Posts tagged up and coming artists
10 DOPE URBAN ART PRINTS THAT NEED TO BE ALL UP ON YOUR WALLS

Following my most recent blog post with South London artist Sophie Ward, I was inspired to share with you 8 of my favourite prints that are available to buy right now that will look awesome on any wall. Hopefully you'll find a bunch on undiscovered artists and maybe a couple of treasured retro faves. If you get in there quick you might even be able to get these up on your walls in time for your chrimbo guests!

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A CUP OF TEA WITH: STEPHANIE K KANE, ARTIST

Recently I discovered a brand new art gallery in Croydon. Ok this might not sound like a big deal but when you have lived in Croydon your whole life and seldom seen ANY form of cultural stimulation then believe me, this is a pretty big deal! As I wondered around admiring works at Rise Gallery from artists like Banksy, Dan Cimmerman, Mark Petty and more, I was drawn to a beautiful oil portrait of a young blonde girl. The colours immediately resonated with me, as did the portrait itself. I asked the girl working in the gallery who the artist was and she excitedly said 'That's my piece!' Meet Stephanie K Kane - distinct style, infectious cuteness and an enchanting technique. In this interview we chat everything from feminism to being an 'art school drop out'.

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A CUP OF TEA WITH... ARTIST, MOLLY GOLDWATER

I came across Molly's art when I received a mailout, intended for my predecessor at my new workplace. It was from DegreeArt.com, and something caught my eye. The piece was called 'Blue March'. An abstract electric blue background with almost photocopier looking cut out printwork over the top. I had to know who this artist was! After viewing her full collection with DegreeArt, I was hooked. Her chosen colour palette and abstract shapes really spoke to me. I tracked down the lady herself to find out more about what inspired her bold, abstract pieces. 

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ORIGINAL, AFFORDABLE ART FOR UNDER £100

So we've all heard of the affordable art fair which is a great way for anyone to become a collector. But the prices can still ring pretty high. I was contacted recently by the Director of Original Art Under £100, a website which does what it says on the tin - original artworks from great artists all for less than 100 quid. 

I thought I'd take a look to see if it lived up to my expectation and was pleasantly surprised. 

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3 WAYS TO INSTANTLY UPGRADE YOUR LIVING ROOM

I had a bit of a revelation recently. I noticed that if you spend time on things that you consider major changes to a room's style (paint updates, changing flooring, new wallpaper) these time consuming changes can be instantly eclipsed by statement items. You could repaint a whole room just for a friend to walk in and say 'Wow, I love your cushions!'. That's not to say the rest doesn't matter, but if you're looking to make a room instantly interesting and 'cool' then these 3 instant updates will give your room the WOW factor. So come with me peeps, and lemme (Beyonce style) upgrade you (or, your living room).

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