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10 Creatives You Should Be Following on Instagram

10 Creatives You Should Be Following on Instagram

| On 16, Jul 2014

Is your right thumb tired of swiping through your Instagram feed only to find #duckface, #foodporn or #fitspo?


A quick review of my own feed revealed the epitome of oxymoron – an endless stream of Victoria’s Secret models and food. Clearly Insty was giving mixed messages and as such I decided to seek artistic inspiration through this visual platform. For those after an aesthetically inspiring photo feed every time you open this app, here’s ten creatives worth following and double tapping, sure to offer some #inspo for your own artistic endeavours.

Yoko Ono: @yokoonoofficial

Featuring images of Yoko Ono and her collection of hats, this is one artist worth following. Tracing her travels through cities, galleries and art works these images are both creative and cheerful. Bound to inspire a visit to the millinery department of your closest department store.

 yokoonoofficial Yes! Another fifty years of Peace!

Australian Artist CJ Hendry is a well-known grammer. Former architecture student, Hendry works simply with a unipin pen and paper. Her works are so detailed in their perfection they become hyperreal masterpieces, an example of truly refined shading sophistication. Working with high-end fashion objects such as Chanel bags, Ferragamo flats and Hermes saddles as her subjects, it’ll be hard to decide which is more coveted, the drawings themselves or the pricey designer pieces.

cj_hendry Yeezus!!!

  1. Pip Boydell: @pipspiro

Local Brisbane artist, Pip Boydell offers artistic inspiration through her collection of watercolour works. Pip paints mostly flowers and still life objects, simple, albeit beautiful her use of pretty pastel hues will inspire any budding artist to reach for the watercolours. Incorporating her travels and art works into her Instagram account; Pip’s posts will add a splash of colour into your feed.

pipspiro I always love painting these #hydrangeas #watercolour #wip

4. Pebbles Hooper: @pebblesart

Daughter of renowned New Zealanders, WORLD designers, Francis Hooper and Denise L’Estrange Corbet, Pebbles Hooper is part time fashionista , part time artist and part time world traveller, all at the age of fifteen. Envious? Ah … yes! Her obvious wit is evident in her ever-so-cool art works that can’t be described as anything but an ironic twist on celebrity culture. Cartoon prints of Kate Moss, Kimmy K & Chanel among a plethora of others, there’s no question this girl is both intelligent and artistically gifted. What’s better? Her works are for sale. The perfect present for any celeb loving friend.

pebblesart Kimye #vogue #pebblesart

5. Piera Gelardi: @pieraluisa

Creative director of Refinery29, Gelardi describes her posts as her ‘visual bri-a-brac’ and that’s exactly what they are. A collection of imaginative images that will have you counting down the days till summer. If Instagram was in fact a true representation of one’s life, then Gelardi would be envied world over for her cocktail o’clock, TGIF Parties and meals of Pantone swatches.


pieraluisa +


6. Jackie Reisenaueur :@munsterrose

For those floral fiends, munsterrose is floristry heaven. Run by floralist, stylist and designer, Jackie Reisenaueur, this account is bursting with blooms, bound to have you as giddy as a gladioli. More than just your average bouquet, Reisenauer documents her creations and musings in beautiful shots sure to inspire creation of a flower wall or ivy shapes. So, for those waiting for Mr Right to send a daily bouquet, this is the next best thing, a daily dose of beautiful blooms.


munsterrose #mrteaches #mrworkshop #summerflorallab

7. Bri Emmery: @designlovefest

Bri Emmery of design love fest is a LA based creative director blogger and travel addict. Her impressive photos document her more than envied adventures, sure to inspire anyone to add a little more into the travel fund. An account filled with Parisienne delicacies, Provence Provisions and Peonies, Emmery offers creative inspiration for anyone planning a spring dinner party or winter racing carnival brunch.


designlovefest we found the most colorful street in paris!

8. Claire Wilson: @claireswilsonart

British fashion illustrator Claire Wilson offers delicate and delightful watercolour works of florals, models and designer items. Inspired by the pages of Vogue, her small works are evident of true talent of an artistic hand. The perfect account for any budding fashion designers.


claireswilsonart YSL Lippy in progress...

 9. Banksy: @banksy

Of course, pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter, Banksy deserves a spot on this list. Providing a daily dose of his satirical street art, this account does not fall short of social and political commentary that is guaranteed to stimulate more interest than #kalechips.

 banksy #banksy

10. Brian Donnelly: @KAWS

KAWS, otherwise known as Brian Donnelly, is one of the most translatable artists in the world. Donnelly’s aesthetic is one of the most expansive and sought after, world over since its inception in the 90’s. With over 200K followers, we’re definitely not the only ones who think he’s worth a follow. Full of posts that document upcoming gallery shows, inspiration for his works and world travels. For such a stimulating, coveted artist, KAWS is refreshingly transparent.


kaws RIP #michaeljackson I created this artwork for @interviewmag five years ago for a feature on the unfortunate death of the King of Pop! #kingofpop #mj #rip #kaws 2w