A lot of the artists I've posted are just people I've stumbled upon though visual art networking sites. Some of them are fairly successful. Others will be eventually I am sure.
Eric Aho is about as successful you get. But he's new to me, and I loved these images before I read his bio. There's a big long interview with him at paintingperceptions.com and you can see more work on his website (www.ericaho.com).
"Blasted Tree" 50x70" 2008
"Fire Three" 50x70" 2007
"Ice Jumble" 30x36" 2008