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A Portfolio of Custom Lighting Fixtures by Odell Golomb


A hand-made crystal and glass lampLabradorite & Selenite, brass, selenite, rose quartz, raw quartz cluster, polished labaradorite and hematite

Odell Golomb is a glass artist based in Israel, who uses her glasswork talents to create beautiful custom lighting fixtures. Odell’s light fixtures are produced with an awareness toward the therapeutic qualities of crystal.


Two pyrite-based lighting fixturesPiryte Lighting Fixture, brass, glass and raw stones (left: pyrite, tangerine; right: pyrite, calcite)

I…

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Cut-Out Panels: Art by Nippy Blair


An artwork with a carved human figure on a bicycleRhoda Roundtree, mixed media on wood

Nippy Blair is an artist based in the southern United States. In his practice, Nippy creates layered artworks made from cut-out panels of painted wood. Affixed together into wall-hanging images and sculptures, these artworks have a great sense of depth and volume.


A painting of a brightly-coloured catCalico Cat, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

I’m enjoying browsing through Nippy’s online art portfolio and seeing the different ways…

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Zinski Design: The Design Portfolio of Robert Porazinski

A design for a proposal system for Pratt Design StudioPratt Design Studio proposal system

Robert Porazinski creates streamlined communication designs under the name Zinski Design. Robert’s portfolio includes examples of designs for print media, advertising, presentations, and user interfaces.


A design for a sleek powerpoint presentationHu Friedy Powerpoint presentation

 

I like the way that Robert balances functionality with sleek aesthetics that are easy to view and navigate. Many of the examples in the artist’s portfolio…

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Studio Sunday: Jules Olitski


A photograph of Jules Olitski's art studio

 

Artist Jules Olitski was born Jevel Demikovski, in Ukraine, in 1922. The artist emigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1923. Growing up in New York, Olitski studied art at various schools and after much experimentation developed the style of thick, heavy abstract paintings that he remains known for today.

 

Olitski’s studio looks rather dark in this photo, though I suspect that may just be a trick of the photographic flash. Still, the…

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Marks and Shadows: The Art Portfolio of Karen Smith


An abstracted painting of a landscapeAbstracted Landscape (Long Lake), oil and graphite on cradled birch panel

Karen Smith is an artist based in Westminster, Colorado. In her practice, Karen creates sparse abstractions based on a range of subjects including landscapes, people, and objects. Occasionally, the artist also veers into the figurative realm, building up recognizable objects out of carefully placed marks and shadows.


A painting of a shadowy landscape at sunsetGlory, oil on panel

I really enjoy the works in…

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Gestural and Geometric: An Art Portfolio by Irene Lisny


An abstracted acrylic painting with red and pink tonesTAKING THE BULL BY THE HORNS, acrylic on canvas

Irene Lisny is a painter who works primarily in acrylic paint, creating images both abstract and figurative that utilize a variety of unique visual languages. The artist’s abstract paintings are both gestural and geometric, and Irene also tends to combine abstracted elements with figures.


An abstract painting with bright, warm coloursSANTANA, acrylic on canvas

 

The artist’s Abstract gallery on her portfolio website showcases a…

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Fantasy Subjects: An Art Portfolio by Steve Ferris

A digital painting of ValkriesA Flight from Valhalla

Steve Ferris is a fantasy illustrator based in Eastern Long Island, New York. In his artistic practice, Steve creates works featuring a range of fantasy subjects, from mermaids and faeries to Tolkien characters.


A painting of a woman fighting a dragonEowyn

 

The attention to detail in Steve’s illustrations is stunning. I love the way the artist renders different textures -- skin, fur, hair, and more -- always paying attention to how lighting and…

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The Photography Portfolio of Anne Ferran

An image of a woman holding up a large piece of fabricFrom the series Flying Colour, banner print, pigment prints (performer Eléonore Didier)

 

Anne Ferran is an Australian photographer. Throughout her far-reaching career, Ferran has been fascinated by history -- in particular, the unknown, anonymous figures that lived but have been otherwise forgotten by time. In her photographs, Ferran often seeks to explore the lives of these figures (often women), or lend a sense of agency to their…

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The Art Portfolio of Stephane Salvi


An artwork with pencil and paint lines applied in an abstract fashionvieillesse éternelle

Stephane Salvi is an artist who paints in a slightly abstracted, naive style, working in broad, deliberate strokes of bright colour, and building up figures in painted line art. The artist’s works are loose and exuberant, capturing a feeling more than distinct detail.


A painting with bright red and orange tonesle sculpteur

 

I enjoy the works in which Salvi combines painting with collage techniques. These works remind me a bit of pieces by fellow…

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Impressionist Hand: An Art Portfolio by Karen Dale


A painting of some pink flowersUntitled

Karen Dale lives and works in Long Island, New York. The artist works in watercolour, ink, acrylic, and more, creating artworks that often feature floral forms, with bright colours and a loose, impressionist hand.


A painting of some sunflowers in bright yellowIn the SunLight, watercolour on canvas

 

I enjoy the artist’s use of apparent combinations of media in some of her works. In some floral pieces, for example, it looks as though Karen uses acrylic paint to create…

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Combining Colour With Sound: The Art Portfolio of Adrian Molina


An oil painting of a werewolf for a magazine coverBlue Moon, oil on canvas

Adrian Molina is a painter and an illustrator who currently works in two distinct separate styles. In his painting practice, Adrian creates abstract works that explore a kind of synesthesia, combining colour with sound. In his current illustration works, the artist is developing narrative imagery for a mystery and suspense comic series.


A promotional poster for a comic about a werewolfThe Werewolf of Kendall (promo poster II)

 

It’s really interesting to see…

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Studio Sunday: Jenny Saville


A photo of Jenny Saville at work in her studio

 

Jenny Saville is a British artist known for large-scale drawings and paintings, often featuring nude female figures, using the traditional subject of the female form as a launching pad for addressing issues of gender and beauty expectations. Saville is based in Oxford, England, where she creates her works in a large personal studio space.

 

The artist is often grouped together with the Young British Artists, a movement which also…

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Studio Sunday: Pakui Hardware


A photo of Naringa from Pakui Hardware at work in her studio

 

Pakui Hardware is a duo comprised of artists Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda. The pair are based in Berlin, Germany and Vilnius, Latvia. The artists’ works incorporate a range of novel materials, and comprise sculptural elements and full-scale installation works that toe the line between the organic and the man-made.

 

Pakui Hardware’s studio space is quite small, and the artists seem to keep it quite clean. The walls…

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Odd Sensations: The Art Portfolio of Nina Dell'Orto


A dark, heavy abstracted painting in oil on linenA Look Inside the Mysteries, oil on linen

 

Nina Dell’Orto is a painter from Brooklyn, New York. The artist works in an abstract style, utilizing figurative elements in novel combinations and creating artworks that are evocative of odd sensations and strange dreams.


An oil painting with figurative elements like a floating eyePer Chance the Eye, oil on linen

 

The artist’s Unspoken Creations series contains works that utilize imagery ranging from geometric elements, to disjointed human…

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The Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media Portfolio of Eunice Sim


A still-life painting of a vase of flowersMorning Delight

Eunice Sim holds degrees in both Oriental painting and divinity, two fields that seem to intersect and inform each other within the artist’s portfolio. Eunice’s painting, drawing, and mixed media artworks are usually figurative, and showcase the artist’s skill at rendering subjects delicately and with just the right amount of detail.


A painting of some fruit next to a vessel of waterUntitled

 

I love the gestural, momentary quality of many of Eunice’s works. Her…

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