July 5, 2020

Dreamy Landscape Paintings Evoke the Mystical Wonder of Mountainous British Columbia

Mom by day and artist by night, Canadian realist painter Sarah McKendry first picked up a paintbrush in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. The talented self-taught artist creates beautiful landscape paintings that capture the dark, misty forests and majestic mountain scenes of British Columbia. Scrolling through McKendry’s online portfolio, it’s hard to believe that each piece is rendered in oil paint. The works look just like a photograph and are full of soft, realistic details.

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July 3, 2020

Bucolic Landscape Paintings Look So Lifelike That You’ll Think They Are Photos

Many artists find inspiration in the nature that surrounds them, but few are able to depict it with mindboggling realism like artist Michael James Smith. His immaculate oil paintings depict a variety of bucolic landscapes as vividly as photographs. From white sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains to serene crystal lakes, each place has incredible attention to detail; it’s only after seeing Smith’s hand in the pictures that you realize they are paintings.

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June 25, 2020

These Hyperrealistic Paintings of Nature Are a Breath of Fresh Air

Korean artist An Jung-hwan creates hyperrealistic paintings that look like portals into vivid landscapes. His painstakingly meticulous technique renders textured tree bark, dappled sunlight, and lush green grass as perfect as a photograph. Each nature scene is so enticing in its clarity that it beckons you to look closer. Born in 1978, Jung-hwan received his formal education in painting at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea.

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June 19, 2020

Powerful Embroidered Portraits Shine Light on Targeted Women of Color [Interview]

Artist Nneka Jones creates portraits highlighting women of color who have suffered injustices in the world. Some abuses are overt while others are ingrained in the fabric of our society and therefore often go overlooked. But to the people in her mixed media and embroidered portraits, the effects are traumatic. The Black women and girls depicted in Jones’ work are victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

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