Castle in the Field © Yoko Tanaka

Yoko Tanaka: Painting/Illustration

Saturday’s image is by Los Angeles based painter/illustrator Yoko Tanaka. Tanaka has a BA in Law from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan and a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and she has won numerous awards for […]


Ethan Murrow: Drawing

Boston based artist Ethan Murrow has a  B.A. from Carleton College and an M.F.A from The University of North Carolina. Murrow is Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty in Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibiting across the United States and internationally, Ethan’s work is in collections around the world, including the […]


James Whitlam: Painting/Illustration

Today’s images are by Manchester, United Kingdom based artist James Whitlam, aka Rubens Oscroft. It appears that Mr. Whitlam prefers to keep a low profile as I couldn’t find out much about him online.  He lists Hogarth, Wyndham Lewis, Goya as artistic influences.  To see more of this intriguing work, visit Rubens Oscroft’s profile on […]


Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a […]


Annie Leibovitz: Photography

Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970’s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed […]


Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: 1571-1610

Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school […]



Paul Strand: 1890 – 1976

Born on October 16, 1890, in New York City, Paul Strand was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. Strand studied with documentary photographer Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York. By […]


Ann Marshall: Mixed Media

Ann Marshall grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has worked in a gallery, illustrated an award winning children’s book on the Holocaust, and traveled nationally and internationally as an ethnographer and consumer anthropologist . Her fine art work has been exhibited in […]


Travis Shilling: Painting

“Travis Shilling’s paintings tell a story. A filmmaker and playwright, Travis’ work reflects a rich imagination and exceptional skill. Travis’ recent paintings juxtapose civilization and the animal world in a narrative dreamscape. His short film “Bear Tung”, featuring Gary Farmer, was a selection in the 2011 National Museum of American Indian in NYC as well […]