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The Top Instagram Art Trends Revealed

Top art trends on Instagram

Art provides a means of escapism, and considering the year we’ve all had, it’s no wonder that we’re all experiencing a new-found appreciation for art. 

We’ve turned to Instagram to discover the most popular art styles and uncover our favorite up-and-coming artists to watch out for.

Floral art the most popular on Instagram

The influence of the pandemic seems to have also been apparent in the art world, with floral art rising in popularity by 46.5% over the last 12 months, and receiving the highest amount of positivity, at 76%. Nature themed art has also had a hugely positive sentiment – perhaps because people have been seeking escapism, and are longing to be connected with nature, having been trapped indoors for so long.

Surrealism, abstract and psychedelic art have also seen an increase in popularity on Instagram. With the pandemic and changing restrictions bringing about feelings of confusion, it’s perhaps an emotion that people can resonate with; and interestingly, some of these art types are similar to the expressionist movement, which surfaced during the last global pandemic.

In contrast, geometric art has seen a 35% increase in popularity – potentially a hint that people have been seeking stability and a more rigid routine in their daily lives.

Up-and-coming artists to watch out for

If you’re looking for some inspiration in the art world, then make sure you follow these five talented artists based in the US – they’re definitely ones to watch!

Jessica Kennedy

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Jessica specializes in abstract art, painting beautiful floral and botanical designs. Check out her work at @jessicalynkennedy_art.

Austin Blue

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Austin shares images of his breath-taking murals to his near-3,000 followers on his Instagram account, @proper_blue. Using bold colors, Austin uses spray paint and acrylics to create his designs.

Chika S Akimoto

Head on over to @chikas_art to discover her beautiful work, which heavily features intriguing abstract landscape pieces, with a focus on nature. 

Cody Senn

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Cody’s Instagram account @codysennpaintings features some amazing portrait work, such as Emma Stone as Cruella, using oil and spray paint on canvas, and Kid Cudi with oil and spray paint on canvas.

Kim Collister

Mixed media artist Kim shares her work on @kimcollisterart, with her pieces intriguing and thought-provoking. Our standouts are her St. Francis of Prayer of Assisi, and ‘The Juggler’.

If you have any questions about the different types of art styles we sell, or would like to commission a piece, please get in touch with our expert art advisors, who would be more than happy to help!


Using social analysis tool Linkfluence, we pulled data from Instagram in the US to determine the popularity of key hashtags of the last 30 days, compared to the same period last year. 

Using the same tool, we then recorded the sentiment of the Instagram posts using these hashtags, which was revealed as overwhelmingly positive.