I'm a dutch painter of colourful figure paintings. Looking for a beautiful balance between realism and decoration.
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.
Claudia Kaak (@claudiakaak)
I was born in 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany. I live and work in Heppenheim, Germany. In 2015 I
graduated from the Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M. My first solo show was held at the Gallery
pack of patches in Jena (Germany). My work has been shown in various group exhibtions,
including the Art Innsbruck (Austria), at the Gallery Ewa Helena in Hamburg (Germany), at the
RJD Gallery in New York and the Ludwiggalerie, Schloss Oberhausen (Germany) and featured in
the MilionArt Kaleidoscope, The Guide Artists and PoetsArtists Magazine.
Nanci France-Vaz (@nancifrance)
Modern Romantic Realist fusing classical with contemporary. Humanity via the narrative with cinematic effects is my intent.
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
Cody Jimenez (@codyjimenezart)
From Las Cruces, New Mexico.
MFA from LCAD in southern California.
Hannah Moghbel (@hmoghbel)
Hannah Moghbel grew up as a German-Iranian immigrant in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Art Education from Shepherd University, WV in 2007. Her work explores themes of lust and feminine identity through large scale representational oilpaintings.
Agnieszka Niena (@agnieszkanienartowicz)
Agnieszka Nienartowicz was born in 1991 in Jelenia Góra, a small town in Lower Silesia, Poland. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, where in 2016 she received a Master of Fine Arts, at the painting studio led by Prof. Maciej Świeszewski with a supplement in drawing under Prof. Maria Targońska. In the years 2011-2014 she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She was awarded several scholarschips, a number of awards and distinctions. Now, she lives and works in Zakopane, a beautiful town located in the soaring and picturesque Tatra Mountains in the very south of Poland.
Bundle Goodegg (@bundlegoodegg)
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.
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
Vinka Gasparus (@vinkagasparus)
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.
Natalie Holland (@natholland)
I am artist in never-ending pursuit of beauty. I love the power of good story, visual and narrative:
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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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.
Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
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.
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.
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.
Rigel Gemini ♊️
Instagram influencer (80K), blogger, creative advocate, and community organizer.
Atlanta ✨ LA ✨ NYC
Lifestyle, LGBTQ, Travel & Fashion blogger
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.
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.