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Techniques from Science and Medicine: Art by Angela Palmer

A sculpture of a racing helmet made in glassSusie Wolff: Portrait of a Racing Driver, crystal glass

 

Palmer is an English artist who produces sculptural and installation artworks in glass and other materials. In recent works, the artist has utilized techniques from science and medicine, such as MRI scans to build a layered self portrait. 


A work made from a series of layers of drawing etched into glassHeart of Glass

 

I like the aesthetic that Palmer’s recent glass works take on -- these pieces seem to combine aesthetics from fine glass…

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Custom Wearables and Props: Art by Angela Dale

A still image from a choreographed dance performanceThe Heart of Ringing 1, costumes (photo by Tim Nguyen -- Citrus Photo)

Angela Dale is a designer who produces custom wearables and props for stage shows and performances. The artist often works on a commission basis, and produces fanciful costumes that bridge the gap between sculptural and functional.


A photo of a model wearing a dress with fibre optic attachmentsGalaxia at Make Fashion 2018 (photo: Juan Rivera, model: Rachel Walsh)

 

I really enjoy the way Angela uses colour, texture, and light to…

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Weather Formations: The Art Portfolio of Ian Fisher

A painting of a cloud formation with purple and yellow huesAtmosphere No. 93 (Peanut Butter & Jelly Albers), oil on canvas

Ian Fisher is a painter who works primarily in oils, creating monolithic, striking portraits of weather formations. The artist’s works with clouds are arresting in their simplicity, and the artist’s singular focus makes for a beautifully cohesive current portfolio. 


A painting of a cloud on a bright blue skyAtmosphere No. 106 (Avalanche), oil on canvas

 

I love the way colours become a prime focal point in…

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Fragmented Narratives: The Art Portfolio of Matthew Rangel

An artwork made with a combination of drawing and mapmakingLaliderer Wande, lithograph

Matthew Rangel uses a varied artistic practice to capture American desert backcountry. Using drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and historical gathering, the artist builds fragmented narratives that emphasize the isolation of the Sierra Nevada landscape. 


A combination of traditional and digital artGossip Rocks, lithograph and digital

 

Though currently based in California, Matthew has produced works for publications in Canada, the United…

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The Art of Graphic Designer and Concept Artist Hendrik Gericke

A mock-up frame for a paint company commercialStyle frame for Taubman's Paint TVC

Hendrik Gericke is a graphic designer and concept artist who works for a variety of commercial clients. The artist produces storyboards, illustrations, and even wall-sized installations for film and television, books, and various other businesses. 


An illustration created for the TV show The Great Australian Bake-OffDr. Pete's Tiramisu Cake (illustration created with Postproduktiv (Sydney) for the Great Australian Bake Off 2015)

 

It’s interesting to see how Hendrik…

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Soft and Peaceful: Painting by Gwenda Branjerdporn

An expressive painting of trees with purple leavesJacarandas 4, oil on canvas

Gwenda Branjerdporn is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia. In her portfolio, Gwenda creates expressive landscape, figure, and abstract paintings in a soft and peaceful colour palette. 


A pastel and watercolour artwork with intersecting circlesWe have peace with God, watercolour and soft pastels on watercolour paper

 

It’s interesting to see how Gwenda approaches traditional art in various media including watercolour and acrylic paint. The artist tends to…

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Inside the Art Studio of Paul Klee

A photo of Paul Klee's studio in Germany

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist is Paul Klee. Klee was a Swiss-born German artist whose work has been categorized as part of the Expressionist, Surrealist, and Cubist movements. The artist was noted for works that reflected a certain sense of dry humour and playfulness, even framed in the context of the Bauhaus school and its strict ideals for design and architecture. 

