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.
Looking at one of Ksenya Verse‘s paintings is a good reminder to look at the sky more often.
Portrait paintings don't just capture people's outward appearance, but often reveal aspects about the figure's life or character.
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.
California is known for its diverse and varied landscape.
Creating portraits that capture the complexity of an individual is not an easy task.
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.
These images might look like double exposure photographs, but they’re actually works rendered in oil paint.
Throughout art history, artists have played with optical illusions to trick the viewers' eyes with mind-bending complex compositions.
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.
Cape Town-based artist Sasha Hartslief doesn't have to travel far to find creative inspiration.
American painter Wayne Thiebaud turned 100 years old in November 2020, but he continues to make art every day.