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Susan Bourdet

 photo 5391_LG_zpsbbd0a6c4.jpg  photo 745dd49f08f811ec3e4ad365820cf2a3bc5f6c151281171_zpsf524a9a5.jpg " Raised in a family that loved the outdoors, I have always sought wild places, feeling that nature is central to my way of life. No piece of my art has ever seemed complete to me without an element that could fly or dart from the page. I moved with my family to Oregon in 1974, where I discovered watercolor. I specialize in this temperamental medium because I enjoy contrasting soft-edged, luminous background areas with delicately detailed birds and animals. My paintings don't attempt to duplicate what I see in nature, but rather to capture a fragment of the wildness and beauty we could so easily destroy." - Susan Bourdet  photo 52056-sunflower-buffet_zps9ebec085.jpg  photo SB1_zps59de787b.jpg

Jon Cattapan

 photo 11AbsenceField1_web_zps4704efea.jpg  photo 11AbsenceFieldII_web_zps0ce5f4a9.jpg Jon Cattapan is an extensively exhibited visual artist who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He first began exhibiting in 1979 and his works deal primarily with ways of representing urban topographies and narratives. He is known for panoramic layered city vistas and figurative groupings and has a long held preoccupation for the way human beings negotiate territories. Within his paintings, drawings and prints we see influences of contemporary global culture and recent history that range from science fiction and film through to urban social debates. His extensive travels in Asia and living in cities such as New York, London and Venice have deeply influenced his practice. (via Dominik Mersch Gallery)  photo 11AbsenceFieldIII_web_zps8508cc91.jpg  photo Jon-Cattapin-640x480_zps1d16870a.jpg

Erika Deoudes

 photo 971833_581474715241622_2058242105_n_zpsc3f13b25.jpg  photo 1395258_563760023679758_1955207555_n_zpsb6fd39ef.jpg " I'm an artist/illustrator/designer and movie-lover with equal affection for the adorable, the terrifying, the hilarious, the serious, the bizarre, the mundane, the dignified, the undignified, the disgusting, and the beautiful." - Erika Deoudes  photo 1463116_563760017013092_686778321_n_zps05240b38.jpg  photo 1451438_563759760346451_178701334_n_zps9cd53a11.jpg

Charis Tsevis

 photo db204dc60951613c5127fbcc2df5e7ec_zps5e85bfa0.jpg  photo 6043776d3f942f9cbe689244b163358a_zps4dd0ff7d.jpg Charis Tsevis is an award winning visual designer living and working in Athens,Greece. He holds a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Akademie fur das Grafishe Gewerbe, Munchen and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. He manages a modest studio by the name of Tsevis Visual Design in Athens serving clients all over the world. His client list includes companies like Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota and IKEA, advertising agencies like TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, DDB Munich and Leo Burnett Hong Kong and media like Time, Fortune, Wired and the Wall Street Journal.  photo 4e89d3c955da4df70a40444fcc518c30_zpsb782aa31.jpg  photo 1387216a9974d8d3553108ebc4bec290_zps9d10c385.jpg

Alkesh Parmar

 photo Champagne_Cork_Chandelier-1_zpscb2e719e.jpg  photo chandy1_zps49731f92.jpg Cool chandelier made from recycled champagne corks created by Alkesh Parmar. Click here to go to the website.  photo 1_zps11910310.jpg

Deborah Martin

 photo rear_view_zps4901111e.jpg  photo backofbeyond_08_zps68f6c1b5.jpg  photo four_chairs_05_zps54c5275a.jpg Deborah Martin (b. Boston 1961) is a contemporary American realist painter. A site-specific artist, her poignant images offer a hauntingly intimate elegy for the abandoned habitats and domestic landscapes of small town America. Much of her practice emerges in collaborative conversation with writers and poets, taking form through exhibitions and publications. She is recognized for several pivotal bodies of work: Home on the Strange: In Search of the Salton Sea (Salton Sea, CA), Narrow Lands (Provincetown, MA) and America (US.)  photo yellow_trailer_zps425c4c1b.jpg  photo american_zps60c9b2ca.jpg

Harold Muñoz

 photo 036_zps9c762040.jpg  photo 045_zps745bd36f.jpg " I come from a family of painters. My father taught me my first lessons. Then, later on, I went to an art school in my hometown, Paris. I can’t do anything else but paint, and it’s the human body that interests me the most. During my training, I learned to work the majority of medias, but I have a special relationship with oil. I also draw a lot with graphite." - Harold Muñoz  photo HaroldMuntildeoz_Huilesurline_90x40cm_Juillet2012_zps1b3d2d22.jpg  photo 034_zps7bdb9d89.jpg

Hiné Mizushima

 photo bbb1b64472d95dd2acc10f601ee99dcb_zpsd8ffce48.jpg  photo 6defae7cb8375112f44c0e006845c9c7_zps2cf63a73.jpg Hiné Mizushima, who was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting before working as a designer and Illustrator in Tokyo. She later moved to Rome, then Paris, and then NYC. Seven years ago she left New York for Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her family. She is currently also a slow crafter, needlefelter, and stop-motion puppet animation video artist. She has recently been commissioned for a number of commercial music videos, including several for They Might Be Giants, were released on DVDs. Her Illustrations are mainly paper cutout and digital. Her felt sculptures have been exhibited in galleries in NYC, LA, SF, Tokyo, Osaka and other cities, and are published as books and magazines as well. She sells her felt creations and prints on her Etsy handmade shop.  photo fc804b4cbdc9f00551ee3b8e0351d7d0_zps4ba223e7.jpg  photo 8f7c7bc611aa2b15815cbc226769cdb8_zps53360263.jpg

Alex Roulette

 photo 8216029660_8646f74b2e_b_zpsdfd0a812.jpg  photo 9574953828_ba7e4e5c0d_o_zpsc2ed68b5.jpg  photo 9572159579_e408b479c2_o_zpsa654dbc8.jpg " Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious. I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences." - Alex Roulette  photo 4824311953_1273b7b9ec_b_zps5419af53.jpg  photo 8216029316_d38c147b58_b_zps483015cd.jpg  photo 8180458035_aa00d51b44_z_zpsfca97a2d.jpg

Juan Carlos Manjarrez

 photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web20_zps86bc5052.jpg  photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web18_zpsb6b775af.jpg This could get terribly inspiring. Check out the work of Juan Carlos Manjarrez, artist based out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Website here.  photo Juan-Carlos-Manjarrez_web5_zpsf21b646c.jpg