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.

From doorways found in distant travels to classic myths, discover what inspires the contemporary realism of Daniel Graves, and be moved.
Watch a new documentary on realist painter Daniel Sprick. Bonus: Listen to Daniel’s interview with Eric Rhoads about art techniques and more.
John and Suzie Seery-Lester share the inspirational story of how their lives came together through art. Bonus: Learn about their color choices and techniques for painting representational art.
"I have a genuine enthusiasm for the awkward, strange, and oddly interesting things I experience in life," says Kelly Houghton. "In particular, I am drawn to anything and anyone with character. Observing people offers up an endless carnival of inspiration."
Congratulations to Joshua LaRock, whose painting was recently recognized by the Portrait Society of America.
Influenced by race and religion, artist Stanley Rayfield creates art that visually and subtly portrays spiritual concepts, including hope and love.
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.
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