A Bunch of Artists to Follow on Instagram in 2019

 Yalda Sepahpour

Yalda Sepahpour

Here are a bunch of artists who you may not have seen before. Most have very few followers. Some have a ton. I could have kept going but I have other things to take care of such as publishing some of these soon.

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POLAR NIGHT 10”x14”

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“No Cage to Make Her Stay” (8x10 inches, oil on canvas) The actress Sharon Tate feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London in 1965, based on a screen grab I took of a small black-and-white home video of her that I recently happened upon online. The video is a very quick thing — only about 7 seconds long, if that — and it shows such a love of life, as the birds fly around her in wild swirls until one lands on her head and then takes off. She has the most life-affirming expression of surprise, joy and exuberance on her face as it lands, which I tried to capture here. Even in the film’s colorless state, there is a radiance about it, and the stateliness of the background juxtaposed with the playfulness in the foreground offers counterpoint and context. I freeze-framed several other moments from the video, too, each more expressive than the next, and I hope to paint a series. This is the first painting, showing the pigeon alighting and Sharon bursting into smile. The moment occurs about halfway into the little film and illustrates the feeling over all. The title — borrowed from the Mamas and the Papas and “No Salt on Her Tail” — is an attempt, like the painting itself, to capture Tate’s free-spiritedness and love of life. . . . #heydidi #heydanielmaidman #poetsartistists #art #artist #artistoninstagram #johnhyland #instagood #tbt #artcollector #figurativeart #contemporaryart #oilpainting #cityart #streetart #street #trafalgarsquare #londonart #london #londonpainting #nosaltonhertail @simplysharontate @a.star.for.sharon @chateauparadisesharon @shiningforsharon @sharonforever26 @sharontatepoland @sharontates @sharontate.love @sharontateofficial @mamaspapasmusic @abbatmatp @snowqueen_of_texas @mamamichellephillips

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finally finished this commission for @jamespomerantz !

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Reve D'or. 26x26. #gouache #green

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Found this old one

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