Contemporary Acrylic Painters



Angela Westerman’s surreal, fantasy artwork encourages people to examine their world a bit more closely, and challenge their own preconceptions. . . especially the integration of nature, humankind, and technology. By creating her artwork on a large scale, Angela allows her viewers to linger. . . read more
Graham “Broonzy” Williams is a colorful character from England, so it makes sense that his artwork is consistently imaginative. As a child, Graham had aspirations of becoming a titan in the cartoon industry, besting the likes of Walt Disney and Hanna Barbera. “We all have dreams!” he. . . read more
Elke Schulz is a meticulous, serious painter, but she didn’t initially start out that way. What began as a hobby and love of drawing eventually blossomed into a full-blown career, and Elke now lives and works as a freelance painter in Minden, Germany, after painting abroad in France, Italy,. . . read more
Because of the way he paints it so clearly and effortlessly, it’s obvious Jorge Calero understands nature’s complexity. Jorge, who was born in Colombia and currently lives in Portugal, studied fine arts at the Angel Maria Valencia fine arts university. He also learned serigraphy, or. . . read more
Originally from England, Jeni Hodgson Craig is both an exceptionally talented artist and world traveler. She has exhibited and sold her incredibly detailed, light-filled paintings everywhere from Africa and the Middle East, to the United States, throughout Europe, and even Japan. Nowadays,. . . read more
Acrylic painter Anna Halliday grew up in Long Island, N.Y, and comes from a long line of artists, sculptors, textile designers and greeting card illustrators. She was further immersed into her creative heritage by Swedish mother Claudia Esposito Bernasconi—who was herself a student of. . . read more
When I first came across acrylic painter Barbara Clark’s work, I had to double-check to make sure she wasn’t actually a photographer! Barbara started out as a decorative painter and muralist 15 years prior to becoming a fine art painter in 2011, but nowadays, she is known for her. . . read more
As an accomplished jack-of-all-trades painter, Alix Baker’s portfolio includes people and places at home and abroad, in acrylic, oil or watercolor. Her time spent as a military artist has undoubtedly honed her graphic rendering skills, but nowadays, Alix prefers to paint loosely and. . . read more
Susan Easton Burns paints living things as a way of finding balance on this big blue marble of a world—intuitively, spontaneously, and naturally. “I choose to paint nature because I am a part of nature,” Susan explains. “We humans are much like animals. The main difference is animals. . . read more
Abstract artist Susie Gadea has hopped from continent to continent, searching for inspiration in nature and spirituality within the 23 cities and 12 countries she’s visited. Now currently residing in Spain, Susie creates luminous, colorful paintings by applying multiple layers of acrylic. . . read more
A love of the outdoors—especially skiing, and mountains—has catapulted acrylic painter Jennifer Woodburn from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, to Colorado, and finally to Clarksburg, Ontario. It was in Colorado that Jennifer picked up her first paintbrush. . . enamored by line, shape and. . . read more
Vibrant color and brilliant texture showcase the diverse wonders of nature that painter Cathy McClelland has seen in her career as a full-time artist. She paints to spread that love of nature and wildlife to all who view her art. Her backdrop, Australia, allows her to draw inspiration from. . . read more
Architectural shapes and forms (both realistic and abstract) make up most of Iowan John Chehak’s Midwestern landscapes. Chehak is a masterful draftsman and painter, and is no stranger to mixed-media or three-dimensional work, either. His wide expanse of expertise and style make his artwork. . . read more
What do cliffs and paddle steamers of the Murray, boats and wharves of Port Adelaide, and wheat fields of Yorke Peninsula have in common? Well besides their inherent beauty, they are all fascinating locations painted by German artist Peter Wallfried. Peter, who has lived in Australia since. . . read more



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