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Vibrant, Obscured Images: Art by Vesa Peltonen

An edited photo of a Fender guitarMy Ole Fender

Vesa Peltonen is an artist and designer based in Eastern Canada. The artist was born in Finland but came to Canada as a child where he developed his unique style of vibrant, obscured images that showcase the hidden beauty in all manner of scenes and subjects.


An edited photograph of jazz musician Sunnyland SlimSunnyland Slim

Many of Vesa’s works come in the form of edited photographs. The artist starts with an image and adds extra effects or digitally-drawn lines and other details, creating an interesting composite. His series of jazz musicians features seemingly hand-drawn colored lines that serve to illustrate the color, movement and originality of the music.


A screen capture of Vesa Peltonen's art websiteThe front page of Vesa's website


As we talked about in our last feature of Vesa’s work, the artist offers custom art prints which are available for sale through his website. Vesa has also worked in collaboration with a local fashion designer to create wearable works of art in the form of scarves, wraps and shirts. The artist’s more abstract, color-focused works are quite well suited to this application. 


An abstracted image of a red sky in the desertDesert Evening Sky

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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