Have you ever come across discarded objects on your otherwise scenic hike? Well, outdoor educator and part-time artist Mariah Reading has found a new purpose for those unwanted items. She uses her masterful painting skills to transform trash into stunning works of art that seamlessly blend into the landscape where it was found. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Reading developed a passion for the environment at a young age.
There's a myriad of unique creatures living deep underwater and between blades of grass.
Painting masters like Cezanne and Van Gogh used distinct color palettes and expressive brushstrokes to render the landscapes around them...
For centuries, cats have served as both inspirations for works of art and as companions for many artists themselves. Korean creative Jang Koal continues this long-standing tradition of feline-inspired art in her own dreamy style. Her series of paintings called Mirage Cat depicts beautiful, raven-haired women holding black cats that are actually made up of their own glossy locks.
Portland-based artist Yellena James continues to create imaginary aquatic ecosystems made up of amorphous organic forms.
Iranian artist Golsa Golchini specializes in adding tiny ocean-dwelling people to her paintings.
While some artists find inspiration in the familiar beauty of nature, others look to the stars. Los Angeles-based artist Lanchen Mihalic (also called Lanchen Designs) creates incredible paintings that explore the mesmerizing depths of outer space. She decorates canvases of various shapes and sizes with depictions of swirling nebulae, galaxies, and planets. Mihalic's vast portfolio surveys a myriad of celestial scenes in a range of fantastical color schemes.