As I look back on artists links that I have saved on my computer in the past what I notice is that I have a strong preference for paintings of the figure and things with a mysterious or spiritual quality. The artist Lawren Harris from the Canadian "Group of Seven" is one of these and I have posted a picture of his to start things off.
I have also added links to other art that I find interesting. These are fairly conservative but somewhere to start.
Although the work by Lani Irwin, is highly realistic it is made interesting by the unusual subject matter. There is a gallery in London that carrys a lot of work like this and I loved visiting it when I was living in the UK. Unfortunately I just can't remember the name of the gallery at the moment.
Although I really like more abstract work I also like Bruce Holwerda's figure drawing which I find amazing, skillful and creative. It's all the small details going on in the hair etc and the tension he gets in his figures.
What I like about Nicholas Simmons work is the way he builds interest into a fairly realistic image by overlaying patterns and shapes. You need to pan down the page to see all his work. I also like his colours. Notice 'colour' spelt the British Canadian way. I always seem to stop and think...who am I writing this for and which way should I spell things today.