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.

To the magical realist, a butterfly may no longer simply be a butterfly, but a technical means by which to convey a story or image beyond words, understood subconsciously where symbols...
Jamie Coreth tells us how being raised by an animal sculptor has taught him certain valuable lessons about the discipline of creating art.
“Rarely are the ethereal pictures by Odd Nerdrum easy to look at, yet they always draw us in, forcing us to marvel at the artist’s deft draftsmanship and lush brushwork, even as we try to work out exactly what’s happening here..."
In this guest blog post, Chantel Barber shares a step-by-step demo of how she used reference photos and creative freedom to recreate a commissioned portrait painting.
April Coppini, artist and mother of three, shares the fascination that keeps her motivated and her process for creating charcoal drawings that are sometimes chaotic, and sometimes calm.
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Breaking Taboos

"I explore societal taboos and disorder, and through my artistic practice I hope to be able to deal with the damage of my past and provide my own children with a world of wonder and nurture." Be inspired by the works of Claudia Kaak.
When contemporary artist and musician Andrew Kinsman found himself on lockdown in Italy, he chose to focus on a painting subject that has been a lifetime fascination of his...
Edward “Ted” Minoff explains how to paint waves by breaking the subject down into various components, including how to paint water that's in motion.
"Feeling overwhelmed is not an exclusive state of mind reserved for only those new to painting," says Johanne Mangi, who explains why you should use these painting basics, no matter what your experience level is.
Discover gender-composite realistic drawings that explore the themes of femininity in art history and gender identity today.

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