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A Multitude of Colors: Art by Karine Molloy


An abstract painting with springlike colorsSpring is in the house, acrylic on canvas

Quebec-based artist Karine Molloy creates paintings that blend a multitude of colors and styles on each canvas. Karine’s current paintings serve as an exploration and a celebration of the materiality of paint, with each displaying a great range of experimentation with color and mark-making.

 

An acrylic painting with abstract forms on a dark backgroundOscar, acrylic on canvas

 

I really like the recent works from 2016 that Karine has made available on…

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Charcoal Portraiture by Izzy Vera


A charcoal drawing of a young boyAsmita

Izzy Vera is a Denver, Colorado-based artist who keeps a varied artistic practice with a specialized focus on charcoal portraiture. To the artist, portraiture is an intimate process of capturing the subject’s true personality.

 

A charcoal drawing of a young boy named SamuSamu

Izzy has spent a number of years doing volunteer work in Nepal, offering support for a home in the Kathmandu Valley where 25 children reside. A recent project of hers was to create charcoal…

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Jazz and Abstraction: Art by Melvin Clark


An abstract painting with overlapping geometric formsHabitat

Melvin Clark is a Pennsylvania-based artist who creates colorful paintings of jazz and abstraction. Influenced in part by the New York jazz scene of the 1980’s, Melvin’s painting focused on a wide range of subject matter but brings a certain musical sensibility to every image.

 

A painting with abstract and realistic momentsRemembrance

 

I’m really enjoying some of the works in Melvin’s abstract gallery in his online portfolio. These works seem to distill the…

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Fine Detail and Wild Imagination: Art by David Yawman


A painting of a woman wearing a flowered headdressMorgan, acrylic on cradled wood panel

Painter David Yawman works both in a classically-inspired figurative style, and a more expressionist mode of abstraction. These two different languages of image making sit neatly beside one another in David’s portfolio, creating an interesting tension between fine detail and wild imagination.

 

An abstract painting of deep, crimson and black tonesLuck Dragon Vs. The Minotaur, acrylic on wood panel

 

I really enjoy the use of light and shadow in…

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Psychology and Human Experience: Art by Amanda Dinse


A mixed media artwork of a girl swimmingSwim, watercolor, ink, and Sharpie on cold press paper

Amanda Dinse combines sculpture, painting and mixed media in her art portfolio, often addressing aspects of psychology and human experience. Her works frequently feature human figures, sometimes presented frankly and other times abstracted nearly beyond recognition.

 

A sculptural work by Amanda DinseBaggage

The works in Amanda’s sculpture gallery are quite intriguing – though they might be viewed as slightly…

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Studio Sunday: Adrian Ghenie


A photograph of Adrian Ghenie at work in his studio

 

Adrian Ghenie is a painter from Romania. His works are typically figurative, though often these figures are built up out of abstracted brush marks, or obscured with swipes of multi-colored paint. Ghenie’s works are often extremely large, taking up almost the space of an entire wall.

 

I like how dramatically lit Ghenie’s studio space is in this photograph – while he probably doesn’t work in this light all the time, something…

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Splashy, Panoramic Paintings by Leslie Lemieux


An abstract painting in deep purple and red huesReturn to Stardust, acrylic on gessoed board

Oregon-based artist Leslie Ann Lemieux creates splashy, panoramic paintings that tell a story. Leslie’s abstract paintings also appear on clothing designs.

 

An abstract painting with heavy, illustrative linesFantasy Dragons, and acrylic and water medias on board

 

I love the way that Leslie seems to bring a lot of competing elements together into a highly cohesive visual narrative. In many of her paintings, numerous curving, intersecting…

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Self-Contained, Non-Referential Artworks by Bill Campbell


A mixed media artwork focused on blue tones18042016

Bill Campbell was born in Quebec and has traveled and exhibited his work both in Canada and in several Japanese cities. In his artwork, Bill focuses on creating self-contained, non-referential artworks that celebrate the interactions between the medium and the substrate.


