Collector Favorites: Bestselling Artists of December
Ever wondered what other people are buying for their personal art collections? Though your tastes may differ, seeing what others are purchasing can help you discover new artists whose works you might not otherwise have considered.
Below, meet 5 artists who have proven to be popular favorites with our collectors. For more ideas, browse our recently sold works and contact our curators who can help you find similar works in your budget.
French painter Nathalie Maquet creates a vibrant world of light and color through her deconstructed, abstract florals and landscapes. Nathalie’s colorful landscapes are a reflection of the ebb and flow of the natural world, illustrating the changeability of flora and fauna through streams of organic forms and swirling brushstrokes. She received her BA in Fine Art from the City & Guilds of London Art School and frequently exhibits her work in galleries and art fairs in Paris and London, such as the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair and Signet Contemporary Art Gallery in London. See more of Nathalie’s work here.
Based in Berlin, Austrian-German painter Karoline Kroiß is known for her small, realistic portraits of women set against muted and delicately patterned backgrounds. She often depicts her subjects mid-moment or lost in thought, shown from behind or looking away from the viewer, generating a definitive feeling of otherness and mystery. Karoline invites the viewer to explore the quiet atmosphere and take time for contemplation and reflection. Karoline attended the Berlin University of the Arts, and her work resides in collections in the US, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. See more of Karoline’s works here.
Inspired by the environment, geometry, and color, Ukrainian artist Dmytro Shavala creates op-art wooden sculptures that captivate the viewer with their dynamic and transformative qualities. Dmytro’s creative practice is intuitive, allowing his ideas to emerge and the final composition to reveal itself through his art process. The balance of form and the harmony of color are central to his minimalist sculptures which have been exhibited throughout the UK and Italy. See more of Dmytro’s works here.
Working primarily in watercolor, David Barba paints realistic depictions of richly colored still lives and forests. Across his thirty-plus-year career as an artist, David has utilized watercolor as his preferred medium. He has exhibited his watercolors in galleries throughout the US in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York. His work has been included in notable annual exhibitions such as the National Watercolor Society, and he studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. See more of David’s works here.
Oregon-based artist Renée Zangara captures the language of memory, emotion, and nature through lively and highly gestural landscape paintings. Renée’s artworks lure the viewer in with various recognizable motifs, forms, and places amid colorful and dynamic compositions. Her work is held in private and public collections, including the Swedish Medical Center Foundation in Seattle, the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University. See more of Renée’s works here.
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