We’re living in this interesting moment when representational art is more acceptable.” Timothy Jahn’s 2012 comment about contemporary painting reflects his optimism about the art historical tradition which forms the foundation of his own work.

Stephen is a graduate of duCret School of Art and is currently an apprentice at Ani Art Academies Waichulis. Stephen’s work has been featured in several exhibitions including venues such as Swain Galleries, The Salmagundi Club, The Ice House Gallery in Monmouth University and Misericordia University. His has received many accolades most notably a Scholarship Award from the American Artist’s Professional League.

Rodney moved to New York City to pursue his dream of studying Representational art. He was accepted in to the prestigious Water Street Atelier program were he began training and honing his draftsmen skills. Throughout his continued experience with the arts community, Rodney discovered the works of Anthony Waichulis and his apprentices. Rodney eventually enrolled at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis apprenticeship program and is progressing wonderfully.

Brandon can’t think of a time in his childhood when he wasn’t drawing on some scrap of paper; art has always been a part of his life. His father, a retired illustrator/graphic designer for AT&T and Bell Laboratories, encouraged him to be creative by constantly drawing as well as learning how to utilize computer programs to design. Brandon’s grandmother, who was also artistic, had been a student at the duCret School of Art, the oldest art school in New Jersey. Any time he visited, she had paper, pencils, and crayons at his disposal. After graduating high school in 2008, it was no surprise that he enrolled at duCret.

Founder of the highly successful Waichulis Studio and Ani Art Academy Waichulis, Anthony has established an international reputation for his Trompe L’oeil paintings. Waichulis’ works are highly prized by knowledgeable collectors worldwide and have been lauded by critics on many occasions.

Kierstin’s life began by almost never beginning at all. A car accident occurred while Kierstin’s mother was pregnant with her. The doctors advised against continuing the pregnancy for fear that Kierstin would be born without limbs or even blind. Her parents decided against it, and Kierstin was born a healthy child. This story was relayed to her as a child as a reminder of how serendipitous her life was.

Joe has been drawing inspiration and appreciation from many forms of art his entire life. With a respect for the tradition of storytelling, he continues his journey at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis Studio learning the ways of the form to become an artist like his forefathers.

Jason was inspired by his uncle, Joe Brady, to become an artist. He began training in classical Russian academic drawing and painting with Vyacheslav Shevchenko in 2008. In 2012 Anthony Waichulis accepted him as an apprentice of Ani Art Academy. Jason’s charcoal drawings are muddled glimpses into his convoluted reality.

Edward was always fascinated by and passionate about the act of drawing and painting, Edward has spent the majority of his life pursuing the knowledge and discipline of these time-honored crafts. Fine Art, Illustration, and Graphics were equally appealing to Edward and therefore offered him the opportunity to absorb a vast spectrum of influences and disciplines.

Brian O’Neill is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and is proficient in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. His work has been showcased in galleries across The U.S Canada, Japan and England. O’Neill is most noted for his floral paintings and drawings and has been an avid gardener and nature enthusiast most of his life.

Los Angeles based shoe-architect Jerome Rosseau moved to the City of Angels six years ago, after a long stint working under names like Matthew Williamson, John Richardson and Jasper Conrad in the UK. In 2008.

Todd Anthony Tyler is a photographer who is responsible for transforming models into icons, as well as producing vivid imagery that is featured in some of the most elite fashion magazines worldwide.

Evaline is an exciting band with simple enough origins: six buddies from California who banded together for the love of music. They started performing in very modest settings until eventually they found themselves on big stages and famous venues.

Holland based entrepreneur Tom Canters has been in the field of consumer electronics for a while. But his passion for fashion took over a few years ago when Tom headed in another direction: he and his partners launched a mobile accessories design outfit named Mujjo.

Bloginity recently met young photographer Neringa Rekasiute, who explores art out of her studio in the cosmopolitan metropolis of London. She gives us some insight about her likes and preferences, including why she prefers film over to digital, who her favorite subjects to photograph are, as well as touching on the roots of her motivation. Neringa is a true generator of ideas. Find out more about her below.