The Artists's Club

Every month, we ask artists from around the world, to create exclusive illustrations based on a theme, with their own style. Their illustrations are exclusive to Baltic Club and sold through a limited edition run.

August 22 - Featured artist of the month

Sarah Walsh

Kansas City, USA

Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh is an illustrator, painter and designer. For the last twenty years, she’s been fortunate enough to make a living with her paintings and drawings.

In addition to an engaged personal art practice centered around her sketchbooks and paintings, she also collaborates with different clients on a variety of projects.

Home goods, children's books, socially conscious based projects, nature and mystical subject matter are the main stays of Sarah’s work.

She works with select clients include PBS, The British Museum, Washington Post, Penguin Random House, Nosy Crow and Crate & Barrel (and now with us hihi 😉 ).

Sarah is the co-proprietor of the illustrative product based brand Tigersheep Friends with her husband, fellow illustrator Colin Walsh.

In her free time Sarah enjoys collecting books, plants, cooking, folk art and daydreams of keeping a miniature horse in her backyard someday. She also likes to go to coffee shops and doodle, go treasure hunting at the nearby antique mall, listen to records, and hang with family and friends.

Sarah lives in Kansas City with her husband, son and dog.

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We asked Sarah a few questions

Frida Kahlo or Leonora Carrington

Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

A horse…They’ve always been my power animal

Indeed, We have a little feisty pug/shih tzu mix named Lucy and I'm obsessed with her

I’d love to go to a horse camp where I spend the week hanging out, riding and caring for horses.

It’s a tie between fresh basil or Rosemary. Fresh herbs relax me and remind me to slow down

I love turkey Reubens but. I also love this sandwich that has apples, peanut butter, bacon and sprouts. It’s really good, believe it or not.

Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s

To be able to talk to animals 

Santa Fe New Mexico

Holbein Acryla Gouache paint

July 22 - Featured artist of the month

Lotta Maija

Artist

Lotta Maija

Lotta Maija is a visual designer and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She first gained international attention for her distinctive fruit and floral illustrations and signature color palette. Inspired by all things organic and cute, her characteristic aesthetic comes to life in playful patterns on various products ranging from stationery to home textiles and fashion. Lotta Maija’s bubbly vibe and personal interests are perfectly reflected in all her creative outlets. Her background in textile design has sparked a love of flat-color surfaces and simple shapes, often prominent in her work. In addition, she finds great joy and inspiration in considered details and lovingly assembled installation. Her main medium is highly pigmented Gouache paintings transferred into digital form.

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We asked Lotta a few questions

The perfume Neroli Oranger by Matiere Premiere and the classic Nivea sunscreen smell like summer and vacation to me.

I'm very organized with a hint of messiness. My superpower would be that whenever I put an object down, it would automatically find its way to its own place.

Lotta as a sandwich would be filled with mozzarella, juicy Italian tomatoes and fresh basil with a hint of pepper and olive oil.

This summer, I've worked a lot with Sakura Koi's bush pens. I love the amount of pigment the pens have and the tip is firm but at the same time gives room for a natural texture and chance that hand movement creates. Another favourite tool would be my iPad which allows me to draw and work with the illustrations by hand for quite a long before changing to a desktop to finalize the artwork.