On the (extremely) odd occasion my advice is sort in respect to art and artistic development, and I always try my best to answer as succinctly as I can. This fellow artist (and a very good one too) asked if I could point him in the direction of some other artists who, in my opinion, fuse the (almost) real with strong abstract dynamics. Easy. They can be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/paulbaileyart/open-door/; http://www.pinterest.com/paulbaileyart/illustration/
So please take a look too.