Juan Martinez

Illustration // Thursday, March 01, 2012
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Juan Martinez skillfully creates illustrations in a manner where the viewer is drawn immediately into the piece. Using a variety of mediums, including digital, oil, acrylic, and watercolor, Martinez's dark, gritty images are very conceptual with a strong cinematic influence, creating a direct connection between the viewer and the piece they are observing.

Thea Schultheiss

Illustration // Thursday, March 01, 2012
Currently based in Northampton, England, Illustrator Thea Schultheiss was born in Guildford, England, raised in a small village in Surrey, and later in Florence, Italy. After studying jewelry and silversmithing at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, she returned to her true passion of drawing and painting. She takes inspiration from nature and her creature companions, painting for pure aesthetic pleasure.

Natalia Nazimek

Illustration // Thursday, March 01, 2012
Freelance illustrator Natalia Nazimek was born in Krakow, Poland, and is currently living and working in Birmingham, UK. Nazimek's fashion-conscious and colorful designs are digitally created using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw, and she is constantly striving to gain experience and learn new techniques.

The Work of Max Ginsburg (Thank you Artist-A-Day)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 01, 2012
When Max Ginsburg entered the art world in the 1960s, he was working in direct opposition to the period’s minimalism and rejection of representational art. Ginsburg’s fine art reflected and represented his immediate environment: cart vendors, subway riders, street basketball and generally the people of New York, depicting them with unflinching clarity and dignity...

Artist A Day Selection: Hollis Brown Thornton

Illustration // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
VHS represents outdated things that are still around. Like ideas or beliefs that no longer serve their original purpose and the difficulty we have getting rid of them. And, the movies–they’re our way of telling stories, our modern myths and heroic adventures. Hollis Brown Thornton is an artist out of Aiken, SC.

Artist A Day Selection: Max Ginsburg

Illustration // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
When Max Ginsburg entered the art world in the 1960?s, he was working in direct opposition to the period’s minimalism and rejection of representational art. Ginsburg’s fine art reflected and represented his immediate environment: cart vendors, subway riders, street basketball and generally the people of New York, depicting them with unflinching clarity and dignity...

Robert M. Farmer

Illustration // Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monster enthusiast and artist Robert Farmer currently resides in Frederick, MD, with his wife and four cats, working as an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. In 2004 he earned his BFA in Painting from Shepherd University, and in 2007 he received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Ricky Watts

Illustration // Tuesday, February 28, 2012
San Francisco native Ricky Watts currently works out of his Sebastopol, CA studio as a freelance painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. Since 2004 he has shown in galleries in San Francisco, Oakland, NYC, LA, Portland, and San Diego, and his art has been featured in numerous international print and web publications.

Adam Sorensen

Illustration // Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Adam Sorensen is a Portland-based artist who specalizes in landscape paintings reminsicent of 19th century romanticism, Japanese woodblock prints, and abstract expressionism all at once. "By inviting the viewer in visually," says Sorensen, "I ask them to recall where we have been, explore where we are now, and confront where we may be headed."

Southern Drag

Illustration // Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Southern Drag is an illustration created by Dave Averdick with Illustrator and a Wacom Tablet. Averdick is a visual artist that is generally influenced and inspired by his interest in American pop culture.

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