*Dinner Pt. 2; The red Door

*Dinner Pt. 2; The red Door

Michele Ann Murtaugh
Oil on Canvas
36 x 72 inches (L x W)
In Michele Ann Murtaugh’s figurative narrative paintings, her subjects address the current condition of human intimacy, the desire of it and the lack of it. She combines realist human form with surrealistic atmospheric nuances to give the viewer the feeling of being in the subconscious. Her large scale oil paintings combine delicate, refined and crude brush work to intensify the psychological contradiction of surrender with immediacy and impatience. Her subjects are often nude or costumed in inorganic fantastic materials. They can be found masked or uncomfortably gazing back at the viewer. The paintings mirror our beautiful and imperfect attempt to connect and be accepted.

*Quietude

*Quietude

Anne-Marie Zanetti
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 inches (L x W)
Anne-Marie Zanetti’s contemporary, expressive oil paintings combine simple, flowing elements with rich colour, tone and detail. Her highly realistic still life and portraiture works are rendered in layers of fine smooth brushstrokes and glazes so as not to distract from the overall drama. Zanetti is on a continual journey to unearth and transform her emotional experiences through her conversation with painting, inviting the viewer to participate in her intimate dialogue and to enjoy the intensity of her unique vision.

*Yuge IV

*Yuge IV

Kathrin Longhurst
Oil on Canvas
180 x 180 centimeters (L x W)
Available from the artist.

1971 Corvette Stingray 454 Wheel

1971 Corvette Stingray 454 Wheel

Shannon Fannin
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36 inches (L x W)
Shannon (Shan) Fannin is a realist vehicle painter living in Austin, Texas. Born in California, she received a scholarship to become a special needs art teacher, but joined her family business and pursued a marketing career. Stepping away from the corporate world to raise a family, Fannin returned to art after a 25yr. hiatus. In 2012 she took community college art classes, and turned her attention to painting vehicles in 2014 when a 1961 Ford Thunderbird was added to their family garage. She became a professional realist vehicle artist in February, 2015. Fannin creates her large, vibrant acrylic paintings with a combination of painting with her palms, fingers, and brushes. Although her work is categorized as realism, she incorporates approximately 10% abstraction into each painting. Fannin’s work has been shown in numerous national galleries, and been featured in several Best of America exhibitions. She has had two solo exhibitions including showing her work during Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016. Her paintings have been published in American, Greek, and British publications including: American Art Collector, Soferina, Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics, Where Women Create Business, North Light Books, and Creative Quarterly. She was on the international shortlist of 13 artists/writers for the 2017 Artslant Georgia Fee Paris Residency.

Alluring

Alluring

Kimberly Dow
Oil on Panel
31 x 33 inches (L x W)
Kimberly Dow is a narrative figurative oil painter. Her obsession with storytelling and relationships are what drives her. Often employing the nude figure and direct stares, Ms. Dow enjoys the delightful idea of her paintings gazing back at the viewer. Her figures at times seem to dare unabashedly and yet are not objects to be admired. Instead, they are figures jumping off the canvas yearning to have their stories told.

Cloud Gazers

Cloud Gazers

Alayne Sahar
Watercolor on Paper
22.5 x 28 inches (L x W)
Alayne Sahar is a figurative watercolor painter whose aesthetic depicts the female figure in the natural world where the mood is romantic and the women are portrayed as ardent ​​poetic beings who evoke the soulful side of femininity. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and raised in West Long Branch, a small northern Jersey coastal town. She graduated with a Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1997 and continues her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her current mentor is James Toogood, AWS,NWS and she has studied semi-privately with Paul McCormack . She is influenced by the paintings of Margaret Bowland, Violet Oakley, John Waterhouse, Alphonse Mucha and the Pre-Raphaelites. She currently lives and works in the Philadelphia, PA.

