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.
Location: New Jersey, United States
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John Hyland (@johnnyhyland)
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.
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
I'm a dutch painter of colourful figure paintings. Looking for a beautiful balance between realism and decoration.
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.
Barbara Hack (@barbarahack)
Narelle Zeller (@narellezeller)
Representational portrait and figurative artist
Eileen Moynihan (@iowgirl)
I am a writer of children's books, short stories and poems. I have self-published 2 children's books. I took early retirement from teaching children with Special Needs.
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
Follow link, then click through to podcast.
Rigel Gemini ♊️
Instagram influencer (80K), blogger, creative advocate, and community organizer.
Atlanta ✨ LA ✨ NYC
Lifestyle, LGBTQ, Travel & Fashion blogger
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)
Nanci France-Vaz (@nancifrance)
Contemporary Realist of Portraits/Narrative Figure paintings. Fusing classical with contemporary, my focus is to evoke human presence with dramatic light.
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
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.
Kerra Taylor (@kerrataylor)
Kerra Taylor was born in 1985 in Kansas. She received her BFA from Missouri State University and her MFA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She currently resides in Springfield, Missouri as a Per-Course instructor at Missouri State University.
Thadius Taylor (@thadtaylorart)
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.
Alessandro Tomassetti (@sosayssandro)
Classically trained in art. Un-classically trained in everything else. Barcelona-based.
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,