Thanks to Instagram, IKEA art can finally become a thing of the past.
If you’re not sure what kind of styles you like or what local artists are up your alley, Instagram is your ultimate tool for discovery. To get you started here’s a list of Instagram’s finest local talent.
Day 3 of the #12daysmicyyc, I ❤ Calgary: I grew up outside of the city in the prairies, so the view of the mountains never ceases to amaze me. Their presence on the horizon is a great source of inspiration for my work, and with this summer having been so smoke filled and hazy it’s a view that I definitely miss. This is just one of the mountain scenes I will have with me for Etsy: Made in Canada market on September 22-23. I have just completed artwork on a new scape, but there will be limited quantities, so be sure to grab your tickets for the sneak peek Friday night! Watch my stories and feed for a giveaway tomorrow. Photography: @lindsay_skeans
Creator of hand-painted signs and decor, Tiffany paints her art on reclaimed wood sourced from the local Calgary area. You can view her work Instagram and buy it on Etsy.
Hello Millarville, I am coming to the Millarville market this Saturday for the first time ever as a vendor! My husband grew up in the Millarville area and had his first job at the market when he was a teenager. We love to visit the market and go most weekends throughout the summer to pick up local goods, fresh fruit, veggies and to enjoy all of the events that they offer. I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing all of my locally themed pieces, and of course, Lorelei. Come and find us this Saturday, July 22 and bring your boots as its also the Millarville rodeo 🐎
One of the hippest artists in Calgary, Kyle’s nostalgia-with-a-twist style combines three-eyed Loony Toon characters with a skater punk theme. He is available for requests and has also been known to sketch up some epic tattoo pieces.
Mural painter and overall city beautifyer, you can see Elena’s work sprinkled all across Calgary. Her paintings are also available to purchase or commission.
More colour, less blah, Kyla’s landscapes are a burst of vibrancy. She deconstructs reality to create surreal mountain and seascapes just waiting to brighten up any apartment.
Desere is an abstract artist and painting instructor located in central Calgary. Her work echoes nature using unique shapes and fun colours.
Been painting for a few days straight… the silver lining of sharing custody gives some freedom to be in full service to this call. Here’s s little progress detail of the big new piece. Collapsing the linear illusion of time and weaving in my emotional memories of my recent ayahuasca journey – the push beyond faith .. the full surrender to oneness. So good to drop away from mind and into remembering what we are through this process. Even if for brief moments .. these little dips into the collective pool are so restorative. My intentions are that this process of prayer and art steeped into the weave of these paintings …serve as loving reminders that we are one love… allowing them to become windows into the deeper aspects of ourselves for all those who connect with them. ❤️🙏✨ . . . . . #prayerart #onelove #weareone #artoflove #vortex #consciousart #shadowandlight #makeartnotwar #ayahuascaart #healingarts #flowstate
Tay is a freelance illustrator who sketches celebrities and animals. Her 90s inspired artwork is available for sale here.
Darrin’s artwork is scattered in private collections across Canada and New York. He is a high-achieving painter whose latest business venture is using Instagram as a digital studio for his work.
Www.darrinhartman.com A couple of my paintings imaged onto brushed aluminum with a clear coat. Can be seen and recreated at any size, @ablimaging in calgary. Many image options available, reproduced from original paintings. 20% off retail prices until the end of September. Studio always available for private viewings. #contemporaryart #calgaryart #create #inspire #paint #artist #artmarket #thankyou . . . . . @sidewalkcitizen @ablimaging @marriotthotels @sheratonhotels
Nathan paints large-scale bohemian inspired masterpieces on wood. His style combines many cultural icons with blooming flowers, and connectivity.
An absolutely killer landscape painter who draws her inspiration from Southern British Columbia and Alberta. The result is awe-inspiring (and highly recognizable) mountainscapes that relate to your everyday life.