textures of flowers and trees, grass and sidewalks,
and how beautiful shadows can be, as well as a gorgeous skyline of Chicago, i can see down the street! and graffiti and tattoos are definitely a major inspiration to me because of their colors and details.

What message would you like to send out about your work?
i love what i do, and put special effort into each item as they are printed by hand

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Hmmmm… having an extraordinary loving and fun relationship with my husband… career wise – starting two businesses from nothing, with no special “connections” or “ins” just me, my work, and a LOT of HARD work, and perseverance, through
good times and bad.

Share a secret with us!
i might be obsessed with chocolate, i eat it everyday, and i LOVE my kitten, MuShu, he has been an added delight to my life!

Katie Green

Katie Green

Name: Katie Green
Location: Bristol, UK
Website: www.katiegreen.co.uk / www.greenbeanstudio.blogspot.com

How about a brief introduction?
I’m a freelance illustrator who loves to draw, paint, sew, make books and zines and drink redbush tea. I have a degree in Biology(!) and another one in Sequential Illustration. I also bake a wicked vegan cake.

Who/what inspires you?
I’m inspired by the minutiae of the every day, from beautiful things I’ve seen to the relationships between people, or that people have with themselves. I also get inspired by certain colours, and detailed patterns and textures. In terms of artists who inspire me, I really take a lot of heart from anyone else who is trying to make their way in the world doing what they love. Visually, possibly my favourite artist is Shaun Tan, and I also enjoy Simone Lia, Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, amongst many others.

What message would you like to send out about your work?
I like to interpret things that not everyone notices, or knows how to articulate, and make them visible. And sometimes I just like making things that are nice to look at.

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
I’m torn. Its between recovery from eating disorders and abuse, or scoring a contract to publish a graphic novel about it. I think by the time the book is finished, that will be my biggest accomplishment of all.

Share a secret with us!
I still sleep with a teddy bear. His name is Harry.

Jordan Grace Owens

Jordan Grace Owens

Name: Jordan Grace Owens
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Website: www.jordangrace.com

How about a brief introduction?
I have a background in fine arts and a day job in graphic design, and my work has developed into a product of the two disciplines. I doodle, cut paper, and paint in my tiny studio in the tiny apartment I share with my boyfriend and two cats. I like portraits, small sizes, and primary colors.

Who/what inspires you?
I devour movies, and I draw a lot of inspiration from my favorite films. Often, I’ll fall in love with a particular director or film, and I’ll steal it’s costumes, color palette or overall tone to try to recreate in my own work. I’m also very much inspired by vintage ephemera. I love to paint portraits from old snapshots, draw clothing from vintage fashions, or paint on scraps of worn papers.

What message would you like to send out about your work?
I hope that my work feels a little bit precious. Much of what I make, like my magnets or moveable dolls, is meant to be touched and interacted with. Even though a lot of the pieces are small, my process is still very crafted and high touch. I love cutting delicate little pieces out of paper and hand assembling itty-bitty art objects. I hope that when someone holds or sees a piece of my artwork that they appreciate the attention to detail and and the mark of my hand.

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Opening my first solo art show.

Share a secret with us!
I finish everything last minute.

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