Tag - Painting Inspiration

The figurative works of Jason Shawn Alexander

Jason Shawn Alexander is an expressionist and figurative painter currently based in LA and originally from Tennessee. His works aim to “embody the vulnerability, fear, and underlying strengths that come from his rural upbringing” in Tennessee. His writhing nude figures occupy the canvas together and we’re given a small glimpse into their...

The naturally romantic paintings of David Smith

The Naturally Romantic Paintings of David Smith

I am originally from County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. Growing up there, it is impossible, as a painter not to be affected by the history, landscape, space and light of the Atlantic coast. Art and music were always integral parts of my life, and the space of the Mayo landscape seems to be embedded in everything I make.~David Smith10 years...

The beautiful detour of Amy Oestreicher

As a survivor and ” thriver” of nearly 30 surgeries, a coma, and a decade of medical trauma, I have been challenged with moments of extreme difficulty. But as an artist, bride, actress, 28-year old college student and overall lover of life, I’ve learned so much from this beautiful detour. I would love to submit my art for your...

The re-contextualized paintings of Sath

My name is Sath. I´m a Spanish painter and an urban artist currently based in Bangkok.  Most of my urban interventions pursue the idea of the re-contextualization as a tool to construct new meanings.  These artworks are spray-painted using figurative elements to create colorful pieces slightly surreal. Never neglecting the message, my work is...

Melissa McCracken paints music she can see

Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken can see music. Melodies have color and movement due to a phenomenon in her brain called synesthesia. As a result of the condition, her compositions seem to float specks of color across the canvas in a dynamic rhythm as if suggesting either a slow dance or a more fast-paced tune. Skinnier lines dance their...

The Surreal Menagerie of Pola Dwurnik

Have you ever had that waking nightmare where you look around your apartment with your five cats and think…if I were to die right now, these felines will probably eat me before anyone realized anything was wrong? No? Me either. I can tell Pola Dwurnik has had that exact thought though, from what’s going on in her painting Coffee and Steel (No...