Daniel Liam Gill

untitled-3 untitled-1 untitled-5 " My work explores the connection between the artist and the model, the energy exchanged between the two. It’s about emotional response, tactile, visceral, abstract, created with a limited color palette, leaving the brush strokes and drips raw and unrefined. It’s as much a conversation as a picture, a snapshot of emotion, a thread running between the observer and the observed. " - Daniel Liam Gill untitled-41 untitled-2

Grant Barnhart

p p p p My work develops into a progression of evolving conversations; explores the contradictions and complexities of growing up in the American Midwest and living in today's society as an adult. My rendering of America is one of emotional turmoil and ambiguity. I meld childhood nostalgia and adult dread to produce works that resemble an absurd American theatre. (Continue...) p

Esra Roise

p p " I'm Esra, a Norwegian freelance illustrator, living and working in Oslo, Norway. I started out with two years at Einar Granum School of Arts, and I am currently taking my bachelor degree in Visual Communications at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo. " - Esra Roise p p

Fahrenheit 212 Paintings

p p p " As a producer and art director for Fahrenheit 212 I was asked on the side from my duties creating videos to create some art for the company’s new office space, so I created paintings that tied in with some of the company’s latest projects and topics. " - Drew Beam p

Rilla Alexander

p p p " My work is all about security and warmth and being loved and hugged. It's about sleeping and dreaming, reading and being read to and skipping all the way home. My cast of creatures sleep on the walls of Hotel Fox in Copenhagen (where I replaced the bed with a tent), populate the Swiss Cornér Bank and dance across ceramics for German porcelain maker Rosenthal. I am creating a growing range of children's products for Madrid's Museo del Prado based on the Hieronymus Bosch masterpiece "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and my characters masquerade in Grimm Brother's Fairytales for German publishers. I am a member of design and art collective Rinzen. I am Australian, though now live in Berlin. " - Rilla Alexander p p

Christian Gaillard

p p p p Christian Gaillard was born in Avignon (France) in 1951 - lives and works in Paris and Arles (South of France). Christian Gaillard has painted the portraits of the greatest living matadors, some of which are his personal friends. p p

Petros Chrisostomou

p p p Petros Chrisostomou (previously-blogged) <-- born 1981, London. Lives and works in London p p

Michael Shapcott

p p p Michael Shapcott is an artist from central Connecticut who began drawing at an early age. In high school he realized art would be a life-long passion and attended Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut graduating in 2007. He started to exhibit his work shortly after at group showings and local establishments and has since been successful in showcasing his work all over the country. Viewers and purchasers of Mike’s paintings have called them powerful, inspiring, and filled with emotion. Symbols from dream imagery, folklore, and personal memories are the major inspirations and elements used in Mike’s work. His art is a unique blend of illustration and traditional portraiture created with a blend of acrylics, graphite and oil. In addition to painting, Mike creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working. p

Que Houxo

p p p Que Houxo is a Japanese artist who does live paintings. His style is quite colorful, he uses fluorescent paints with black lights. (via Fonda LaShay Design) p

Virginia Echeverria Whipple

p p Really diggin' some of these collages by Virginia Echeverria Whipple. You can also find her on Flickr. Yay! p p