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A Portfolio of Pared-Down Landscape Paintings by Drew Noel Marin

An abstracted landscape painting with bright teal huesPresent Moment, acrylic on textured canvas

Drew Noel Marin is a Michigan-based artist who works primarily in acrylic on canvas. In her current artistic practice, Drew creates soft, pared-down landscape paintings with an emphasis on cool colour palettes and sparing details that suggest scenes rather than filling in every detail. 


A painting of a hazy forest with a silhouetted deerForest Haze, acrylic on textured canvas

I really like the way Drew emphasizes the atmosphere in her artworks.…

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Fantastical Compositions: The Art Portfolio of Jane Zednik

A painting of a personified imagining of springSpring Surge, oil paint on heavy archival paper

Jane Zednik uses her artistic practice to explore different techniques, forms, and applications of oil paint, building fantastical compositions that use a variety of textures and colour palettes. Many of the artist’s works feature animals, sometimes in everyday settings and sometimes in more dreamlike, mythological applications.


A painting of a surreal scene with dogs and palm treesWinter Chat Room, oil paint on heavy archival paper

 

I…

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Blue Jewel Tones: The Art Portfolio of Ellen Kappes

A watercolour painting of boats in a harbourcarefree, watercolour

Ellen Kappes is an artist who works primarily in watercolour, and has a background in silkscreen prints. The artist’s works often feature bright, deep blue jewel tones and focus on landscapes and seascapes from around her home of Northeast Harbor, Maine.


A silkscreen print of a heronheron place, seriagraph print

 

When creating her watercolour paintings, Ellen often starts a painting en plein air, working from direct observation to capture…

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A Portfolio of Abstract Monotype Prints by Amy Kaufman

A hand-painted monotype print with ripples of mixed colourRipples, unique handpainted monotype print

Amy Kaufmann produces monotype prints and paintings with an eye toward streamlined, colourful aesthetics and striking compositions. Based in New England, the artist’s current portfolio showcases floral and abstract monotype prints, along with oil paintings of seascapes and other subjects. 


A painting of a textured, deep blue oceanscapeOcean, mixed media on canvas

 

Though Amy’s works are largely figurative, there’s a sense of…

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Rural Landscapes and Architecture: Painting by Carol Ross

An acrylic painting of houses in the snowInternet Connections, acrylic on board

Carol Ross is a Washington-based painter who works primarily in acrylic, creating stylized, neutral-hued paintings of rural landscapes and architecture. The artist’s style sees large objects like hills, trees, and houses reduced to rounded shapes and planes of rich colour, abstracted yet comfortably familiar. 


A painting of yellow rolling hills with housesRainbow Pipeline, acrylic on canvas

 

I’m really enjoying Carol’s recent Social…

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A Portfolio of Community Art Projects by Sara Kaltwasser

A painting of a message spread across sheets of lined paperRe/Write, acrylic paint, ink, and graphite on wood

Sara Kaltwasser grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is now based in Baltimore, Maryland. In her artistic practice, Sara is both an artist and an educator, producing work on a personal level as well as collaborating with various public and organizational groups to create community art projects and individual works. 


A black and white photograph of water bottles with text overlayDay 26

I’m really enjoying Sara’s artworks made in 2020. The artist’s…

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Conceptions of Home: The Art Portfolio of Sharon Hunter

A painting of abstracted figures raising a barnBarn Raising, oil and spray paint

Sharon Hunter is an Ontario-based artist with Métis roots. In her artistic practice, Sharon seeks to explore and understand conceptions of “home” and personal heritage, both from the perspective of a settler on First Nations land, and through her own Ojibwa ancestry. The artist’s portfolio encompasses large-scale murals as well as landscape and site-specific works. 


A painting of antlers incorporating marks made by oxidized copperCopper #3, oil paint, canvas,…

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Everyday City Life: The Art Portfolio of Scott Ivey

A painting of a cityscape across a body of waterharbor view, oil on canvas

Scott Ivey is a Washington, D.C.-based artist who works in oil paint, watercolour, charcoal, and other traditional media, producing works that capture scenes of everyday city life. The artist’s images are designed to capture the aesthetic of aged, sepia-toned photographs, with Scott tending to work in an additive fashion, starting with a dark-coloured canvas and adding light. 