Edgewater Sunset

Edgewater Sunset

Kristen Santucci
Oil on Panel
12 x 17 inches (L x W)
Kristen Santucci is an American artist working primarily in oil. She is inspired by the human figure as well as the beauty of nature. Kristen is captivated by the interplay between light and shadow, variations in skin tones and brushstrokes, and even a bit of abstraction. Kristen strives to continue to learn and challenge herself with each new work she creates.

Funny Bird

Funny Bird

Christy Stallop
Oil on Canvas
48 x 36 inches (L x W)
Christy Stallop is an artist living in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in El Paso, her work is greatly influenced by the west. Her subjects range from local landscapes to whimsical grackles that border on the absurd. Mainly an oil painter, Christy has recently integrated spray paint into some of her work which is used in the background to create a bokeh effect. Influenced by design and balance, her work often shifts perspective into unique directions. Christy’s primary focus is creating work that connects with one of the most universal human emotions, happiness.

I Don't Owe You Anything

I Don't Owe You Anything

Alessandro Tomassetti
Oil on Linen
36 x 25.5 inches (L x W)
In his bold paintings of contemporary men, figurative painter Alessandro Tomassetti combines his naturalistic rendering style with a tenebrous palette and dramatic lighting to create works which are at once seductive and subversive. Rather than presenting his male subjects as mythological heroes or captains of industry, Tomassetti paints to reveal their vulnerability and sensitivity. From the pose and styling to the glints of light and reflection captured in his brushwork, Tomassetti’s work manifests an intimacy most often seen in paintings of female subjects. By eschewing historic expectations—where men were typically viewers of such portraits rather than the subjects, Tomassetti’s oil paintings invite the viewer to explore and appreciate shades of contemporary masculinity outside of the norm.

In The Element

In The Element

SEJ
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 inches (L x W)
Sej is a contemporary realistic painter having a forte in classical realism. She was the winner of Florence Academy of Art Scholarship and Scottsdale School of arts, primarily self taught, she has also garnered her skills studying alongside mentors such as Lee Price, David Gray and Jura Bedic. She shares a dual studio base in India and California alongside traveling,learning, researching extensively and displaying her work.

Isabella

Isabella

JuliAnne Jonker
Oil and wax on panel
20 x 16 inches (L x W)
JuliAnne Jonker's art serves as a conduit, a visual language for the human ability to see and be seen. JuliAnne lives and works in Apple Valley, Minnesota and continues to follow her muse around the globe. She works alongside living masters of classical realism while creating her own techniques blending her love of oil paint and wax sculpture. Most recently she is creating portraits using encaustic wax, cold wax and oils.

Kerra With Stripes

Kerra With Stripes

Ellen Starr Lyon
Oil on Panel
20 x 20 inches (L x W)
Ellen Starr Lyon is a figurative painter focusing on modern portraiture that highlights poignant, universal emotions. Her colorful oil portraits slow down our busy lives to highlight a moment and distill an emotion we all can relate to. Ellen’s current work revolves around feminism, motherhood and coming of age. She uses those close to her, especially her teens, to get at deeper universal feelings strongly felt and clearly shown. Ellen combines the love of the age-old practice of creating self-portraits with the ever-evolving state of being a mother/wife/woman creating modern “selfies”. Her realist painting style incorporates a colorful palette and multiple thin, luminous layers.

Leaving The Island

Leaving The Island

Sam Woodfin
Oil on Canvas
67 x 35 inches (L x W)
Sam Woodfin’s work explores colorful realism via themes of mortality, the apocalypse, human psyche, the structure of the body, and the nature of perception and consciousness. He also makes comic and narrative work. Sam studied Illustration at Art Center College of Design and earned his MFA in Painting from Laguna College of Art + Design. He currently teaches art full time for the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Alex Dewars
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 inches (L x W)
Alex Dewars is a figurative artist from Scotland. Hes studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and has exhibited mainly in Scotland for 15 years, including the Royal Scottish Academy. His current work explores cultural stereotypes that are often exploited for political gain. In 2019 he was a finalist in the Art Renewal Centre's International Salon.

