Gold Coast by Richard Kane Ferguson
He tends to use watercolor as his medium of choice with pen and ink and other mediums added. This is an uncommon meduim for illustrators and most likely gives him a significant edge. I don't know a lot about watercolors, but I can tell you that his art covers all the criteria of great art. Color theory, contrast, economy of line, edges, value changes, composition, selective focus, on and on, he's got it. They're really striking images. I was instanty hooked.
The digital age upon us ushered in the social networking web sites. Through these channels, I started dialogs with some of the best artists out there. What still amazes me to this day is how receiving these artists are. It's rare when you encounter an artist up in their ivory tower. They are very humble people. There are the modern art superstars like Julian Schnabel's out there. I don't even try to communicate with those guys. They're not really living with the rest of us anyways. BUT the illustrators are different. They can be reached. Almost all of them have technical skill that blows away the contemporary artist superstars. Can Damien Hirst explain exactly how Galkyd speeds up drying? I know illustrators that do. These are the unspoken modern masters. They may even be your neighbors.