Audrey Kawasaki's work has fascinated me. Her medium is mainly oil on wood panel, which i think is absolutely phenomenal in the way she uses it. Usually i don't recommend artists that primarily use nudes based on my own views on this context. But she is just too good at using this art form to keep quiet. Her images are strongly seductive and this may be why eyes are so drawn to them. Or it could be that she uses her techniques to creates a beautiful gentle subject such as a woman and places an organic object or creature to balance the composition. Whatever it is that is so intriguing with her work, it is amazing. Please look at her paintings. Her website
I've been a fan of Blaine Fontana for a couple years now. His paintings blow my mind. And i'm always so amazed on much effort he puts into his installations. He creates an incredible atmosphere. i strongly suggest you check out his work. i hope i get a chance to see one of these, up close, in the future.