I’ve been gathering a list of Etsy artists for a few months now. Etsy has soooo many artists, and many of them are…well, not my taste. But some of them are quite talented and have lovely collections of work. This week and next I will post some of my favorites so that you can (perhaps) own these for the Holidays!
All of the artists featured here today have sold their original drawings or paintings, so these are all reproductions.
Joel Penkman (above): Liverpool, England. Fabulous colors and subject matter…so happy. Fabs, limited edition glicee print, 15.7″ x 19.7″, $90. Blackrock Pool, limited edition glicee print, 15.7″ x 19.7″, $90, Biscuits in a Line, limited edition glicee print, 15.7″ x 19.7″, $90.
Ashley Goldberg (below): Portland, Oregon. I love her use of muted colors and sparse Japenese style drawings…so dream-like. Love (Closeup), 8.5″ x 11″ print, $20, Lily, 8″ x 10″ print, $20. Laurel, 8.5″ x 11″ print, $20, Windy Day, 8.5″ x 11″ print, $20.
Paola Zakimi (above): Argentina. These illustrations are so sweet. The alphabet poster reminds me of Beatrix Potter. Alphabet Poster, 11.5″ x 16″, $35. Little Print, print, 8.5″ x 11.5″, $20, Sofi and the Fish, print, 11.5″ x 16.5″, $35.
Creative Thursday (below): Los Angeles. I love the storytelling nature of these whimsical prints. The Princess and the Pea, print, 8.5″ x 11″, $42, Baby Giraffe, print, 11″ x 17″, $75. Artists Thrive, print, 19″ x 13″, $95.
Blanca Gomez (above): Madrid, Spain. These graphic posters have a distinct retro feeling. In the Neighborhood, print, 8″ x 11.5″, $30, Rainy Night, print, 8″ x 11.5″, $30. Monsieur IV, print, 8″ x 11.5″, $30, In the Park, print, 8″ x 11.5″, $30.
Hint: I like my art big. But most Etsy artists work small. My suggestion is, since the prints are not expensive, that you cluster 2 or 3 or 4 works by the same artist in one spot on the wall. Avoid hanging a small piece of art on a giant wall. If you have just one small painting or print, then find a nook or a cozy spot to hang it up where it doesn’t feel out of proportion.
More to come!
I am a high school theatre instructor at a small private school outside of Portland, OR and we are currently working on our spring musical production, ONCE UPONA MATTRESS. In case you are not familiar with it, it is a Broadway musical version of the PRINCESS AND THE PEA, it was on Broadway in the early sixties starring Carol Burnett. Anyway, I love your illustration of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, and was wondering if you would allow us to use it as our poster for ONCE UPION A MATTRESS.
Ernie D. Casciato
La Salle Prep
hi ernie, thanks for stopping by! that print is so gorgeous, but it’s not mine. it’s by an artist that i featured who sells her work on Etsy. here is the link to that print: https://www.etsy.com/listing/75282497/the-princess-and-the-pea-print?ref=shop_home_active_21. maybe you could contact the artist? good luck!! i love ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, my daughter was in that production in middle school last year!