Contemporary Acrylic Painters



Is there anything more uplifting than seeing the pure, incandescent joy of children at play? Katerina Mertikas doesn’t think so, choosing to paint whimsical depictions of her family and other children at the height of happiness in a style she calls “naïve expressionism.” “My. . . read more
Nancy Teague’s impressionistic paintings are reflections of a fleeting moment or fanciful thought. Her loose, carefree style has garnered many awards and gained her acceptance in several prestigious art fairs, including the Cherry Creek Art Festival in Denver and the Coconut Grove Art. . . read more
Throw definitions and labels out the window. Toss out anything you’ve ever been taught, and forget everything you thought you knew. Then go explore Clare Horne’s eye-opening abstract paintings—I think you’ll find yourself a more enlightened, soulful individual. “[I urge the. . . read more
Australian artist Richard Rogers wants nothing more than to spread the love – the love of art, that is! As a tutor, Richard publicly demonstrates a broad range of skills, techniques, and styles to help other painters achieve their artistic goals and reach their full potential. Not only has. . . read more
Jorge Calero has a knack for seeing beyond the “everyday” into a world teeming with small delights. His love of all things nature has fine-tuned his imagination, enabling him to create light-filled landscapes that evoke the very emotion and personality of the sea, swamp, and. . . read more
Oleg Dashevsky started his artistic journey at the young age of 11, attending Lysychansk Children’s Art School in Ukraine. In 2009, he held his first personal exhibition at the gallery in the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve, and in 2010, his work became part of the. . . read more
While most people feel sorrow and shock surrounding catastrophic events, painter Dan Angeli of New York City finds inspiration and an increased understanding of the complexities of contemporary existence. Dan researches disasters—particularly shipwrecks and storms—collecting a variety of. . . read more
Terri Einer is a master of the abstract arts, creating deliciously bold, colorful renditions of still life, flowers and landscapes with lose, quick strokes. Although her artistic journey began at a young age with crayon in hand, it wasn’t until Terri raised her family and moved through a. . . read more
Painter Sally Bullers has grown in leaps in bounds throughout her artistic career, but one thing that’s never changed is her desire to express a sense of emotion on paper, and use that emotion to create a connection with the people who view her art. Although she prefers to paint primarily. . . read more
From maritime to landscapes to figurative paintings, award winning artist Dan Simoneau has a gentle, yet firm touch when it comes to applying paint on canvas. Dan’s dynamic maritime creations are inspired by a life in southern Maine. Transfixed by the movement and clarity of water, he. . . read more
Happy New Year, folks! I hope you had a great time ringing out the old last night. :) Today, we’re taking another look at acrylic painter Marianne Hornbuckle’s colorful abstracts! Marianne’s style has continued to evolve over the past 6 years, but I think the painting below,. . . read more
Welcome back to our final week of Holiday Updates! Today we’re taking another look at Angela Westerman’s gorgeous organic abstracts. Angela (who goes by “AK” professionally) has recently branched out into a new niche market with her hand-painted skatedecks, for. . . read more
Merry Christmas, everyone! Today in our Holiday Update series we’re taking a second look at the multi-talented Sharlena Wood—a painter, educator, and business owner who makes art fun for everyone! Check out one of Sharlena’s latest paintings below, which she created as part of. . . read more
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Today in our Holiday Update series we’re revisiting acrylic painter Jane Tracy’s gloriously colorful abstracts. Floating By (seen below) is a great example of Jane’s fractured, abstract style, as well as showcasing her excellent eye for color. . . read more



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