All three artists are 30 or younger and have incendiary talent and are going to have long, distinguished careers.
Akhriev, a native Russian, began painting when he was 10, and often painted as much as eight or 10 hours a day. His style is a blend of traditional and contemporary, he’s not afraid to experiment, and paints in all genres of work.
Radstrom, a self-described realist, takes a painting education founded in Renaissance and traditional techniques, and applies a modern sensibility.
Shingler uses his palette knife to carve stunning impressionistic landscapes. His vistas suggest an energy and vitality that makes them seem real enough to visit.