Mr. Soul

Mr. Soul

Tony Armendariz
Watercolor on Paper
21 x 16 inches (L x W)
Available from RJD Gallery, New York. Born and raised in Chicago to a graphic arts family, Tony learned to create with textile, photography, drawing and painting. Tony graduated from the American Academy of Art where he studied under renowned watercolor instructor Irving Shapiro. While still attending the Academy, Tony began work in the corporate world for over twenty years as a graphic artist, illustrator and web designer. Beginning in 2007, he started pursuing his interests in painting and teaching full-time. Tony is a signature member of seven national artistic societies and for ten years served as the director of the Illinois Watercolor Society. Tony has won many awards in local and national juried exhibitions and has exhibited his work in many group and solo shows. He currently lives and teaches from his studio in Palatine, Illinois. He is represented by the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Offering

Offering

Jessica Smit Mattingly
Oil on Linen
24 x 48 inches (L x W)
Working in oil, Jessica paints portraits and allegorical figure paintings of people and still life objects in slightly surreal settings that tell a story. She uses lighting, color, and symbolic imagery to tell these mysterious narratives and capture a moment and the emotion that lies behind it. The human figure is at the center of her work, often physically portraying the emotions experienced within. She is interested in what lies beneath the surface, the larger stories and deeper meanings of our everyday experience. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and a desire to create visual experiences of mystery and contemplation. The visual narratives in her paintings are both personal and universal, and the viewer is invited to find his or her own meaning and stories in the symbolic imagery of her paintings

Oneness’ based on the poem of the same name by Joie de Winter

Oneness’ based on the poem of the same name by Joie de Winter

Anne-Marie Zanetti
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 inches (L x W)
Anne-Marie Zanetti’s contemporary, expressive oil paintings combine simple, flowing elements with rich colour, tone and detail. Her highly realistic still life and portraiture works are rendered in layers of fine smooth brushstrokes and glazes so as not to distract from the overall drama. Zanetti is on a continual journey to unearth and transform her emotional experiences through her conversation with painting, inviting the viewer to participate in her intimate dialogue and to enjoy the intensity of her unique vision.

Painted Wolf

Painted Wolf

Hilary McCarthy
Charcoal on Paper
16 x 12 inches (L x W)
Hilary McCarthy is a Contemporary Painter that lives and works in Laguna Beach, CA. She holds a BFA in Painting from Hartford Art School and MFA in fine art at New York Academy of Art. She is currently working on an art history degree at Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor of Drawing and Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work is in has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States and Europe. Her artist residencies include locations in Puglia, Italy, Johnson, VT, and Leipzig, Germany. Her work evokes the complexities of the human condition where the ocean forms a vast rhythmic backdrop. The narrative of the paintings tests these two interfaces. " I think the ocean is not only visually majestic but healing both psychologically and physically so it is a constant subject in my paintings. It was here before we were. It is wiser than we are."

Pale Shelter

Pale Shelter

Alessandro Tomassetti
Oil on Linen
42 x 17.5 inches (L x W)
In his bold paintings of contemporary men, figurative painter Alessandro Tomassetti combines his naturalistic rendering style with a tenebrous palette and dramatic lighting to create works which are at once seductive and subversive. Rather than presenting his male subjects as mythological heroes or captains of industry, Tomassetti paints to reveal their vulnerability and sensitivity. From the pose and styling to the glints of light and reflection captured in his brushwork, Tomassetti’s work manifests an intimacy most often seen in paintings of female subjects. By eschewing historic expectations—where men were typically viewers of such portraits rather than the subjects, Tomassetti’s oil paintings invite the viewer to explore and appreciate shades of contemporary masculinity outside of the norm.

