Artist Kim Cogan Captures The Quiet Side Of City Life With A Paintbrush.

Artist Kim Cogan is one of my favorite fine artists. His painterly depictions of Brooklyn, San Francisco and other urban centers capture the grit of city life with an elegance and loneliness that stirs the soul. The large scale oil paintings feature rooftops, intersections, subways and other elements of the city, but usually devoid of people. When rendering figures, they are not engaged with others, but instead in the acts of the ordinary (smoking, walking, biking) making the viewer feel like a voyeur in these intimate moments of the mundane. (more…)

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Yep, These Are Paintings. Trees On A Line by Trey Friedman.

Trey Friedman Trees On A Line

Trey Friedman’s most recent series of paintings, Trees On A Line, was inspired by a particular tree lined road in rural Connecticut which he isolated to 170 trees he routinely returned to render and observe. (more…)

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The Oil Paintings and Pastels of Contemporary Artist Susan Bennerstrom

Oil paintings and Pastels of Artist Susan Bennerstrom
above: Susan Bennerstrom, Fort Mason, 32″ x 36″, oil painting

Artist Susan Bennerstrom began working in pastels and then moved to oil paints in 2008, but her exploration with the depiction of light has continued despite the change in mediums as you will see in this collection of her works. (more…)

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Hyper Realistic Paintings of Vintage Board Games; Tape, Tears and All.

realistic paintings of vintage board games

At first glance, these look like old board games one might find on ebay, complete with frayed corners and masking tape holding them together. But look a little closer and you’ll see that they are incredibly realistic paintings of vintage board games by Missouri based artist Tim Liddy. (more…)

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