Chinese artist Zhou Fan has created this series of paintings based on dreams he had as a child of jellyfish floating in the sky. In these dreams some of the jellyfish fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. Zhou does a masterful job of visually recreating his childhood reveries in vivid detail . . . → Read More: Dreams of jellyfish painted by 周范 Zhou Fan
The Major, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 150cm
Paintings by Australian artist Abbey McCulloch. With just a few brushstrokes, McCulloch creates heavy-eyed women with blurred features in colors that span the rainbow. Eerie and intriguing. See more of the artist’s work here.
Delphine, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm
Gimlet, . . . → Read More: “Cabin Fever” paintings by Abbey McCulloch
You Cant Take it With You 2011 Oil, Acrylic, Ink, and Vellum on Canvas 48 x 60 inches
Some beautiful paintings by Los Angeles based artist Sage Vaughn. But with titles like “Kill Em All” and “Shit Happens” clearly there is more lurking behind those birds and butterflies.
Vaugn’s work is currently being featured . . . → Read More: The dark butterfly and bird paintings of Sage Vaughn
Vault, 2013, 72 x 84 inches, acrylic on canvas
I like these abstract paintings by Ottawa based artist Melanie Authier. With sweeping gestures, earth-tone colors and atmospheric feel, they allude to the work of the traditional Romantic artists.
Authier writes that her “… paintings bring together visual contradictions into one imaginary space. By drawing . . . → Read More: Abstract romantic paintings by Melanie Authier
Ruin Art (red), 2013, oil, spray paint, marker, oil crayon, charcoal, pastel chalk, collage on canvas 98.4375 x 78.75 inches (250 x 200cm)
Berlin based artist Despina Stokou builds up images through a combination of broad brushstrokes, scrawled words, and abstract calligraphic marks. The result are these streetwise paintings which appear to be bursting . . . → Read More: Abstract paintings by Despina Stokou
Rachell Sumpter creates paintings which reflect the splendor she finds in nature. To achieve the dramatic bright colors, Sumpter uses multiple layers of gouache and pastel.
This spring (May 2014), the artist will have an exhibit at Park Life in San Francisco, California.
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Some intriguing portraits by Newquay (England) based artist David Whittaker. Whittaker won the 2011 National Open Art Competition for this series of works called the “Hovering.” See more from this artist here.
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Some portrait paintings by Kelsey Shultis.
The line quality, color palettes and perspectives remind me of the work of Egon Shiele, a long-time favorite of mine. See more of Shultis’ work here.
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Georgia Gray paints geometrical abstractions with bright color palettes. In her artist’s statement, she writes, “I am captivated by ancient designs and look for ways to reference them in my work. I have always been drawn to pattern, particularly in fabric design. There are references to Indian textile design and ethnic designs found in . . . → Read More: Geometrical abstract paintings by Georgia Gray
LANDSCAPE #45 2013 48×48 Acrylic, Oil stick on Canvas
Just when I thought I’d seen every possible permutation of colors and placements of a sun setting on a distant horizon I run across these by Robert Roth. With quick brush strokes and an earthy rich color palette, the Ohio based artist paints dazzling images . . . → Read More: Paintings by Robert Roth