Pool Paintings by Belgian Artist Hugo Pondz

Using references from both real life and photographs, Belgian artist Hugo Pondz has a fondness for exteriors such as golf courses, parking lots, rooftops and swimming pools. Being the pool painting fanatic that I am, those are the paintings of his I am going to share with you today. Read more

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Nina Nolte Paintings of Water, Women, Turbans and Cocktails

Born to German parents in El Salvador, artist Nina Nolte, has had a fascination with water since childhood. In her series of acrylic paintings, The Best Is Yet To Come, water is represented as a social sanctuary for glamorous middle-aged women and their friends. Read more

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Recent Work from Figurative Painter Jonathan Wateridge

Swimmer, 2016, Oil on Linen 200 x 300 cm © 2016 Jonathan Wateridge

One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Jonathan Wateridge (born in Zambia, 1972) recently exhibited his latest work, a collection of paintings named Enclave, at Pace London. It’s not easy to find the work from this show. A fan of his, I was looking forward to seeing the paintings from the exhibit, but they exist neither on PACE Gallery’s site nor on the site of the artist. Read more

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Artist David FeBland Depicts Urban Life In Los Angeles

How I Learned to Swim by David FeBland
above: David Febland, How I Learned to Swim 30″ x 48″ Oil on Canvas

It’s no secret that I have a thing for artwork that features swimming and a love for swimming pools. So whenever I come across an artist whose work features this subject matter, I love to dive – pardon the pun, a little deeper into their work. Read more

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Recent Realism Paintings Of Fabricated American Landscapes By Alex Roulette.

Alex Roulette Fabricated Landscapesabove: Alex Roulette, Airborne, Oil on Panel, 26″x 37″, 2010

I first noticed Alex Roulette’s impressive realism with his 2008 painting, Summer (shown below), which caught my eye because I have a thing for pool paintings. Read more

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Paul Davies’ Paintings Combine Modern Architecture, Pools and Palms

The art of Paul Davies
Empty Pool, Modern Home and Palms by Paul Davies

I’ve recently come across an artist whose subjects align with more than one of my personal art fetishes. Combining modern architecture, trees and swimming pools – even empty swimming pools to boot (I have a thing for paintings of pools, both empty and full, see here), Paul Davies‘ work really speaks to me. I just love the juxtaposition of the strong long low horizontals of the modern architecture with the soaring verticals of the Palm and Aspen trees. Read more

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Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject.


Above: My now stolen pool painting by Christy Botkin Reeves, 48″ x 72″

I got such a wonderful response to my post about varying artists’ freeway and overpass paintings, that I thought I’d do the same with one of my other favorite subjects: the swimming pool. Read more

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