I sometimes get asked about how I find the illustrators that I feature over here on Pikaland. Truth is, there is no set formula. I get submissions every day (you can do so on the contact page — don’t be shy, I know there’s a lot of fantastic people doing fantastic things out there!) and I also do a lot of clicking around the internet, which leads to more clicking, until I get a random surprise and then there’s the eureka moment where I have to share my findings with you. It’s all very compulsive, really. (And of course, if I find my inspiration in other people’s blog post, credit is given — I suggest you do the same!)
This is how I found Pepa Prieto, an artist born in Granada. From her bio, it mentioned that her love for colors and texture grew into the vast array of paintings, drawings, and installations she creates today. Her mix media pieces are beautiful — her recent works are akin to stories immortalized by time. I almost wish that they could come alive as a video game of sorts — wouldn’t that be fantastic?
While waiting for that to happen though, you can check out her shop where she has limited edition silk screen prints up for grabs.