oil on canvas

Girls with hearts on a sleeve

Nom Kinnear-King is a young British painter focused on female imagery, as projections of her passion for literature, travelling, folklore. Some of her works are results of special encounters; others are inspired by theatre, circus, and Balkan music, films of Jean Pierre Jeunet or famous artists like Toulouse Lautrec, Marc Chagall and Frieda Kahlo.

Nom Kinnear-King, Cafe RoseNom Kinnear-King, Cafe Rose

Marie Larkin's unapologetic quirky girls

Inspired by fairytales and nursery rhymes Australian artist Marie Larkin creates dainty feminine art with a dark humorous twist. Richly colored and detailed like a lavish couture embroidery Marie’s oil and acrylic paintings weave quirky little narratives. Fragile, dollish heroines with fascinating eyes subtly wink at us as they get their sweet revenge.

Later Jack by Marie LarkinLater Jack by Marie Larkin

Monster trance

Before imagining cute and funny monsters, Shane Devries worked for Showpony Advertising agency, in Adelaide, Australia. This 26 year old artist was as an illustrator, did storyboards, magazine ads, postcards and posters, but ended his job in order to develop his career as a painter. His artworks are absolutely beautiful.

Shane Devries, Mother and ChildShane Devries, Mother and Child

Feminine icons and mythical symbolism

Kris Lewis grew up in a family that gathered seven brothers and one sister, and, although his father provided the artistic genes, it was his mother who actually influenced his work as a painter. She taught him about the importance of working hard, as he watched her raise an entirely family, after his parents' separation.

She encouraged him to cherish her Latvian heritage and that is until today a major influence in his work. Her mother's struggle has had a great meaning for him, and is probably the reason why women are a constant theme in his paintings. Both strength and fragility of them inspire and influence him in his quest of being a better human being.

Kris Lewis, Baltic SeaKris Lewis, Baltic Sea

Cars, vivid colors and ghosts

What I love most about Andreas M. Wiese's paintings is that each of them has a captivating scenario at its core. Whether is about old cars, lost cities, troubling, ghostly characters, each artwork opens a strange and unique world to the observer where all things are at the line between magic realism and surreal.

Andreas M. Wiese, The Emperor of Iona  (Der Herrscher von Iona)Andreas M. Wiese, The Emperor of Iona (Der Herrscher von Iona)

The magical world of sheepies and misos

If you're wondering what is Miso's art all about, I will tell you that her imagination is fascinated and stirred by ecocatastrophe, biology and evolution. Her strange creatures, subjects of her paintings, graphite artworks, ink drawings and sculptures, may be considered part of a new species, living here on Earth after an imminent catastrophe.

Miso, Teardrop 2Miso, Teardrop 2

Astonishing mind games

Nothing is what it seems at first sight. If you look closely enough you will see reality distorted in a beautiful, stunning way. Vladimir Kush's paintings and sculptures fascinate me. This talented Russian artist plays with our perceptions and makes startling connections I would never think possible.

Vladimir Kush, Breakfast on The LakeVladimir Kush, Breakfast on The Lake

A bouquet of positive sensations

It wasn't really "love at first sight". After trying various painting styles & mediums, Leonid Afremov decided it was time to focus mainly on oil painting and palette-knife techniques. Using rich, saturated colors his art is "alive and inspired by humanity".

Leonid Afremov, Amsterdam 5Leonid Afremov, Amsterdam 5

Sisters, farms and supernatural forces

Rural scenes, sad brides, strange sisters, crows, fire, superstitions and supernatural forces. These are what Andrea Kowch captures in her beautiful, mysterious paintings, shown all over in the United States and Canada.

Andrea Kowch, No Turning BackAndrea Kowch, No Turning Back

The new face of reality

Gage Opdenbrouw aims at painting "the exterior world in such a way as to evoke the mysterious richness & vastness of the interior world each of us carries within". Working especially with oil paints, this talented artist gets his inspiration from real life, but after studying and sketching his subjects he focuses on something not entirely visible. Because nothing seems to be what you thought, the second time you give it a glimpse.

Gage Opdenbrouw, Dead Couple, Dia de Los MuertosGage Opdenbrouw, Dead Couple, Dia de Los Muertos

Disturbing reality seen by Fred Einaudi

A happy woman carrying a devilish pan full of skulls, a little boy fishing a woman's corps out of the water, a girl analyzing a dead human fetus and many other troubling scenes are the subject of Fred Einaudi's dark paintings.

Fred Einaudi, The MermaidFred Einaudi, The Mermaid

Paintings, traveling and a seek for inspiration

I simply love the world that Seth Armstrong depicts through his paintings. He mixes realism with a touch of fictional; he knows how to be ironic without crossing the line, and funny without diminishing the message of his artworks. Plus, if the subject of his works is violence or sensuality, he delivers a powerful message, in a subtle way, without underestimating the viewer’s intelligence.

Seth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekieSeth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekie

What is art all about

If you ask Mexican artist Eduardo Rubio what is art about, he will surely answer you he doesn't believe in a definitive theory and that modern art does not rely on creation, but on the unique artistic characteristics used to make a fresh but lasting statement.

Eduardo Rubio paintingEduardo Rubio "Chiki" painting

Benjamin Anderson's artistic "soup"

Benjamin Anderson's biggest passions are portraits. That's because this type of art work provokes him to find a representation that reflects the many different characteristics of an individual.

Benjamin Anderson self-portraitBenjamin Anderson, self-portrait

Zai Kuang's misterious universe

Zai Kuang has a main interest in painting children. His works of art, created with oil on board, canvas or linen, are most of them orientated on these characters because of a simple motive.

Zai Kuang, Sarah and the dollZai Kuang, Sarah and the doll

Charming Baker

When you look at one of Charming Baker's paintings you are left with this peculiar feeling of discomfort and intimacy. The artist himself declares that "the effect I'm aiming for in my work is that slightly unnerving feeling you get when you have your arse patted in public but you're not exactly sure who's patting it".

Charming Baker Duck Teddy: Charming Baker Duck Teddy