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15 Amazingly Talented Lady Artists You Need To Know About

 At BUST, we love us some lady artists and have featured many of them over the years in our print edition. There are so many to choose from, but here are just 15 of our favorite female illustrators you should know about:

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1. Monica Garwood

Garwood is an illustrator, designer, letterer, and painter in the Bay Area. Many of her illustrations feature realistic characters painted with watercolor. See more of her work on her website.

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2. Alessandra Olanow

Olanow is an artist from Canada who currently lives in Brooklyn. We love the muted colors and whimsy of her illustrations. See more of her work on her website.

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3. Nicole Daddona

Los Angeles-based artist Nicole Daddona calls herself a “professional doodler.” Her illustrations are full of patterns and bold colors. See more of her work on her website.

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4. Olimpia Zagnoli

Zagnoli lives in Milan and creates illustrations with bright, bold colors and abstract shapes. See more of her work on her website.

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5. Tuesday Bassen

Bassen is a Los Angeles-based artist who creates female-centric illustrations. She also makes and sell pins! See more of her work on her website.

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6. Rachell Sumpter

Sumpter is an artist and illustrator from the west coast. Much of her work focuses on political and cultural traditions, dreamscapes, and the natural world. See more of her work on her website.

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7. Kirsten Ulve

Ulve is a New York City-based artist creating fun, conceptual illustrations and designs. See more of her work on her website.

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8. Deanna Staffo

Deanna Staffo is an illustrator and professor in Baltimore, where she teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. We love her line- and whimsy-filled portraits. See more of her work on her website.

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9. Juliette Borda

Borda, who is based in Brooklyn, illustrates physical and psychological concepts such as anxiety, sexual identity, and menopause. See more of her work on her website.

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10. Katy Horan

Horan is based in Austin and illustrates ideas related to female roles and representation found in history and mythology. See more of her work on her website.

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11. Becky Simpson

Simpson is an artist and author in Austin who creates colorful illustrations and graphics. We especially love her flowcharts! See more of her work on her website.

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12. Laura Bee

Bee (well, Bohill, really) creates fun, colorful illustrations in Brooklyn. See more of her work on her website.

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13. Ivonna Buenrostro

Buenrostro is an illustrator from Mexico who illustrates characters from our favorite TV shows and movies, among other things. See more of her work on her Tumblr.

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14. Elle Esquivel

Esquivel is based in North Carolina and creates whimsical, abstract illustrations, sometimes accompanied by words or phrases. See more of her work on her Tumblr.

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15. LA Johnson

Johnson is an illustrator and visual journalist at NPR in Washington, D.C. She loves to illustrate people and nature. See more of her work on her website.

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Kailey is an editorial intern at BUST for the summer of 2016. She hails from Austin, Texas and currently studies journalism and women's and gender studies at The University of Texas. You can contact her at kailey@bust.com.

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