Peaceful Paintings by Martin Beaupré

By on April 14, 2012, in Paintings

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Martin Beaupré is a Canadian artist who loves working with several media to give his work a restful, almost Zen-like aura. He uses oil paint, modeling paste, sand, Swarovski crystal, and ink to achieve unique textures. Martin looks for inspiration in his travels to Asia, particularly Thailand and Japan. In his work, there is a reason behind every detail and nothing is left to chance. He strives to create the maximum effect with the minimum means where the void is to be embellished, but never filled. His work is filled with mountains, flowering cherry trees, geisha’s, and monks.

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Wildlife on Wood by Julie Bender

By on April 8, 2012, in Paintings

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Pyrography is the art of burning or scorching designs on a natural surface such as wood or leather. It is an old art form practiced since the dawn of man by our ancestors who were fascinated by the power of fire. With the advent of modern technology came better tools and more refined techniques. Julie Bender is one of the foremost artists who practice this ancient art. Her works are so finely detailed that you’ll have trouble believing that the animal won’t simply leap of the panel and come right at you. Her subjects are mostly dogs, horses, and birds. She also has an entire series devoted to wildlife.
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Hyperrealistic Portraits by Bryan Drury

By on April 2, 2012, in Paintings

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There is an unspoken rule in making portraits: Flatter your subject. This means that the artist has to present the subject in the best light possible, even going as far as editing out wrinkles, unwanted blemishes and evening out lopsided features. Well, rules are made to be broken and one outstanding young artist broke this unspoken rule in the most outstanding way. Bryan Drury’s six-portrait series are painted with photographic accuracy. He painted the portraits of six influential people with a no holds barred attitude and a painstaking attention to detail. Up close, you can clearly see each individual wrinkle, skin pore, and stubble.
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Photorealistic Minimalism by Nigel Cox

By on March 20, 2012, in Paintings

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Nigel Cox grew up on the edge of Dundalk, a small market town in County Louth. He went to the Riversdale College in Liverpool and joined the Transglobe Expedition right after graduation. His exposure to “the staggering beauty of vast and often barren spaces” has affected his art. Nigel’s stye of Photorealistic Minimalism came about because of his love of large open spaces and lack of clutter at the same time, he is also fascinated by detail. As a result, the subjects of his paintings are ” are alone but not lonely; searching but not anxious, anticipating yet calm”. His work invokes a sense of inner peace and tranquility. Click here for more »

City Painting by Robert Neffson

By on March 16, 2012, in Paintings

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Robert Neffson was born in New York City in 1949. He began studying at the Arts Students League there when he was 12. He is known for his paintings of various cities throughout the world. There will be a solo exhibition of his work at Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery in NYC from April 5-28.
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Teresa Elliot’s Paintings of the West

By on March 12, 2012, in Paintings

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At first glance, you’d think it was a picture of three boys playing in the mud. As a matter of fact, it’s one of  Teresa Elliot’s ultra-realistic paintings.  Teresa Elliot was born and raised in Texas, USA and most of her other paintings reflect a certain western flavor. Texas longhorns in particular, are one of her most frequent subjects. The cattle in her paintings are usually set against an empty background under a dramatically colored sky. The result is a realistically detailed painting of a majestic creature set against a seemingly empty and forbidding vista. Click here for more »

Play Hide and Seek with Cecilia Paredes

By on March 10, 2012, in Paintings

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Cecilia Paredes is not just another painter. She doesn’t just paint, she paints herself. Specifically, Cecilia, with the help of a few assistants, paints herself to blend into the wall behind her. She has a deep and abiding love for body paint and in the past, she has transformed herself into animals, plants or her surroundings using just that. This novel concept of blending with the background is part of her “Landscapes” series.

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Watercolor Paintings by Agnes Cecile

By on March 10, 2012, in Paintings

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Watercolors and ink complete the portraits in the paintings of Agnes Cecile’s work. With the illusion of messy splatters, she creates realistic images of people displaying different kinds of expression. She captures the emotion of each individual picture, making the mood perfect for each canvas.
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Audrey Kawasaki’s One-of-a-Kind Wood Panel Paintings

By on March 7, 2012, in Paintings

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While most painters smear oil paint on canvas, Audrey Kawasaki chose a different medium. Almost all of her work are done on wood panels, giving her paintings a textured look. At times, the wood’s grain itself lends the painting a certain authenticity. Audrey also uses graphite along with oil paint to create her paintings. Her work is known for its erotically disturbing graphic imagery featuring prepubescent girls and boys. Art critics describe her style as “as a fusion of Art Nouveau and Japanese manga”.

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Hands-Free Paintings by Huang Guofu

By on March 4, 2012, in Paintings

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Artistically gifted people can create beautiful art, no matter what. Chinese artist Huang Guofu proves the point. He lost both his arms at the age of four due to an electrical accident. Undeterred by his handicap, he started painting with his feet to support his sick father when he was twelve years old. Later he taught himself to paint with his mouth too (using a different brush, I hope). He sold his paintings on the street and at first, people bought them out of pity. These days, his paintings are considered collector’s items in China. ” I want to let the younger generation know that there are no real obstacles in life. The only obstacle is if you want to do it”. – Huang Guofu
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