If you are ever looking for art, Saatchi Online is a great place to browse. The site is a "platform that allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work and gives art lovers insider access to new talent from around the world." They sell original artwork as well as prints, so it's a great source, no matter what your budget.
Anyways, I was looking through paintings the other day and came across the artist, Thomas Saliot. Saliot is a French Artist that paints modern subjects in a classic style. He works free hand from photographs he finds all over the web. His paintings are extremely dramatic and have a real sense of authenticity to them. I love the close up face portraits. Here are some of my other favorites.
Find these paintings and more by Saliot here.
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