Pink Fingers

Pink Fingers

Cheney Lansard
Acrylic on Birch
11 x 15 inches (L x W)
Cheney’s unkempt, representational style examines social navigation as influenced by gendered perceptions. His paintings expose our reluctance to challenge unspoken opinions and feelings by challenging the eye with rougher renderings and more identifiably realistic depictions of the subjects existing in the same plane. Cheney spent the better part of his younger years immersed in underground rave culture and, with no formal art training, actively began painting in 2014 at the age of 43. Cheney works in both oils and acrylics on wood panel.

Rain

Rain

Lali Garcia Almeyda
Rain
28 x 35 inches (L x W)

Remember

Remember

Michael Hlousek-Nagle
Charcoal and chalk on toned paper
11.5 x 11.5 inches (L x W)
Michael Hlousek-Nagle’s work is firmly rooted in traditional practice. He works mainly in oils, graphite, or charcoal to produce work that explores a space somewhere between sensuality, nostalgia, isolation, and hope. His canvases often feature solitary figures having quiet crises of reflection and regret, or experiencing moments of epiphany, of recognition, or acceptance. They attempt to strike a balance – between acknowledging human losses, imperfections, and regrets, and being open to healing, and the possibility of inner change and transformation. His work explores the grey area between the tangible and the inward, and asks the viewer to contemplate the sad inevitability of external changes, and the hopeful possibility of internal transformation.

Reticent

Reticent

Holly Bedrosian
Colored pencil on paper
20 x 28 inches (L x W)
Holly Bedrosian is an artist working in colored pencil and in oil to create realistic portraits and figurative art. Her work captures quiet moments lending an introspective feeling to her work. Through specific details in expression, clothing, and pose, Bedrosian evokes the inner personality and mood of her subjects.

Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising

John Hyland
oil and pencil on canvas
18 x 18 inches (L x W)
The New York painter John Hyland specializes in portraits and figure studies, though his oeuvre also includes still-lifes, floral studies and depictions of the land, the sea and the city. Whether the subject is a friend, a model or a flower, John’s paintings utilize color, form, light and line while exploring emotional and psychological beauty and truth. His decades-long background in journalism — as an editor at The New York Times and before that as a reporter and an editor at The Hartford Courant — has had an undeniable influence on his search for that truth. Like the stories he used to edit and write, the oil paintings he creates present a narrative that stays true to the subject at hand, as the story and the image become one

Shadow Boxing

Shadow Boxing

Leo Plaw
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16 inches (L x W)
Leo Plaw is known for narrative and figurative oil painting and drawing with brooding atmospheres. His works draw upon rich veins of imagery from myth and psychology, seeking to explore deeper and often disowned human motivations. While his stylistic influences include Old Masters and Academic Art, contemporary representational expressions are important for him also. For him the human figure on a canvas is like an actor on a stage, whose aim is to suspend the viewer’s disbelief and have them identify with the character or scene and enter into the experience.

Supergirl of Suburbiz

Supergirl of Suburbiz

Jennifer Hartzler
Oil on Canvas
30 x 24 inches (L x W)
Jennifer Hartzler's work often relies on the female figure to deliver an allegorical theme or story using highly saturated color and a strong sense of light. Although Jennifer’s style is always figurative and realism, her work is known to toggle back and forth between painterly and a more controlled application of paint.

The Calling

The Calling

Brianna Lee
Oil on Panel (Diptych)
20 x 32 inches (L x W)
Brianna Lee is a figurative oil painter working in the realist tradition. Her work focuses on the emotional interior world of her portrait subjects, often portraying them against dramatic landscapes that act as a metaphorical narrative of their life. Her work aims to highlight the quiet inward strength and resilience of her female subjects. The use of contrasted lighting and rich and emotive colors convey the sentiment of each individual. While many of her narratives are fictional, she gleans inspiration from her own life experiences and of her models, friends and family. The wide open landscapes she portrays are often inspired by the rural environment she grew up in, in the Central Valley of California.

