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Pet and Person Portraits by John Langeveld

A black and white portrait of a girlUntitled

John Langeveld is a Calgary-based artist who specializes in portraiture. The artist’s current portfolio features both pet and person portraits, both black and white sketches and polished, full-colour paintings. 


A portrait of a dog in the back seat of a convertibleUntitled

 

I like the consistency of style in which John renders his subjects. The artist specializes in portraits of young children, and the slightly softened, rough-edged approach that he takes seems fitting to capture the temporal, fast-moving nature of early childhood. I like the way that John focuses his attention on his subjects’ expressions, giving the viewer an impression of the personality behind the face, foremost. 


A screen capture of the front page of John Langeveld's art portfolio websitewww.childexpression.com

 

John also produces pet portraits, using colour applied with light texturing to bring a realistic sense of life and movement to family dogs and other animals. Looking at these pet portraits one gets a sense of the mutual love between the pets and their owners.


A portrait of a dogUntitled


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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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