Yangyang Pan is a Chinese artist currently living in Canada. Yangyang has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Art from the Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Her current work focuses on the contrasts found in Nature, with its hostility and hospitality of beauty at the foundation of her exploration. In her present body of abstract paintings Yangyang has developed a visual language that expresses her inspiration taken from natural optical cues and infuses it with spirit and spontaneity sourced from emotions within.
To see more of Yangyang's work head to her website and etsy store.
Korehiko Hino is a contemporary Japanese artist currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Korehiko's paintings blur the line between unnerving and beautiful, with their surreal and disturbing subject matter. Highly detailed half-naked human figures with eyes so wide you could almost fall into them, are reoccurring motifs within his works and explore the idea of creating portraits void of any emotion or expression.
We suggest checking out Korehiko's website to see more of his amazing work.
Rebecca Artemisa is a painter, drawer and tea drinker from Portland, Oregon. She is greatly influenced by the belief and notion of ghosts and loves finding small joys and kindness in the darker hours of life. Rebecca's enchanting paintings are both spooky and sweet. Full of quirky characters like girl giants, skeletons made of burnt sugar and other fascinating spirits, it's not hard to get lost in any her magical stories.
We suggest you check out her etsy store for some ghostly lockets, prints, zines and drawings, as well as her flickr for these lovely shots of her everyday life.
Meghan Howland is 28 year-old contemporary oil painter from Portland who creates figurative paintings with a narrative edge. Her works are often dreamlike, and yet carry a weight of something that is slightly more dissonant. The question of whether something is safe or dangerous, loving or hateful, is often unexplained in her work. While conveying a situation or mood that is slightly ambiguous, this makes it up to the viewer to resolve what is happening, creating an unending range of emotions and possibilities.
To see more of Meghan's paintings visit her website.
Lisa Golightly is a mother and painter from Portland whose work draws on her own childhood memory vs. the memories that her children are creating and how they influence one another. With a BFA in art, Lisa's initial focus was photography, however she started painting around the time she had her daughter, Holly and hasn't stopped since. We really love the dreamy washed-out aesthetic that conjures up the nostalgic past.
To see more of Lisa's work you can visit her Etsy Shop or you can visit her website.
Moscow artist Oleg Dou creates artworks that lie between the beautiful and the repulsive, the living and the dead. His portraits are the receptacle of the evils, fantasies and tendencies of our time and raise the question of identity. By alteration, scarification, radiation, the portrait becomes an abstract canvas; a place of creative expression.
You can see more of Oleg's work here.
We're big Jen Mann fans here at Pony Anarchy and we know many of you lovely readers are too. In her most recent series 'Gathering of the Psyche', Jen explores ideas that are more existential and spiritual in nature, focusing on soul. She draws on the existential blanket theory that everything is the same. By using the white on white technique to illustrate this concept, Jen helps us visualize her view of something entirely intangible - the aspects of soul. These beautiful works capture the essence of a feeling, or a thought, where images are floating and blending with the background. The subjects merge with each other and the loose and painterly background peeks through letting the white space become the focus.
Anne Siems is a San Francisco based painter with body of work that can be described as 'Magic Realism' and draws influences from old masters, in particular from the late Renaissance to the latter part of the 19th century. Using all different kinds of media, including acrylic and oil paints as well as pen-and-ink drawings, Anne creates captivating works that are almost always inspired by the environment surrounding her, “All that I see, hear, touch, experience and dream moves into me and finds its way into my artwork. I love faces, bodies, gardens, wide open stretches of land with small forests and fields, old things that have had a life of their own, stories and all the realms in between. What I paint comes from an intuitive, visceral place. Elements found in my work through the years are there because they feel right; they have no specific symbolism. What you see is an open ended narrative, one that I invite you to enter into and complete or continue."
To see more of her work head to her website.
Canadian self-taught painter, Holly Farrell has us wishing our homes looked like one of her paintings. Her beautifully intricate replicas of everyday vintage home-wares and objects are so perfectly articulated and we can't get enough of the lovely washed-out colour palette. Holly describes her works as "paintings caught between the boundaries of Still Life and Portraiture."
You can check out more of Holly's work here.
Painter Janet Hill paints and lives in a small in-house studio with her husband, cat and dog in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Her work is both elegant and whimsical, often with an underlying narrative that instantly captures the imagination and sparks a strong sense of nostalgia. Her quirky painting style evokes timeless beauty, mystery, humour, and comfort. New favourite? Yeah, we think so.
See more of Janet's work on her website and etsy.