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.
Location: Austin, TX, United States
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Kieran Ingram (@kieraningram)
Painter based in the UK.
Still life is the primary focus of my work because of the control over composition and attention to detail
afforded by this type of painting. I find the relationship between specific objects particularly fascinating,
especially when elements that seem incongruous can be made to complement each other in surprising
ways. The illusion in my work draws from but progresses beyond the simple visual trickery of traditional
trompe l’oeil and becomes conceptual when the relationship between objects alters how we perceive
Jeffrey Bess (@jeffbessart)
painter / graphic designer
A collection of visual artists on ello. Mention @elloart with suggested artists to feature! Posts curated by artist @carlosbob (aka Kim Leutwyler). This account is not run by Ello.
Publisher | Artist | Curator | Author
Thadius Taylor (@thadtaylorart)
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
Francien Krieg (@francienkrieg)
Krieg paints older women as beautifully complete nudes. She acknowledges the marks time has made upon the physical body and focuses our attention to a place where physical and spiritual beauty intersect. Imagining a world in which societal pressures lift and current narratives around physicality and the female body broaden. When viewing Francien’s nudes it is hard not to feel moved by their unflinching realism and stark depiction of female beauty.
Krieg’s personal vision is consistent and committed. She expresses herself through her art in ways that give her a unique point of view on the human condition.”
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
Follow link, then click through to podcast.
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.
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.
Sam Woodfin (@samwoodfin)
Art Center College of Design '11
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
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.
Nancy Bea Miller (@nancybeamiller)
NYC and Philadelphia, painter in oils and watercolors, art writer and blogger
Nanci France-Vaz (@nancifrance)
Modern Romantic Realist fusing classical with contemporary. Humanity via the narrative with cinematic effects is my intent.
Conor Walton (@conorwalton)
Figurative painter from Ireland
MAGGIE HANLEY (@maggiehanley)
Paintings from Santa Fe New Mexico
Vic Selbach (@vicselbach)
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.
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
Suzy Smith (@suzysmithart)
I paint nudes, and sometimes still life. I love to incorporate PopArt in my work!
Lorena Kloosterboer (@lorenakloosterboer)
I'm a Dutch-Argentine realist painter & author, currently living in Antwerp, Belgium.
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.
Brett F H (@brett_f_harvey)
Denise M. Fulton (@denisemfulton)
Denise M. Fulton is a contemporary realist painter based in Austin Texas. She is one of the founders of Atelier Dojo (www.atelierdojo.com)