On The Hunt for Art! Suggestions?

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We're really trying to work on finishing up our house, so it doesn't go months and months with bare walls and windows. It always seems like we run at full steam the first few days and then the energy tapers off and we're left with half-way done projects and lots of places to "fill in". We didn't have a lot of wall real estate at the loft (2 full walls of brick does that!) but now we have ample room for prints and posters and we want to brighten the place up with some color! All of our walls have neutral paint (a pretty beige and sage), so we need some pop of excitement. Susannah recently did a cool post about the art hanging in her living room, and we've been on the hunt for some great pieces to add over our mantle, in our bathroom, and all 3 bedrooms. 

I really love the idea of continuing our "Nashville/city" theme prints in the living room. We have 3 full size Anderson Design Group pieces that we have yet to hang. 1 of them commemorates the 2010 flood where we lost our house, and 1 is the 2011 anniversary of the flood. They're really beautiful pieces. We'd like to get our hands on the 3rd piece that goes with that set, but until then we've settled on another Nashville poster. (We love our city!) We also really love sharks and we've got something special planned for our back/third bedroom. 

So I've come to ask the all-knowing, best-design-eye readers around -- Who are some of your favorite illustrators or artists online? I'd love to take a peek and purchase some prints! Are you an artist/illustrator? If so, feel free to link me to your work! I'd really love to find someone to do some fun family portrait type stuff too!

We really want to make our house a home as we'd like to stay here as long as possible (I say that about everywhere!). Really the only thing lacking right now is character on the walls! I promise to share with y'all our picks and progress! We'd like to get varying sizes (4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and poster size (18x24 and even larger!)) to help collage some stuff together. I'd love to see what y'all could suggest! 


  1. I have a really colorful series, "Suburbia: 85201" http://www.adrianlesoing.com/suburbia-85201.html The photographs were all printed by me in the wet lab and are 20" x 24".

    xx Adrian

  2. www.ninotchkabeavers.com Check out my portfolio. I've got Through the Viewfinder Photography prints, art originals of various sizes and mediums and art prints available.

    I also love, love, LOVE: Matte Stephens, Marc Johns, Lisa Golightly of "Kiki & Polly" to name a very few. :)

  3. I love Susie http://www.boygirlparty.com/shoppe/index.html

  4. I love the art print. So cute. xo, rv


  5. Well, you live in Nashville, so.... http://countrymusichalloffame.org/our-work/

  6. As a fellow shark lover you obviously need one of my sharkie prints. ;)


  7. I sell a pretty wide variety of photography here:


    one of my favorite artists is CaPOW!, she sells an awesome "Hometown Hearts" series, I have 2 of the Detroit prints on my wall :)


    I also like Chicaloo Photography, she has tons of prints but also has stuff like coasters, record bowls, notepads, and more:


    Good luck! :)

  8. What fun prints. Nice additions to any home.Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

  9. I'm not artist, but check out my friend Jeff Bertrand (although I'm sure you've already seen him all over Nashville - he's pretty much everywhere lol) - https://www.facebook.com/bertranddesigns. Some of his art might be a little too macabre for your tastes, but he does commissioned portraits (seriously - they are awesome!) and lots of Nashville-themed stuff :)

  10. I like about every print on this website: http://society6.com/

  11. I love Mark Ryden, I think he may be up your street! http://www.markryden.com

  12. Well, since you asked... ;)

    This is my etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elledoubleyouu
    I also do custom work, and I'd love to make you something Nashville related!


  13. I love Jordan Grace Owens! I just commissioned her to do custom paper dolls of me and my husband and I plan to frame them in a shadow box. She also has super cute, bold prints. My favorite is the "yes ma'am" print. :)


  14. wow, i would love to see those commemorative pictures. I lived in Huntsville, AL at the time and was flying home and I flew over Nashville after the flood & have pictures from the airplane of the river.

  15. Feel free to take a looksee at my art at http://www.hercoffin.net <3

  16. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristianBreitkreutz

    This artist makes slightly creepy + bizarre prints, if you're into that sort of thing. They're pretty cool.

