Born in Hampshire (England), Trudy Good spent her younger years exploring and romanticising the beauty of figurative painters work such as Rembrandt, Richter, Sargent, Degas, Giacometti and Bacon. From an early age she was drawn to the worlds of these artists and of the Pre-Raphaelites, where a subtle, supernatural beauty seems to be hiding under the breath of the human form; worlds where something beyond our natural perception is present.
KIRK REINERT is an American fantasy artist who resides in upstate New York. Kirk discovered that drawing was a natural talent at a very early age having been introduced to art by his grandfather, a sports cartoonist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and his uncle, an animator. Although Kirk enjoys working with oils and watercolor, the majority of his paintings are painted with acrylic paint on board.
Michael Turner (born 1934) is a British illustrator who specialises in motoring and aviation paintings. He is regarded as one of the early examples of such type and is one of the most highly regarded of all. After leaving school, Turner attended an art college, followed by national service with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for two years. His first job after national service was with a London advertising studio and he turned freelance in 1957.
Alexandre Monntoya was born on January 16, 1974 in Roldanillo (Valle), Colombia. Since his inception, he was attracted to the human figure, and although he have painted many still lifes using them as a way of learning, he have always felt a special connection with the instants and he wanted to freeze them to make them eternal.
Wojciech Kazimierz "Wojtek" Siudmak (born 10 October 1942 in Wieluń) is a Polish painter, currently living in France. He was a student at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His works are often used as illustrations for science fiction and fantasy literature, including the Polish edition of Frank Herbert's Dune series.
Tina Spratt is best known for her paintings of the female figure, either in oils or pastel, her subjects are often lost in introspection, or surrounded by the fascinating textures of a myriad of fabrics. “ I have always been drawn to the female figure in my work,” she has said, “ and I hope to recreate the beauty and integrity of a simple, everyday intimacy.” With an emphasis on beautiful fabrics or domestic scenes , she is influenced by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Rembrandt and Vermeer.
A celebrated artist by the age of 15, Dimitra Milan’s extraordinary paintings can be found in private collections across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Born into a family of established artists, Dimitra has been developing her style and ability from a very young age at the Milan Art Institute in Arizona, founded by her parents, Elli and John Milan.
Leon Devenice is an award-winning American artist painter whose unique work portrays nature’s majestic beauty. His art often depicts the glorious richness of alfresco living and is lauded for its sense of romance and passion. Unafraid to incorporate bold colors, Leon speaks the language of vitality and sensuality with his incredible landscapes and painted scenes.
Emerico Imre Toth, artist from Hungary. His art is abstract, realistic, modern, sometime surreal, created in his own style and vision that most closely leans towards the expressionist and impressionist generic descriptions of styles. As he says ”There is no commitment towards theme and style. There is no defined path, only the love of painting. It is an ever-learning and experimenting spirit.”
Based in Udaipur, Kamal Rao is an Indian artist and painter, known for his realist works. Each painting by the artist is exquisitely detailed, capturing each and every nuance of the moment.Born into a family of artists, he worked as a banner artist in New Delhi for 10 years, practicing his techniques on the large Bollywood movie posters and banners. A sense of serenity and faith, amalgamated in subtle hues makes his painting a transcending experience.
Marina was born in 1970 in a small city called Tambov, in rural Russia. She started playing the piano at a very early age and was accepted in a special school for musically gifted children at the age of seven. After graduating from both musical and comprehensive school at 17, Marina went to work in order to earn a little money to continue her musical and general education in a college. She was hired by a nearby factory as an assistant to a graphic designer at the advertising department. And here quite unexpectedly Marina found out that she is a very talented designer and a fine artist.
Chinese artist Ji Shuwen paints her paintings in a traditional Chinese style. Delicate colors, a lot of realism and nevertheless, oriental unspokenness and mystery. Ji Shuwen was born in Liaoning Province (China) in 1962. She studied with different art teachers and became a drawing teacher. Her paintings have won several awards in China. The authorship of the paintings belongs not only to her, but also to her two daughters, also artists - Qiu Yue and Qiu Hao.
Artist Koukei Kojima is a modern Japanese landscape painter who paints his paintings with natural dyes on silk in the style of “sansui” (paintings of mountains and waters), landscape painting in Japan. The artworks of Koukei Kojima are views of traditional Japan with its timeless corners of nature. The main theme of Koukei Kojima's work are the eternal cycle of the seasons against the backdrop of majestic nature, when there is no place for hectic and turbulent passions. Just the joy of contemplation.
Marek Rużyk (1965) invites you to his world of light, color and water. Marek Ruzyk creates marine paintings, using oil on canvas technique, often against the backdrop of a dramatic sky - he continues the tradition of marine art from the Romantic Era. While the painter’s marine art pays homage to the battle between nature and manmade ships, humans are largely absent from the pieces, save for a few figures on rafts.