Gallery of Friends

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A community of Instagram artist friends who like to promote each other. But it is also a virtual gallery show casing art of its members.

What is our goal?

To promote each other’s work as well as communication and collaboration between the members of the Gallery of Friends.

How does this work?

Each month, members of the Gallery of Friends can submit 2 or more pieces of art they want showcased and include a little backstory of the pieces. Then the community will pick out their favorite for each artist. Those go into that month’s exhibition.

How to Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member, please message us on Instagram @galleryoffriends.

Current Month’s Artworks

These will be released / updated after the 15th of each month. Please scroll down to read more details about the artists and each piece of art.

Back Stories

warm and calm scenery - Ghazal

Title: warm and calm scenery
Artist: Ghazal
Other Links: Artist Website
Commission in different size of the original “warm and calm scenery” in Acrylic on canvas.
I’m so happy my customer love this #beautiful #landscapepainting

For commission or purchase please DM or email me at

summer Mermaid - Melli

Title: Summer Mermaid
Artist: Melli
Other Links: Draw This In Your Style Challenge
I couldn’t give up MerMay yet and I am looking forward to the summer, so I combined both.

Toucaaaaaaan - Gina Carranza

Title: Toucaaaaaaan
Artist: Gina Carranza
Inspired by: @anyapaintface
Just wanted to play with colors 😄

Superb Fairy-Wren - Castor

Title: Superb Fairy-Wren
Artist: Castor
“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” – N.R.Hart

Superb Fairy-wren [LC] – 🇦🇺
– Huge Thanks to @zentezza for the permission 🙇‍♂️

Baby Penguins are watching you - Melissa Le Gall

Title: Baby Penguins are watching you
Artist: Melissa Le Gall
Seventh entry of the “cute gone creepy challenge”. New upcoming entries are to be released very soon. Can’t wait to show you more.

Under the Ground - Cara V

Title: Under the Ground
Artist: Cara V
Prompt 3 for #animaladventuresweek2021: under the ground 😊

Photostudy: 16/30
In 2019 I went to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with my sister, and one of the places we visited was Goa Jomblang, which is a collapsed sinkhole that’s part of a cave system. We were lowered by a group of men (not machines!) down the side of a cliff in a harness, then hiked into the cave to get to this view 😍 it was quite the experience! It was my first time going into a cave, any cave, and phew! Did not realise just how muddy it was… The mud and rocks were really slick, and the rocks very jagged, so we had to be really careful not to fall or drop our phones, which we were using as torches bc it was so dark. Really humid in there too, so the safety helmets we were given got uncomfortable really quickly 😂 took quite a while to get to the rocky structure at the end, and the light rays shine in at a particular time… it was gorgeous haha. I’m glad we did it! 😊

Decided to plop Bear into the cave… I thought it looked like he was exploring like we were, but my fiance said it looked like he was stuck 🤣🤣🤣 what do you think? and would you explore a cave like this too? 😊

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That Strong Love - Josh Yurche

Title: That Strong Love
Artist: Josh Yurche
We’ve all been kicked and beaten down in life before, and if you’re lucky enough, maybe you have someone to pick you up when that happens. I know when I feel beaten down, my best friend/wife is always there to lift me up again. This was such an awesome commission to work on and I can’t wait to see the clients reaction for when they see it in person. This is 24”x30” oil on canvas.

Raven on Kephart - Wild Ways Designs

Title: Raven on Kephart
Artist: Wild Ways Designs
This Raven was drawn on an iPhone app! The poem that goes with it on the post resembles the feeling behind the inspiration!

Baloo! - Kindel Page

Title: Baloo!
Artist: Kindel Page
“Baloo!” The sweetest little wolfdog pup ever! I fell in love with his face!❤❤❤ If you remember his story you will know he had many struggles as a young pup! His sweet eyes made me want to paint him! His eyes say it all!!! “I am a wolf! And i am STRONG and WILD!” ❤❤❤❤❤

Borderless - Maibis Navarro

Title: Borderless
Artist: Maibis Navarro
Inspired by exotic landscape

Zen Terrarium - Lizzy

Title: Zen Terrarium
Artist: Lizzy
Other Links: Patreon
The second of the six terrarium dragons of this series!

If you want to get yours check out my patreon and pledge until the end of the month! (Link in her Bio)

Make sure you pledge to the right tier!
(And please disregard the page layout. It is in dire need of an update!)

Couple of good doggos - Maria Gehrke

Title: Couple of good doggos
Artist: Maria Gehrke
Other Links: Shop
I can’t deny it, I am a dog person. But I do like many other pets too.

Do you have or had a pet? Please tell me about it 💕

I have two dogs, but these are not them. I made this for a friend as a birthday present again. We don’t get to party due to the pandemic, so I wanted to do something nice for one of my friend’s birthday presents.

I tried to be a little bolder with the colors. I also used a tissue on the wet watercolor to get the texture in the background. What so you think?

Lunafreya - Alejandra Fretes

Title: Lunafreya
Artist: Alejandra Fretes
I was inspired by the movie Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive and Lunafreya’s bravery

You should care - Pigi Glarou

Title: You should care
Artist: Pigi Glarou
What we do and how we act towards nature, reveals the amount of respect we have for all living things. One life does not matter more than an other and a tree without its roots, simply can not exist. So, what happens when we forget our own roots?
A STM (spread the message ) challenge that @kindeledhearts1985 and me co-created, hoping to touch the hearts of people and make them realize the importance of protecting the environment and all living beings!
The quote was her idea with a different scenery. I kept the quote and changed the scenery , adding crying and worried squirrels, watching while a human is vandalizing their tree homes.

Previous Month’s Exhibitions

March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020
July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021