I recently discovered the art of Krista Huot. I love her painting style that looks so smooth, yet you can see the brush strokes. It's animation meets painting. In fact, her earlier work was digital but she works exclusively with paint now. I love the way she paints the girls with big heads and big eyes. I especially love her pieces inspired by fairy tales, classic stories, mythology, etc. A lot of her earlier pieces are inspired by plants, which I love as well. Basically, I love it all.
This Snow White inspired piece is my favorite.
You can view Krista's full gallery on her website.