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Black or White Photography by Kevin Callahan


A photo of a vintage rooftop building signMusic Man

Originally from rural Ohio, Kevin Callahan has been a photography enthusiast all his life, and now creates professional photos on both a personal and commissioned basis. Kevin showcases his photographic works on his Black or White photography website.

 

A photo of a pair of birds sitting on a reedBirds on a Reed

 

Kevin’s portfolio covers a wide range of subject matter, from staged portraits and candid festival photos, to sweeping snapshots of wilderness and urban…

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Town Portraits: Art by Tom Menard


An illustration of the town of NorwichNorwich

Tom Menard is a self-taught artist who works with a pointillism-inspired technique, creating intricate town portraits. Based in small-town Connecticut, Tom is inspired by the architecture and surroundings of New England villages.

 

An illustration of a rosy red houseRoseland Red

 

I love the illustrative quality of Tom’s paintings – the incredible level of detail that the artist strives for seems both meticulous and playful, as if the artist is genuinely…

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Professional Hair Styling: Art by Boyd Tizenor


A mixed media artwork of a colorful butterflyJOY, mixed media on wood

Boyd Tizenor is an artist and a professional hairdresser. In his personal practice, the artist creates energetic abstraction on wood panels and surfboards, drawing on this artistic energy in his professional hair styling work.

 

A professional hairstyle for a photoshootUntitled, hairstyle

 

It’s really interesting to see the types of hairstyles that Boyd produces, alongside his personal body of paintings. While the two media are very different,…

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Elemental Abstractions: Art by Edward Welch


An abstract drawing with bright blue huesUntitled

New York-based artist Edward Welch creates sweeping, elemental abstractions in traditional drawing media. The artist’s body of work is focused on color, with Edward treating color as an object in its own right.

 

An abstract drawing with thick and colorful line artUntitled

 

No matter the composition, the surfaces of Edward’s works are always completely covered in color. I enjoy the overlapping, cross-hatched nature of the artist’s hand – in series like Edward’s

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Smooth, Partially Abstracted Paintings by Richard Turtletaub


A painting triptych by Richard TurtletaubPipe Triptych, oil on canvas

Richard Turtletaub specializes in smooth, partially abstracted paintings that harken back to 60’s pop-art and commercial painting. Richard works professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator, and his works have appeared in various well-known publications.

 

A painting of a white shape silhouetted against a scenic backgroundParhelia, oil on canvas

 

Richard’s portfolio is packed with color-saturated and often surreal compositions that seem inspired by the likes…

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Surreal Fantasy Figures: Art by Armando Sebastian


A painting of a boy with insect antennaeBoy Beetle/ The Butterfly Evil's Spell, oil on canvas

Armando Sebastian is an artist from Mexico who paints surreal, fantasy figures drawing inspiration from vintage Mexican art, Japanese Manga, and other styles.  Armando’s works are thick with symbolism and a sense of ongoing narrative.

 

A painting of a fortune teller on a pink background with a birdFortune Teller/ Parallel Universe

 

I really enjoy this sense of symbolism that Armando uses in his works. The artist’s style is quite…

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Spun Cotton: Ornamental Artworks by Fascia Berlin


A spun cotton ornament made to look like a girl holding a snowflakeSilver Snowflake, natural cotton batting with silver glitter

Artist Fascia Berlin works specifically with spun cotton, creating intricate ornaments that toe the line between sculpture and textile art. Fascia sells many of her pieces through her website.

 

A springtime angel made from spun cottonStanding Flower Angel

 

Spun cotton sculpture is a technique originating in 19th century Germany, in which threads of cotton are wound tightly around an armature to create shapes and…

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Soft, Dreamy Paintings by Yvonne Foster


A painting of flowers in abstracted yellow tonesFlowers and Fields

Yvonne Foster, is originally from Wisconsin and is now based out of a studio space in Minneapolis. The artist creates soft, dreamy paintings of pastoral landscapes, florals, and abstract planes using traditional paint media.

 

A painting of a Wisconsin fieldField #2, acrylic on canvas

The majority of Yvonne’s portfolio works are created in acrylic and oil paint. Compositionally, the artist works with simplified forms, and deep patches of color,…

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Densely Patterned Forms: Art by Danielle Scott


An ink drawing of a large tree seen from a lower angleRegal, ink on 100lb archival Strathmore paper

Danielle J. Scott is an illustrator based in Coatesville, Indiana. Danielle’s black and white ink drawings depict densely patterned forms, often abstracted but inspired by trees, flowers, and other natural figures.

 

An abstract ink drawing with  patterned elementsMonster, ink on 105lb archival Strathmore paper

 

I really enjoy the level of detail and intricacy in Danielle’s line art. Her ink lines are dark, heavy and deliberate, and…

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Three-Dimensional Portraits: Art by Ron Buttler


A three-dimensional artwork depicting Clark KentClark Superman Kent

Currently based in Aiken, South Carolina, Ron Buttler is a mixed media artist and painter who often combines the aesthetics of painting with sculptural elements to create three-dimensional portraits and other works. Ron’s background is primarily in oil painting, though his most recent works have seen the artist experimenting with mixed media and paper maché.

 

A three-dimensional sculpture of a T-rex head emerging from a cartArt Cart with T-Rex, paper mache

 

I quite enjoy…

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Doofus Media: Art by Evan Fowler


A patterned artwork with numerous colored anthropomorphized facesBullet Crowd

Evan Fowler is the Virgina-based creator of Doofus Media, an online space where the artist shares his multidisciplinary, stream-of-consciousness artworks with the world. Whether he’s creating two-dimensional works in traditional media, taking photographs, or working with avant-garde prose and photo essays, Evan approaches his body of work as a way to alternately reflect, or just vent.

 

A text art piece from Doofus MediaUntitled

 

Evan’s Late Night…

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Bright Colors and Splashy Textures: Art by Mary Maguire


A painting of a woman's face in bright colorsVibrance

Mary Maguire is a graphic fine artist creating artwork in a variety of media. Mary’s works treat realistic figures and faces with layers of bright colors and splashy textures for a result that’s undeniably contemporary.

 

An artist's rendering of a painting situated in a staged interiorStrength 4 , acrylic on canvas (pictured in Interior 2)

The artworks featured in Mary’s portfolio are dramatic and theatrical, and follow the aesthetic sensibilities of commercial art and illustration.…

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Branding Art and Design by Stephen Plunkett


A digital drawing of a rotund space airplaneSpaceplane 3

 

Stephen Plunkett is a graphic designer and digital artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Stephen has worked professionally with corporations like Sportsnet, CBC, and Alliance Atlantis. His portfolio features examples of advertisement and branding art and design as well as fun personal projects.


A digital artwork by Stephen Plunkett featuring a drawing of a dogLola Report 13

I like the range that Stephen displays in his portfolio, which includes detailed drawings of fictional and realistic…

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Abstraction and Earthy Figures: Art by Beatriz Gomez Anzaldua


An abstract painting with separate planes of colorUnbreakable, mixed media on canvas

Beatriz Gomez Anzaldua is a Mexican artist whose work combines colorful abstraction and earthy figures, sometimes in the same picture plane. Born in southern Texas, Beatriz spent time studying in New York before moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she is currently based.

 

A painting of an older man with a black eyeUncle of no regrets, oil on canvas

 

The contrast in Beatriz’ portfolio between bright high-contrast colors and quiet…

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Classically Styled Portraits by Kumiko Buller


A painting of a woman sitting on a chair in a grey dressKyoko, pastel on pumice board

Kumiko Buller was born in Japan and now lives and works in New York. As a figurative artist, Kumiko specializes in classically styled portraits created in blended pastels.  

 

A painting of a young woman sitting on a stoolMargie, pastel on pumice board

 

I like the softness of both the pastel medium and the particular way that Kumiko utilizes it, in these works. Though the subjects of the artworks tend to be subdued and straightforward, the softly…

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