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Artist Portfolio: Dennis Ekstedt

oil painting of city lights at nightFlashpoint Sprawl, Oil on canvas.


"In my paintings I want to depict the illuminated city as a kind of living organism, with its network of electric lights resembling a nervous system. I find it fascinating how this nervous system of electric light is ultimately a manifestation of human habitation - that illuminated cities are landscapes that are literally electrified by human presence. I am interested in how urban environments are…

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Artist Website: Michelle Marcotte

Painting of corn on the cob and tomatoes"Corn on the Cob and Toasted Tomato Sandwiches for Dinner", Oil on canvas

I worked over 35 yrs as a home economist, a food scientist, food and nutrition journalist, food stylist, and a food and agriculture regulatory affairs specialist. I still do those things, so painting food fresh and prepared really holds my heart.


Ideas come to me. I buy the food, prepare the food, style the food into a composition, photograph the food and then…

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Artist Website: Edward Bear Miller

Nude painting of a woman in water"Woman awash", Oil on canvas

I paint as a means to connect with the visible universe surrounding me and the less visible universe within me.  Often a pretty picture results, but painting pretty pictures is not my primary objective.  I am immersing myself in the stuff of existence, in color and contour and spatial relationships.  I process them and they merge with memories, urges, ideas of right and wrong and what is beautiful.…

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Portfolio Website: Tracy Jager

Collage of two men walking up a mountain

"You'd planned to move with a kind of largeness"

collage assembled from images hand-cut from vintage magazines/books

 

I'm a visual artist who lives in Vancouver, Canada.  My art can also be found online under my pseudonym 'livingferal'. I make collages, take photos, draw, sew, and occasionally make books and write.


My dreamscape collages are influenced by my interest in philosophy, poetry, psychology, and ecology, among other…

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Artist Portfolio: Noah Verrier

Sunset painting over a lakeSunset No. 26

 

“150 Sunsets” explores the idea of commitment through a year long durational art project.

 

Noah Verrier has been painting since childhood. Verrier earned his MFA in Studio Art at Florida State University. He currently is a working artist, and adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University. His work has been featured in many exhibits in the United States, and abroad. Noah was awarded the…

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Portfolio Website: Tina Tavolacci

Hand made jewellery

 

Tina Tavolacci is an artist from Coloma, Michigan. She works with copper, rusty treasures, color pencil and acrylic paints. Her inspiration is derived from nature as evidenced in the textures, color and subjects used in her work. As well as making art, she teaches it every day for a K-8 charter school.

 

View more of Tina's Jewelry and paintings on her portfolio website: http://tinatavolacci.com/

 


Sea horse drawing on music paper


Two paintings of small birds


Artist Website: Rose Jackson Taylor

Poem 002: Science and love"Poem 002 Science & Love"

 

Rose Jackson Taylor is a british artist working in hand lettering, textiles and poetry.


Rose grew up in Mid Wales where she learnt how to write, sew and climb trees. Following a rigorous primary school education involving hours of handwriting practice, she later went on to masquerade as an English student at the University of Nottingham.

 

View more of Rose' poetry on her artist website:

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Portfolio Website: Amber Petersen

Photo of a man walking into the sunset"St Clair"

 

Amber Petersen is a visual artist living in Victoria, BC. Working primarily with acrylics and photography, she doesn't shy away from any artistic endeavour.


"In my paintings, I am drawn to creating bold lines and bright colours- something that catches your eye. I want to illuminate a space. In my photography, however, I am drawn to the opposite. Neutral, muted colours and desolate spaces. Finding the beauty in things that…

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Portfolio Website: Mark M Garret from San Francisco.

Watercolor and scissor drawn map"States of Decay", watercolor and scissor drawn map, 8x12"

Inspired, in part, by the papercutting legacy of Hans Christian Anderson, Mark has generated a body of work from a variety of materials and sources. In recent years scissors have become his drawing tool and maps have become his muse.

"The scope of my work has morphed over a period of some 30 years from drawing to painting, from collage to assemblage and back again. I draw…

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Portfolio Website: Robert Werner Schroeder from Seattle, WA

glass ball
Robert Schroeder is an artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In grade school, his art teacher explained that anything can be drawn with a combination of whole or segmented shapes, and segmented lines. He continues to explore this idea in glass sculpture, and pen and ink drawing.

 

View more of his artwork on his portfolio website: http://robertwernerschroeder.com/

 


colorful geometric abstract drawing

line drawing



Artist Website: Victoria painter Bonnie Laird

Portrait of a man painted with brown colorsMr. Pike No 136


"My paintings are the exploration of the human condition revealing moments and memory in a place in time as well as contemplation and introspection." --Bonnie Laird, Victoria BC

 

View more of Bonnie's portraits on her artist website: http://bonnielaird.com


Portait of a man with a goateeJames


Painting of a welderWelder with silver leaf




Featured video artist, Guillaume Vallée

Analog Hellraiser: Excerpt

 

"Using horror footage from a VHS tape of Hellraiser II , I’ve been working directly on the magnetic tape in order to create a chaotic and unstable imagery depicting some sort of narrative structure based on a nightmarish mind struggling with his inside demons and past traumatisms.

 

Using the materiality of the magnetic tape, I want to create a short experimental video based on a nightmare structure,…

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Featured Glass + Jewelry Artist: Laura Dawson

Glass jewelry"Can't see the forest"

 

Kiln-formed glass, mosaics, jewelry making (with and without glass), and chain maille by glass artist & jewelry designer Laura Dawson.

 

"Nearly all of my jewelry pieces you see that have etched designs on them were all done by hand. I specialize in hand etched tree designs but you will see cats and birds and bugs and more, all hand etched. Some of my pieces may also be painted with glass enamels. The enamels…

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Online Portfolio: Ted Diamond

Photo of building with American flag in the window"E of Charleston, IL"

 

Photographs from Ted Diamond's "American Flag" series.

 

"I have had a lifelong interest in American Popular Culture. Growing up in suburban Long Island, I grew up surrounded, immersed and participating in it.   This showed in photographic series on human facades and shopping malls.

 

 In the late 1990’s I started photographing simulations of the American Flag.  I was not used to them or the atmosphere in…

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