Michael Zavros is an Australian printer and painter whose work has already won several prestigious awards including the The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, the Kedumba Prize, and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award. He also won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2010. He has a bit of a passion with horses as evident in his work which features equine hints here and there. Unicorns, centaurs, and racehorses are but a few of his subjects. He also creates surreal landscapes and animal portraits from time to time.
Lodz, a street artist from Poland, has managed to hide his personal information from admirers and authorities extremely well. Except for his name, that is. Przemek Blejzyk’s work is scattered all through out Poland. I’m quite sure the owners of the buildings don’t mind having their walls decorated with this sort of artwork. Lodz’s art isn’t your garden variety graffiti, its a fine example of the newly emerging species of creative outlet known as street art.
Mehmet Karaca is a 27-year-old amateur photographer who hails from Turkey. This young, talented photographer is into nature photography in a big way. His macro shots of bugs and critters are good enough to be used in National Geographic. A glance at his portfolio and you can see he takes every detail into consideration before taking the shot: lighting, angle, contrast, and focus are all taken into account. This one young photographer we should all watch out for.
Hans Findling got into photography in 2010. His started taking pictures with his first camera, a Canon EOS 450D. He has quite an impressive collection of landscapes. Hans puts dramatic angles, mist, and natural lighting to good use. The quality of his shots is that of a professional’s. We can expect more great photos from this talented 16-year old kid in the years to come.
Watercolor is a medium most artists take for granted. Most people lump it together with modeling clay and crayons as a medium for beginners. Painter Marc Allante has other ideas. His portfolio is a collection of colorful watercolor paintings literally dripping with color. His subjects are usually silhouettes riding a wave of color or taking shelter under an umbrella from a colorful deluge of biblical proportions. Marc is self-taught and currently based in Hong Kong.
Anndr is one of the best digital artists in Ukraine. He has worked with some of the biggest international names in gaming; designing characters and background for a multitude of games. Photoshop CS5 is one of his main tools. Some of Anndr’s characters are androgynous while others are unmistakably female. Even the males are a bit on the feminine side, then again, they’re elves. Attention to detail are one of the things that makes Anndr stand out. His character’s costume, pose, and expression are all taken into account. I’m looking forward to more of his spectacular work in the future.
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.
Isaiah Stephens had a troubled childhood and used drawing and writing as a means of expressing himself. A traditional artist, his drawings have a sketchy, and at the same time, realistic feel to them. Most of his subjects are women and his portraits does them justice. He currently lives in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts where he divides his time between being a freelance artist and writer.
Treehouses are something you and your kid brother built in your backyard with little help from Dad, maybe. It’s usually made with a few discarded pieces of lumber and plywood. Pete Nelson’s tree houses on the other hand, are neither shoddily built, nor are they made with scraps of wood. These are first-class tree homes. Pete is the founder of Treehouse Workshop, Inc. He has designed and built treehouses in 26 States and 9 countries over the last 15 years.
Flameworking is the art of heating and manipulating glass into delicate shapes. Ivan12, an artist from Jogia, Indonesia, uses recycled glass as his medium. It became his way to express his thoughts and emotions. He uses an open flame and his imagination to transform waste into beautiful artwork.He may be new to flameworking but his work certainly shows a lot of promise.