Contemporary Acrylic Painters



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
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
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
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



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