Art & Culture

Art Profile: Chelsea Velez

Art Artist Culture

Artist: Chelsea Velez Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/total.liberation6   My name is Chelsea Velez. I’m 22 years old women born and raised in Southern California. I have recently reconnected with art as a way to express myself and use art as an outlet for my mental health. I’ve taken two art classes in junior high and other than that am self taught.  1) Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and journey? I went vegan in 2016 and at this time I would have described myself as an angry vegan. Painting and drawing images of animals to inspire others to go...

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Artist Profile: Manasi Arya

Artist: Manasi Arya Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/artwithmanasi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwithmanasi/ My name is Manasi and I am a teacher by day and an artist by night! My mom is an artist so I have been surrounded by art supplies my whole entire life! I never pursued anything in art in college, but I would create art pieces for fun whenever I had time! I made an Instagram last year to post my paintings, but once I started digital art, I took art a little more seriously! I am also a second-year Special Education teacher and I love what I do! 1) Where are you based & what’s a typical day...

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Artist Profile: Leanne Coelho

Artist Profile: Leanne Coelho

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slothandstork Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SlothandStork Website: https://leannecoelho.squarespace.com Leanne Coelho is a writer, illustrator and owner of Sloth and Stork an Etsy shop which sells her quirky illustrations and accessories. She lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her wife, Sarah and their cat, Pawtia. Leanne loves sushi, coffee and rainy days! Head over to her store and give her a follow on Insta!  1) Can you tell us a little more about yourself and where you are based? I'm a writer, illustrator, artist and designer living in Hertfordshire, UK, with my wife, Sarah and our cat, Pawita. I grew up in South Africa where my every...

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Artist Profile: Sinead Mari Turnham

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Artist Profile: Sinead Mari Turnham

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinead_mari_turnham/ We stumbled across Sinead's work on Instagram and found her items unique and beautiful. Sinead, who originally hails from Brighton, is a Cape Town based fibre artist and illustrator. She strongly believes in upcycling and sources her fabrics from textile industry off cuts and second hand finds. Inspired by fairytales, folktales and the children’s programs of the late 60’s and early 70’s, Sinead creates unique one of a kind creatures, toys and illustrations. “It’s such fun playing with texture and colour to create these ‘fibre friends’, as my fabric is upcycled it’s hard to plan what a creation will...

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Artist Profile: Marty Cofie

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Artist Profile: Marty Cofie

Marty Cofie is a creative from North London. After a period of travel and free form art she was employed by The Mean Fiddler Group where she worked 5 festival seasons as head of creative for the back stage VIP area creating inspiring, bohemian spaces for the bands and guests incorporating her artwork into the environment with clay sculptures on trees and projected images as well as her paintings. Her first company Little Punk, a designer children's clothing company was formed in the mid nineties.  The edgy street wear brand attracted a cult following for Marty's individual punk inspired range...

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