I don't know if any you have run into a lovely textile artist called Frances Pickering who makes the most amazing textile books. She is quite often at craft shows like the one at Alexandra Palace (which for those of you who don't know about this show, is absolutely amazing. I have been twice and each time there is a huge variety of stalls: three giant rooms full of artists, shops, inspirations, exhibitions etc. I thoroughly recommend you go!) and the quality of her work is quite astounding. I wonder if she does ATCs? :D
(One of Frances' incredibly detailed books)
I really enjoy finding out about new artists, and also meeting them in person. One such artist is Maggie Grey, who is the proud author of several books (which are worth getting just to look at the pictures!). I met her at the Alexandra show and she gave me a little experiment she had made using magic mould and metallic/acrylic paints- now one of my treasured possessions. I would link up her name, but if you type her into google, so many different pages and websites come up that it is impossible to choose the best one- she is on blogspot though so you can follow her on here.
Some more of my favourite and notable artists: