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Slice-Of-Life Paintings by Tony Ziegler

A painting of the front of a pizza parlourJoe's Pizza

Tony Ziegler studied art in New York and holds a practice as a painter and a photographer. The artist’s small, slice-of-life paintings showcase shop fronts and people from the artist’s own life, giving them a certain everyday charm.


An acrylic painting of the front of a bakeryMoishes, acrylic on wood

I enjoy the stylistic approach that Tony takes in his paintings. The works tend to slightly simplify their subject matter – his store front paintings, for example, focus heavily on the colour scheme and lettering of the awnings, doorways and front windows, creating an image that suggests a sort of idealized image of urbanity.


A screen capture of Tony Ziegler's art websiteTony's online portfolio

Tony takes a similar approach in his portraiture and still-life paintings. The works focus on a few specific aspects of the subject, creating a sparse but distinctive image of an individual. Tony’s colours are a bit more subdued in these works, and he tends toward brighter, monochromatic backgrounds that create a friendly tone for each work. 


A portrait of a woman wearing sunglassesJosephine DeCosta

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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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