25 Awesome Contemporary Portrait Artists

Maria Forde

Genre: Drawing

Portraiture can be both fun and educational, as Maria Forde's playful and earnest pencil drawings and zines demonstrate. A series of watercolors of her friends and family offer helpful advice like "please recycle," a series of mugshots trace a history of female pickpockets in her hometown of San Francisco, or interviews with folks from her grandmother's retirement home spread lessons from the older and wiser. Forde's work gives us a friendly reminder to notice the minutiae in everyday life.

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