The Fish Monger

The Fish Monger

Teresa Brutcher
Oil on Canvas
31 x 23 inches (L x W)
In her figurative realist oil paintings, Teresa Brutcher renders her figures from the inside out and the outside in telling us their stories of folly and fear, joy, defiance and submission. Literary symbols are often employed; other times, she sets a stage where every element plays a role in conveying her tale. Strong vivid colors and harsh lights and shadows, bulging veins and muscles, beckon the viewer into a world of emotions shared by humankind, of fears and fantasies which unite us all.

The Hidden Language,

The Hidden Language,

Michael Hlousek-Nagle
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 inches (L x W)
Michael Hlousek-Nagle’s work is firmly rooted in traditional practice. He works mainly in oils, graphite, or charcoal to produce work that explores a space somewhere between sensuality, nostalgia, isolation, and hope. His canvases often feature solitary figures having quiet crises of reflection and regret, or experiencing moments of epiphany, of recognition, or acceptance. They attempt to strike a balance – between acknowledging human losses, imperfections, and regrets, and being open to healing, and the possibility of inner change and transformation. His work explores the grey area between the tangible and the inward, and asks the viewer to contemplate the sad inevitability of external changes, and the hopeful possibility of internal transformation.

The Revenants of the Drowned

The Revenants of the Drowned

Michael Hlousek-Nagle
Oil on Canvas
47.5 x 59 inches (L x W)
Michael Hlousek-Nagle’s work is firmly rooted in traditional practice. He works mainly in oils, graphite, or charcoal to produce work that explores a space somewhere between sensuality, nostalgia, isolation, and hope. His canvases often feature solitary figures having quiet crises of reflection and regret, or experiencing moments of epiphany, of recognition, or acceptance. They attempt to strike a balance – between acknowledging human losses, imperfections, and regrets, and being open to healing, and the possibility of inner change and transformation. His work explores the grey area between the tangible and the inward, and asks the viewer to contemplate the sad inevitability of external changes, and the hopeful possibility of internal transformation.

The answers will come

The answers will come

Francien Krieg
Oil on Linen
39 x 63 inches (L x W)
Francien Krieg was born in the Netherlands, she followed monumental design on art academy The hague. Her work is in the Tullman collection Chicago, ING collection Amsterdam, Formal Scheringa collection, mohlman museum collection, van Lien collection and many private collections. Her work was exhibited at the MEAM museum Barcelona, Wausau museum the US , Scheringa museum NL, and Mohlmann museum NL, also she was working with gallery Mokum Amsterdam , gallery Beinart Brunswick Australie, Abend gallery, Zhou B art center Chicago and Robert Lange Studios. Summer of 2019 she was an artist in residence in Canada New foundland at Pouch cove and she recently published her first art book about the series of the aging female body which she painted for 10 years.

We Call Them Strong

We Call Them Strong

Carolyn Hancock
Pastel on Paper
16 x 12 inches (L x W)
Strength, desire, defiance, emotions: all pierce the eyes of women painted by Carolyn Hancock. She reveals inner emotions that society and culture demand remain hidden, creating a glimpse into a chance moment. “That little snap of time is what I think defines the real person.” Her series, The Women, is a time capsule of those emotions; each face leads to a story of struggle, complicated by life. A self-taught pastelist, Hancock’s realistic drawing merges into an impressionistic painting. “The rich, strong colors I saw in other countries and the variety of skin tones influence every reach into my pastel tray.” She paints from life and photo references. “Sometimes a model inspires and her image stays in the back of my mind, playing and wandering around, until how I want to present her all comes together.”

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Vicki Sullivan
Charcoal on paper
16 x 12 inches (L x W)
Vicki Sullivan richly colored figurative oil paintings aim to convey a sense of positive emotion and feeling to the viewer revealing elements of her subjects’ personalities besides her own. 
While depicting contemporary subjects, her method is inspired by 19th Century Realism. Her work involves glazing many layers making the colors rich and glowing as if from the inside and it takes several months to complete a single artwork
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