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Kelsey Kilcrease, brushy oil portraits

Kelsey Kilcrease, brushy oil portraits

I’m a Texas based artist, born and reared in sandy El Paso, TX. I attended the University of North Texas, where I received my BFA in Painting. Now I live in Austin, where you can find me napping, binging on television shows, painting, and/or stuffing my face with delicious foods. My interests include, but are…

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Gianluca Pisano, dramatic skin, luscious nudes

Gianluca Pisano, dramatic skin, luscious nudes

My paintings are mainly focused on the human figure and also on a re-interpretation of the landscape theme. I have always been deeply fascinated by the large dark surfaces of the Baroque paintings found on the walls of Italian churches. One can lose any sense of shape and colour when looking at those pictures from…

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Jean-Paul Collon, figurative painter Belgium

Jean-Paul Collon, figurative painter Belgium

Jean-Paul Collon was born and lives in Liege, Belgium. He studied at the Institut Saint-Luc. He has always focused on the most of his time painting and thought. His great mistress, technical mastery has opened a horizon of freedom in artistic research, beyond the saturated contemporary production fields. With the hard work, uncompromising, Jean-Paul Collon…

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Chantal Handley, horror show in pastels

Chantal Handley, horror show in pastels

The Horror Nation wrote a fabulous article about pastel artist Chantal Handley. What a scream!! And I do mean scream as she specializes in horror images. A qualified graphic artist since 1996, Chantal has worked in advertising and newspapers across Australia. With a Bachelor of Animation from QCA, Griffith University, she now works as a…

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Facebook changes, will be harder for artists to sell artwork

Facebook changes, will be harder for artists to sell artwork

Dang it! New changes are coming to facebook that will make it harder for artists to sell their work on that platform. Here’s an excerpt of the facebook update: According to people we surveyed, there are some consistent traits that make organic posts feel too promotional: Posts that solely push people to buy a product…

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A.D. Cook, master painter of female nudes

A.D. Cook, master painter of female nudes

OBLIVIOUS — acrylic on canvas © A.D. Cook • • • • • Are Artists who create nude human forms getting ‘turned on’ while they create? Our brains are in spatial-thinking mode and conscious sexual thoughts would get in the way and defeat the intention. Kelly Borsheim • • • • • O painter skilled…

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