Besides having opposable thumbs Richard A Williams have been an illustrator for many years working for many well-known publishers, and companies. After leaving that field he dabbled in portraiture for a while working for major portrait companies in the U.S. Later he developed a desire to teach and with the help of “low friends in high places” was able leapfrog from an associate’s degree in humanities to a master’s degree in Illustration and entered the education arena.
Odhara is a self-taught artist from France who began drawing at the beginning of 2020 using vector technique. She has always been in contact with the art world since at a young age, as she started playing Violin at the age of 5 at the music conservatory of her hometown. She's always had a passion for movies, animation, and music. Odhara also read a lot of books and mangas, all those things being very inspirational to her.
An artist of multiple disciplines living in Scotland, Noar Lee Naggan has worked in animation, graphic design, web design, and illustration. Chiefly interested in telling stories through his art, Noar aspires to one day write his own books and illustrate them. Nowadays Noar has also started moving towards the world of fine art painting/drawing.
Debra Keirce works from the size of your palm to four feet tall. The true miniature pieces are less than 25 in sq and ⅙ life size or smaller. It is a genre that harkens back to the work of the scribes and European miniature portrait artists, and it intrigues me. Miniature work is so small and detailed that it invites the viewer to lean in, get closer, and experience the art with more intimacy.
Lo Chan Peng's works mainly focus on portraits and cover a wide range of media including oil paintings and ink wash. In his works, he often explores issues related to time, history, and the boundaries between life and death. Through his figurative and delicate portraiture, as well as traces of wear and tear, damage, burning, and stains, he brings a powerful visual experience to viewers. In doing so, he transforms abstract concepts such as time and history into visible elements and creates a unique artistic vocabulary. In recent years, his main subjects include "people changed by history," "those who change history," and "light." The main characteristic of his work is the indescribable expression of the figures in his paintings, which are profound and mysterious. Lo Chan Peng believes that this simple purity comes from his life experience and is what all great artists have pursued throughout history.
Forest Rogers, daughter of two painters, received an MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Forest has an eclectic history. She has painted nine-foot angels in a cathedral dome, and sculpted creatures that may dwell in your toybox. Creating education toys, she collaborated with palaeontologists on dinosaur prototypes, and with aquariums on sea life and poison dart frog models. In recent years she has focused entirely on her own art, exploring mythology, fairy and folktale, and the surreal.
Karin Hauck is self-taught, her serious involvement in painting only began in 2016 after she completed a painting course in the technique of the old masters. Since then, she has been constantly evolving. This happened mainly through numerous visits to museums where she found inspiration in the old masters of the Italian Renaissance such as Raffael and Leonardo or by Flemish and French painters such as Van Eyck, Vermeer, Ingres, Flandrin and Bouguerau.
Sarah Lee was born in San Francisco, and currently lives and works in the Bay Area. She is a self-taught sculptor, and most of the skills – welding, bondo, resin, fiberglass, and auto body painting - were learned from mechanics and body men working at her father’s auto body shop. She occupies a small room on the first floor of the auto body shop, which was originally a storage space and eventually became her studio.
Giulia Grillo aka Petite Doll is an Italian artist based in the UK. After studying for a Bachelor in Graphic Design at The Academy of Fine Arts in Italy and a Masters of Photography in UAL, she started to combine the idea of surrealism to transform herself into fictional characters, building a bridge between reality and fantasy. She handcrafts her own sets and props with the use of polymer clay, SFX prosthetics, resin, plaster etc. and often collaborates with artists from around the world.
Markus Åkesson is interested in esoteric spaces, meeting points, vanishing gaps between the hidden and the show, dream and reality, life and death. It is a quest that unfolds before our eyes, a quest for meaning and a search for spiritualities. Then you can't help but think about those faces, that are always hidden from us. Faces that carry the greatest mysteries of mankind, and its most absolute thoughts. Wouldn't they be the object of this research? A painting by Magritte comes to mind, a magnificent kiss from two veiled lovers, an impersonal embrace, universal love. In all these works, hidden behind a succession of mythical motifs, lies human nature and all its secrets.
Jason Mowry grew up between the local art museum and comic book shops, combining the rhythms of each walking the line between formal art and the fantastic space. Jason has paintings exhibited Nationwide as well as internationally in many fine galleries. Jason calls Ohio home, where he keeps a studio and teaches at a local art college. Jason's work blends expressive figurative, archetypal insights, personal narratives, and illustrative techniques to engage a human story.
Hannah Tjia, born in Southern California in 2001, is a painter and draughtswoman who combines figurative studio painting with illustration and decorative design, inspired by her love of folklore and fairytales. Her work explores otherworldly creatures and motifs representative of her imagination and perception of reality.