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Illustrations of Houses by Joel David Abramson

A black and white ink drawing of a large, stately houseLake of the Isles

Joel David Abramson is our featured artist of the day! Joel makes lovely illustrations of houses, storefronts and landscapes.

A painting of a army surplus shop windowArmy Surplus Store Brill Building, acrylic

A gallery of house portraits on Joel David Abramson's websiteHouse illustrations on Joel's website

Joel does a great job of imbuing each of his buildings with personality. His style is highly detailed, but retains a sketch-like essence. The drawings are mainly done in pen and ink, and most of them are in black and white. I really like these drawings, as they present the homes and their immediate surroundings without any embellishment. They function very well as a series, but are fascinating as individuals. Joel also creates colour illustrations of shop windows and the items displayed therein.


In addition to these illustrations, Joel also has a collection of uncategorized work available on his website at These works range from abstract paintings to small pen-and-ink still life studies. Joel’s style of drawing shows through even in these experimental works. 


A pen and ink drawing of some Canada geese standing on a beachGeese, pen and ink

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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