Yvonne Melchers (@yvonnemelchers)
Amsterdam based artist Yvonne Melchers' focus is on realistic oil paintings. Main series: The North Sea, Italian Scenes, Siena Palio Portraits, Rooms with a View. Commissioned portraits. Crispy colors with limited palette. Exhibitions Italy and The Netherlands. Selected for Summer Expo 2012 The Hague Gemeente Museum. Preselected BP Portrait Award 2015, Dutch Portrait Award 2017, Figurativas Barcelona 2017. Published in magazines and books and in 2 theme issues of PoetsArtists Magazine. Work in collection of Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Museum Møhlmann Appingedam and private collections in The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Australia.
Location: Amsterdam, Diemen, Netherlands
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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 . . .
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Jack Rosenberg (@jackrosenberg)
Artist. Lives and works in New York and CT.
Studied at New York Academy of Art, Florence Academy of Art, Prince Charles Drawing School.
Contemporary interpretation of ideas, current events and people.
Dianne Gall (@diannegall)
Visual Artist-Painter-Contemporary Realism based in Australia
Alessandro Tomassetti (@sosayssandro)
Classically trained in art. Un-classically trained in everything else. Barcelona-based.
Heidi Elbers (@heidielbers)
Originally from New Orleans, I moved to NYC 10 years ago for graduate school and to bring some of that NOLA spice to NYC. Upon receiving my MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2010, I moved to Bushwick (Brooklyn) where I maintain an active studio practice. I'm a painter of people and a curator of exhibitions (specifically, the Director of Exhibitions at the New York Academy of Art).
Erin Anderson (@erinandersonstudio)
Painter. dog mommy. living in PA.
Lorena Kloosterboer (@lorenakloosterboer)
I'm a Dutch-Argentine realist painter & author, currently living in Antwerp, Belgium.
Publisher | Artist | Curator | Author
Alex J Dewars (@ajdewars)
Alex is a Scottish, figurative painter working almost exclusively in oil paint.
His work explores identity, hierarchies, patriotism and body politics .
The result often depicts romantic and nihilistic conclusions in a single suspended moment.
He works exclusively in oil because it ties him to 500 years of figure painting. In this rich history you can see themes which are repeated, are continuously relevant in modern civilization, and ripe for parody.
He has exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Scotland for over 10 years, including at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.
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
Jacques Bodin (@jacquesbodin)
Jacques Bodin, painter, lives and works in Levallois Perret, France.
He is one of the main representatives of the European hyperrealist current.
He explores some favorite themes such as grass, fruits, hair, still lifes or vegetation treated with a genuine attention to detail.
The subjects are mostly treated in close-ups, under indirect lighting.
On the frontier of minimalism, some of his works bear witness to a conceptual aspect of hyperreality.
He is represented by Plus One gallery in London and State of the Arts gallery in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
Suzy Smith (@suzysmithart)
I paint nudes, and sometimes still life. I love to incorporate PopArt in my work!
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.
Astrid Ritmeester (@astridritmeester)
Astrid Ritmeester is a Dutch realist portrait artist.
Donna Bates (@dbatesart)
Laura Tan (@lauratan)
Laura Tan is a figurative oil painter whose expressive self-portraits are remakable for their intimate and quietly provocative personal narratives. Curiously, she lives and works in Miami, FL, USA.
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.
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.