10 Artists to Follow on Instagram (& Why You Should)

10 Artists to Follow on Instagram (& Why You Should)

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Kim Lucian
Apr 2, 2015
(Image credit: Clare Elsaesser)

When you are shopping for artwork, one of the best, slightly off-the-radar resources is the artist's own social media feed. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at pieces before they are released, gain some insight into the process and often the sales of original works are announced via social media as soon as they are available (and sell just as quickly).

Here are our ten picks for artist's feeds to check out on Instagram:

(Image credit: Leah Goren)

1. Leah Goren / @leahreenagoren

Brooklyn-based surface designer and ceramicist Leah Goren posts works in progress, excerpts from her sketchbooks and announces when new original pieces hit her shop.

(Image credit: Anna Korkobcova)

2. Anna Korkobcova / @annakorkobcova

Visual designer Anna's feed is worth checking out for her ongoing project, The Color Series, which overlays flowers and other ephemera and existing imagery to beautiful effect.

(Image credit: Don't Fret)

3. Don't Fret / @dontfretart

Chicago-based "Don't Fret" is a tongue-in-cheek series of illustrations all based around don'ts. The feed is worth following for the humor alone and is also used to announce available prints, limited runs and special projects, like their recently released book.

(Image credit: Michelle Armas)

4. Michelle Armas / @michellearmas007

Abstract artist Michelle Armas shows works in progress, available prints and even occasionally offers discounts or sells works directly through Instagram.

(Image credit: Clare Elsaesser)

5. Clare Elsaesser / @clareelsaesser

Painter Clare Elsaesser shows behind the scenes snippets of her process and announces when original works become available in her shop.

(Image credit: Olek)

6. Olek / @oleknyc

Crochet artist Olek shares inspiration and images of her finished pieces alongside shots showcasing her killer personal style.

(Image credit: Sam Graves)

7. Sam Graves / @thesamgraves

Landscape photographer Sam Graves fills his feed with breathtaking images and unique perspectives of the Bay Area and landscapes from around Northern California.

(Image credit: Emily Blincoe)

8. Emily Blincoe / @emilyblincoe

Photographer Emily Blincoe fills her feed with all things colorful and creative. She playfully arranges objects and interacts with the world around her.

(Image credit: Liz Payne)

9. Liz Payne / @lizlpayne

Colorful hand-embroidered works, and the coolest sneakers around are reason enough to check out artist Liz Payne's feed, beautiful detail shots and the occasional shop announcement will keep you coming back for more.

(Image credit: The Jealous Curator)

10. The Jealous Curator / @thejealouscurator

While we're adding her to our list not— strictly speaking— as an artist, but as a curator, the quickest way to a beautifully curated feed filled with new discoveries is by following this art blogger. Seriously, do it.

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