International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

This International Women’s day we wanted to take the time to recognise some of the talented women, leading the way in the creative industry. So we asked some of the GRIN team who they deem their most inspirational female creative and why their works inspire them…

Scott – Miriam Isaac

A user I am constantly magnetised to when scrolling through my Instagram feed! Miriam not only offers some of the best tips and tricks I have ever took onboard but the connection you make with her account through her language and IRL posts really helps associate this advice with the individual rather than a faceless feed we’re so used to.

Claire – Catherine Hendry

Catherine’s a contemporary artist known for hyper-realistic, large-scale drawings of luxury objects. I just love the scale of the pieces that she creates and the intricacy and detail, fascinate me! I mean if that’s not enough she’s never had any formal art training, considers herself to not be very creative and above all somehow manages to avoid making smudges. Just wow!

Ryan – Katia Temkin

Katia Temkin is someone I am LOVING at the moment. She is a motion graphics artist and photographer in LA who is working with the likes of Ariana Grande and Normani. I came across her TikTok recently where she posts behind the scenes videos of some of her motion work including the lyric video for the 34+35 Remix. She is an After Effects wizard and I loveeeee her style and technique.

Jen – Morag Myerscough

I love everything about the bold and vibrant designs of this London born and bred designer. Morag transforms public spaces with her artwork, creating structures for city Centre’s and festivals alike. A lot of Morag’s work is focused around the idea of ‘belonging’ and her aim is to create joy through her creative output – which I think she does beautifully with her unique and instantly recognisable style! Alongside that she also does a lot of work with local communities, creating spaces where people can come together, explore their cultural heritage and identity, reinforcing the underlying theme of belonging along the way.

Sarah – Ann Marie Coolick

I really want to try this! I saw Ann Marie’s impasto work whilst scrolling through oil painting posts on Instagram and fell in love with her simplistic use of colour and the way she sculpts and layers heavy body acrylics, she looks like she’s using buttercream! A frosting spatula has been ordered!

Gareth – Sister Corita Kent

As an artist, activist, educator and nun, Sister Corita had it all covered. I was originally drawn to her work by her colourful, type-led approach but what really interested me were her politics and her portrayal as “the joyous revolutionary” characterised by her hopeful resistance. Then after I had bought her monograph, her lasting impression with me has been the Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules. Always challenging and somehow always relevant, most of all, “The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.”

Phil – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

If this woman isn’t President of the United States within the next 20 years I’ll eat all of the hats. Just incredible, please look her up.

As well as celebrating these hugely talented females, hopefully our choices also provide some great creative to brighten up your Monday!