Lu Cong (@lucong)
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11. He studied biology at the University of Iowa, and attended graduate school for Humanities at the University of Colorado. He’s been recognized as an original and influential American painter. His work has been exhibited at many institutions and galleries, including the University of Connecticut (Storrs), the University of Denver (Denver), Henoch Gallery (New York), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Corey Helford Gallery (Los Angeles). His recent projects include South West Light (2011), How Long Have You Been Gone (2013-2015), and Memory is a Future Tense (2016- ).
Suzy Smith (@suzysmithart)
I paint nudes, and sometimes still life. I love to incorporate PopArt in my work!
Otha "Vakseen" Davis III (@vakseen)
While working on hit records in the music industry has played a driving force in his career, it’s Vakseen’s (born Otha Davis III) passion for the arts that has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced entertainment business. The self-taught, Floridian has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design and pop surrealism into vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits. While most viewers assume they’re viewing collage or mixed media art, each creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing distinct inspiration from our fascination with popular culture,
Lorena Kloosterboer (@lorenakloosterboer)
I'm a Dutch-Argentine realist painter & author, currently living in Antwerp, Belgium.
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.
Cindy Rizza (@cindyrizza)
Native to Maine, Cindy Rizza is a classically trained, representational oil painter with her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her iconic representations of nostalgia summon conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a finalist at the Art Renewal Center 2016 Salon, the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, and most recently Second Prize at the 9th Annual Lore Degenstein National Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition. Her work is collected internationally. Cindy lives and works in Southern New Hampshire.
My name is Elizabeth Selby and I am from southern Alabama and currently work and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have been painting most of my life and am primarily self-taught. In the recent past I have begun painting with oil colors, after taking classes taught by painter Brett Andrus. My paintings are typically large scale works of portraiture inspired by dreams, idealism, and the playfulness of girlhood. Painting partly for aesthetic reasons, partly for emotional ties to the past; remembering a moment either had or dreamt of, or maybe read in a book. Utilizing elements from my childhood that don’t ask questions, rather just bring feelings, my wor
Suellen McCrary (@suellenmccrary)
Suellen McCrary is a painter currently exploring the merging of realism and abstraction in figurative and animal subjects
Dan Bullock (@danbullockart)
Dan is a fine artist specialising in realistic portrait and figure painting in oils with a contemporary twist. He is based just outside London, UK, and is eagerly looking for opportunities to showcase his artwork to a larger audience.
Jack Rosenberg (@jackrosenberg)
Artist. Lives and works in New York and CT.
Studied at New York Academy of Art, Florence Academy of Art, Prince Charles Drawing School.
Contemporary interpretation of ideas, current events and people.
Heidi Elbers (@heidielbers)
Originally from New Orleans, I moved to NYC 10 years ago for graduate school and to bring some of that NOLA spice to NYC. Upon receiving my MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2010, I moved to Bushwick (Brooklyn) where I maintain an active studio practice. I'm a painter of people and a curator of exhibitions (specifically, the Director of Exhibitions at the New York Academy of Art).
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.
Annabelle Headlam (@annabelleheadlam)
Annabelle Headlam is a realist painter who strives to combine a classical approach with a strong sense of design developed during her years as a sought-after tattoo artist.
Often inspired by photography found on the internet, she strikes a cord with the strangers she depicts; her figures connecting with the viewer through a combination of confidence and vulnerability.
Headlam’s work makes her viewer aware of an all encompassing inter-connectedness of a shared human experience.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Annabelle Headlam currently resides in Salzburg, Austria.
Maryam Gohar (@maryamgohar)
I am Maryam Gohar (a pseudo name I have made up of my real name “Maryam” and my Grandma’s “Gohar” (means gem) who was the very first unorthodox feminist I knew). I am a female artist currently residing in Iran. For many years I have been working as a children's book illustrator while having this more feminine and sensual part of my artistic-self hidden from the world. Being a woman artist in Iran and the nature of my works combined, made it harder to work in larger scales and I started with sketchbook pieces first. This enabled me to work on subjects near to my heart with less fear of exposure.
Rachel Sard (@rachelsard)
Alexander Hayden (@alexanderhayden)
Alexander Hayden's work grows from a fascination with questioning human perception and how emotion can influence experience and behavior. Born in Texas in 1993, Hayden moved to New York City (where he now resides) in 2017 to pursue involvement in the thriving environment of figurative art. Hayden is self taught, preferring to approach education independently through books & the internet. His works in charcoal and oil use the figure to analyze the difficulties of managing human experience and the ambiguous and often contradictory thoughts & emotions that come with it. Alexander draws deeply on and directly from the events of his personal life as inspiration f
June Stratton (@june_stratton1)
Contemporary figurative oil painter living in Savannah Georgia.
June Stratton paints imagined blends of feminine beauty and nature. These paintings are often intentionally idealized representations of emotional impressions from her dreams – entwined with elements of the earth, sky and water that surround her real world. Stratton uses use symbols and my feminine viewpoint to tell a very loose, abstracted narrative.
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.
Donovan Christie (@donovanchristie)
Christie’s work can be seen as very witty and nostalgic. Seemingly simple at first, the more you look; the more there is to see. Thoughtfully immortalising a period of time, he documents the scenes of Australia in this day and age as we are on the verge of a dying era.
daire lynch (@dairelynchart)
Dáire Lynch is a Dublin born artist who currently resides in Co.Mayo in the west of Ireland. With a boundless reverence for life and the human form, he has birthed a world where the nuances of humanity are brought to the forefront and propose an emotive journey to the viewer. He is a self taught artist, though did complete an advanced drawing course with full distinctions. .
When not painting or creating, he can be found in the wilds of Connemara, be it woods, lakes, or the powerful Atlantic Ocean. He recently became the Alpha in a pack of wolves, by showing no fear, tenacious attitude, and willingness to fight for meat.
Deirdre Sullivan Beeman (@deirdresullivanbeeman)
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative painter who uses modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th Century Old Masters to create magical realism works that appear to glow from within.
Sullivan-Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté. Her work has been shown at Aqua Art Miami, FL; La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Stephen Romano Gallery Brooklyn, NY; Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM.; Merlino Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy and Art! Vancouver, BC, Canada www.sullivanbeeman.com
Gayle Madeira (@gaylemadeira)
Gayle Madeira is a contemporary artist who paints in the classical tradition. She lives and works in Astoria Queens, New York City. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the State University of New York, College at Purchase (1992) and has also studied anatomy, drawing, and painting at the Art Student’s League, School of Visual Arts, Grand Central Academy, New York Academy of Art, and Salmagundi Club.
Gayle’s work has been exhibited at The National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Principle Gallery, Foundation Gallery, and the New York Hall of Science, among others. Her paintings have appeared in various magazines, books,
Jodi Gerbi (@jodi1234)
I paint resilience but not always through the depiction of the figure. My oil paintings are realistic portrayals of the garbage, trash cans and drain pipes as a way to convey the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience.
Lauren Bergman (@lauren_bergman)
Lauren Bergman grew up in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Manhattan to study painting and design at Parson’s School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Bergman's work probes a loss of cultural optimism and the ongoing irresolution of such post-feminist issues as sexuality versus intellectualism, passivity and acquiescence versus ambition. The work courts irony and the inner narratives are playful, yet confront the conflicting expectations of contemporary culture and the intricately complex ways in which we form our identities.
Bergman currently lives in Manhattan and her studio is at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.
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.