 

The studio pictured above was located at the Bauhaus,…

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The Portfolio of Plein Air Painter Brian Buckrell

A painting of a body of water with reeds in the foregroundWeekend at the Cottage, acrylic

Brian Buckrell is a Canadian plein air painter based in both BC and Ontario. The artist’s award-winning paintings portray stunning landscapes from across Canada, with more recent works taking a slightly abstracted, impressionistic approach to the subject matter. 


A painting of a rocky shorelineAround the Point, acrylic

 

Brian’s works are wonderfully colourful, with the artist employing a deeply saturated, jewel-toned palette to…

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Mythology and Neurology: The Portfolio of Melissa Ann Lambert

An abstract digital artwork with geometric shapesDuat

Melissa Ann Lambert is an artist from Los Angeles, California, who works in mixed media. The artist’s abstract works are influenced by science, mathematics, mythology, and neurology


A digital artwork with three dimensional geometric figuresTesseract

I really appreciate how Melissa explores such a wide variety of different media, often by incorporating as many different media into a single piece as possible. Whether digital or traditional, the artist's works are dense with detail and…

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The Baroque and Romantic Painting of Roberto Ferri

A painting of a woman holding a skullCUPO FUOCO II, oil on canvas

Roberto Ferri is an Italian painter whose work is heavily inspired by Baroque and romantic painting styles. The artist renders realistic human figures in dramatic postures and lush, symbolic scenes and settings. 


A painting of an angel will black wingsANGELO CADUTO, oil on canvas

 

I really appreciate the dramatic lighting, that Ferri uses in his paintings -- deep, almost black backgrounds and warm skin tones and highlights suggest the irregular…

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Expressive Art Pieces by Painter Jeffrey Newman

A painting of a silhouetted figure in pinkaura.II, mixed media on canvas

Jeffrey Newman is a painter who works in acrylic and mixed media. The artist’s portfolio is packed with wildly colourful and expressive art pieces that occasionally incorporate elements of figure and text. 


A painting with silhouetted figures and textured linesimages.of.we, acrylic on unstretched canvas

 

Jeffrey’s series of recent works feels light and airy — bright yellow, blue, and pink hues as well as lots of negative space give these works a…

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High-Definition Detail: Food Styling by David Grenier

A photograph of a bowl of pea soup on a wood tabletopUntitled

David Grenier is a food stylist with a background in fine art and over two decades of experience in the culinary industry. In his current practice, David produces beautifully composed images of savoury foods, sweets, and drinks that balance high-definition detail with careful staging. 


A photo of roasted garlic in a cast iron panUntitled

 

I really like the artist’s treatment of colour in his series book 5. The food photos here are rich with earth tones and the deep,…

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Fantastic Favourites: Brian Joubert, Elaine Clapper, Claudette Webb

Today we’re taking a look at some of our favourite works from three different artists. These artists work in a variety of different media, each showcasing their skills and talent through striking imagery and memorable subject matter.

 

Brian Joubert:

 

Brian Joubert works out of Narrow Waters Tattoo in Kelowna, BC, producing works of attention-grabbing ink for clients. I love how colourful Brian’s work is, and the way the artist…

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Inside the Studio of Mike Cloud

A photo of painter Mike Cloud in his art studio

 

Mike Cloud is a Chicago-based artist who works in painting, sculpture, collage, and mixed media. The artist's works, though primarily abstract, are often bluntly political and critical of traditionally Western styles modes of representation that are pervasive in the fine art world. 

 

There's not too much to see of the artist's studio in this image. Cloud is pictured sitting among several paintings, close to them, as though the…

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Reverence and Nostalgia: Art by Linda Finn

A print showing water texture and a pair of stonesMemory of Water #10

Linda Finn is an Ontario-based artist and painter. The artist’s prolific art practice spans printmaking, acrylic painting, bookmaking, and sculptural assemblage, with a sense of reverence and nostalgia for the Ontario landscape running through the works as a common theme. 


An acrylic painting of a swimmerSwimmer #4

 

I really enjoy Linda’s printmaking works -- in her series Memory of Water she takes a quiet, abstracted approach to water…

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