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New York City Street Scene Painting by Leading British Contemporary Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
New York City Street Scene Painting by leading British Contemporary Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 24 x 12 inches Frame measure 28 x 16 inches Angela Wakefield has twice be...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paint, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Board

Brooklyn Bridge New York City NYC Skyline Painting by English Landscape Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
This painting captures the New York Skyline with Brooklyn Bridge set against the backdrop of a beautiful rich orange and red sunset from a high vantage point. The artist, Angela Wake...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Triptych Abstract Forest Trees Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Early Triptych Abstract Trees Forest Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist. This rare early work is from an intense body of abstract work that formed the very foundations of her...
Category

1990s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Wood, Varnish, Board, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Madman I", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, figure, insanity, grey, brown
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Madman I” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 27.25 x 23 inches, an imaginary portrait in muted tones of brown and grey. From the artist’s “Insanity” series,...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"An Evening at Chess", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, red, orange
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “An Evening at Chess” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 50 x 40 x 1.5 inches in cadmium red-orange, lime greens and deep and lighter blues. The king’s crown ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

"At the Easel", acrylic, canvas, collage, portrait, flesh tones, red, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “At the Easel” is a 36 x 30 inch acrylic on canvas with collage in midnight blue, lobster red and flesh tones. Calculated ambiguities and impossibilities are everywhere ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Up to the Roof / framed contemporary photorealist architecture painting
By Lynette Cook
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Up to the Roof' urban architectural city scene acrylic painting from American realist Lynette Cook on a small scale. This unique original acrylic painting is 10 x 10 inches and is f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Dripping Dots - Balearic Islands" Colorful Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Cindy Shaoul
Located in New York, NY
With layers of bright oils and whisking brush strokes, the paint is able to shine and shimmer in a very unique pattern. The artist uses thick textured oils, glass, and gold to add a ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil

In the Bathroom / framed in gold oil painting - collectible
By Elena Zolotnitsky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Portrait of a young woman in the bathroom, painted with oil and gold leaf on paper. The artwork is is 14 x 11 inches. And it is newly and professionally framed with all museum materi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

The Flounder, Michele Mikesell, pop-surreal figurative oil painting, framed
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Flounder" is a whimsical & humorous pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color palette. ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Board

Revelation II: Hudson River School Landscape Painting in Classical Frame
By Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Luminist, Hudson River School style landscape painting on panel of a sunset over a river valley by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams Square landscape painting, 30 x 30 inches unframed, 32...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Aboulo Maniac, Michele Mikesell, red pop figurative oil painting, framed
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Aboulo Maniac" is a whimsical & humorous pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color pale...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Board

Lookie Lou, Michele Mikesell, pop figurative oil painting, small size with frame
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"Lookie Lou" is a whimsical pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color palette and lots of la...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Linen, Board

Astor Place, NYC, Busy Urban Street Scene Under Bright Blue Sky, Framed
By Art Chartow
Located in Chicago, IL
This bustling corner in New York City is bathed in warm light casting soft shadows onto the hard steel, concrete and glass in Art Chrtow's urban landscape titled "Astor Place". Pain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

CAMEL - oil and gold leaf on panel with hand lacquered frame.
By Adrienne Sherman
Located in Burlingame, CA
Camel, elaborately and exquisitely painted by Adrienne Sherman in oil on panel with a lacquer-like luster. The original painting is rich and reflective, and includes gold leaf, addin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Sound 6616
By Roh Jae-soon
Located in New York, NY
A stunning oil painting depicting a beautiful woman's lips. It is done in a photo realistic style which is executed effortlessly by the artist. The deep pink and contrast of darkness...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed)
By Anne Francey
Located in Hudson, NY
Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed) by Anne Francey Abstract, gestural graphite and pastel drawing on Arches paper 30 x 22.5 inches unframed...
Category

1990s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pastel, Archival Paper, Graphite

Arch 6
By Jason Andrew Turner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Arch 6" is an original sumi ink, gouache, and copic ink on paper artwork by Jason Andrew Turner measuring 26"h x 20"w framed. Jason Andrew Turner (b. 1982, Birmingham, AL) is a vis...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink, Sumi Ink, Gouache

The Alternate, graphite on paper, framed
By Martine Johanna
Located in New York, NY
This is a drawing on paper, floating within a maple frame. The drawing measures 20 x 15 inches unframed and framed 24.25 x 19.25 inches. Her work is highly detailed. This work was e...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

Mystical Garden, graphite on paper, framed
By Martine Johanna
Located in New York, NY
This work is a drawing on paper, floating within a maple frame. The drawing measures 20 x 15 inches unframed and framed 24.25 x 19.25 inches. Her work is highly detailed. This work ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

Byzantino, oil paint on paper, contemporary silver frame
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
APOSTOLOS CHANTZARAS (b. Agrinio, Greece, 1977) Apostolos Chantzaras, continues to develop his own visual and entertaining world, without fear for bold line, form and saturated colo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil Crayon

