9 Stand-Out Artists To Keep An Eye On
9 Stand-Out Artists To Keep An Eye On

9 Stand-Out Artists To Keep An Eye On

Whether you’re a keen collector or just starting to think about buying art for your home, it’s helpful to have some cool names in mind. Here, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up everyone we’re loving right now…
By Georgina Blaskey

Alex Tzavaras

One of the most compelling portrait artists working today, Alex Tzavaras passionately believes in keeping the centuries-old knowledge of realistic drawing and painting techniques alive. His figurative drawings capture the emotions of his subjects and demonstrate a captivating use of tone and colour. Tzavaras himself describes his approach as “painting exclusively from life, as truthfully and directly as possible”.

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Amy Nottingham

Inspired by artists including Gillian Ayres, Patrick Jones and Helen Frankenthaler, Amy Nottingham has now returned to her home county of Norfolk, after stints in Yorkshire and Devon. Nature is everything to Amy – which is why she paints and works on the land that’s around her. Her colourful abstract paintings reflect this respect for the natural world and are infectious thanks to their uplifting mood. 

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Catherine Cazalet

Born into an artistic family, Londoner Catherine Cazalet has a varied and rich background. Inspired by Hockney, Picasso, Peter Doig, Henri Rousseau, Basquiat and Matisse, she’s developed a unique style of composition and colour that makes her work so appealing.

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Marcus Aitken

A contemporary artist and painter living and working in south London, Marcus Aitken is driven by the physicality of painting and connecting with his materials, tools and surfaces. “It’s very much a performance – it’s raw, it’s primal and gives me an enormous sense of freedom when I paint,” he says. “I really like to explore the tools I use to carve into the paint marks I make, which can be anything from my hands, blocks of wood, pencils, rubbers, the list goes on…”

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Isabella Hayman

Textile designer turned artist Isabella Hayman takes a self-taught approach to her work, which depicts variations of the female figure through drawing, painting and embroidery. Sometimes she incorporates vintage beads she was given as a child, and she continues to collect craft and textile accessories to use in the future.

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Venetia Berry

Brixton-based artist Venetia Berry works mainly with paint, as well as ceramics and printmaking. Determined to create a feeling of femininity and calm within her work, she paints using a limited and watery palette, evoking a dream-like feel within her paintings. You may have seen her collaborations with Bias Editions, With Nothing Underneath and MATCHES – and she’s also a regular exhibitor with Partnership Editions.

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Emily Thornton

British-born and Zambia-based Emily Thornton is on a mission to create a visual sense of escapism through the depiction of anonymous physical and inner landscapes. She paints from memory and the emotions she recalls are what drives her approach to painting. Plus, she’s obsessed with different colours and how they interact with one other.

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VJ Keegan

Having studied the Old Masters in Florence, and taken technique inspiration from Ribera, Van Dyck, Velazquez and Singer Sargent, VJ Keegan has become highly respected for her beautifully fluid painting style and classical approach to still life. Some of her work incorporates gold leaf on canvas, and her compositions are restful and thought provoking.

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Frankie Thorp

Frankie is a London-based artist who explores humour through everyday objects. Think of her work as a modern twist on traditional still life painting, with kitsch 70s and 80s references, such as cocktails and retro desserts.

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