The Daily Muse:
Danielle Kroll, Illustrator & Designer

Danielle Kroll is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art and proceeded to work in Anthropologie’s Art Department in Philadelphia. Currently, Danielle works for herself on a variety of projects from illustration to textiles to design. No matter what the project, everything Danielle creates is hand-done and made with love.

Steven Lopez

The Daily Muse: Speed Painting by Steven Lopez

Born in Los Angeles, Lopez was heavily influenced by hip-hop culture and graffiti art. He is a painter who has emerged from the graffiti subculture and academic influence.

The Daily Muse: Alfons Maria Mucha
(1860 to 1939), Art Nouveau Painter and Decorative Artist

Alfons Maria Mucha (July 1860 – July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist,known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.

Karen Appleton

The Daily Muse: Karen Appleton, Painter

Karen Appleton is a self-taught oil painter originally from the South, now living in Atlanta, GA. Karen focuses on southern traditions, including food traditions of the South. She reflects on her upbringing through her work, painting people and the objects that bring people together.

La Scarlatte

The Daily Muse: An Exclusive Interview with illustrator “La Scarlatte”

La Scarlatte is an illustration and design studio. The artwork consists of detailed, elegant, and hand-drawn designs which result in rhythmic, organic illustrations. Elusive Muse is pleased to share a short interview with designer and illustrator.

The Daily Muse: Gelli Printing in Bemidji

As many of you know, I recently returned from a week long art retreat in Bemidji, MN with friends Brian Kasstle, John Arbuckle and our wonderful host Terry Garrett. While we were there we spent one entire day working on gelli prints.

Antonio Donghi

The Daily Muse: Antonio Donghi
(1897 – 1963), Italian Painter

Born in Rome, Antonio Donghi studied painting at the Instituto di Belle Arti from 1908 to 1916. After military service in World War I, he studied art in Florence and Venice, soon establishing himself as one of Italy’s leading figures in the neoclassical movement.

Juan Francisco Adaro

The Daily Muse: Juan Francisco Adaro, Mixed Media Artist

Juan Francisco Adaro is an artist of all visual media, however, he is most well know as a painter whose signature painting style is the utilization of oil, watercolor, industrial paint, gesso, and acrylic in a chaotic freestyle form while creating life-like portraits.

Oliver Jeffers, Artist

The Daily Muse: Oliver Jeffers
Artist and Illustrator

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Brooklyn Museum, Lazarides Gallery and Gestalten Space, Berlin.

Joshua Petker

The Daily Muse: Joshua Petker, Painter

Joshua Petkers was an active graffiti writer from an early age, Petker painted as a street artist through college. While pursuing a degree in History, his interest in the arts and Art History expanded beyond graffiti.

Claude Cahun

The Daily Muse: Claude Cahun (1894 – 1954) – Artist, Photographer and Writer

Claude Cahun was a French artist, photographer, and writer. Her work was both political and personal, and often undermined traditional concepts of gender roles. Though Cahun's writings suggested she identified as agender, most academic writings use feminine pronouns when discussing her and her work, as there is little documentation that gender neutral pronouns were used or preferred by the artist.

The Daily Muse: Elo Marc, Collage/Mixed Media Artist and Designer

Based in San Diego, California. Elo Marc is a collage artist who graduated from City College in 2009 with an AA Degree in Graphic Design. During the course, Elo developed an appreciation for collage and explored a rich and diverse array of mixed media techniques.

Kathy Weaver, Artist

The Daily Muse: Kathy Weaver, Artist

Kathy Weaver explores areas of science and technology through robots and organic macro worlds. Utilizing the fiber media, Weaver’s airbrush paintings on bridal satin, then embroideries and quilts the work. Her unusual designs often include robots and/or cellular, organic forms.

Allen Crawford

The Daily Muse: An Exclusive Interview with Illustrator Allen Crawford

Allen and Susan Crawford founded Plankton Art Company in 1996.

Louise Bourgeois

The Daily Muse:
Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010)

Louise Bourgeois is widely considered to have been one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. In a career spanning seventy years, she produced an intensely personal body of work that is as complex as it is diverse.