In no particular order, here are 5 artists i like and admire.
LeRoy Neiman – I think his paintings explode off the canvas. He uses very vivid colors and his style is so unique that you just know when you are looking at a Neiman masterpiece.
Roger Dean – Probably most famous for his record album covers for the band Yes. Recognized for his fantasy style landscapes. Also did album covers for Uriah Heep, Asia, Budgie and Atomic Rooster among many, many more.
Scott Moore – His paintings have an element of nostalgia and old-time illustration. He plays with scale in his work and fills it up with memorabilia that recreates a time gone by.
Salvador Dali – Is best known for his bizarre surrealist paintings that often were symbolic in nature. His painting “The Persistence of Memory”, with the melting clocks is arguably his most famous work.
Roman Swiderek – Is a Winnipeg artist, born in Poland. He is my former employer and mentor, who taught me a lot about art and composition. He is best known for creating impressionistic scenes of Winnipeg landmarks.