Johnny Crap… been a while!

We featured the work of  Montreal based artist Jonathan Bergeron aka Johnny Crap back in January 2011. Since that last feature,  his work has gotten out of control awesome. He’s cranked out some sweet new series introducing new styles and groovy characters to his original repertoire.

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Michael Peck’s Fresh Recruits

Australian oil painter Michael Peck has a unique talent of blending the tenderness of his subjects, mostly children, with the somber feel reminiscent of the quite before the storm or the aftermath of catastrophe. He was originally featured on January 2012, here is look at his latest, still ominous and thought provoking work.

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Allison Green

Bickering trees, embracing lovers, a dancing plant? Allison Green uses oil paints to give life to trees, weeds, and flowers as we humans experience it. And she’s an UMD alumni. Go Terps!

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Tom Ormond

Tom Ormond‘s work was displayed last year in an exhibition called Digital Romantics, which explored artists who were inspired by digital media “to develop a new form of Romanticism.” In addition to the appearance of his work, the fact that Ormond creates these digital-looking images from oil paints makes the label “Digital Romantic” fit him…

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Craig McPherson

Craig McPherson is well-known for his murals, paintings, and mezzotint engravings of New York City. He was born in Kansas, curated and lectured for the National Endowment for the Arts after college, was director of the Michigan Artrain, and then moved to New York in 1975 to develop his career as an artist. From 1985-1992,…

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Shay Kun

Shay Kun is an artist based in New York who originally hails from Israel. A contemporary artist inspired by the 19th century Hudson River School, particularly its painters Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt, Kun has a style all his own that carries quite a powerful message – the restorative power of nature and its resilience…

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Kal Gajoum

Glassy streets, old-time city feel, and vibrancy. It was hard to choose a sample of his works to feature since I wanted to show all of them! Kal Gajoum’s paintings are awesome.

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