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Hashim Akib, 1967 | Cityscape painter

Award winning artist Hashim Akib is born in England.
Working as an illustrator for over 15 years has provided valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and painting techniques. 
My client list varies from The Times newspapers, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time magazine, ad campaign for Smirnoff, a stamp for Royal Mail and concepts for a product range for W.H.Smith.

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Mark Lague, 1964 | Cityscape painter

Mark Lague has developed an international reputation and has won numerous awards, both in his native Canada and in the United States.
A dedicated painter, Mark Lague was born in Lachine Quebec in 1964 and he has had a fascination with drawing since childhood, a skill he practices constantly, even to this day. Upon graduation from Montreal's Concordia University in Design, Mark embarked on a 13-year career in the animation industry, working primarily as a background designer and art director.

Pubblicato il 30/07/16e aggiornato il

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Omar Ortiz, 1977 | Hyperrealist Figurative painter | Art in Detail

Mexican painter Omar Ortiz describes his work by saying, "Since I started painting I have always tried to represent things as real as I can. Sometimes I succeed and some others I don’t but it’s a fact that it is very difficult for me to do otherwise.
I enjoy the challenge of reproducing skin tones and it’s nuances under natural light, particularly in bright conditions. I like simplicity in my pieces since I believe that excesses make us more poor rather than rich".

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Omar Ortiz see:
Omar Ortiz, 1977 | Hyperrealist Figurative painter.

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Fidel Molina, 1971 | Figurative /Cityscape painter

Son of the painter Luis Molina, Fidel Molina (Madrid, July 3, 1971) graduated in the speciality of Design for the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
He combines his work as painter with that of designer and illustrator, being able to see their creations in both film and television and Internet advertising campaigns. His paintings and illustrations have appeared numerous times in different publications.

Notably collaborations in films such as "No deberías estar aquí", by Jacobo Rispa, in cartoon spots as those made for Repsol YPF or Fundación Crecer Jugando with its campaign "Un juguete, una ilusión", in shows as "El tramposo" of Telemadrid, or "Tírame de la lengua" of TVE, in a series of cartoons for the Internet as "The Revenge of the Claw", of Planet Hollywood, or "EnREDados", of Telefonica, in Internet games like "Toma Café", of Telecinco, those made for Wanadoo or "Mundo de estrellas", for the Andalusian Health Service, or to the movies "Lobos de Arga" and "The Fog" and in portals such as those carried out for theme parks Disney Quest.

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Kevin Mizner, 1962 | Plein Air painter

Kevin Mizner has been painting scenes of Maine for well over thirty years. His realist style has evolved into a synthesis of classical landscape techniques with the sensibility of impressionism.
Kevin takes advantage of the everyday beauty of Maine: The Lobstermen plying their trade along the coast, or the rolling fields, farms and woods of Maine's interior. In his Americana paintings, he evokes a sense of the working people of Maine's history. All are given a bold color-filled look that typifies Kevin's paintings.

Pubblicato il 28/07/16e aggiornato il

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Michael Tolleson,1957 | Autistic Savant Artist

Michael Tolleson is an Autistic Savant Artist, who has no formal art training, but instead relies on the use of the huge amount of stored information that his Asperger’s mind has observed and retained.

During his art career of only 4 years of painting, he has painted more than 600 paintings, and each painting is usually completed in less than one hour of painting time regardless of size. He states that he feels trance-like during the actual act of painting, and is reluctant to take credit for the finished work as he feels the autism is actually the artist.

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Anna Razumovskaya | Venetian Graces | Art in Detail

Anna Razumovskaya is an Russian painter, known for working in the Impressionist /Figurative style. With solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, Razumovskaya has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporary scene.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Razumovskaya see:

Pubblicato il 27/07/16e aggiornato il

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Antonella Lucarella Masetti, 1954 | Figurative painter

Antonella Masetti Lucarella was born in Taranto Italy. She actually lives and works in Milan. She works using mixed techniques.
Talking about her practice, the artist says she has chosen to create "Italian" art, despite the fashion of the times. Her paintings have a timeless beauty and the artist has reached international fame.
Her predilection toward figurative painting generates images of great beauty, refined and ethereal, but at the same time strong and introspective: her paintings are not just mere scenes of daily life, but portraits that gaze beyond the surface, and convey all the characters' drama and inner torment.