An ink wash painting of buildings at nightnight study, inkwash

 

The…

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The Painting Portfolio of Edie Marshall

A painting of flowering plants in tall grassBuffalo Beans, oil on birch panel

Edie Marshall is a painter from Saskatchewan. In her practice, Edie is inspired by nature and environmentalism, and works in a gestural painting style to build colourful images, dense with details and figures. 


A painting of a delapidated house in an overgrown fieldTattered Leavings, oil on stretched canvas

 

I like the way that Edie’s artistic style tends to reflect the nature of her subject matter. Recent series like Wildflowers showcase images that…

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Cool Colour Palettes: The Art Potfolio of Marion Krahn

A print of an original painting of a misty blue seascapeSalish Sea Nocturne (print)

Marion Krahn was born in Vancouver, BC, and is now based in Kelowna. In her practice, the artist takes inspiration from her local environment, capturing a hint of the Pacific Northwest landscape in large-scale paintings that are abstracted in composition and use subdued, cool colour palettes


A layered painting of a new moon over a creekMill Creek New Moon, acrylic on canvas

 

Water, or the suggestion of water, seems to be a common motif in Marion’s…

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A Digital Frontier: Ceramic Sculpture by Darien A-Johnson


A ceramic artwork with a digital glitch aestheticAscending across what's pushed, porcelain, mixed media

Darien A-Johnson works in ceramics, creating abstract works that push the ceramic medium toward a digital frontier, emulating “glitch” aesthetics most commonly associated with digital media such as GIFs. The artist’s ceramic works are simultaneously chaotic and fine-tuned in terms of craftsmanship. 


An up-close image of a porcelain scupture with many patternsReceding to the point (detail), porcelain, mixed media

 

Looking at one of…

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A Portfolio of Colourful Paintings by Arquimedes Mejia

A potrait of a woman with long brown hairretrato 2

Arquimedes Mejia is a painter and artist born in Seíbo, Dominican Republic. In his art practice, Arquimedes produces colourful paintings of faces, landscapes, and still-life subject matter. The artist’s style is easily adapted to both smooth, soft blending techniques and more textural brush marks. 


A painting of a half-peeled mandarin orangeUntitled

 

The artist’s most recent paintings showcase Arquimedes’ skill with facial features -- many of the works in his

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Abstraction, Collage, and Colour Theory by Erin O'Brien

A mixed media collage with a central figure of a dogAccompaniment, mixed media collage

Erin O’Brien is an artist based in San Diego, California. In her current artistic practice, Erin uses mixed media to create complex abstracted works that utilize elements of abstraction, collage, and colour theory


A mixed media artwork with red and whiteOvercast, mixed media on canvas

 

Much of the artist’s portfolio feels like there is an emphasis on exploration -- even in works that are visually heavy, or dark, there’s a sense…

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Life Without Lines: The Art Portfolio of Matthew Haynes

A painting of a faceless human figure and a lightbulbStagnation, acrylic on wood

Matthew Haynes is a painter who works in a brightly colourful, graphic style. The artist’s illustrative paintings seek to present scenes of life without lines -- whether those are outlines or dividing lines. The artist’s portfolio addresses the psychological and philosophical through a dreamlike, fantastical lens. 


A painting of a woman in a boat with birdsCast Away, acrylic on wood

 

I really enjoy the way that Matthew emphasizes the…

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Geometric Motifs: The Art Portfolio of Lisa Berkman

An abstract geometric painting with textured elementsUntitled

Lisa Berkman is a painter based in Seattle. In her artistic practice, Lisa is primarily an abstract painter, focused on composition and colour, building works that utilize contemporary geometric motifs and heavy, raised textures. 


A black and white abstract painting with large brush marksUntitled

 

There’s a great sense of weight and presence with Lisa’s artworks -- some pieces in the artist’s Black and White gallery evoke Lee Krasner, while some of Lisa’s more colourful…

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