Oil Painting

July 18, 2021

Artist Promotes Wildlife Conservation With Her Awe-Inspiring Animal Paintings

For artist Sophie Green, animals are more than creative muses. The UK-based painter captures giraffes, bison, elephants, and other creatures in photorealistic portraits which celebrate each subject's unique beauty and raise awareness of their vulnerability. Moreover, the award-winning fine artist donates 10% of her profits to wildlife and conservation charities.

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June 21, 2021

Surreal Oil Paintings Reimagines Animals Merged With Plant Life

Plants and animals work harmoniously together every day to create a beautiful ecosystem. Although the beauty of this relationship often escapes our attention, Los Angeles-based artist Jon Ching brings it to the forefront with his striking, yet beguiling series of oil paintings. Each of these fantastical pieces combines species of flora and fauna in unique hybrids that the artist fondly refers to as “flauna.

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April 11, 2021

Painter Uses Geometric Shapes To Create Colorful Fragmentations of the Human Form

Russian artist Georgy Kurasov creates abstract paintings of women that vibrate with energy and color. These dynamic pictures are reminiscent of images seen through a kaleidoscope as each cool-faced figure is rendered using an array of saturated geometric shapes. Originally trained as a sculptor, Kursaov continues to explore form in his painting practice. Although some mistake his style for Cubism, the artist actually adheres to the philosophy and aesthetics of neo-Constructivism.

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March 31, 2021

Surreal Paintings of Birds Evoke the Mysteries Always Present in the Natural World

Self-taught artist Josie Morway immortalizes different species of birds in hyper-realistic portraits. She uses traditional oil painting techniques and dramatic iconography to envelope each creature in a mystical setting that borders on the surreal. Based in Boston, Morway's practice explores the vulnerability and resilience of nature—especially as it relates to people and industrialization.

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