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.
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(poe-kiss) Artist with an affinity for magic, myth, darkness and extraterrestrials
Sarah Stieber (@sarahstieber)
Contemporary artist Sarah Stieber’s style of Electric Realism is a stunning amplification of real life, using a bejeweled palette of brilliant hues and evocative energy to explore a spirited reality. A spectacle of saturated colors, her paintings are a kaleidoscope to her world of wishful seeing, magnifying the human experience with dazzling color too often hidden in plain sight.
Stieber created the centerpiece paintings for Courtyard Marriott San Diego and Springhill Suites by Marriott in Oceanside. Her artwork was spotlighted at the “San Diego Dreaming” exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art and she was featured during Art Basel at Spectrum Miami in 201
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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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
Fine artist, teacher.
Painter based in Detroit, Michigan.
My body of work is a visual journal, some accounts are pivotal others are simple. I work to present this personal subject matter with economy of action and integrity of personal expression. I enjoy searching for the moment in a painting when the least amount of detail meets the truth of my subject. It’s this truth and simplicity that allow the viewer to connect, ultimately relating my work with their own experiences.
Podcasts: Savvy Painter & Easy Does It, John Dalton
For my full bio see my website.
Lorena Pugh is a mid-career realist painter who works in oils and gouache.
Known most recently for her sensual and diaphanous pears in tissue paper paintings, she is currently working on a show focusing on Narragansett Bay and it’s tributaries.
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
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.
Tanya Atanasova Visual Arts (@tanyaatanasovavisualarts)
Since her graduation from the National Academy of art in Sofia, Tanya Atanasova has worked in several different media: painting, ceramics, sculptures and installations… She grew up in an environment where different artistic disciplines were in constant interaction. But although she has been drawing and painting all her life , she has only discovered her great passion for oil painting in 2016. Inspired, after visiting the studios/taking masterclasses by some of her most favorite contemporary artists - she decided to become a full time painter. . Dedicated to big size non-traditional portraits, she started weaving her waythrough contemporary realism.
Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
I’m a self-taught contemporary, realist portrait artist. My mediums of choice are colored pencil, graphite, and charcoal. Even though my drawings feature my friends and family members they ultimately tell the story of me.
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.
Nancy Bea Miller (@nancybeamiller)
NYC and Philadelphia, painter in oils and watercolors, art writer and blogger
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Sharon Pomales Tousey (@sharonpomalesart)
Sharon Pomales is a realist contemporary artist, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since moving to Bay Village,Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide. Her work can be found in collections across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism, Allied Artists of America, and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Regina Jacobson (@reginajacobson)
Born in Los Angeles and residing in Laguna Beach, CA., Regina earned her BA in Drawing and Painting in 2003, and an MFA in Painting in 2013. Both degrees are from LCAD - Laguna College of Art + Design. As a Representational Figurative Artist, Regina's oil paintings reflect a 30-year circuitous path to Fine Arts through the Fashion Industry as a Designer/Manufacturer of women's and children's clothing. After her awesome husband and family, always the perpetual student, Regina's imagination is ignited through learning, reading, and study. This joy is exhibited throughout her narrative works which reference and draws inspiration from fairytales, classical l
Cedric Chambers (@chambersfineart)
With art less is more, but with food more is more. Inquiries - Cedric@PeaceJam.org
Jason McPhillips (@jemcphillips)
Chicago-based symbolist painter Jason E. McPhillips creates enigmatic images inspired by the intersection of myth, perception, and scientific theory.
Jennifer Balkan (@jenniferbalkan)
for the whole bio, check out my site: www.jenniferbalkan.net :).
My paintings are emotionally-based psychological narratives where the details lie in planes of color. I choose to exaggerate color, in a sense break up a color field into its constituent colors, directing the viewer to particular areas by applying juicy bits of heavily saturated color. I strive to capture emotional states more than anything else, purposefully laying strokes down to create the illusion of an outer physical topography that houses an inner one of the soul. Though it is a cerebral concept that motivates me, the process of painting is superior to all else.
Rick Price (@pickrice)
I am an artist living in Beacon, NY, an hour north of NYC. I work in oil, acrylic and collage. I studied at Cal Poly Pomona and Savannah College of Art and Design.
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.
Savenkova Viktoria (@savenkovaviktoria)
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- ).
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.
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).