Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
Location: Bussum, The Netherlands
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Mariana Duarte Santos (@mariana95santos)
Born in 1995 in Lisbon, Mariana graduated from an arts specialized high school in 2013 majoring in ceramics. In 2016, received a Drawing and Painting Degree from Ar.Co. She has participated in various exhibitions in Portugal and abroad and is currently based in Lisbon working in printmaking and oil painting.
Kirsten Stingle (@kirstenj01)
Kirsten Stingle’s sculptures respond to a modern paradox: a wired and globally connected world that creates individual isolation. Working in the genre of narrative ceramics, Kirsten fuses her richly detailed porcelain figures with mixed-media to further our understanding of ourselves, others, and our place within the contemporary world. She strives to reveal human commonalities, exposing layers of both light and shadow that thrive underneath our polite societal veneer. Kirsten also uses antique relics to further the narrative and remind the viewer of the inescapable pull of our shared human history.
Kirsten has been represented at national and interna
Teresa Elliott (@telliu)
Gemma Di Grazia (@gemmadigrazia)
My representational paintings are a celebration of color, light and form. The compositions exhibit formal aesthetic elements, and using soft pastels, I use a luminous and vibrant color palette that transform the formal foundation into an exciting and dynamic rendering. The work seeks to evoke the life-affirming beauty inherent in the natural world, and reveal what is extraordinary in the familiar. Ultimately, it’s not the subject matter that interests me, it's the tone, the gesture, color, light, scale and composition, that continue to absorb and inspire.
Nadine Robbins (@nadinerobbinsart)
My paintings tell the stories of ordinary people from all walks of life paired with a sense of defiance and irreverence for societal norms.
In order to understand a thing’s relevance, we need its adverse or adjacent-other to compare it to. My paintings reside in this flux - romanticism overlapping progress - in order to understand how the photo functions as cultural memory.
In my paintings, I reappropriate traditional techniques by deconstructing current understanding and meaning to better gain new and different usages.
Echoing the printer, I use only four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The work develops in the same manner as a print, left to right. The finished product hangs like a movie screen, slightly swaying when a person walks by, disrupting its ether.
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
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Candice Chovanec (@candicechovanec)
Candice Chovanec was born in 1984, and has lived most her life in Southern California. In 2008, she completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design and in 2017 she completed her MFA in from California State University, Fullerton. Candice has won numerous awards and exhibited in group shows throughout the United States. Her work has shown at RJD Gallery in New York, Principle Gallery in Charleston, and the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. In 2017, she was awarded “Best in Show” from Alyssa Monks at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art and First Place in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category from the Portrait Society of America. S
Shannon Fannin (@shanfannin)
I paint vehicles realistically. Many think of our cars and bikes as appliances, but I consider them mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles from our past, or those we dream of one day driving.
Daena Title Artist (@daenatitle)
Obsessed with the seductive force of modern female icons, my colorist, expressionist, figurative paintings focus on the love/hate relationship of women, beauty, self worth and society.
Lorena Kloosterboer (@lorenakloosterboer)
I'm a Dutch-Argentine realist painter and author, currently working in Antwerp, Belgium.
Laura Tan (@lauratan)
Laura Tan is a figurative oil painter whose expressive self-portraits are remakable for their intimate and quietly provocative personal narratives. Curiously, she lives and works in Miami, FL, USA.
Suzy Smith (@suzysmithart)
I paint nudes, and sometimes still life. I love to incorporate PopArt in my work!
Donna Bates (@dbatesart)
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Alex J Dewars (@ajdewars)
Alex is a Scottish, figurative painter working almost exclusively in oil paint.
His work explores identity, hierarchies, patriotism and body politics .
The result often depicts romantic and nihilistic conclusions in a single suspended moment.
He works exclusively in oil because it ties him to 500 years of figure painting. In this rich history you can see themes which are repeated, are continuously relevant in modern civilization, and ripe for parody.
He has exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Scotland for over 10 years, including at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Stephanie Deshpande (@stephaniedesh)
Stephanie Deshpande is a representational painter living in northern New Jersey. She is best known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love of realism with personal allegories. She creates paintings that unearth hidden emotions and capture the quiet drama of the world around her.
Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA. She is represented by Haynes Galleries in the U.S. and by Arundel Contemporary in West Sussex, England.
Maria Jimenez (@mariajimenez)
Maria Jimenez was born in New York City and is a Queens based contemporary representational artist. She graduated with an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017. Her work is in corporate and private collections, and has exhibited at the Garrison Art Center in a solo show and group exhibitions including the Salmagundi Club. She has been featured in PoetsArtists Magazine and drawings will appear in the May 2018 issue of Artists Magazine.
Rebecca Deegan (@rebeccadeegan)
Figurative painter from Laois, Ireland.
Nanci France-Vaz (@nancifrance)
Modern Romantic Realist fusing classical with contemporary. Humanity via the narrative with cinematic effects is my intent.
Nancy Bea Miller (@nancybeamiller)
NYC and Philadelphia, painter in oils and watercolors, art writer and blogger
Yvonne Melchers (@yvonnemelchers)
Amsterdam based artist Yvonne Melchers' focus is on realistic oil paintings. Main series: The North Sea, Italian Scenes, Siena Palio Portraits, Rooms with a View. Commissioned portraits. Crispy colors with limited palette. Exhibitions Italy and The Netherlands. Selected for Summer Expo 2012 The Hague Gemeente Museum. Preselected BP Portrait Award 2015, Dutch Portrait Award 2017, Figurativas Barcelona 2017. Published in magazines and books and in 2 theme issues of PoetsArtists Magazine. Work in collection of Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Museum Møhlmann Appingedam and private collections in The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Australia.
Kathleen Carr (@carrfineart)
Kathleen is an award winning contemporary representational artist. Her narrative paintings are radiant with feminine beauty; capturing the soulful expressions of her sitters and revealing their inner world. The viewer is also drawn into a narrative through stunning details such as the convincing rendering of birds, flowers, translucent and lace fabrics and damask patterns. The artist seeks to create work with a timeless aesthetic yet thoroughly contemporary.