Sarah Siltala has a special fondness for birds, noting that each feathered creature reveals its distinct personality as she paints it, becoming a reflection of the meditative act of painting, the New Mexico artist says.
The charming side of life
Capturing a sense of place
Vincent Xeus' chiaroscuro style is reminiscent of paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. But Xeus is quick to point out that there are other strong influences at play, such as works by contemporary masters Gerhard Richter, Odd Nerdrum, Francis Bacon, and Antonio López Garcia.
Not your grandmother’s still life
Creating visual poetry
Meet Colorado-based artist Sheri Farabaugh whose fascination with water started at an early age while spending time at her grandfather's cottage on Wind Lake in Wisconsin. “I do my best to capture every ripple, splash, and nuance of color,” she says.
A contemporary take on the portrait
Conveying awe and wonder
Meet Montreal-based painter Marina Dieul. Born in France and having studied art there at L’École des Beaux-Arts and Studio Escalier, she has been inspired by an unlikely source-invading household pests. Read more about her animal series as well as her award-winning portraits that feature the human species.