New Paintings of Birds Set Against Colorful Glitches by Frank Gonzales

“Cactus Wren and Nopalito” (2016), acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, all images via Frank Gonzales Set behind abstract drips and multi-colored streaks are the realistic works of Frank Gonzales (previously), bright acrylic paintings that capture birds in moments of rest on top of tree branches, flowers, or prickly cacti. The…

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Nature-Based Animations Projected on São Miguel Island by VJ Suave

Artists Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga of VJ Suave (previously) were recently invited to participate in the Walk&Talk art residency on São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. The duo transformed their projected street art animations to happily dance across the trees, cliffs, and shores of the the island including the Lagoa das…

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The Good of the Hive: Artist Matthew Willey Travels the World to Paint 50,000 Bees

In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of the humble honey bee, New York-based artist Matt Willey founded the Good of the Hive Initiative, an ambitious project to personally paint 50,000 bees in murals around the world. The number itself isn’t arbitrary, it takes about that many bees…

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New Detailed Colored Pencil Drawings of Entangled Flora and Fauna by Marco Mazzoni

Marco Mazzoni (previously here and here) creates works that at first lead the viewer astray, appearing as bouquets or nests until one notices fins protruding from the flora that sprawls across his Moleskine sketchbooks. Some works concentrate on small groups of animals while others serve as finely drawn “I Spy” collages, as…

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Whimsical Storybook Beasts and Birds Illustrated by Vorja Sánchez

Barcelona-based illustrator Vorja Sánchez depicts comically surreal storybook creatures that look like a cross between mutant dinosaurs and shadowy demons—but also captures the very lifelike spirit of birds and other animals. Working with a variety of mediums from pen and link to watercolor or spray paint, each piece is inspired…

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New Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic

Self-taught artist Tiffany Bozic (previously) paints nature in a way that is both direct and obscure, producing animals with the precision of a tightly rendered nature illustration, while simultaneously escaping the form’s limitations. Her subject matter typically revolves around forest creatures and their environment, while occasionally including creatures and plants such as…

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Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson

Artist, illustrator, and designer Lisa Ericson (previously) paints hyperrealistic images of imaginary animals, hybrids that intertwine species. Previously focused on a body of work that merged mice and butterflies, Ericson’s newest series focuses on the creatures below, painting bright fish against matte black backgrounds. The vibrant works highlight a variety of coral…

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