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Painted Ladies are a Playful Nod to Fashion, Architecture, and Food

Julianna Brion

I first saw Julian­na Brion’s paint­ed ladies on  Tum­blr a few weeks ago, and since then I’ve been wait­ing for more of them to appear. The Bal­ti­more-based illus­tra­tor uses gouache to paint the tall, styl­ized women. Their fash­ions are a play­ful nod to archi­tec­ture and food.

These pieces are a way for Julian­na to unwind after fin­ish­ing com­mis­sioned illus­tra­tions, and she often paints in repur­posed books. Look close­ly and you might see some of their text show­ing!

I’m hop­ing Julian­na will con­tin­ue to post more pieces like these. Fol­low her on Insta­gram to see more.

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Julianna Brion

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I’ve fea­tured the work of Julian­na Brion on Brown Paper Bag before, and men­tioned her last week because she’s apart of my newest exhi­bi­tion for my online illus­tra­tion gallery, eyra. Julian­na is includ­ed in the exhi­bi­tion Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, a show about the city of Bal­ti­more.

Julian­na is local to me, a trans­plant to Bal­ti­more by way of Con­necti­cut. It’s inter­est­ing to see her take on the city, in a series that she’s titled Bal­ti­more Hodge­podge 1–4. A mish­mash it is! She cap­tures the banal­i­ty of row homes, high­light­ing them with bright accents. Roof decks were new to me when I first moved to Bal­ti­more, so I enjoy that she makes ref­er­ence to that. 

You can own the orig­i­nals of this work and prints as well! Take a peek in the eyra shop.

 

 

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eyra illustration gallery // new exhibition — Don’t Call Me Honney

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I was silent yes­ter­day — my apolo­gies. It’s because I was busy putting the fin­ish­ing touch­es on eyra illus­tra­tion gallery’s newest show, Don’t Call Me Hon­ney. The exhi­bi­tion cen­ters around my home, Bal­ti­more. All of the par­tic­i­pat­ing illus­tra­tors are liv­ing and mak­ing work in the city! I also wrote about Don’t Call Me Hon­ney, think­ing about it in terms of how we iden­ti­fy our­selves and how we become inspired.

The show is com­plete­ly online, so view it here!

Illus­tra­tors fea­tured with­in the show are Andrew Liang, Cor­nel Rubi­no, Christo­pher Adams, Jan­na Mor­ton, Julian­na Brion, and Jun Cen

I don’t want to spoil the sur­prise of the show, but below are some works includ­ed in the exhi­bi­tion. I’m hap­py with how it turned out, and I hope you like it, too!

Andrew Liang

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Christo­pher Adams

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Cor­nel Rubi­no

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Jan­na Mor­ton (these are all brooches!)

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Julian­na Brion

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Jun Cen

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