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



Industrial designer Brett Lindsey of Austin, Tex. has designed VIP aircraft interiors for Head of State representatives and royalty worldwide. Pretty darn impressive, right? Well, this year, Brett wants to focus solely on creating art for its own sake—a task that’s perhaps just as. . . read more
Perhaps the reason Gerry Chapleski’s paintings are skillfully hazy is because he is constantly blurring the lines between old and new. Fascinated by ancient Greek mythology, Gerry makes ties within his paintings between art’s long history and the present-day gods he feels America now. . . read more
California-based digital illustrator Nidhi Chanani has a real talent for creating nostalgic illustrations celebrating life’s greatest moments—and her work hasn’t gone unnoticed! In April of 2012, Nidhi was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her work as an. . . read 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



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