Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (@beautifulbizarremagazine)
ART | CULTURE | COUTURE
Australian based international contemporary art magazine [print & digital]
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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
Rachel Linnemeier (@rlinnemeier)
represented by RJD Gallery
Ellen Starr Lyon (@ellenstarrlyon)
Ellen Starr Lyon is a painter living in the Midwest who loves a quirky portrait. My current body of work centers on teenagers, their strong emotions, gender issues and their use of technology. Check out my work at www.ellenstarrlyon.com and on Instagram @ellenstarrlyon
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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Cristina Serra was born in Italy in 1973.
She studied graphic art in the High school G. Sello in Udine, Italy.
Afterwards she continued to learn traditional and contemporary art techniques. She is especially focused about painting and drawing.
In the last years her artworks have been selected, awarded and published, in Italy and abroad as well.
She is a contemporary realist painter and in her works she try to capture special moments or feelings that deserve to be remembered. Here the balance of lights and darkness is managed in a very personal way to achieve a deeper kind of art.
David Molesky (@davidmolesky)
David Molesky (b.1977) is a Brooklyn-based painter and writer. Molesky grew up in Washington DC and received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1999. Over the past 25 years, Molesky has painted a variety of subject matter in oils, including turbulent seawater, forest fires, archetypal narratives, and most recently, riots. He focuses on universal humanistic themes and the experience of the sublime and beautiful. These paintings have been featured in museum exhibitions across the globe including: the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Pasinger Fabrik, Germany; The Museum Casa Dell’Architettura, Italy; and Telemarksgaleriet. Molesky’s paintings are in the permanent col
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.
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.
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.
Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
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.
Nanci France-Vaz (@nancifrance)
Modern Romantic Realist fusing classical with contemporary. Humanity via the narrative with cinematic effects is my intent.
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Conor Walton (@conorwalton)
Figurative painter from Ireland
MAGGIE HANLEY (@maggiehanley)
Paintings from Santa Fe New Mexico
Nikole Cooney (@nikolecooney)
Nikole Cooney is best known for creating otherworldly images reflecting her connection with nature and appreciation for wildlife through surreal and fantastic imagery. Her work speaks of the resilient and ephemeral qualities of both nature and man in an anthropomorphic way. Many sculptures contain elements of adjacent pieces unifying them to create their own environment.
Nicole Alger (@nicole_alger)
Realist Painter | Drafts[wo]man
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.