artist spotlight

In May we featured four independent artists we admire. In case you missed our special artist spotlights, we’re excited to share them here. We’ll be featuring more artists this summer. If you’re an artist and would like to be included in our artist spotlight series, please send us an email at hello@underbares.com - we’d love to learn more about you. enjoy.

carolyn misterek
carolyn is an artist living and working in washington, dc. through oil painting, she strives to combine all of her great loves: color, texture and random movie quotes. check out carolyn’s art here and @carolynmisterek.


cat willett
cat is a brooklyn-based illustrator. she primarily works digitally, or with ink on paper, and her drawings depict strong female figures, deeply rooted in history with a bit of whimsy. cat lives in bed-stuy with her partner jonathan, her stepson emil, her dog bowie, and her cat edgar. check out cat’s art here and @catxwillett.


olivia wendel
olivia is an artist and textile designer based in new haven, ct. through scarves, blankets, and pillows, she translates her hand-painted art into functional yet whimsical textiles. olivia produces creative, hand-painted textile designs in an industry where digital design prevails. she sees textiles as a way to bring paintings to life, expressing personal narratives using a variety of materials and processes. employing painting as a form of choreography, olivia invents figures who dance in a realm somewhere between memories and dreams. check out olivia’s art here and @oliviawendeltextiles.


sally mcbratney
sally is a dc-based artist, illustrator, and creative producer from chicago. she is often distracted by colorful flowers and homes while out walking and loves tight hugs and spontaneous dance parties. sally gives us a peek into her imagination and the world she sees through her pseudo-realist style. check out sally’s art here and @sally_mcbee.