Snoogs and Wilde

Here is one of my favorite watercolor artists. Her name is Sarah Martinez, but goes by Snoogs and Wilde. First off, I love that name. It could be a hugely successful brand name as well as a small hipster boutique that only the local Brooklynites know. When I found her work long ago while creeping through the Instagram hashtag of #watercolor (I know you all do it), I could not stop scrolling through her feed. It, also, surprised me how similar our styles and taste are. I love the color, simplicity, and the subjects of her paintings.ย Check her out below.

She even paints abstract acrylic landscapes

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She even paints acrylic abstract landscapes

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Etsy:ย https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnoogsAndWilde

Instagram: @SnoogsandWilde

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Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

One of my favorite places on vacation was the Columbia River Gorge. You stop at multiple places on a scenic highway and just hike and play in waterfalls. Should be on everyone’s travel to do list!

Oneonta Falls (You have to climb and swim to get there)
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Multnomah FallsIMG_0193_edited-2

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Latourell Falls (my favorite because you can walk right next to it)IMG_0160_edited-2

Grant Haffner

A long overdue blog post calls for some damage control. I hope these pieces by Grant Haffner can make it up to you all. His paintings are bold and he tends to exaggerate perspective. I never thought I’d like a painting of a road until I saw these- they are all truly one of a kind. Can you tell I’m still on my acrylic kick?
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Website:ย http://granthaffner.com/index.html

Cathy McMurray

I could post a thousand pictures of this artist’s work, but for now I will post 6. I have been following Cathy McMurray’s Instagram for almost a year now, and I never get tired of it. Her work is fun, creative, unique, and INTERESTING. I love how she plays with textures, colors, and patterns. She’s kind of like a jack of all trades and a master of all of them (Ha! Must be nice).ย  She’s been a huge design inspiration for me recently, and I hope to own some of her work someday. But for now, here are some photos to tie everyone over.

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Even her Instagram looks like an art gallery.

Blog: http://habit-of-art.blogspot.com/

Instagram: @CathyMcMurray

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CathyMcMurray