Anna Marinova, Born in 1983 in St.Petersburg, lives and works in St.Petersburg, Russia. In 2010 she graduated from the I.Y.Repin University of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 2008 she was awarded with the medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts for academic achievements. Her works was published in “Preparatory courses” teaching guide of the I.Y.Repin University, as well as in the “Sketches and practice drawing” book by the teacher V.A.Mogilevtsev
Michael Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For 40 years he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Brandon Sanderson, the Jacksons and MeatLoaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, the National Geographic Society, CBS Records, and the Franklin Mint.
Alexander Shubin is a Russian-Canadian artist who presently resides and paints in his art-studio in Ottawa, Canada. Alexander expresses his creative mind using a unique style and techniques which he has developed living and painting in Europe, but he is always in search for a new and original manner to express himself in art. In his works Alex often uses contemporary and surreal ideas and combines them with his extraordinary style.
Arthur Braginsky was born on June 25, 1965 in Mukachevo. In 1982 he graduated from Mukachevo Art School. Since 1987 to 1989, he has been working as a lights artist in the regional philharmonic (Uzhgorod), and later in Russian dramatic theater as a decorator (properties artist). Meanwhile, currently, the artist works as a decorator in a Russian dramatic theater.
Zinoviy Sydoriv was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, in 1971 and attended local school of arts. Since 1987 Artist lives and works in Tver, Russia. He is working in a genre of Romantic Realism. Very unique and complicated oil technique. Emotional, brave and complete. Many works of Zinovy Sydoriv are in galleries and private collections in England, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, France, USA.
Megan Duncanson is a self taught contemporary artist living out her dream of creating beautiful artwork in her studio at the remote location of Meyers Chuck, Alaska. Megan draws inspiration from the many places she has lived throughout her life such as the secluded bush of Alaska and the tropical paradises of Hawaii and Florida. Inspiration from these places comes in many forms such as trees, boats, birds, vibrant sunsets, water, palm trees, cities, martinis; anything she sees around her can be used to it's fullest extent to draw the viewer into each piece and provide them with an enriching and pleasurable experience.
ANNIE STEGG GERARD
Annie Stegg Gerard is an American fine art artist whose whimsical illustrations often include fanciful depictions of women and animals. Annie Stegg Gerard has always loved to paint. Her art career began at 7 years old, when she had first art show at her school. Since then she has never stopped painting and has worked for clients across the world. Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.
Chinese painter Liu Yaan, Shaanxi Xingping, was born in 1962. In 1987 he graduated from the PLA Academy of Art (People's Liberation Army Academy of Art). He is currently a member of the China Artists Association in Hebei Tangshan Province, holding the position of President. Unfortunately, this is all from the information that I was able to find about this artist.
DAVID MICHAEL BOWERS
David Bowers was born in 1956 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from art school in Pittsburgh in 1979. He began working as a staff artist at various studios in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Two years later, David began teaching his craft at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he lectured for ten years and was honored as the Keynote Speaker for the Class of 2003. In 1991, David began his illustration career working mostly with book publishers in New York City in which he completed over one hundred book covers in the span of over ten years. David’s work graced the cover of numerous prominent magazines, including TIME.
RON DI SCENZA
Born in 1954 in Ohio, Ron DiScenza spent many idyllic summers in Italy surrounded by his family and a vibrant natural landscape. It was during one of these visits that DiScenza decided to become an artist. While in Rome, his mother took him to see the Sistine Ceiling by Michelangelo, and he was convinced in that very moment he would become a painter. Back home in America, his family moved from Ohio to Long Island in 1970, and soon DiScenza became exposed to the art scene of New York City. His formal training includes the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he was awarded a scholarship and earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts.