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The Portfolio of Printmaking Artist and Painter Mary Crockett

A monoprint of an abstract colour fieldSouthern Evening, monoprint

Mary Crockett is a printmaking artist and painter based in the UK. In her practice, Mary creates works on paper that use well-defined colour schemes, abstract geometric forms, and dynamic compositions to tell a variety of stories. 


An etching of a pattern of circles in a dark wine colourCircle Grid #1, etching (edition of 5)

 

The majority of Mary’s artworks are produced on paper, and it’s interesting to see how various mediums behave on the same substrate.…

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Sculptural Mixed Media Constructions by John Turner

A painting with bright prink stripes over a textured white ground#5, Radiant Pink, acrylic paint, Radiant Animation paint, canvas, string, polyester ribbon on canvas

John Turner is an artist originally from Montreal, who now lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his practice, John expresses an affinity for bright colours, large, confident marks, and sculptural mixed media constructions


A painting with colourful canvas scraps layered over a textured white backgroundUntitled, acrylic paint, rocks, sand, canvas on canvas

 

I really like the energy that’s expressed…

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Inside the Art Studio of Beverly Pepper

A photo of artist Beverly Pepper in her studio

 

Beverly Pepper was an American sculptor and land artist who created monumental, site-specific artworks and installation. The artist was born in New York City but moved to Italy in the 1950s, where she spent the rest of her career. Pepper reportedly studied painting before being so inspired by temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, that she decided to pursue sculpture.

 

Though this image looks very deliberately staged, it still offers an…

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The Art Portfolio of Brónagh Corr

A photo of a rope pulled across a red landscape1 GAIL BorderLINE (with CAAKE Collaborative Artists Group)

Brónagh Corr is an artist currently based in Derry, Northern Ireland. The artist works in a variety of media, including photography, and multimedia collaborations. Brónagh’s photographic works often centre on candid shots of people and places. 


A photo of an indoor photo installation on a wallBringing Nature Inside

 

I really enjoy the works in Brónagh’s recent series of photographs, both black and white and colour.…

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Sugar Alkymi: The Art of Sahar Masarati

A realistic poppy made from sugarPersian Poppy

Sahar Masarati is an artist based out of Santa Monica, California. Sahar’s medium of choice is sugar -- the artist works at a confectionery shop called Sugar Alkymi, producing cakes and other sweets adorned with delicate, stunningly realistic flowers and abstract artistic forms. 


An artisan cake topped with realistic sugar flowersTulipina inspired Sugar flowers

 

Looking at Masarati’s works, I can’t help but be reminded of Scott Hove, another artist who uses cake…

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The Art Portfolio of Oil Painter Greg MacNair

An oil paint portrait of a young girlUntitled

Greg MacNair is an oil painter who works in a photo-realistic style, producing portraits and landscapes with equal care and attention to detail. The artist’s use of colour and expert blending techniques produces images that hearken to classical and romantic artworks. 


A landscape painting of a green meadow with a creek running through itUntitled

 

I really like the way that Greg uses classical art techniques to paint modern subjects -- the contrast is particularly visible in his works of…

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The Portfolio of Mosaic Artist Linda Biggers

A mosaic artwork of three female figures dancing in moonlightBy the Light of the Moon, eggshell mosaic

Linda Biggers is a mosaic artist who uses coloured eggshells to build beautifully textured images. The artist is currently based in Upstate New York, and regularly participates in exhibitions in the surrounding region. 


An eggshell mosaic depicting a murder of crows in a treeMurder, eggshell mosaic

 

I’m impressed by the level of detail in these works, especially when considered in contrast to the amount of detail one might expect from a more…

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Inside the Art Studio of Amy Sherald

A photo of artist Amy Sherald at work in her studio

 

Amy Sherald is a painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. The artist specializes in portraiture, and has become well-known in recent years for her official portrait of Michelle Obama. The artist tends to work from photographs, often photos that she has taken herself, of various people including friends, strangers, and, in the case of the former First Lady, public figures. 

 

Sherald’s studio looks very spacious in this photo, and…

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A Text and Paper Collage Portfolio by Emma Lehto

A cut-paper sculpture made using an art book1, page after

Emma Lehto is an artist who works with text and paper collage, often manipulating books, magazines, and other printed media to create artworks that utilize the materiality of the medium to express new meanings.


A cut-paper artwork made from an art bookKRAZY! Page 51

 

In our previous feature of Emma’s work with novel meanings, we looked at the artist’s method of cutting into existing multi-page volumes to create layered, colourful contour images or portions…

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The Art Portfolio of Vanderlei Lopes

A bronze sculpture of a pink textile hangingImagem, titatium oxide and iron oxide on bronze

Vanderlei Lopes is a sculptor who uses novel combinations of media and unexpected colour palettes to create sculptural artworks in which everything is not as it seems. The artist uses a wide range of media, often combining wildly different materials in a way that emphasizes and subverts common expectations for certain types of media and art. 


A sculpture of a pair of shoes with golden interiorsPosse (sapatos), shoe polish over bronze and…

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Fantastic Favourites: Craig Brumwell, Frédérick Wolfe, Ronan Boyle

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite works from three different artists. Working in a range of very different styles and media, Craig, Frédérick, and Ronan have built equally enthralling artistic portfolios. 

 

Craig Brumwell

 

Craig Brumwell is a Canadian artist who has worked mainly in the media of charcoal drawing and sculptural installation, combining these two disciplines to explore the material nature of a railroad,…

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A Portfolio of 35mm Photography by Gilly Russell

A photo of a street in New York CityUntitled

Gilly Russell is a photographer who divides her time between France, Canada, and Australia. Specializing in 35mm photography, the artist uses a photographic lense to capture images of landscapes, cities, and people. 


A photo of two trash bins with bright compositionUntitled

 

I enjoy the overall subdued colour palette that runs across Gilly’s personal artworks. Though the subject matter varies quite widely, the artist maintains a cohesive look using a similar hazy,…

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The Portfolio of Costume Designer Kathryn Burton Cover

A handmade women's coat for a theatrical costumeLady Bracknel, "Importance of Being Earnest" flat patterned

Kathryn Burton Cover is a costume designer, tailor, and fiber artist who produces wearable works with an intricate eye for detail. Based in Weeping Water, Nebraska, the artist creates custom costumes while maintaining her own costume rental shop, Grandpa Snazzy’s. 


A pirate coat with hand-cast gold buttonsPirate King coat with hand cast buttons

Looking through Kathryn’s online art portfolio, it’s easy to see the…

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A Portfolio of Crisp, Cute Artworks by Cindy Scaife

A painting of a cute version of Little Red Riding HoodLittle Red Riding Hood, acrylic on canvas

Cindy Scaife is an illustrator and painter who works on both a private and commission basis, producing crisp, cute artworks that often feature food. The artist has created a series of works in which beloved foods and beverages are personified and turned into adorable cartoons. 


A painting of a personified telescope on an electric boxBell Box Public Mural Project (detail)

 

I like how consistent Cindy’s style is, even throughout very different…

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The Conceptual Art Portfolio of Prav Pillay

A photo of an outdoor installation with large stonesTransformations, collaborative community-based public art work (collaboration with Aaron Nelson-Moody - Squamish Nation)

 

Prav Pillay is a Canadian artist, researcher, and educator who produces artworks in a wide variety of media and styles. The artist’s works are often collaborative in their construction, or seek to engage their audiences through more than passive viewership. 


A photo of a 4-channel video installation projectafraid of what I could become, 4-channel video with 28…

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