JayCee Menendez (@jayceemenendez)
Assistant for PoetsArtists
Location: Bloomington, IL, USA
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Rebecca Deegan (@rebeccadeegan)
Figurative painter from Laois, Ireland.
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.
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.
Shana Levenson (@slevenson)
Barbara Hack (@barbarahack)
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.
Nicole Alger (@nicole_alger)
Realist Painter | Drafts[wo]man
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.
Matthew Alfonso Durante (@matthewalfonsodurante)
Chris Cart (@chriscart)
Christopher Cart living, painting, dancing, hiking, canoeing, skiing, more painting, and generally doing it in Maine, Mexico and a bit of elsewhere...
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Lupita Carrasco (@lupitacarrasco)
Tina Spratt (@tinaspratt)
I have always been fascinated by the skill and draughtsmanship in painting. In my own work a great emphasis is placed on the execution, I tend to paint in many layers to build up the glow of light and depth I require to create the atmosphere and mood. I was inspired very early on by the dramatic use of light in the work of Rembrandt, and the paintings of Caravaggio. Both had a huge impact on me and have stayed with me to the present day, the lighting being an important part of my own work. I also greatly admire Vermeer for the atmospheric and domestic settings he portrays, and Andrew Wyeth particularly the intimacy of the Helga series.
My paintings which ar
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.
Gayle Madeira (@gaylemadeira)
Gayle Gibbons Madeira (b. 1969 Texas) is a contemporary artist who paints in the classical tradition and is based in Queens, New York City.
Being raised on a farm in Virginia, Gayle developed an intense love for nature. A shy child, she began making art at a young age as well as dancing. Later, with a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase and a move to NYC, Gayle made her living dancing and doing illustration, graphic design, and presentation work.
Starting in 2010, Gayle decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a fine artist working in oils. She studied under many wonderful teachers at Grand Central Academy, New York Academy of Art, The Art Students Leagu
Cheney Lansard (@cheneylansard)
Artist trying to display uncomfortable things.
Savenkova Viktoria (@savenkovaviktoria)
Unreal Art of Stacy D'Aguiar (@stacydaguiar)
My paintings are channeled, Visual Dreamscapes in connection with Unseen Frequencies of the Universe. My exploration of the surreal investigates the mysteries of the energy that connects all things, and the mind's potential to heal through imagery. Each piece is infused with Reiki Healing Energy (a universal healing technique) and Sacred Geometry symbols, which elevates each magical creation energetically, and emits positivity, peace and tranquility. My creations are designed to inspire others to see the nature of the world around and within, as well as influence a sacred space for awakening the self.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.