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Seth Couture, 1974 | Abstract Impressionist painter

Californian painter Seth Couture is an Artist residing in El Dorado Hills, CA. His works include Acrylic Paintings on Canvas, as well as Charcoal and Pastels.
Seth’s life and art career are anything but normal. As a teenager, he left an abusive home and put himself through high school. After graduation, he made his way to California, where the noted painter Tom X took him under his wing.

Pubblicato il 26/07/16e aggiornato il

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Anna Razumovskaya | Ballet dancers

Anna Razumovskaya is an Russian painter, known for working in the Figurative style. Razumovskaya was born in Rostov-on-Don, a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Razumovskaya see:
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Jules Tavernier | Hawaii’s Volcano School

Jules Tavernier (27 April 1844 - 18 May 1889) was a French painter, illustrator, and an important member of Hawaii’s Volcano School.
He was born on 27 April 1844 in Paris. He studied with the French painter, Félix Joseph Barrias (1822-1907, but left France in the 1870s, never to return. Tavernier was employed as an illustrator by Harper's Magazine, which sent him, along with Paul Frenzeny, on a year-long coast-to-coast sketching tour in 1873. Eventually, he continued westward to Hawaii, where he made a name for himself as a landscape painter. He was fascinated by Hawaii’s erupting volcanoes-a subject that was to pre-occupy him for the rest of his life, which was spent in Hawaii, Canada and the western United States. Tavernier died on 18 May 1889 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pubblicato il 25/07/16e aggiornato il

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Brahim Achir, 1956 | Surrealismo Visionario

Brahim Achir nasce in Algeria il 21 gennaio 1956.
Nel 1976 consegue in Algeria il diploma di laurea di perito tecnico superiore.
Vinta una borsa di studio, si trasferisce in Italia dove studia presso l’Accademia Navale di Livorno (anno 1977-78) che però lascia per dedicarsi alla pittura ed alla poesia.
Nel 1979 torna a Roma per proseguire la sua ricerca pittorica, esponendo in diverse mostre collettive e personali.

Pubblicato il 24/07/16e aggiornato il

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Małgorzata Chodakowska, 1965 | Water Statues

The Polish-born artist Małgorzata Chodakowska ☞ works primarily in wood and bronze and is well known for the seductive balance of her figures.
But, she doesn't just stop there…
Małgorzata Chodakowska ☞ creates unusual statues, which bring water and bronze together to form spectacular fountains. Initially, she carves the statue from a large oak trunk, forming the general shape she wishes to create. As Małgorzata carves away layer by layer, the large pieces of wood transform into magnificent statues.

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Howard Rogers, 1932 | Figurative /Western painter /sculptor

Master Artist Howard Rogers is well known for his paintings of rugged cowboys and their horses, paintings of beautiful figures and for his lyrical figurative bronzes.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and sculpting works by Howard Rogers see Howard Rogers, 1932 | Bronze figurative sculptures.

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Lotta Blokker, 1980 | Figurative sculptor

When Lotta Blokker (Amsterdam 1980) first encountered the work of the french sculptor Auguste Rodin, during a secondary school excursion to the Musée Rodin in Paris, Lotta Blokker felt that her destiny had been determined. "This is it", she thought, looking at Rodin’s works. At the age of nineteen she travelled to Italy to study sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art.
Her talent was obvious and she started teaching even before she had graduated. The programme had a strong focus on learning the technique of sculpting. Observing, interpreting, drawing, modelling: the hand should follow the eye.