An abstract painting of a harbor townHarbour Town

Bill’s gallery of mixed media on canvas works is quite fascinating when seen through the lens of Bill’s method of working. Each artwork in…

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Block Prints and Stamp Techniques: Art by Mandira Bhaduri


An artwork consisting of acrylic and stamp marks on paperMoments Unnoticed 4, gesso, acrylic paint, ink, stencil, rubber stamps and acrylic gel on paper

Mandira Bhaduri was born in Kolkata, India, and recently moved back to her hometown after spending just over a decade in the United States. Mandira’s artworks often utilize acrylic media with block prints and stamp techniques creating a unique aesthetic that exists somewhere between painting and collage.

 

A mixed media abstract artwork with a base of light pink huesPatina of Love 1, acrylic paint,…

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Watercolor Animal Paintings by Lisa Baechtle


A watercolor painting of sea turtles flying through a dreamscapeFlying Turtles, watercolor on 300# paper

Lisa Baechtle is currently based in rural New York, where she creates watercolor animal paintings both of exotic creatures and household pets. Working from a place of intuition and emotion, Lisa’s work captures the personality of each of her subjects.

 

A painting of a happy dogKipper

Lisa paints all of her works on heavy rag paper which I find lends her watercolor work a sturdier, slightly less delicate sensibility.…

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Moonlove: Art by Tracy Dunbar


A mixed media drawing of an abstract image with a spiderSpider's Web

Tracy Dunbar creates artwork under the moniker Moonlove, using a varied range of media and styles to address emotional disconnect caused by technology and modern living. Often colorful and abstracted, Tracy’s artworks have a feeling of conceptual density and narrative meaning.

 

A soft-focus painting of some mysterious animal and human figuresTrinity

 

I enjoy the way that Tracy combines nature imagery with mystical, fairytale figures in a lot of her works. Though her style ranges…

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Textured, Abstracted Mark-Making: Art by Gordon Sellen


A painting with a textured blue panelCool Blue

Gordon Sellen is a Canadian artist who paints using an interesting stylistic combo of textured, abstracted mark-making and monochromatic planes. Gordon’s previous experience as a glass artist seems to come through in his paintings, with milky colors and patterns blending together as they might in a blown glass object.

 

An abstract painting with two monochromatic shapesElegant

 

I enjoy the way Gordon is able to fit explorations of texture and pattern into works that sit…

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Real Wall Art: Donald and Corliss R. Wall


An abstract mixed media artworkEmotional Breakdown #1, oil, wood, saw dust, nails, and found objects on canvas, Corliss R. Wall

Donald Wall and Corliss R. Wall create Real Wall Art in the form of both two and three-dimensional works. Donald creates works of painting and sculpture, while Corliss specializes in abstraction.

 

A painting of a swelling ocean waveLost Horizon, acrylic on canvas, Donald Wall

 

The artists frequently show their work together, utilizing the gallery space as a way to allow…

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Earthy, Symbolic Mixed Media Works by Rick Gillis


A mixed media artwork of abstracted birdsBirds, acrylic and mixed media on board

Painter Rick Gillis specializes in earthy, symbolic mixed media works that range in subject matter but all express a deeper narrative meaning. Rick‘s works frequently have an antique look and feel that gives the viewer the impression of relics from a time long passed.

 

A mixed media artwork of an abstracted cityCities Bore Me, tinted gesso, burlap, gold leaf and wooden lettering on wood

 

Rick’s most recent works are eclectic both in…

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Polished Frescoes: Art by Paul Catalanotto


An abstract polished fresco with warm colorsCalm and Turbulent, polished fresco

Paul Catalanotto is a New York-based artist who specializes in colorful abstract polished frescoes. Having worked previously as an artisan plasterer, Paul’s inspiration for his innovative technique came from his work plastering upscale architectural elements with commissioned designs.

 

A triangular fresco with abstract colorsNot a Bermuda Triangle, polished fresco

Paul usually begins his process by laying down a layer of black plaster,…

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