Paintings Archive

A Slow Race – Paintings by Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams is a self-taught realist painter from Queensland, Australia. She paints for six hours a day, six days a week. Even at that pace, it takes her months to finish a single piece. She averages three to five paintings per year. Lisa begins with a crystal clear mental picture of the painting which she […]

A Touch of Paint – Fingerpaintings by Iris Scott

Iris Scott is a Seattle-based painter who has taken finger painting to new heights. Watching her at work is like watching a virtuoso piano player. She dips her gloved finger into high-grade oil paints and swirls them around the canvas to create beautiful portraits. She discovered her passion for finger-painting when, too lazy to leave […]

Fast Food Nation – Illustrations by Chris Woods

Chris Woods uses his own friends as subjects and paints them against a backdrop rife with belligerent branding, pop-culture, and omnipresent advertising. His work has appeared in Naomi Klein’s book No Logo as well as magazines like Saturday Night , and Adbusters. Chris’ painting ‘McDonald’s Nation’ (1996) has become a popular icon of the anti-corporate movement. It […]

3D Critters – Paintings by Keng Lye

Keng Lye is a Singapore-based artist who produces one-of-a-kind three-dimensional sculptures using acrylics and epoxy resin. The technique he uses was actually pioneered by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. The realistic image is produced by pouring resin into a bowl and then painting on top of it layer by layer. HE said: “I started on the […]

Iconic Urban Portraits by Maja Wronska

Maja Wrońska is a Polishb artist and architect who has painted an amazing series of watercolors featuring famous landmarks from around the world. She has quite an impressive following on devianART  where she uses the handle ‘takmaj’. First, she sketches her work with a pencil before proceeding to fill in the details in watercolor. Maja […]

A Decent World – Artwork by Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein grew up in post-war Vienna. As a young boy, he was surrounded by somber people haunted by a very recent past they refuse to speak of. The young artist took solace in the fictional universe of cartoons where, according to him was “…a decent world where one could get flattened by steam-rollers and […]

Baby Butterflies – Facepaintings by Christy Lewis

Christy Lewis is an award-winning face and body painter from Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand. Anyone can draw a pug nose and a few side whiskers and call the result a cat, but Christy takes this children’s art to the next level. Her work is simply exquisite and given that her clientelle are usually children, she […]

Peaceful Dreams – Paintings by Antonio Cazorla

Antonio Cazorla’s artistic ability manifested itself at an early age. He began painting at ten years of age and by the time he was eleven, he was already exhibiting his work. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville and was awarded the prestigious Landscape Grant of El Paular (Madrid). After successfully completing a doctorate, […]

Ped Xing – Urban Paintings by Jim Zwadlo

Jim Zwadlo grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He has worked in the skyscrapers of New York City for many years.  To Jim, the aerial view of the Manhattan landscape became a map of itself. He said: “… the urban pedestrian symbolizes a complex social milieu. I paint each figure as a […]

Ultrarealistic Wall paintings by David Jon Kassan

David’s wall paintings are so it’ll take more than just a second glance to figure out they’re paintings. David Jon Kassan is a well-known contemporary American painter whose life-sized realistic paintings combine figurative subjects with abstract backgrounds. According to him, “my effort to constantly learn to document reality with a naturalistic, representational painting technique allows for […]