Audrey Kawasaki

Californian artist Audrey Kawasaki is known for her distinctive works which are created using oil paint, applied directly on to wood panels, giving a warmth and depth. Her style appears to be influenced by manga and classic Art Nouveau.

As of 2006, Kawasaki is considered a rising star in the Los Angeles art scene. In 2011, singer Christina Perri was tattooed with Kawasaki’s painting, “My Dishonest Heart”, by Kat Von D on an episode of LA Ink.

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Jon Foster

Talented illustrator and sculpture Jon Foster creates dark dramatic scenes that moves and engages the viewer. Foster is best known for his comic book covers (DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics) and other works featured in Dungeons & Dragons. Typically his work incorporate subject matter like good vs. evil, anger, and adventure.

After completing his studies in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989, Foster went on to practice his technique of oil paintings on canvas. Before a project is complete, Foster scans his paintings into a computer to add digital effects. You can view more of Foster’s work on his website, or Behance profile page.

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Andrew Hem

Born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, Andrew Hem grew up between two distinct cultures. Hem and his family eventually settled in Los Angeles where he became inspired by the edgy LA graffiti street scene. Hem began to hone his skills on the city walls before discovering his passion of figure drawing, which he went on to develop further during his degree. Hem’s work combines two distinct cultural influences, whilst also weaving haunting atmospheric dreamy undertones to his pieces.

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