Surrealist portraits by Iain Macarthur

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

A creative artist based in England, Iain Macarthur produces lovely surrealist works and unique portraits displayed in unusual ways. Using mostly pencil, watercolors, and pigment pens as his medium, his detailed designs are both brilliant and inspiring.

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Olivia Wendel

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 20 August 2010

Future archeologists will discover the textiles, etchings, and watercolors of Olivia Wendel and put them up in space museums to show 40th century people that 20th century people weren’t that primitive after all.

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Dan Gluibizzi’s watercolors

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 26 March 2010

Dan Gluibizzi’s acrylics and watercolors re-examine the act of viewing and image making in culture where everyone is an artist, a subject, and a voyeur, secretly examining each other in the context of unconscious and imaginary social narratives.

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Dennis Pomales

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 26 February 2010

Dennis Pomales is a man after my own heart, creating impulsive yet detailed, tribal-influenced monsters and aliens using watercolors and ink.

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Tristram Lansdowne

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 2 December 2009

Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne does amazing watercolors of abandoned, graffiti-covered buildings as a sort of halfway point between traditional craft and contemporary urban culture.

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Hellen Jo

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 31 July 2009

Illustrator and comic book artist Hellen Jo’s playful watercolors draw from old Japanese and Chinese poster ads, purikura photos, and Taiyu Matsumoto comics, but have a distinct style of their own that’s very much rooted in Bay Area, Asian-American pop culture.

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Valerie Pensworth

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 11 June 2009

Being a serious history nut and fawning over just about anything pre-twentieth century that crosses my path, I stopped in my tracks when I stumbled upon the folksy watercolors and decorous Edwardian ladies of Georgia-based artist Valerie Pensworth.

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