Discovering New Artists – April 2012

I’m always on the lookout for artists whose work inspires me, so I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourites that I’ve discovered recently

Stephanie Rew

Stephanie Rew artist

Seated on Red Uchikake kimono

I stumbled upon Stephanie’s art after she posted in the Robert Liberace group on Facebook, and I was very impressed by her beautiful figure paintings. She also paints a lot of women in colourful kimonos, and manages to capture the intricate patterns perfectly.

Visit Stephanie’s website

Follow @stephrew71 on Twitter

Stephanie Deshpande

The Dream

The Dream

Another Stephanie, who paints masterful representational portraits and still lifes in oils. She also posts sketches and works in progress on her blog.

Visit Stephanie’s website

Follow @stephaniedeshp on Twitter

Paul Cadden

When you first see one of Paul’s works, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a photo, but they are in fact hyper-realistic drawings made with graphite pencils. Not to be confused with photorealism, where a photograph is copied literally, hyperrealism goes beyond the photograph to “create the illusion of a reality which in fact either does not exist or cannot be seen by the human eye.” These drawings have to be seen to be believed.

Visit Paul’s website

Follow Paul Cadden on Facebook

I hope you found something inspiring in these artist’s portfolios. Let me know which one you like best, and if you have any other great artists to share, please let me know in the comments.

Images used with the artists’ permission.

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