Everyone seems to have a love/hate relationship with Instagram at the moment with the strange algorithm and low engagement. However I have been loving it recently as I seemed to have come across a lot of brilliant artists which cover body positivity, mental health and self confidence. So much so that I wanted to share some artists with you, my readers, as they are brilliant to look out when you need a boost of confidence or when you are having a down day.
Me and my ED art
Christie uses art to help her recover and deal with her eating disorder. She covers subjects such as eating, body image and depression through her illustrations. She draws all sorts of body types in a beautiful way to depict beauty.
Recipes for self love
Illustrator Alison created Recipes for self love on Etsy and Instagram to empower women whatever shape or colour. I love her style of using a block colour in the background as they really stand out. I love how all types of women are depicted in her work.
Anna Higgins Illustrates
Anna Higgins spreads girl empowerment through her cute illustrations. Her work is mostly line drawings so they are really simple but uses greys and pinks so they look great. She includes motivating quotes which are great to look at on your down days.
Venus Libido is a female illustrator from the UK. Her work portrays her experiences of mental health, sometimes touching on taboo subjects. Blocks of bright colours are used which I love and she covers so many issues within her work – definitely one to check out.
Frances illustrates the body and psyche based on personal experiences. She looks at ideas include self-love, body confidence, relationships and sex amongst others.
Make Daisy Chains
Hannah Daisy is an artist and mental health activist who covers a lot of self-care subjects as well as body image, medication stigma and anxiety. She also sells the cutest badges on her Etsy page – go and check them out!
Ambivalently Yours describes her work as “inspired by my feminist rants, questionable advice and liberal use of the colour pink.” Obviously I love the pink tones but also the quotes included are motivational and aspirational.
Do you know of any other artists that I have missed out? Leave suggestions in the comments below!