Paintings and Portraits by David Stooke

By on January 16, 2013, in Paintings

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David Stooke calls himself the NewAgeTraveller on deviantART. Relocation had him busy for a while, when he came back, it was a pleasant surprise for him to find his 2500+ visits to his account.  He had been selected as one of the daily deviations, which increased the traffic to his account. The quality of his paintings helped as well. They could be described as a cross between photorealistic and classic.

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Men and Mustaches – Expressionist Paintings by Aaron Smith

By on November 28, 2012, in Paintings

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If there’s anything that distinguishes men from the Victorian era, it’s their mustaches. For Aaron Smith, a mustachioed gentlemen himself, these men represent a masculine ideal. Their serious expressions, stiff poses, and spectacularly bearded faces does a great deal to mask an inner vulnerability. The extremely colorful palette which he uses to portray these gentlemen were drawn from Bird-of-Paradise and the extravagantly decorated Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea. Aaron wanted to draw parallels between the rituals of initiation practiced in tribal cultures and those found in western culture.

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Absolution in Death – Paintings by Danny Malboeuf

By on November 22, 2012, in Paintings

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Literature and music are Danny Malboeuf’s greatest inspirations. He works mainly with acrylics. Danny’s style may be described as a combination of surrealistic and Pre-Raphaelite sensibilities. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in the past two decades. His work can be found in various private collection around the world.  Some might be offended  by the quasi-religious references in his work, but most will simply give a shrug and take a closer look at the big picture itself.

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Oil Painting by Wlodzimierz Kuklinski

By on November 17, 2012, in Paintings

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Wlodzimierz Kuklinski is a self-taught Polish painter and illustrator. His work is found on more than a hundred books. He also designs posters, book covers, trademarks, wrappings and CD covers. He works primarily with oils and his paintings often depict young women in thoughtful contemplation. Wlodzimierz loves illustrating fairy tales, historical books, and detective stories.

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Invisible Steel – Paintings by Chen Hongzhu

By on November 13, 2012, in Paintings

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Fire tempers the finest steel, they say. The porcelain dolls in Chen Hongzhu’s portraits have certainly gone through the forge. Chen Hongzhu graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts. The subject of her surreal portraits are just a wee bit cracked, but stronger for all that. With their large, unseeing eyes and well-hidden flaws, they subtly hint at inner strength showing itself through tragedy.

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Watercolor Portraits by Lana Khavronenko

By on November 9, 2012, in Paintings

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Lana Khavronenko is yet another one of those gifted young artists who seemingly pop up from out of nowhere. We know she’s Ukrainian, and that’s about it. There is a maddeningly little information about her but her work speaks volumes about her talent. Her watercolor paintings are vividly arresting. Her use of use of contrasting hues bring out the character of her subjects.

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Underwater Paintigs by Sarah Harvey

By on November 8, 2012, in Paintings

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Sarah Harvey is a British artist who loves capturing the interplay between light, color and water. Most of her work features submerged in water. The accompanying ripples, distortions, and bubbles are faithfully reproduced on canvas. According to her: “My paintings of figures floating are predominantly self portraits. I aim to create paintings that arouse both a sense of well being and pleasure, whilst simultaneously suggesting notions of insecurity, fantasy and sexuality.”

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The Fantastic and Fictional Reality of RHADS

By on November 7, 2012, in Paintings

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If his deviantART account is to be believed, RHADS is a 25-year old artist who lives in Antarctica. His isolation in one of the most remote places on our planet might explain the subjects of his work. His subjects include, but are certainly limited to: The Kraken, an alien Predator, winged horses, a soon-to-be-wrecked-ship, a military stronghold in outer space, and many others. He brings to life the parts of our imagination we couldn’t adequately visualize.

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Traditional Painting in Modern Times by Jordi Diaz Alama

By on November 1, 2012, in Paintings

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Jordi Diaz Alama may describe himself as a traditional painter but there’s nothing remotely traditional with his work.Morality, mortality, and sexuality are all recurring themes in his work. His style reminds the viewer of the work of Renaissance masters of long ago with their realism and casual approach to nudity. This Spanish painter is currently based in Barcelona.

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Stimulating Portraits by Sean Cheetham

By on October 31, 2012, in Paintings

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Sean Cheetham has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He had his first one man exhibition in 2006 at The Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery. He is slowly emerging as one of the most acclaimed figurative painters today.

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