Cross-pollination (beyond botany) is the sharing or interchange of knowledge and ideas for mutual enrichment. This phenomenon is a crucial element in the artworld, where artists not only get inspiration from the Great Masters who came before, but also from each other.

All artists have idols, favorite art styles, preferred…


The European Museum of Modern Art, better known as the MEAM, is housed in Palau Gomis, a beautifully restored 18th century Renaissance-style palace located among rows of historic buildings lining the enchanting narrow streets of El Born quarter, in Barcelona, Spain.


Nadine Robbins is an American artist best known for painting nudes, portraits, and most notably, oyster still lifes. Considering herself mostly self-taught, her body of work has gone through an interesting evolution over the years. …


Dianne Gall has found that elusive formula that all artists seek but most never find, namely a subject matter and style that is entirely her own and is instantly recognizable once one has been introduced to her paintings. …


Elina Cerla and Lorena Kloosterboer are artists whose creative styles diverge considerably within the realm of representational art. While Cerla’s paintings are constructed in broad, spontaneous and expressive brushwork, Kloosterboer’s paintings are precise, detailed, and carefully rendered.

They met at TRAC 2018, the Representational Art Conference, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands…


Elina Cerla and Lorena Kloosterboer are artists whose creative styles diverge considerably within the realm of representational art. While Cerla’s paintings are constructed in broad, spontaneous and expressive brushwork, Kloosterboer’s paintings are precise, detailed, and carefully rendered.

They met at TRAC 2018, the Representational Art Conference, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands…


Elina Cerla and Lorena Kloosterboer are artists whose creative styles diverge considerably within the realm of representational art. While Cerla’s paintings are constructed in broad, spontaneous and expressive brushwork, Kloosterboer’s paintings are precise, detailed, and carefully rendered.

They met at TRAC 2018, the Representational Art Conference, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands…


Indulge me please — I’m going to tell you a story about myself as a prelude to this essay’s topic. Spoiler alert, this essay is not about astronomy.

Early on in my career as a professional artist, a wonderful opportunity came my way. People I knew socially asked me if…


Yvonne Melchers is a Dutch realist artist who uses oils as her preferred medium to create a variety of subject matter in an unequivocally personal painting style. Her lavishly detailed paintings of subjects that are both intimate and universal are infused with a luminosity that emphasizes ambiance. …


Art attracts unsolicited opinions from virtually everybody. While nobody is likely to analyze, let alone critique the handiwork of a plumber, doctor, postal worker, or store clerk to their face, artwork gets judged openly and freely all of the time — especially now it gets posted on social media.

Everybody…

Lorena Kloosterboer

Artist painting contemporary realist still lifes. Author of Painting in Acrylics. Loves writing about art, artists & exhibitions. Visit www.art-lorena.com.

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