Surreal Painting by Bill Mayer

Bill Mayer is a wonderful graphic designer and painter from Decatur, Georgia. His painters are surreal images that often place animals and insects in gothic costumes.  They are darkly humorous but at the same time nightmarish. Under the section About on his website Bill puts under #12:

12.I believe right now there is a bearded guy in a striped shirt trying to break into your house you should stop reading this and call the police. 

Check out more of Bill Mayer’s portfolio on Behance.  

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Sam Octigan

In his recent exhibition, No Place Like Home, artist Sam Octigan explores travel as a metaphor for life. Using his signature color palette, his figurative works focus on our desire for change and the contradictory need to maintain stability by setting down roots and understanding ones past. 

  1. ‘Baggage Claim’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  2. 'No Place Like Home’, 100 cm x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  3. 'Enjoy Your Flight’, 90 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  4. ‘Around The Corner’ 180 cm x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  5. ‘Separation Anxiety’ 120 cm x 180 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
  6. 'Nesting’ 150 cm x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015, images posted with permission of the artist. 

From Exhibition, No Place Like Home at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne, June 2015

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MAN W01 ILL 2015
The intention of these portraits is not a realistic recording of a persons features. They are an attempt to catch his very identity and radiation on his environment.
The vulnerability of the human being is always emphasized.
If you are interested in painting a portrait, please, let me know by e-mail ( gaby@gabycleuren.com ) or by phone ( +32 3 777 6776 ).

Acrylic on prepared Steinbach 250 g/mg paper,
42 x 29 cm or 16 ½ x 11 3/8 inch
More from the series *“Portraits”*.
Website in English, Français, Deutsch and Nederlands.

My latest work 

18 x 18"
Watercolour, graphite, pastel and ink on Canvas

A little different to my usual approach. I stumbled across french artist “Lea Riviere” on pinterest (Who has a similar style to another favourite french artist “Benedicte Gele” who’s work I always admire!) Was feeling inspired for a more sketchy and loose approach - Feedback appreciated! 

Would love to actually make it in the real world as a full time artist one day! Preferably before i’m 25 ;)

Please help me do that with social media exposure and like my page on Facebook 


And visit my website www.michelleclarke.co.nz


Kelly Reemtsen’s works

(All images via skidmore contemporary art)

“Kelly Reemtsen’s paintings explore the paradoxical state of being female in post-feminist contemporary society”   (Lia Skidmore. April, 2011 read more at skidmore contemporary art) We at Mimi Berlin feel that these pictures are a bit old-fashioned. (in a good sense, we like them) We’ve learned that these women are wearing vintage dresses. That figures, it’s fashionable! via:mimiberlinblog


Still Life paintings by Durdy Bayramov (Turkmen, 1938 - 2014)

Durdy Bayramov was an academic and artist who was awarded the highest honorary title in his country: “People’s Artist of Turkmenistan”. 

The depiction of fruit in Bayramov’s still lifes symbolizes the bounty of nature and his love for his native land’s fruit in particular. He often depicted fruit arranged on traditional Turkmen carpets, which feature gol woven motifs and vibrant colors, and on Turkmen ornamental felt called keche. Bayramov was also passionate about painting flowers, particularly red poppies that brighten the foothills of Turkmenistan every spring are featured in many of his paintings. Bayramov’s belief that “nature is our sanctuary” is illustrated in his landscapes.


Hey guys! In honor getting a scholarsip and a job, I’ve decided to do a giveaway for you all! There will be 3 winners and it ends on august 29!!

to enter you must follow me and like and reblog this post!

prize 1.
-a kanken backpack, color of your choice!
-set of 12 copic markers
-4 art socks
-moleskine sketchbook or journal
-my old polaroid sun & film

prize 2.
-a mini kanken backpack in ochre/yellow (the bag’s been used twice and since i never use it im giving it away!)
-moleskine sketchbook/notebook
-5 copic markers of your choice

prize 3.
-poster of your favorite art piece (something popular so i can find it online! example- van gogh, monet..)
-2 art socks
-2 copic markers
-seed packets

To increase your chances, you can follow me on twitter (@virgreenity) and on instagram (@virgreenity). Don’t forget to inform me if you ever do so!

best of luck to you all! p.s. ill ship anywhere but if it’s super expensive u might have to chip in a lil