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.

What is it like to be an artist couple? It is amazing. It can be trying. Contemporary artist Kenny Harris explains.
On contemporary figure paintings inspired by the “glue” of the universe.
Contemporary figurative artist Tim Tyler takes us behind the scenes of his award-winning representational oil painting “The Deconstructionist.”
Contemporary realist James Earley shares why he chooses this particular subject, how he ultimately produces a painting, and the message he wants to get across in his art.
Moving from Puerto Rico to California manifested a sense (and a painting) of Resilience for this inspiring woman. Bonus: Includes a figurative art step-by-step lesson.
“Through the process of painting we have the potential to peel back the layers of simulacra and reveal a deeper truth…”
Today we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the figurative works of contemporary artist Rose Frantzen, including her trompe l'oeil paintings.
How do you create a complex painting composition? Stein explains in this article: “It takes risk to turn a good painting into a great painting.”
"My creative process is inherently about labor, and against the modern backdrop of instant, image-driven gratification, I have found the physical process involved in the painstaking, craft-driven rendering of a subject or a moment to be ever more important."
Ryan Brown shares advice on how to give yourself the best chance to succeed and become an expert at what you do.
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