Pubblicato il 21/07/16e aggiornato il

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Aert van der Neer | Dutch Baroque Era painter

Aert van der Neer, Aert also called Aernout (born 1603/04, Gorinchem [also called Gorkum, or Gorcum] or Amsterdam, Netherlands - died November 9, 1677, Amsterdam) Dutch painter of the Baroque period, famous for his nocturnal landscapes and winter scenes. His mastery of light effects is revealed in his many darkened landscapes lit by a full moon or a burning building as well as by his sensitivity to the appearance of light on water and ice.

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Eric Roux-Fontaine, 1966 | Magical Realism painter

Eric Roux-Fontaine was born in the Savoy Region of France. He enrolled at the Fine Art School of Saint-Etienne at the young age of 17 and graduated Summa Cum Laude 5 years later. Since his first solo exhibition in 1991, he has enjoyed sellout shows and overwhelming success throughout Europe. In 1995, the Musée des Beaux-arts of the city of Chambéry and the Musée Paul Dini of the city of Villefranche-sur-Saône acquired works which to date are part of their permanent collections.

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Philip Jackson, 1944 | Abstract /Impressionist sculptor | Public Art

"My sculptures are essentially an impressionistic rendering of the figure. Where you see the figure seemingly grow out of the ground, the texture resembles tree bark, rock, or lava flow. As the eye moves up the sculpture, the finish becomes gentler and more delicately worked, culminating in the hands and the mask, both of which are precisely observed and modeled".

Philip Henry Christopher Jackson is a renowned sculptor with an outstanding international reputation.
His ability to convey the human condition through skilful use of body language is legendary, producing figures both imposing and operatic in their narrative and presence, which are recognizable worldwide.

Pubblicato il 19/07/16e aggiornato il

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Erich Fried /Lotta Blokker | It is what it is /É quel che è..

What It Is
It is madness
says reason
It is what it is
says love

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David Garrett, 1980 | The magic devil's violinist / Il magico violinista del diavolo..

David Garrett (born David Christian Bongartz; 4 September 1980) is a record-breaking German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist.
  • Personal life
Garrett was born in Aachen, Germany, to an American prima ballerina, Dove Garrett, and a German jurist, Georg Bongartz. He adopted his mother's maiden name as his stage name, as "it was more pronounceable".

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Jeanne Saint Chéron, 1973 | Symbolist Figurative painter

Born in Laval Loire Valley, Jeanne Saint-Chéron has been successful for over fifteen years.
In the beginning of her career, a self taught painter Saint Chéron participates to riding competitions and invests in racing horses breeding. Then she decides to move to Brittany, France, where she teaches drawing and painting for more than ten years. However, her main occupation remains painting and participating to various art exhibitions. In 2006, Saint Chéron decides to dedicate all of her time to her artwork and suspends her teaching activities, in spite of the fact that more than hundred students participated to her art workshops during the last teaching year.

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Mike Wise, 1973 | Plein Air painter

Mike Wise is an Impressionist oil painter best known for his landscapes. His approach to representational art is based in abstract design with loose brushwork and sculptural smears of the palette knife bringing movement and energy to a piece. The intended result is a painting rich in color and texture with a distinct three-dimensional feel that draws the viewer deep into the painted image.

Mike works in what was once an old barn that he converted to a modern art studio. The natural beauty that surrounds him at home on Whidbey Island, as well as having his family around and a lot of good music in the studio while he paints, influences his creative process. 

Wise is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS).

Pubblicato il 17/07/16e aggiornato il

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Eric Bowman, 1960 | Jazz music

Eric Bowman is an American Award winning painter, known for working in the Impressionism / Figurative style. 
Bowman was born was born in Pasadena and grew up in Orange County, CA..

Pubblicato il 15/07/16e aggiornato il

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Eric Bowman, 1960 | Ballet dancers

Eric Bowman* is an American Award winning painter*, known for working in the Impressionism style*. Bowman* was born was born in Pasadena and grew up in Orange County, CA.

For biographical notes -in english and italian - and other works by Bowman see:

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