For something slightly different I'm featuring three artists here. They present themselves as a united front of realist painters interested not so much in realism for it's own sake, but as a way of describing the often offbeat perceptions of each artist.
Joshua Suda plays with portraits and especially eyes peering through the surfaces of torn paper and matte frames and even other portraits addressing realism quite directly as an illusory tool of the artist.
Brian Martin explores evening and night scenes sometimes to directly convey the dramatic and unusual lighting such times display and sometimes to convey the inherent sense mystery that imbues all of our interactions with the dark.
Jason John is interested in psychological portraiture, adding props and peculiar settings to convey something about the people he is painting or maybe something about the artists himself. All art, they say, is about the self.
Their website (www.thebroadstreetstudio.com) also features some great interviews with other artists and art porfessionals, two of whom (Alex Kanevsky and Lori Field) have featured on this blog.
Also check out their facebook page.