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.
Location: East Peoria
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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.
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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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
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
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.
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.
Jodi Gerbi (@jodi1234)
I paint resilience but not always through the depiction of the figure. My oil paintings are realistic portrayals of the garbage, trash cans and drain pipes as a way to convey the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience.
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.
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.
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...
Dan Bullock (@danbullockart)
Dan is a fine artist specialising in realistic portrait and figure painting in oils with a contemporary twist. He is based just outside London, UK, and is eagerly looking for opportunities to showcase his artwork to a larger audience.
DebiLynn Fendley (@debilynn)
DebiLynn Fendley is an artist specializing in printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. She holds graduate degrees in art and English as well as an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Vermont. She works as both a documentarian and a conceptual realist, drawing her models and inspiration from the various subcultures
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.”
Cody Jimenez (@codyjimenezart)
From Las Cruces, New Mexico.
MFA from LCAD in southern California.
Donna Bates (@dbatesart)
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.
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.
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JayCee Menendez (@jayceemenendez)
Assistant for PoetsArtists
Kim Leutwyler (@carlosbob)
visual artist and lover of life | sydney, australia
Michele Guidarini (@micheleguidarini)
I'm a Italian artist based in Tuscany, Italy.