audreyAudrey Kawasaki is my spotlight artist. Her work has a very precise technical style and is heavily influenced by manga and Art Nouveau.

She  can be found on the web at: http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com

She also updates her online journal frequently with new work and work in progress: http://i-seldom-do.livejournal.com/

andyhoppFantasy illustrator Andy Hopp is my artist spotlight today. He is well known for his weird creature illustrations and concept art. He has a very unique illustration style that he carries over not only to his drawings and concept art but also to his graphic design work and web design work. His illustrations are showcased in dozens of published games and books, and he has also written several books and organized some fun conventions.

If you are looking for some interesting creature illustrations and monster galleries take a peek at his work.

He can be found on the web at: http://www.andyhopp.com

I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.

n260445414600_5715Carrie Haddad Photographs is pleased to announce our first exhibition of the new year, Birgit Blyth: Recent Work, which will be on view from January 14, 2010 through February 21, 2010. Also on exhibit will be a series of photographs, “10 Days in Alaska” by Michael Sibilia. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, January 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm. All are invited to attend.

To learn more about the event and the artists please visit Carrie Haddad Gallery Website.

If you want to get up-to-date information you can follow the gallery on Facebook, click here.

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While wandering the web for environment concept art I stumbled across this amazing young artist from Tehran, Ehsan Dabbaghi. He has a portfolio located at CGsociety: Society of Digital Artists. He has a nice mix of computer graphic paintings, environment drawings, 3d models and more.

The majority of his work focuses on fantasy and environment design.

Today I am going to start what I call the Artist Spotlight Sunday. This is where I will focus on interesting artists, upcoming exhibitions that I feel you will enjoy, and articles about art and those who love it or create it.

I want to use this to share with everyone some of the artists I find interesting and intriguing and people that are looking to break into the world of art and share their vision with everyone.

You will discover new ways to help stretch your imagination, be introduced to new artist, their exhibits, and books to read about them.

If you are an artist and want me to add you to Artist Spotlight Sunday feel free to drop me an email and I would be glad to showcase your work on my blog.