Have you met painter/illustrator Mati McDonough? She uses acrylic paint with collaged paper elements to create work that's dreamy, colorful, and lush.
I love the sly look of this indigo bunting.
Look down there, is that security envelope paper I see?
I love the little "BEST" in this one.
Mati is represented by agent extraordinaire Lilla Rogers, on whose site you can also see photos of Mati's studio. She has her own site, too. A few of the sections are 404'd but the "graphic paintings" portfolio is full of goodness like this tiger kitten, which I have seen before (somewhere...).
Wait, maybe I've come across her etsy site, Mati Rose, before? You can buy a painting of Marcel, the tiny tiger kitten, for a mere $30!
Go explore Mati's etsy site for many other prints and affordable, original artwork. And then grab some paint and paper scraps and glue, and experiment!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.