Brandi Strickland

Not quite neon, not entirely a pastel, these vibrant paintings fall in a place between all that and for me it's one of my favorite places right now as I'm so inspired lately by pastels turned up a few notches. Etsy calls this trend Nu Rave Neon.

What makes the art of Brandi Strickland so appealing in addition to the obvious is that these are original watercolors (not prints!) and they are under $100. These are the artists to look for on Etsy when you want to start an art collection, reasonable and beautiful work that is one-of-a-kind. I love my prints, don't get me wrong, but nothing is as precious as an original piece of work in my opinion. We Grow On Trees and Home is Where are my absolute favorites, punchy, happy, lots of personality.

(images from brandi strickland)