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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Olek / @oleknyc
Crochet artist Olek shares inspiration and images of her finished pieces alongside shots showcasing her killer personal style.
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.
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.
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.
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.