I stumbled upon Pugliese while I was on Pinterest under the Art category. The picture was of a painted beetle with something in its shell. I clicked on the photo and went to the link and voila! I had found an artist to study! Pugliese is a modern artist and he uses metal and paint to create awesome sculptures. He has three distinct styles so far: The Guardians (right top), Extra Moenia (right middle), and Beetles (right bottom). I liked Pugliese because he really displayed how versatile art can be; there are some many styles, medians, and ways to make art, and he really exercises that.
Check him out: http://www.matteopugliese.com/