Featured Artists: Painters, Mixed-media Artists, Photographers, and more



Effervescent and poetic—that’s the resounding theme for artist Inessa K’s wildly original artwork. Her gorgeous collages are as complexly-choreographed as a dance, which makes sense because Inessa is a dancer, too! Although born in Kazakhstan and a citizen of Russia, Inessa has. . . read more
Natalie Norrell is a western artist who enjoys working in an impressionistic style that also hints at realism. “It’s a versatile and endlessly challenging style which implies detail,” she says. “I encourage the viewer to ‘finish’ areas of the artwork in their own unique way.”. . . read more
Oil painter Rick Berry has a flair for creating expressive portraits that blend realism with a sense of otherworldliness. His artwork, which seems to have one foot in the world you know and one in a world you don’t, has been called “heartbreakingly beautiful”—a sentiment I can. . . read more
Brazilian painter Cristina Jaco isn’t into labels. “I think my style is impressionistic or maybe expressionistic, but I’m not affiliated to any school or art tradition,” she says. “The only things that matters to me are color, light and the love to paint a unique piece each. . . read more
The spirit of the Atlantic Ocean is ever-present in Holly Hansen’s wonderfully dynamic seascapes—no doubt reminiscent of her time spent growing up on Cape Cod. Now working in Boston, Holly’s love of both dreamy landscapes and hectic cityscapes has melded together to transform her work. . . read more
Moroccan photographer and filmmaker Achraf Baznani is wildly imaginative, and his figurative, digitally-enhanced photographs are a testament to the infinite wonder and delight he has in the world around him. Achraf’s photographs offer a surreal take on life to help his viewers pause and. . . read more
Jonathan Van Brunt has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Maine College of Art and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from Ohio University School of Art. As if that doesn’t prove his dedication to his craft, Jonathan, who works full-time, spends most of his free time. . . read more
London-based painter Richard Stone is also a musician, so it makes sense that many of his portraits are influenced by musicians from decades past. Starting in 2001, Richard began working on a series of large mural commission pieces for private homes, bars, salons and hotels in England,. . . read more
Roya Gharavi’s travels have taken her near and far, and from each trip she collects a souvenir. But for Roya, her souvenirs are a bit different—a color she can’t get out of her head, a recollection of a lake at sunset or the immense feeling of happiness. She takes these special. . . read more
Sam Carlson is a dreamer, an imaginer of new worlds, and perhaps most importantly, a doodler. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve doodled pictures on something, be it a notebook, spelling test or my hand,” he says. Sam especially loves the ability to propel himself somewhere far, far. . . read more
Dallas-based oil painter Chad Hoberer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in animation and has been painting for more than 20 years. As Chad explains on his website, he finds the chaotic beauty of nature compelling, and chooses to showcase that aspect of nature in his work along with surreal,. . . read more
One thing is immediately clear about artist, illustrator and concept designer Ze Liu: he’s imaginative. You can see it instantly. . . his work is larger than life and painstakingly intricate; his fantasy illustrations are truly fantastical and made for the big screen (as well as sci-fi. . . read more
Fabrics and textiles and prints—oh, my! Years spent as a fashion illustrator for a major department store has attuned Sally Franklin to the fabulous design work visible in the diverse, intricate folds and patterns of fabric. “You’ll see fabric draped in backgrounds, underneath. . . read more
Who needs a paintbrush to paint? Not John Monson! John received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from Western Washington University, and is inspired by abstract expressionists. He uses various tools to layer oil paint on canvas, resulting in dynamic tension between rough texture and. . . read more



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