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Ditch the Homegoods Art; 11 Rising Artists to Support without Breaking the Bank


Santiago

My favorite part about the art in my home is that almost all of it comes with a story and all of it is special to me. Supporting rising artists not only feels so good but it also brings character and energy to my space in the best way! Let's all agree to leave the HomeGoods art in 2011. You don't have to break the bank to find fun pieces that are unique to you and support small creators in the process.


Toss that live laugh love plaque in the trash along side your gold foil art and check out these insanely creative artists!


This list of artists is really all across the board, with a little something for everyone. Here are 11 amazing artists I've stumbled across (mostly through TikTok) that I have been obsessed with!


I recently bought two prints from Santiago, a nonverbal artist with down-syndrome and autism. He paints and creates as a form of expression with mixed media. These abstract pieces are jam packed full of heart! You can buy original canvases or smaller prints like I did. Santiago's color pallet of choice is neutral but warm and makes the perfect addition to my living room!


Wow I want one of Lindsey's original paintings one day. For now I'll just have to settle for a print or two... or three. This insanely talented artist challenges current societal norms and celebrates the vibrancy of the LGBTQ+ community in her lively cheeky pieces that just scream girl power.


Purse Dump by Sabrina Montella

A self taught artist based out of Long Island, NY who creates the most endearing realistic oil painting flat lays. She sells her prints in two different sizes. Her attention to detail is incredible and makes for such a moody piece of absolutely stunning art. Go follow her on TikTok as well, sometimes she posts discount codes for her online shop!


These whimsical animal portraits on wood are the perfect eclectic touch to your gallery wall. She also makes some really fun prints at a really great price point if you are looking for some one of a kind décor on a budget. Jens makes greeting cards out her prints as well that I think are so fun! Send them to a friend or pop them into a tiny frame for the cutest little night stand addition.


Based out of Atlanta, GA Victoria makes vibrant textured paintings. She has a huge gallery of prints available that come in a four different sizes and a wide range of subjects from landscapes to abstract designs. Her style is so fun with a touch boho. She really has something for everyone!


This young Swedish artist paints caricature like cityscapes and scenes. These paintings have such simple line work but are somehow so descriptive and I just cannot look away! Her originals are a higher price point but she offers prints of her work as well. I am running out of wall space but one of her pieces is next on my art Wishlist!



Drigo

This artist is actually someone I went to high school with. He is an incredibly talented Chicano artist that is local to Dallas. If you live in the area you might have seen some of his murals around town! Drigo sells original sketches on his website and they are such fun pieces to liven up any space. They go fast though! So if you see something you like jump on it before someone else does. He currently doesn't sell prints so your piece is a one of one.


These abstract sketches are so very chaotic in the best way. Lewis' sketches range from celebrity caricatures and pop culture to insects, cars and everything in between. These pieces are so uniquely grungy and hold so much emotion I cannot even begin to describe how much I love this artist.


I am so happy I stumbled upon this young artist. After taking a hiatus from her creative outlet she decided to return to creating at the beginning of this year (2023) *wow*. I am actually obsessed with her depiction of women in traditionally male dominated scenes. Her abstract work is really attention grabbing as well.


If you are looking for a piece that will make people stop in their tracks look no further. Cat Charles combines taboo, bizarre, and a tasteful touch of gore to create artwork like you have never seen before.


Breakfast BB by Bella Wattles

Art that just makes you so happy to look at. It's homey, it's comforting and it gives that warm fuzzy feeling that you just can't explain. Bella is so talented and somehow just communicates a sense of ease through her still life oil paintings.


 

Well, that was quite the mashup of artists. I hope you found something that speaks to you or at least got inspired to do some digging of your own!


Boutiques and gift shops are also fabulous places to find prints by artists local to your area. If none of these artists were speaking to you but you like the idea of having more personal décor in your home, don't give up! Sometimes the harder you have to search for something, the more meaningful it becomes.


When buying art prints you of course still have to go and find your own frame for the piece but its a small extra expense towards something completely unique to you in your home. Check out my linked amazon storefront for some frames I love or swing by target for some great, affordable options!


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