Jason Limon: Painting

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Born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas, Jason Limon began making art at a very young age.  Limon studied fine arts and graphic design at the Visual Arts & Technology Center at San Antonio College and began working in commercial graphic design in 1995.

After twelve years of producing award winning logos and designs with a computer, he decided to return to where his passion began: developing artwork by hand and brush. Limon is currently creating gallery work and commercial illustrations, some of which can be seen in Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Illustration, Print Regional Design and Graphis.

To see more of Jason Limon’s work, visit LimonArt.com or check out his photostream on Flickr.

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting

Lu Cong: Painting

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Born in Shanghai, China in 1978, and immigrating to the U.S. in 1989, Lu Cong is a Chinese/American portrait artist. Cong graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology and Art in 2000. That same year, he moved to Denver in an “effort to delay entry to medical school.” He rented a small studio on Capital Hill and began to teach himself to paint in oils.

In 2005, Cong made Southwest Art Magazine’s annual list of twenty one artists to watch under the age of 31. In 2008 he was named as one of five “Today’s Masters Making Their Marks” by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

Cong is regarded by many as one of the “most distinctive young artists to recently emerge from the American West. His paintings center around the faces of his carefully chosen subjects. His style pays homage to 18th Century Romantics, yet it is unmistakably conceived in and relevant to the contemporary era.”

For more information about Lu Cong, visit LuCong.com.

Sources: Artnet

paintings: art paintings, portrait paintings and oil painting