The Pop Surrealism Of Emmy Lincoln (AKA ItchySoul).


above: In ‘The deeply misunderstood friendly Shiphugger’, ItchySoul has added a giant octopus and water details atop a found vintage oil painting of a classic clipper ship.

Sweden-born artist Emmy Lincoln, who goes by the artist moniker ItchySoul, creates imaginative lowbrow artwork by up-cycling flea market finds such as old oil paintings, antique photos and old book covers as well as creating her own original acrylic works. (more…)

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New and Beautiful Paintings by Stephen Magsig. City Views Opens At George Billis Gallery.

new paintings by stephen magsig
above: Stephen Magsig, 68 Mercer St., Oil on linen, 30 x 24″

I’ve been a longtime fan of Stephen Magsig’s work having introduced you to his Urban Alphabet paintings and his Postcards From Detroit back in 2009. (more…)

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Kate Middleton’s First Official Portrait Is Revealed To Mixed Reviews. Let’s Take A Close Look.

Kate Middleton's first official portrait

The Duchess of Cambridge’s official portrait commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London was unveiled today. (more…)

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Paintings That Are Truly Gems. Realistic Crystals and Minerals Rendered In Oils.

Carly Waito Realistic Gem Paintings

These amazingly realistic oil paintings on masonite by Carly Waito are really precious. Literally and figuratively. The small scale works range in size from 4.5″ x 6″ to 11″ x 12′ and impressively capture the way crystals and rocks reflect and refract light. Given the healing properties of many stones and minerals, these works have appeal in both their craft and subject matter. I’d like to own several of them and hang them together. As you can see, they sell quickly (almost every single one shown in this post is sold). (more…)

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