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Studio Sundays: Roy Lichtenstein


Roy Lichtenstein sitting on a stool in his art studio surrounded by his paintings

Our artist for this Studio Sunday is Roy Lichtenstein. Born in Manhattan, New York, in 1923, Lichtenstein is best known as a painter, and as part of the pop-art movement of the 1960’s. Lichtenstein’s works reference the popular medium of comic books, as well as advertisements from the era.

 

These artworks were far from simples copies of comic-book pages, however. Lichtenstein’s work looked critically at the industrial and…

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Dark Side of Paradise: Illustration & Collages by Sean Bernhardt


illustration with white ink on black ground of a truck and landscapeDrone Desert, sharpie pen and microns on paper

Artist and illustrator Sean Bernhardt was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. His works reflect a love of beach and surf culture.

 

Sean’s illustrations are at once minimal and intricate – high contrast, black and white line art featuring recurring motifs and text. Images of palm trees, skulls and skeletons create an interesting juxtaposition between lighthearted surf-and-sun imagery and…

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Wildlife Paintings by Cheryl Gilarsky

Cheryl Gilarsky is a painter who focuses on wildlife and landscape scenery in her subject matter. Her painting style is interestingly varied, and can range from very tight, realistic brush work, to a colourful, almost expressionist-like style.

 
oil painting of water lillies. the background is dark blue and takes up most of the image. the lilies are white.Waterlillies, oil on canvas

Looking through Cheryl's online portfolio, I enjoy seeing this range of styles in action - her collection of wildlife paintings features the appearance of a moose in…

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Bombastic Floral Imagery: Agnes Friedlander



artwork of flower mosaicGarden Star Mosaic, digital print

Our featured artist for today is Agnes Friedlander. Agnes works with paint, as well as printmaking and collage. Many of her works feature large, bombastic floral imagery, while some, including most of her print works, simply celebrate colour and texture.

 


purple and red color abstract imageMagenta Gelli, gelli print

Agnes’ floral works are far from quiet. Her painting style is one that brings the subject matter to the forefront of the…

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Studio Sundays: Sculptor Rebecca Warren


woman sitting on a chair in her art studio. she is surrounded by clay and pottery supplies

 

 

Today on Studio Sunday we’ll take a look at contemporary sculptor Rebecca Warren. While Warren’s sculptures might appear at first glance to be abstractions, many of them reflect the way that the figure, especially the female form, is portrayed in popular art and media.

 

Rebecca Warren's studio environment in London (seen in the above photo) is very important to the outcome of her work. Notably, she works primarily in unfired…

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Concept Art by Ken Henderson

 

futuristic image of a chamberONNCALONchamberRED_ver03

Ken Henderson, otherwise known as Head Cheese Entertainment Inc, produces a wide variety of images in digital media, primarily working in the areas of concept art and design, as well as the design of logos for companies.

 

I really enjoy looking through Ken’s online artist page and seeing the immense range of different designs for fantastic worlds and stories. I especially enjoy his concepts for…

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Vibrant Narrative Artworks: Cody Blomberg

 

photo artwork of backpacks with lights inside on a gallery wallGuiding Lights, installation

Our featured artist for today, Cody Blomberg, paints and creates mixed-media pieces with a love for performance and narrative. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington, Cody has a background in theatre and performance. The artist’s theatrical nature shows through in much of his portfolio, which is filled with vibrant, narrative artworks.

 


oil painting of small yellow birds in a treeThirteen Singing Birds, oiil on canvas

His award-winning…

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Animated Artwork by Hendrik Gericke


painting of green helicopter on a blue background done in a loose styleCH-53, oil on canvas board

Hendrik Gericke, the face behind the Flying Dutchman Art, was born in South Africa and now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Trained in fine arts as well as animation, Hendrik’s sense of movement and form is clear in the images he creates using various mediums.

 


abstract image of organic shapes using black inkThe Immigrants want to Sing All Night Long, ink on canvas

Hendrik is skilled in different forms of painting, both traditional and digital,…

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Palette Knife Paintings by Jeanie Gebhart


abstract oil painting using blue and yellow colors.Abstracted Dancer, oil

 

Our featured artist for today, Jeanie Gebhart, paints in oils using a palette knife as her primary tool. This somewhat unconventional painting technique results in images that are an interesting visual leap away from traditional brushwork.

 

When I look at Jeanie’s abstract works I find I am reminded of seeing an image through a foggy window, or through water. Light and shapes are refracted in such a way that…

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Studio Sundays: Op-Artist Bridget Riley

 


bridget riley wearing an apron in her art studio. There are very large artworks in the foreground on a table. Black and white image.

 

 

 

Happy Studio Sunday everyone! Today we’ll take a look at the work of op-art painter Bridget Riley. Riley paints on a large scale and so her studio in East London is suitably roomy. She often creates collage maquettes of her paintings at the beginning of her process, and thus the studio space is well stocked with paper - as well as a large table surface for her to work on both these collages, and the paintings.

 

Riley’s…

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Paintings of Cloudscapes by Ian Fisher


oil painting of white clouds in a blue skyAtmosphere No. 38, oil on canvas

Today’s we a taking a look at the artwork of Ian Fisher. Ian was born in Nova Scotia and is currently located in Denver, Colorado. His artworks walk a delicate line between conventional realism and deeply conceptual.


charcoal drawing of a shirtless man wearing white shorts#19, charcoal on paper

I truly adore Ian’s oil paintings of cloudscapes, both from a purely aesthetic, and a critical standpoint. The decision to keep the focus of the works on the sky…

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Sketches en Plein Air by Brian Buckrell

 

acrylic painting of trees at sunset with a glowing red backgroundMcKenzie Beach Sunset, acrylic

Brian Buckrell came to painting after a career in veterinary medicine and agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario. He specializes in landscape and figurative work.

 


acrylic painting of a woman smelling a vase of flower on a bright red backgroundFragrance, acrylic

I particularly enjoy the use of colour in Brian’s work, and the slightly reduced, expressive views of the landscapes he paints. The scenery is arranged into larger blocks of colour which are immensely…

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Studio Sundays: Steel Sculptor Richard Serra

 


photograph of Richard Serra facing away from the camera while holding his artwork in his art studio

 

 

 

Today is Studio Sunday, and to celebrate, let’s take a peek into the studio life of minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra. In the photo Serra appears hard at work at an artist’s workshop in Los Angeles, California, around 1990.

 

Serra is perhaps best-known for his large scale, often outdoor abstract sculptures, which he creates using sheets of steel.  These huge, architectural works are often placed in outdoor, public…

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Unknown Landscapes: Matthew Rangel


lithograph of a river system. looks like a map with small diagrams on the sidesGossip-Rocks, lithograph and digital print

Matthew Rangel is a New Mexico- based artist who works with printmaking techniques to create images that reflect on his time spent growing up and studying art in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The images that Matthew produces express a divide between the human-made and natural aspects of the area, and the way these opposing sides function together, or collide.

 


lithograph of a map overlaid with a drawing of a mountain scapeDue East over Stokes…

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Curated Art Collection: Strange Nature

purple tree painting using watercolour techniqueJanuary Morning, watercolour and gesso on paper, Agnes Friedlander

Today I have put togther a collection of artworks by various artists, all depicting nature in a way that is strange, bizarre, or just slightly off-kilter. Sometimes the image is an almost recognizable landscape, simply rendered in an interesting, unusual style, and other times the image leans closer to being more completely abstract.These paintings, drawings, and mixed…

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