John Holcomb

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John Holcomb is a self-taught artist painting with Benjamin Moore’s Aura line and combining it with oil pastel linework. I love the combination of large fields of flat painted color paired with delicately drawn lines. Holcomb’s creations often feel like a distant relative of hotel room clown paintings, particularly the treatment of colors in each face. (I mean this as a great compliment.)

 

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Addison Eaton / Caves

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Addison Eaton is a wearer of many hats – artist, illustrator, and designer. Essentially a creator of all the things. I love his use of color, especially in the Caves series. In it Eaton exercised repeatedly painting and drawing the same image. There’s a lesson that can be applied to many levels of life right there, don’t you agree?

 

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Angela Deane / Ghost Photographs

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IT’S OCTOBER! And I’m ready to add some extra horror-themed art to the mix. Some silly, some unnerving, all amazing. Today it’s by way of Angela Deane‘s mixed media Ghost Photographs, found photos painted with acrylic and given a whole new lease on life as Deane explores the idea of having memories. Ghosts driving, ghosts swimming, you really need to check out the extensive ongoing project for yourself – there are even a few witches thrown in for good measure.

 

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Erik Jones

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There are elements of Lisa Frank and everything else shiny, happy, and good in the mixed media art of Erik Jones. Ten-year-old me would have loved and appreciated these chaotic works that use watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, wax pastels, and oil paint as much as 36-year-old me does.

 

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(via The Jealous Curator)

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Ernesto Artillo

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Ernesto Artillo is an artist, photographer, and art director based in Madrid, Spain who often collaborates with fashion brands. You can see that influence coming through in his work, right? A true meshing of the art and editorial fashion worlds.

 

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Nick Peña

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Memphis-based Nick Peña balances being a visual artist with also being an associate professor. I think that’s really the key to being highly creative – doing something outside of your passion that feeds right back into it. The mixed media results speak for themselves through Nick’s explorations of time, style, surroundings, and stability.

 

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(via Creative Boom)

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Craig Ward / In Loving Memory of Colour

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Craig Ward is an artist with an admitted fear of color. Most of his works lean towards black and white because, technically speaking, we trust them more and are able to focus on the composition without any added information that might distract. But Ward has decided to take the bull by the horns so to speak by undertaking a series of experiments – In Loving Memory of Colour – where every medium is fair game.

 

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Dániel Taylor

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Budapest-based artist Dániel Taylor doesn’t shy away from experimenting with plenty of styles and mediums in his work. He does however stay true to what inspires him the majority of the time – the female form, nature, and the ethereal. Whether it’s through collage, double exposure, or silhouetting, Taylor captures beauty. Check out his Society6 shop to own some of Daniel’s art, including this series that’s my favorite.

 

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Peta Clancy

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Peta Clancy‘s mixed media series is completely fascinating. She explores themes of impermanence, transience, temporality, mutability, and the limits of the human body through piercing, crumpling, creasing, and wax embedding.

 

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