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



Shazia Basheer from the United Kingdom sees the world as a happy and beautiful place full of possibilities. So, it’s not surprising her artwork reflects that same joyful attitude. “I try to create uplifting paintings that give off a positive and happy vibe to everyone around them,”. . . read more
You wouldn’t know it by looking at his brilliantly colorful, spontaneous artwork, but Viktor Tilson held a formal career in finance for 30 years! Although he isn’t classically trained, Viktor has been painting his entire life, selling his first painting in the mid-1980s and selling more. . . read more
If you’re pining for vibrant, exciting artwork, look no further—Steven “Grit” Lombardi’s portraits are a bold blend of realism and expressive abstraction. Painting with unexpected color, strong shapes, and loose strokes, this San Diego artist has the astonishing ability to. . . read more
Once a college art professor, oil painter Nancy Flanagan’s latest modern landscapes are visual narratives of a life lived on the East Coast. Her years residing in Michigan have compelled her to recreate within her artwork true-to-life stories of development and prosperity that end in. . . read more
Upon looking at Shirish Deshpande’s portfolio, your first thought might be, Wow, he’s a great abstract artist. And although that’s certainly true, if you keep on scrolling, you’ll find that he’s so much more. Equally gifted at using ballpoint pen to create precise. . . read more
Biomorphic forms and geometric abstractions unite in Liam Hennessy’s artwork, creating lively colors through organized chaos. Influenced by early 20th century abstraction, Liam works intuitively and spontaneously—resulting in artwork that truly connects with viewers’ inner emotions.. . . read more
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Dimitrina Kutriansky is a full-time artist living in Illinois after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts (and education) from the University of Iowa. Dimitrina excels at creating organic, human-like. . . read 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



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