portraiture art

Emerging Talent: Meet Artist Loribelle Spirovski.

Loribelle Spirovski, Uzumaki 3, oil on panel, 2017

As someone with a love of fine art and a modicum of art history knowledge, you can imagine my glee when coming across artist Loribelle Spirovski, a young new talent whose work reminded me of three of my favorite painters: Egon Schiele, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. After seeking out more of her work, I had to sit down and immediately write a post. (more…)

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GIRLS Actress Jemima Kirke Paints Women in Wedding Gowns

Self-portrait as a Bride #1, 2015, Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches

Three years ago this month, I introduced you to the paintings of actress Jemima Kirke who played Jessa on the HBO series GIRLS. The award-winning written cable series may have ended, but Jemima continues with her first love, painting, in her Red Hook, Brooklyn art studio. Now take a look at Jemima Kirke Bride Paintings. (more…)

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Oleg Shuplyak’s Astonishing Hidden Figures Paintings (45 photos)

Oleg in his studio with his Van Gogh Double Portrait painting

An architect by day and a master of illusion in his off time, Ukranian Oleg Shuplyak, aka MrOlik, uses his technical skills as a trained architect to paint surreal optical illusions that contain portraits of other artists, authors and historical figures. (more…)

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