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Contemporary Art and Artists

Be inspired by the paintings and drawings from some of the world’s best working artists with these guest blog posts, artist interviews, exhibition news, and more.

Visual artist Terry Strickland shares how her figurative paintings help her, and others, understand this collective experience of art and life.
The inner city, with all the urban mystifications, is the backdrop of the artistic works and narrative paintings of David Buttram.
Vincent Giarrano finds that painting people around NYC is "endlessly inspiring." Discover some of his muses here.
American artist Nicholas Coleman with inspirational words on painting, including the mistake many artists are doing today.
In both considering this painting and looking back at the grief I was bearing at the time, my work on the painting provided a way to ...
Being able to impart your emotions into a painting is important in your work. Here's why, and how to pull it off.
Working on copper can provide a rewarding new experience, add a distinctive look to a painting, and expand your repertoire. Here's how to do it.
Like marriage, Shelley says, watercolor isn't without its challenges, including that of control.
“I was completely broke when I got out of school. Then I had a baby and I couldn’t afford ..."
Bringing drama into a wildlife painting is an attempt to help the viewer emotionally connect with the piece...

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