18. Winston Chimelinski

Age: 24

Chimlenski creates some of the most vivid works of the artists on this list. He's storied for learning about his work and process through places like Craigslist and DeviantArt. "I didn't go out and look at paintings—I studied everything through the computer, so the glow you get through a computer screen I try to translate into my paintings," he told OUT Magazine earlier this year.

image via