Surtex Preview: Brenda Manley Designs

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Brenda Manley Designs is a fun studio with lots of exciting work. They have a wide range of styles, from Emma Schoenenberg’s painterly designs to the fun illustrative…

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Surtex Preview: Margie Tillman Ayres

Monday, February 4, 2019

What really appeals to me about Margie’s work is how fun and feminine it is. I view it as a celebration of life, and I am thrilled that…

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Surtex Feature: Michele Pulver Feldman

Sunday, February 3, 2019

It was a pleasure to meet Michele Pulver Feldman at the 2018 Surtex and I’m thrilled she is back as an exhibitor! Her work is creative and fresh—a…

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Sarah Von Dreele

Thursday, January 31, 2019

At last year’s Surtex, I saw Sarah Von Dreele’s work and instantly fell in love with her lovely watercolors. They are light, airy, dreamlike, and gorgeous! When it…

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Surtex Feature: Katy Dika

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Something distinct you’ll notice about Katy’s work is her beautiful artistic style which is expressed through wonderful colorways and yummy painterly textures. The Surtex crowd is going to…

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Surtex Feature: Nicole Miller

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It was easy for me to be drawn in to Nicole Miller’s subtle color palette, beautiful watercolor illustrations, and distinct style. They really give her an edge for…

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Surtex Feature: Shannon McNab

Friday, January 25, 2019

It’s going to be wonderful to have Shannon McNab at this year’s Surtex. One of the most notable things about her work is the scenes she sets in…

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Surtex feature: Camilla Carvalho

Thursday, January 24, 2019

When it comes to Camilla Carvalho’s work, these are the thoughts that come to mind: I love the retro, whimsical feel of her work. It’s funky in such…

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Surtex feature: Lizzie Clark

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

It’s time for Surtex again and this year it’s going to be great having Lizzie Clark back again to show her designs. It’s hard not to be enchanted…

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Surtex Feature: Mable Tan

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

With this year’s Surtex just around the corner, we’re so excited to begin highlighting the amazing designers who will be at this year’s show. With Mable’s work, one…

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