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Artists

The list of artists presented here is by no means exhaustive and is only a representative overview of associated artists. Some work closely together as friends or in exhibitions or group projects. Others may not even agree on the associations that that others apply to them. That is in part the aim of Fantastic Visions is to document the history and weave of relationships. The other intent is to present the wealth of creativity, imagination and skill of these artists.

Gregory Pettit

Gregory Pettit

Gregory Pettit is an American artist born in 1980 in Plano, TX. In 2003 he moved to Austin, TX and after completing his basic studies decided to enroll in the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. Graduating with a degree in Studio Art in 2008, he has since maintained his studio in Austin.

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Carrie Ann Baade

Carrie Ann Baade

Carrie Ann Baade is an internationally exhibiting artist whose surreal oil paintings are rich with allegorical meta-narratives inspired by literature and art history. Exhibiting widely with the Pop Surrealists and her paintings have been featured in Metamorphosis, a survey of the top, contemporary Visionary Surrealists.

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Philip Rubinov Jacobson

Philip Rubinov Jacobson (photo: Peter Gric)

Painter, author, artist, teacher, philosopher and traveler, Philip Rubinov Jacobson is a recognizable figure in both the ‘Fantastic and Visionary genres’ of art. His writings and art work have been the focus of numerous magazine articles, television and radio interviews and featured in books. Prof. Phil has been holding his international painting seminars: “Old Masters-New Visions” since 1997.

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Maura Holden

Maura Holden

Maura has never had formal painting instruction but has learned from friends, and pieced together her own education from a combination of book research, experiments with art materials and techniques, looking at other artists’ work, and a lot of time at the easel, becoming one with the paint.

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Amanda Sage

Amanda Sage

Amanda Sage is primarily a painter based in Vienna. She trained and worked with the Fuchs dynasty of artists, being one of the more notable students.

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Laurie Lipton

Laurie Lipton

Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She attended art classes in school but hated what the teachers showed her. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing; she also graduated with honors.

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Madeline von Foerster

Madelinevon Foerster

Madeline von Foerster (b. 1973 U.S.A) studied illustration at the Californian College of Arts in San Francisco. After completing her studies, she relocated to New York city at the suggestion of one of her teachers and resides there to this day. At first she was frustrated with painting her artworks al a prima, but then […]

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Martina Hoffmann

Martina Hoffmann

Martina Hoffmann works as a painter and sculptress. Hoffmann has spoken at international conference and has taught painting workshops worldwide.

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Robert Venosa

Robert Venosa

Robert Venosa was an American artist residing in Boulder, Colorado, USA. He studied with what are termed the New Masters. His artworks reside in collections around the world. Venosa began his career as a commercial artist, designing album covers for Columbia Records as an art director in the 1960s. In all, Venosa has designed more than 50 album covers for […]

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Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi

“A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes. The political, spiritual, and material conflict within these shrines is enacted under the calm gaze of […]

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Mati Karwein

Mati Klarwein

Matthias (Mati) Klarwein (1932 – 2002) was born to a Jewish family in Hamburg, Germany. Two years after the National Socialists came into power, his parents fled with him to Palestine. “I grew up in three different cultures, the Jewish, Islamic and the Christian. These circumstances and my family’s stern resistance against being part of […]

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Alex Grey

Alex Grey (born November 29, 1953) is best known for his paintings, which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in five books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the […]

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Martin Stensaas

The vibrant, fluid, and complex works of Martin Stensaas can be described as mystical classicism, psychedelic neo-symbolism, or magical figural maximalism. Originally from Salt Lake City, Martin moved throughout the western United States, including Colorado and Southern and Northern California. His work has been collected internationally and featured in film and festival culture.

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Featured Artist Peter Gric