One to Watch: Delfin Finley

While several of this artist's portraits convey a frank sense of despondency, discouragement, and despair, ultimately they are intended to offer hope through awareness and change.
Contemporary still life painting - Nancy Depew -

Insight, Revelation, and Discovery

Often it is a pure and humble approach to the blank canvas that leads to aesthetic success. When artists divert from the formulaic and allow creativity to flow organically, the untainted core of art often emerges: to express that which words cannot.

Bruce K. Lawes: Driven With a Purpose

"Many of my successful paintings tell a story and are a journey of learning and discovery," says Bruce K. Lawes. Learn about his work with Jane Goodall and more.

One to Watch: Terry Trambauer Norris

Capturing mood, atmosphere, and light are essential to this artist's practice, which requires not only patience but also planning, particularly for the still lifes.

Finding Faith in Nature: Narrative Oil Paintings

To understand Terry Rowlett’s paintings is to take a glimpse into his captivating life journey from evangelical roots in Arkansas to hipster-bohemian Athens, Georgia.
PleinAir Salon Contemporary oil paintings - John Whytock -

Oil Painting Spotlight: “Alley Kitty” by John Whytock

"I couldn’t resist the challenge of attempting to render the amber of the street lamps reflecting off the red brick..." John Whytock takes us behind the scenes of his recent PleinAir Salon winner, "Alley Kitty."
“Burning Mist,” 30 x 36 in., oil on canvas, (c) Sergio Roffo 2020

Achieve Sanity Through Art

Many view making art as a meditative practice that calms the nerves, provides clarity, and is fulfilling. For painter Sergio Roffo, that feeling of serene sanity is often achieved with brush in hand and beauty in mind.
Contemporary Realism - David Bowers -

Narrative Art > A Life of Their Own

Learning more about the creative process of this painter, one could get the sense he’s simply a conduit of pure inspiration. Focusing on technique, his pictures frequently result in beautiful works with unconventional narratives.
Narrative Art -

Investigate these Narrative Mysteries

Using Renaissance and Baroque traditions as a catalyst for her dramatic narratives, this Asheville, North Carolina painter invites you into her creative world — one filled with dichotomy, costume, mystery, and more.
Contemporary realism -

Contemporary Realism: East of the Sun

There is a lot of superb contemporary realism being made these days; here we shine light on Nikita Budkov.

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