American Emerging Contemporary Artist Sculptural Canvas Framed Spray Paint
By Winslow Tee
Located in Buffalo, NY
Winslow Tee is an emerging artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She creatures sculpture canvases which she adorns with free flowing marks of oil paints and pastels. In this work Tee also ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Spray Paint, Canvas

Bow Wow, Walking the Dog, Colorful Abstract Acrylic Painting, Framed
By a.muse
Located in New york, NY
Bow-Wow, 2016 by a.muse is a 20" x 16" brightly colored abstract painting (acrylic and sand on art board). The work is signed and dated by the artist verso (on back of painting). The...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Board, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Noble Rider, oil paint on paper, gold and blue contemporary silver frame
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
APOSTOLOS CHANTZARAS (b. Agrinio, Greece, 1977) Apostolos Chantzaras, continues to develop his own visual and entertaining world, without fear for bold line, form and saturated colo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint

Last Snow, Iona Marsh (Landscape Painting of Country Winter Scene, Gold Frame)
By Judy Reynolds
Located in Hudson, NY
Last Snow, Iona Marsh, 2019 (Landscape Painting of Country Winter Scene, Gold Frame) by Judy Reynolds 6" X 12" oil on canvas 11.5 x 17.5 inches in gold frame signed lower right This...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Magician, Acrylic Sand Pastel Stick Contemporary Abstract Painting on Canvas
By a.muse
Located in New york, NY
The Magician, 2019 by a.muse is a 24” x 18” acrylic, pastel stick, and sand abstract contemporary abstract portrait painting on canvas painting. The painting is signed, titled, dated...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Archival Paper

Abstract Pink & Purple Flowers Interior Design by British Contemporary Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink, Yellow & White Wild Flowers on a Natural Earthy Brown Background by British Contemporary Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior De...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Tiger in Sunrise, Ancient Inspired painting on paper with acrylic and gold leaf
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
The artwork comes in a beautiful custom gold frame. APOSTOLOS CHANTZARAS (b. Agrinio, Greece, 1977) Apostolos Chantzaras, continues to develop his own visual and entertaining world...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Painting of Skaters in Central Park New York City Autumn Fall by British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Original Painting of Skaters in Central Park New York City Autumn Fall, by leading British Cityscape Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 12 x 12 inches Frame measures 16 x 16 inc...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Paint, Canvas, Oil, Cotton Canvas, Acrylic, Board

Abstract Red & Pink Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink & Orange Wild Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Abstract Red Blue Flowers on Green Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Green & Blue Wild Flowers on a Green Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in ...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame) by David Dew Bruner Abstract graphite drawing on paper in custom black wood frame 50 x 54 inches 54 x 60...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

"Sleep II" by Marcel Lupse, original oil on canvas
By Marcel Lupse
Located in Glenview, IL
"Sleep II" by contemporary Romanian painter Marcel Lupse is an expressionist oil on canvas representing a reclining nude. Marcel Lupse, born in 1954 is a well established contempora...
Category

1990s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

Black Mirror - Japanese Style Gyotaku Fish Painting on Mulberry Paper Framed
By Jeff Conroy
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a Gyotaku method painting of two fish on a mulberry paper background. This fish impression using minimal color is akin to a fossil. The mulberry paper has a soft hue and sl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Donald Trump- figurative black and white portrait drawing on matchbox
By Matchbox Artists
Located in New York, NY
In recent years, MB has also created a unique gallery - drawing black and white pencil portraits of iconic celebrities on matchbooks, while using the actual matches in the display. B...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Waterco...

Materials

Graphite

Femme original color ink contemporary painting
By MILOS GRASS
Located in CORAL GABLES - MIAMI, FL
Femme original color ink contemporary painting. framed
Category

1990s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink, Acrylic

Moonlighting - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Babylon - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Silver

Caspar - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Silver

Asterix - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Silver

Ikon - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf, Enamel

Danube - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Golden Green Blossom - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Andromeda - Contemporary Abstract Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Marbled Pea Gold Blossom - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Cherry on Gold - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Emily Rose Blossom - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Golden Apple Blossom - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mirage Cell VIII - Contemporary Abstract Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mirage Cell III - Contemporary Abstract Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Orchard Gold Apple Blossom - Contemporary Landscape Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Matrix - Teal and Scarlet - Contemporary Abstract Painting by Jack Frame
By Jack Frame
Located in Edinburgh, GB
An original painting by award wining British contemporary artist Jack Frame. Born in Chatham, Kent, in 1983 to Scottish parents, Jack Frame graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Metal

Untitled 08 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 06 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 01 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Modern Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT Institute The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 03 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 09 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 07 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 05 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Colorful Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from 2010 to ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Untitled 04 - Contemporary Abstract Painting, Modern Framed Composition
By Dominika Krechowicz
Located in Salzburg, AT
Dominika Krechowicz is a professor at the Gdansk GUT Institute The Art works from this series are painted with acrylic technique on fabriano watercolor paper. They were created from...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

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The average selling price for a contemporary painting framed we offer is $2,841, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $550,000 for the highest priced.

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