A few months ago a friend referred me to the well curated Instagram account of artist Stella Maria Baer. Since then, I've become an avid follower and admirer of her beautifully simple yet detailed planetary watercolors and her striking photographs all inspired by her childhood in the desert of Santa Fe, NM. Her handle is a constant stream of thought out photographs, paintings, and vignettes in gorgeous understated desert tones with the occasional pop of color from plants or cacti.  View some of her work above and follow her at @stellamariabaer .

All images copyright Stella Maria Baer