5 Boston Artists Who Are Inspiring Us Now

By Antonia DePace | August 17, 2020 | Culture

The next time you’re on Instagram, be sure to add some color to your feed by following one of these local artists.


Regina Rollins, @allinyourmindart

Add a bit of whimsy to your home (or Instagram feed) with Rollins’ fluid acrylic abstract art. The Boston artist creates her fun and colorful pieces by pouring paint onto canvases and letting it form freely as it drips across the board.

"Lucid Dream" embroidery, acrylic, canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Valerie Prosper Imparato, @vp_visualart

Originally from Haiti, Imparato has traveled the planet. Her portfolio, which is clad in colorful embroidery and mixed media, is heavily inspired by East African and Caribbean art.


Rachele Milordi, @saltandshimmer.artistry

If you’ve been wanderlusting over far-away travels, this New England artist is bringing the blue tropical waves to you, thanks to her ocean-inspired resin art and home decor. One of our favorites? The Shell Ring Dish Laguna, featuring hand painted gold edges.

“Painted person (internet girl)” • 9”x 12” • oil on arches paper

Mia Cross, @miaxart

Having graduated from Boston University in 2014, the young artist has received multiple awards and grants, including the “Emerging Artist Award” presented by the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Her pieces focus on color and the human figure, as well as a fascination with patterns.

"Electra"/ Mural at Self Made Designs (Quincy)

Mattaya Fitts, @misfitmuses

Scroll through Fitts’ feed for a dream-meets-reality aesthetic that shows the larger picture of life. The visual artist focuses on painting and drawing, as well as photography and mural work.

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