“This Is Manchester”: Michael Ashcroft’s Truthful Series Of Paintings That Celebrate The Northern City

A master of landscape and cityscape in oils, Michael Ashcroft’s truthful style has captured the heart of Manchester and its art lovers. His familiar Northern scenes, like wet roads at dusk, raddled pub facades, and landmarks in the afternoon sun, are painted to celebrate the bustling and beautiful nature of this city. Continue reading »

Incredible Photorealistic Paintings By Yigal Ozeri

New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri (previously) is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of distinctive young women in rich prodigious landscapes. With tinges of Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics, Ozeri brings an ethereal and uninhibited sensibility to his paintings. His portraits denote art historical foundations in romanticism, while also offering contemporary notions of sensual femininity. Continue reading »

What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival


Eugène Delacroix – Liberty Leading The People (1830)

According to an artist Márton Neményi: “My name is Márton Neményi, I’m a Hungary-based photojournalist who didn’t miss Europe’s Burning Man, the Sziget Festival, but according to my vision, this year the Hungarian party island needed a fine twist. Continue reading »

Twitter Users Recreate Famous Paintings With Sandwiches


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Recently German Twitter users started to make sandwiches that look like paintings of famous artists. The action was initiated by blogger Marie Sophie Hingst who introduced hashtag #KunstGeschichteAlsBrotbelag. Other Twitter users happily took up the idea. Scroll down to see the best examples. Continue reading »

“Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”: The Superb Paintings Of David FeBland

David FeBland was born in London, UK and has received degrees from The University of Virginia, USA and The University of Manchester, UK. A self-taught artist, FeBland pursued careers in Landscape Architecture and Communication Design as well as hosting jazz radio programs before turning his attention to painting in the mid-1980’s. Since 1984, he has bicycled through 55 countries around the world, often using his observations as inspiration for his painting. Continue reading »

New Surreal Paintings By Matthew Grabelsky Take The New York City Subway For A Wild Ride

New York City is sometimes affectionately (or disaffectionately) referred to as a ‘concrete jungle’, but for Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky (previously) it’s more of a big cageless zoo. Using the New York City subway system as the setting for his work, Grabelsky paints surreal portraits of people who are seemingly normal from the neck down, but who have had their heads replaced by animals, both wild and domesticated. Continue reading »

Artist Leaves His Paintings For People To Find After Getting Rejected By Art Galleries

My Dog Sighs, a talented street artist from England, made his first drawing when he was 7 years old. Since then everyone knew him as a child who can draw, and this was enough to set him on a journey to become an artist. Later, he left his job at a primary school where he worked as a teacher, decided to become a professional and started painting everything he thought the galleries would like. Continue reading »

Brilliant Watercolor Paintings Of The Russian Artist Dima Rebus

Creating works that float somewhere between reality and the surreal, Dima Rebus is a young Russian artist working predominately in watercolor. Often described as unsettling, his paintings depict humans and their eerie situations, accompanied by often cheeky titles that evoke the contemporary times we live in. Continue reading »

The Badass And Chilling Watercolor Paintings Of Misha Vyrtsev

The excellent watercolour paintings of Misha Vyrtsev. Misha has a bewildering level of skill, humour and a magical touch with blending colours and textures. Continue reading »

“Idealization”: The Photorealist Paintings By Yasutomo Oka

In line with the ultra-realistic paintings of Yigal Ozeri (previously featured), here is the work of the Japanese artist Yasutomo Oka, who unveils beautiful photorealistic portraits of Japanese women. Some captivating and poetic portraits, made from real models, where every detail is painted with an incredible precision. With his paintings, Yasutomo Oka immerses the viewer into a soft and mysterious atmosphere, on the edge of a dream… Continue reading »

“Fragments Of The Past”: The Superb Contemporary Industrial Paintings By Pavel Otdelnov

Pavel Otdelnov was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk (Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia). Member of Moscow Union of artists since 2006. Continue reading »

Artist George Pfau Makes Impressionist Paintings Of The Zombie Apocalypse

San Francisco-based artist George Pfau is more obsessed with zombies than you are. He is so enamored with them, that they are his muse for Impressionist paintings. What lily gardens were to Monet, iconic undead apocalypse scenes are to Pfau in a series titled “Zombiescapes.” Continue reading »

The Dark, Cyberpunk And Fantasy Paintings Of Jakub Rebelka

Jakub Rebelka’s work is like a cross between a stained-glass window and a colorful manga — it’s timeless, in a way, with a flat, intricately detailed style, but it also blurs the line between science fiction and fantasy in a way that’s absolutely gorgeous. Drawing is about the only thing he ever imagined doing; Rebelka’s illustrations have been featured in comic books and video games, but he says his favorite piece is whatever he’s working on at the moment. Continue reading »

Ugly Medieval Paintings Of Cats

While medieval artists excelled at painting religious scenes, portraits of royalty and naked ladies, cats offered an altogether different challenge. It looks like the medieval painters never laid eyes on a cat. Continue reading »

18-Year-Old Painter Stuns The Art World With Her Vibrant Paintings, Sells Them For $10k

Young entrepreneur and classically trained painter Dimitra Milan, is challenging traditional ideas of how artists reach and engage with collectors and audiences. How does an eighteen year old know anything about the art establishment and marketing art? Dimitra has been painting and selling original canvases for the past five years through the standard system of galleries and artist reps. “I am still in galleries and plan to continue working with a few fantastic gallery owners, but I am taking the initiative to market directly and take ownership of my brand.” She has a vision for a better way to get her art out to viewers and do it on her own terms, and without compromising her artistic vision. Continue reading »