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  1. Artist: John Holcomb

    January 16, 2018 by Erin Fletcher

    I’ve just stumbled across the work of painter John Holcomb and I’m completely infatuated. In John’s Floral series he uses inspiration from nature itself and the old Dutch masters. John uses these paintings as a form of therapy to ease his mind and work through the complexities of his other work. He brings an absolute brilliant and whimsical interpretation to the 17th century paintings.



  2. Artist: Dennis Congdon

    February 10, 2016 by Erin Fletcher


    I love these abstract paintings from Dennis Congdon. His use of pastels against vibrant hues is engaging and dream-like. Each painting feels like a lost page from a graphic novel in which the story tells of displaced art and culture.

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  3. Artist: Jeanne Gaigher

    August 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    Jeanne Gaigher is an emerging artist out of Cape Town, South Africa. Her expressive brush strokes and moody color palette are captivating. Her paintings remind me of the lacunose technique or perhaps a Philip Smith binding.





  4. Artist: Tomma Abts

    August 5, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    The paintings of artist Tomma Abts are mesmerizing. She creates simple geometric designs that pop from the canvas with her use of flat textures and perfect shading. Another artist would could totally inspire the cover for a binding.

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  5. Artist: Lily Stockman

    June 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    I love, love, love these paintings from Lily Stockman. After receiving a degree from Harvard University in painting and botany, Lily spent 5 months in Mongolia at an apprenticeship studying Buddhist thanga painting. Now she splits her time between the Mojave Desert and the Thar Desert in India, where she collaborates on textile paintings with her sister and a master block printer. What an awesome life!

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  6. Artist: Nicholas Schutzenhofer

    May 19, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    These paintings are apart of Nicholas Schutzenhofer’s 2014 MFA Show from my alma mater the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These large scale paintings incorporate a range of paint varieties such as egg tempera, oil and encaustic.

    I’m delighted by the busyness of each piece. My eye darts from side to side, following thick, squiggly strokes of bright colors (and I love bright colors!).

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  7. Artist: David Quinn

    February 10, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    The paintings of David Quinn are exquisite and could inspire some unique designs for a fine leather binding. David studied design and photography, but kept an extensive sketchbook from where each of these paintings were extracted. 

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  8. Artist: Schuyler Beecroft

    January 21, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    These portraits from Schuyler Beecroft are mesmerizing. I’m so drawn to the mix of vibrant colors and abstract shapes. Each shape exudes movement and intrigue by the pattern or texture of the paint. 

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  9. Artist: Jennifer Davis

    April 16, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    I really love the work of Jennifer Davis, she’s a master at combining colors and patterns into beautiful and wild works of art. The following pieces are from her most recent exhibition Joyride on display at the Public Functionary in Minneapolis, MN. This show is a product of a grant Jennifer received two years ago that allowed her to travel across the US to cities famous for their old carousels. 

    I’m just ecstatic about the hand painted carousel horses and I hope Jennifer continues with 3-dimensional art in the future. 

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  10. Artist: Richard Butler

    April 16, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    These moody portraits are the work of painter and former Psychedelic Furs band member Richard Butler. His work is particularly striking through the disruption of the subject’s full features. The paint strokes evoke the impressionist style of Manet with a contemporary look. 

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  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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