2. Adi works as an illustrator and designer primarily for Marvel. His
most notable works include the Iron Man: Extremis series, written by
Warren Ellis, and his role as a conceptual designer and illustrator on
the Iron Man films. He worked on the key characters including Iron
Man, Iron Monger and War Machine, as well as creating key frame
illustrations for the action sequences. For comic work he is currently
under an exclusive contract with Marvel and has produced covers for
multiple series over the last few years, as well as a number of short
3. American born artist Jörg Zenker spent ten years living in Belgium until moving to
Munich Germany in 2008. After working in International Business and earning his MA
in European Studies he decided to follow his heart and dedicate time to the arts.
Since that change he has studied traditional oil painting techniques at the Van der
Kelen Academy and figure drawing and ceramics at the Academy Anderlecht in
Belgium as well as taken private lessons with several Belgian artists.
His work is primarily figurative and is inspired by the people and art he encounters
from his part time work as a tour director taking him throughout Europe. He finds this
a beneficial professional combination and way to bring real life into the studio.
4. Richard is an Illinois native who by the age of eight knew he wanted to be an artist. He
graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1983 which began his
successful commercial art career. After 12 years of doing commercial art, Richard felt it
was time to fine tune his fine art style. Richard moved to California in 1995 and started
painting for himself in a realistic style with a touch of Russian impressionism. "I admire
the Russian Impressionists, especially Nickolai Fechin, for their intense brush strokes
that exude passion into their paintings. I also admire Norman Rockwell for his amazing
drawing ability and the volume of work he produced in his lifetime.“ Lastly, Richard
admires John Singer Sargent for his portrait work. “His portraits give a sense of reality
but still have a painterly style which I hope to aspire to.”
Richard works in oils on masonite board. His work is mostly figurative and he has
started plein air painting as much as possible. He teaches class four days a week as well
as doing demos for most of the Art Associations in San Diego and Riverside counties.
5. Leith O’Malley is a versatile South Australian artist who loves to work in
His youthful passion for making art, and drawing in particular was
influenced by the illustrative style and cartoons in Mad Magazine and later, by
looking at the work of Australian newspaper cartoonists Paul Rigby, Michael
Leunig and the American illustrator, Rick Griffin. His early freelance work in
Adelaide included illustrations for magazines and newspapers.
A workshop with the Australian artist George Gittoes was responsible for
O’Malley taking up the brush in the early 1990s. From this point to the
present day he has maintained a very active studio practice, presenting solo
exhibitions and participating in group shows within Australia and
America. O’Malley’s practice includes working in a diversity of pictorial
media (drawing, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media) as well as digital
imagery, graphic design, photography and video.
6. Stephen Conroy is a contemporary Scottish figurative painter. He was born in
Helensburgh, in 1964. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1982 and 1987. By
1989, Conroy's work had already gained much recognition and praise in the United Kingdom
and internationally. The artist has remained in Scotland, where he currently lives and works.
In 1998, Conroy won the Grand Prize of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. He is represented by
the distinguished London gallery Marlborough Fine Art, and through the gallery has had solo
exhibitions in London, Manchester, Glasgow, New York and Madrid, and has shown in
museums in Aix-en-Provence and Johannesburg. Conroy's work is part of a number of public
and private collections including The British Council, London, England; The Contemporary
Art Society, London, England; Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece; The Metropolitan Museum
of Art, New York, New York; National Portrait Gallery, London, England; Robert Fleming
Holdings Ltd., London, England; The Royal College of Surgeons of England; Scottish
National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish National Portrait
Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England.