10 Featured Artists of 2020

Amaranta Colindres

Amaranta’s animal artworks absolutely glitter with awe and beauty. Her pieces tell a surreal story through the geometric symbols and vibrant colors. The artist’s own passion for nature shine through in her brilliant paintings. #amarantacolindresart

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curlieturtle/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amaranta-Colindres-Artist-671053876273298/

Ariana Gill

Ariana Gill is an extraordinary illustration artist with a style that can truly teleport you into a fairy tale. Her beautiful people are fashioned with distinctive noses: often considered the least attractive part of our faces, yet she invites you to view them in a more accepting- almost celebratory light. Along with people, she paints beautiful fish and moths, but you’ll have to visit her sites to enjoy those!

Ariana and her husband are both proud members of geek culture! You can follow her husband’s Twitch stream here (and as we’ve previously established here on Ashmeyerart, video games are the highest form of modern art)

Ariana Gill, Character Design Study

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tetra005/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tetra005?source=h5_m

Gaming Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fyse97

Cesar Santos

If someone told me an old prominent Renaissance artist was cloned back to life and Santos was the result, I wouldn’t doubt it for a second. It’s not just that he makes pretty portraits, but they always have a story about them, an element of choas and fun in the background that complement the beauty that his human subjects radiate.

Below is a portrait he painted of a museum guard at the MET. Like Rembrandt, he takes what we see every day, and captures the complexity and beauty that comes with being human.

Cesar Santos, Museum Guard

Website: https://www.santocesar.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santocesart/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wapangacy08

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SantocesArt

Elizabeth Courtney

Elizabeth is a young experimental landscape painter who takes the beauty in nature, pushes it to the limit, then keeps pushing.

Incredibly talented, she has a natural ability to use colors to tell a story- one you’re invited to narrate yourself. Her range of style and mediums spark admiration as she’s able to paint both realistically with meticulous detail, abstract expressionist, and a very happy medium in between- yet even with her range of style, it’s still distinctly her.

Elizabeth Courtney, Bolton Lake Rain

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabeththeartist/

Fienda (CrownedCat)

Fienda’s illustrations are truly something out of a fairy tale. Her works are a simplistic, illustrative style seemingly inspired by Studio Ghibli. Her colors are great, but the most dynamic thing about her work is how she experiments with lighting- which is a very difficult feat for artists beginning their journey!

Her Redbubble Store is filled with the most adorable stickers! I just bought a coffee sticker from her and I can’t wait until it gets here!

Fienda, Original Character Study

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the__crowned__cat/

Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/CrownedCat/shop?asc=u

Emily Quintero

Beautiful portraits with well place abstraction thrown in. Quintero’s pieces all have an ethereal air to them that is really just fascinating. Her sketchbooks are all works of art themselves filled with beautiful poems, watercolors, and people. In a way, she takes the best of humanity, as well as the darker elements and turns them into something truly beautiful.

Website: http://www.emilyquintero.com/illustrations

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quintero.draws/

George Spencer

What can I say about George Spencer except that he’s an absolute madman? In a word, he paints food, but not only are his paintings of food absolutely beautiful: beautiful lighting, color, but he captures what I think is the most important thing about food aesthetic: texture. He captures texture so well that you can almost smell and taste the fruits, pastries, and wines he creates on his canvases. Really, that’s all I have to say. Go check out his Instagram!

George Spencer, Reclining Avacado

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgespenceroilpaintings/

Jessica Lynn Clark

Jessica Lynn Clark is an artist with a natural gift for painting animals and wildlife. There is a strong sense of spirituality and love for nature in all of her artworks. Most impressive of all is how she can paint the most wholesome smiles on her animals, though you might not notice it right away unless you really take the time to look at her work with the love and attention it deserves.

Jessica Lynn Clark, Animal Medicine Wheel

Website: https://www.jessicalynnclark.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicalynnclarkart/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaLynnClartArt/

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson,

Laura is a prolific watercolor artist, taking a lot of inspiration from Alphonse Mucha. Her botanical paintings are filled with energy and movement and character. Her paintings are so rich, the kind where longer you look at them, the more detail emerges unceasingly and you begin to see colors and textures that you might have missed on first viewing.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurawatercolor/

Marshal Mario

Marshal’s makes the most inspirational portraits- usually capturing feminine beauty with immense character. His art has elements of a classic comic book style and Catholic iconography- it’s as though his subjects embody humanity the way God sees us- shining like the sun. Not featured here, but still interesting: he’s also experimented in sculpture with the human body and surrealism- creating almost like something you’d see out of Silent Hill, I urge you to check out this beautiful body of work.

Portrait Study, Marshal Mario

Instgram: https://www.instagram.com/marshal.arts/


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