  17. Some good places:

  18. I had a custom piece made by Sara Pulver @ 3 Crows via Etsy and I love it! Otherwise, I look on CL for local artists' original pieces.

  19. Oops, forgot the link! http://www.etsy.com/shop/3crows

  20. I actually just interviewed Sharon from Hello Cavities. She has really cool prints in her store. Super kawaii. She also gave my readers a 10% discount code, so if you like any of her work, you won't have to pay full price. She also makes custom prints - I think she could make an awesome portrait of you two.



  21. I love Tara McPherson's stuff: http://www.taramcpherson.com/
    (often describad as "creepy cute")

    I also like 3fish studios for smaller prints: http://www.3fishstudios.com/collections/gallery
    Their stuff tends to be a bit California heavy, but there's other stuff too!

    Berkeley Illustration is also good for smaller stuff: http://www.etsy.com/shop/berkleyillustration
    It looks like the shop is closed right now but opening again in March (I think he may even have a shark print!)

    And that's about all I can come up with at the moment!

    P.S. I've also got one of the Anderson Design group posters (for my home town), but I have yet to frame and hang it!

  22. Though I'm not sure if they're quite your style, I'm a big fan of http://www.etsy.com/shop/promopocket, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NanLawson, and http://www.etsy.com/shop/poorlydrawnthings

  23. please check out Joojoo! she is my favorite artist and i love her style: http://www.etsy.com/shop/joojoo

  24. I love Mark Ryden too...I have a lot of his prints in my apartment. Also http://sabellerena.bigcartel.com/ is nice.

  25. I love the map heart art. I'm thinking of trying to make my own for my favorite city, Philadelphia

  26. i've recently added custom portraits to the etsy shop! www.local-honey.com :) sounds like your new place is coming together nicely. can't wait to see it all finished! xo!

  27. This is a cutie! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75116217/love

  28. I really love the Black Apples Prints + The Poppy Tree's whimsical art. Also Yellow Heart Art has some lovely piece as well as Ashley G + The Wheatfield and Sophie Blackall.
    They are all on etsy!! I can't wait to see your new place!! xo

  29. Hey lady! I know you received a good amount of suggestions, but if you took the time to even look at my lil' etsy shop I'd be elated. Good luck putting your new place together!


  30. My all time favorite is Kelli Murray. She is amazing!!!


  31. We have some stuff from this guy (including a tattoo, haha!)


    This chick also makes some badass tattoo art plaques. We have the gypsy skull one, the "Adventure" ship, and a heart with our last name on it :)


    Also, we went to a local framing place when we lived back in Maine, and the lady there had old things taken from 1800s era Harper's magazines (like real pages, not prints). We got an awesome drawing of soldiers from the 20th Maine and a map of Maine. She framed them too (which was pricey) but they're still pretty awesome to have on our wall. We also have a lot of Cypress art. :)

  32. Here's some of my favorites on Etsy:


  33. I really love Michele Maule on Etsy. I have one of her prints, but if money and wall space weren't an option, I'd have them ALL. :)


    Now I think I'm going to peruse what some of the others posted. Can't wait to see what you end up with!

  34. I've got lots of great prints in my Etsy faves, http://www.etsy.com/people/kjandco/favorites

  35. I love ashley goldberg prints. So perfect. I think you've even blogged a couple of them on "Things I Love Thursday"



  36. This guy is amazing


  37. I totally get your city love. Just swap out Nashville for Kansas City. :) Some of my favorite wall art? Things I've made myself, vintage prints, board games, and objects that weren't necessarily intended to be hung as decorative objects. I also love supporting local shops/galleries and student sales.

    Happy hunting,

    Alison :)

  38. I am obsessed with these right now. I haven't made one yet, but I'm determined to do so when I can find the time. Should be easy enough & very customizable:


  39. All of these are so wonderful! I definitely need to buy some pieces of art soon. :)
    but first, coffee

  40. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Three-Blind-Cats/109649592466319
    That is my facebook page. I havn't up dated it in a really long time so there isnt much good stuff on there.

    I have new stuff on my tumblr however!

