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Hollie chastain. The Daily Muse: Hollie Chastain, Illustrator and Mixed Media Artist - Hollie Chastain is an artist living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following studies in both fine art and business she spent several years in marketing and design before taking the leap in 2009 to launch a career as an artist and illustrator. Hollie works mainly with paper, mixing vintage and found images with modern colors and compositions to create work full of originality and narrative. As well as various publications you can see her work in galleries and art boutiques both in the US and abroad. Clients include The Baffler, the Oxford American, Lilith Magazine, NGHBRS, Rizzoli Publishing, Lightyear, The Figgs, Salt Hill Journal, Modernista Publishing, 6PAR4, Review Magazine, Gestalten Publishers, Henhouse, Slice Magazine, Lethe Press, The Lucky Platter, Soho Myriad for Omni Hotel Nashville, University of Akron Press, The Breakthrough Institute. ©2015, All Rights Reserved, Hollie Chastain [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

I’m jealous of hollie chastain… again Yes, I need someone to massage my head too… I am totally overwhelmed by how much I love these book cover collages by American artist Hollie Chastain. I wrote about her ages ago, but when I came across a few of these new pieces, clearly I had no choice but to write another post! LOVE ♥ {ps. I am so thrilled to say that Hollie is one of the artists that will be featured in my book, and you better believe that these book covers will be in there… YAY!} Click to enlarge We stopped by the hole here in NYC over the weekend to see their Summer Reading group show—an exhibit that combines a reading room atmosphere interspersed with book-related art—and became enamored with Hollie Chastain’s book cover collages. The Tennessee-based artist has worked in multiple mediums but collage stole her heart at an early age.

Chastain uses found materials including old book covers, and lets the scribbles, labels, and aging quality dictate the direction of the piece. These charming and detailed works combine the archival with colorful geometric shapes and patterns, making them antique-y and contemporary at the same time. Lovely. §. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled.