Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She move to New York in 1999 to study at Parsons School of Design graduating in 2003 she now works as a textile print artist and freelance illustrator. She works directly on the computer using a wacom tablet, and loves using patterns and texture, unexpected colors and limited palettes. The style is elegant and decorative and very much influenced by her work as a textile artist.
Here is an illustrator I have loved since I was at uni 15 years ago - Sophie Fatus! I used to have her postcards up on my wall and her painted handmade paper illustrations really inspired me. Now one of my daughters favourite books 'Here we go round the mulberry bush' happens to be illustrated by her! What goes around eh?! Take a peek...
Shawn Smith's pixilated sculptures: "I start
with a full sheet of material like plywood or MDF and cut it into ½” strips of
varying lengths--typically ½” to 2’ long. I then hand dye each strip of wood individually with dyes mixed from ink
and acrylic paint. I mix each color by
hand to create a huge palette of colors in order to give the sculpture more
depth and visual interest before assembling the object."