  41. I don't really have a website but my blog has my more recent art on it and I have a lot of stuff on my flickr account. Also, I have an etsy. If you like my stuff, feel free to message me on etsy about a portrait or whatever.


    but some of my favorite artists are:

    mel stringer

  42. UH, most of the art I like is Erotica. If you're into that I have tons of links to artists. I make Erotica myself, too. I have a few framed drawings for sale here: www.anhelo.storenvy.com

  43. OH! My best friend just made me a great piece:
    It is called "I mustache you a question"

    She is currently taking steps to work for herself and so I just had to share this with you!

  44. Well, since you invited us to mention our own work, I'll tell you about my shop. :) A lot of the prints I sell are of international destinations - El Salvador, Hong Kong, China, etc. I also do portrait work and am actually running a sale right now for the next five people to book! ;)

    You can find my prints here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ValorieCPhotography

    And get in touch about portrait work here: http://valorieclarkphotography.com

    Beyond me, I'm just a huge fan of DIY art projects. I think they're so sweet and a fun way to bond together. There's a million and a half on pinterest! This one's the cutest one I've seen in a while: http://pinterest.com/pin/172966441908658889/

    Best of luck, and enjoy the decorating! That's my favorite part. :)

  45. We do custom prints. The husband is a professional graphic designer and I dream up projects. Our Etsy shop is here http://www.etsy.com/shop/BalancingHome
    and you can learn more about our shop on our blog http://www.balancinghome.com/print-shop-3.

  46. urban outfitters has been selling these, shrink wrapped to cardboard for about $30. i discovered its just fancy $4 sheets of wrapping paper, and some of the EXACT same ones are for sale on these 2 websites! cute for wall paper, lining drawers, or wall hangings! hope you like them!



  47. Oh! One more! If you're into the DIY idea, I stumbled across this cute photo: http://pinterest.com/pin/172966441908344165/ and thought you could do that for Nashville! You just need a colorful city map and block letters! :)

  48. Hello! I'm an artist/ illustrator that makes colorful, quirky, and strange art. Funny enough, somebody just recommended me (looking above)!

    my print shop is here:

  49. I paint, but I don't have any prints :( I've enjoyed looking at all the art people have suggested! Thanks for introducing me to Anderson Design Group. I loved some of their prints. I'm from Memphis :)



  50. Christian Montenegro is fantastic

  51. This print is super cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/66461497/damn-fine-day-14x11-screenprint

    I really like all of Nan Lawson's art as well!

  52. Anything by this guy. ANYTHING. He's....amazing...simply...amazing. *swoon(*

  53. Good blog. My favourite art gallery is the Musee D'Orsay in Paris http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/musee-dorsay.html

  54. Laura Johnston - Photographer/Totem Artist/Painter
    Addie Wuensch - Painter/Jewelry Designer
    Both from Wilmington, NC..they are amazing..
    Also, a long-time favorite..Stephanie Pui-Mun Law at www.shadowscapes.com

  55. Two local favorites:
    Laura Johnston - Photographer/Totem Designer/Painter
    Addie Wuensch - Painter/Jewelry Designer

    Long-time favorite, fantasy artist:
    Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

  56. Laura Johnston - Photographer/Totem Artist/Painter
    Addie Wuensch - Painter/Jewelry Designer
    Both from Wilmington, NC..they are amazing..
    Also, a long-time favorite..Stephanie Pui-Mun Law at www.shadowscapes.com

  57. OMG, thank you so much for posting my Kurt Vonnegut print!!! Huge help to a new little Etsy shop. You're the best xoxox :)

  58. hey mama! i know i'm a little late to the party, but if you guys are interested, i'd love to do some art for you for the new house! maybe a portrait to show off your awesome family! let me know :D


  59. Meeee! I'm an illustrator. I do watercolor-ish digital paintings and comics. :) http://aioazech.tumblr.com

  60. This is a GOOD place for CUTE art posters too: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopHoneyLoveDesigns?ref=si_shop

    By the way...I LOVE the name HONEYbee!!!

  61. By the way this is a place for cute posters too! https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopHoneyLoveDesigns?ref=si_shop

  62. sorry...didn't mean to double post :(


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