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Here is this month’s favorite artist : Walton Ford

Also known as ‘Nature Boy’, Ford is an artist that stands out from today’s tendencies in art. No extreme means, no hidden concepts, no shocking themes –well, at least not with a first glance. Take a note of this:

Blending depictions of natural history with political commentary, Ford’s meticulous paintings satirize the history of colonialism and the continuing impact of slavery and other forms of political oppression on today’s social and environmental landscape. Each painting is as much a tutorial in flora and fauna as it is as a scathing indictment of the wrongs committed by nineteenth-century industrialists or, locating the work in the present, contemporary American consumer society.”

Via Art21

 
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Magnificent photorealistic paintings primarily inspired by the magical element of water by talented Eric Zener.

Make sure to check out the artist’s site for an overview of his truly brilliant artwork.
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Gorgeous paintings by Beatriz Martin Vital, a talented artist from Spain. Her work is whimsical, poetic and absolutely inspiring.



With an ability to capture emotion in both the expressions and movement of her subjects, she creates visual of a higher aesthetic level that makes us daydream. I particularly love the splendid use of textures in her pieces.

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Lena Wolff is a mixed media artist who creates beautiful, textured and layered images inspired mainly by the natural world.



“As an artist I'm informed by an interest in folk art, anthropomorphic fables, allegory, organic abstraction and veneration for the natural world. Working with mixed mediums on paper, I draw from philosophies of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the re-contextualization of textile traditions as much as by contemporary drawing and painting practice. Using paper-cut, collage and pinpricks on paper, I work to construct textured and layered images that appear otherworldly and fantastic.”

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Ethereal collages by talented Alexis Mackenzie who has been selecting hand-cut images from books for many years and recomposing them into inspiring artworks.

As the artist mentions “It is a meditative process, and there is a lot of decision-making behind each element involved. My general intent, throughout all my work, is to portray the world as a flawed thing of beauty - a place that shines brightly, but has a dark side to match”.
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Inspired by nature elements, Tracy Melton creates artwork out of slices of wood! Bold rings of acrylic color are painted on sanded and clear coated wood, automatically transforming it into a unique and contemporary piece of art.

The artist is a full time artist located in Knoxville and as he mentions: “My work is a expression of what I sees while hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on how nature develops, grows, dies, then starts again. I like to engage in a nonverbal conversation about nature with the viewer through my paintings. They make me think abstractly about the process of life.”
 
I was amazed by the beautiful depictions of innocence and love for nature when I browsed through Hidden Eloise’s illustrated world. I absolutely love the earthly tones and balanced color palette in her pieces.

As the artists notes in her online bio: “I get inspired by silent creatures, faded memories of childhood, childish scribblings, monochromatic lithographies, repetitive mechanical sounds of bizarre gadgets with no apparent use, old toys, vintage illustrations from children's books and waiting for a rainbow to appear after the endless rains here in England.”
 
Colorful and abstract art series mostly inspired by nature elements by Rachel Ann Austin, an artist living and creating in Portland. I particularly enjoy the textures and brush strokes in her mixed media pieces. Not to mention the dreamy themes of her compositions. Beautiful work altogether!

As Rachel Ann mentions: “Common themes of abstracted landscapes, innocence, loneliness, travel and flight show up many times in my paintings. And circles - I have an obsession with circles.”
 
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Rosilyn Young aka Roz is a painter inspired by elements of nature. I simply love her brush and coloring techniques and the feeling of intimacy I get by viewing her paintings!


Her artwork can be found in various galleries and private collections.