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A New Dimension: The Art Portfolio of Vincent McLoughlin

A painting of abstracted flowersrgrnwonblk, acrylic on custom built luan panel

Vincent McLoughlin is an artist who paints on wood, often using panels that have been custom built and sculpted to create interestingly figurative substrates. The artist’s paint, in combination with the sculpted wood panels, brings out a new dimension in the artwork.


A painting with bright blue and green coloursbonrongonr, acrylic on primed repurposed luan panel

 

I really enjoy the way that Vincent uses paint to bring figurative…

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The Art Portfolio of Anne Farrall Doyle

An oil and mixed media painting of a serene riverCalm Winds Blowing, oil on canvas

Anne Farrall Doyle is based in Herefordshire, England, where she uses a contemplative, intuitive process to build her artworks. The artist’s work is usually produced in solitude, with plans and sketches helping to formulate her dreamlike final compositions.


A painting of a rocky outcropping on the beachRocky Outcrop, oil on canvas

 

Anna produces artworks in a range of traditional media, including oil paint, watercolour, and pastel. The works are…

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Identity, Existence, and Change: Art by B.A. Martel

A painting of a brightly dressed skeletonWarm and Fuzzy, acrylic on wood

B.A. Martel is an artist currently based on Canada’s West Coast. Martel spent much of their childhood in South America and Africa, and has travelled extensively as an adult. The artist’s work showcases a wide range of aesthetic and cultural influences while dealing with themes of identity, existence, and change.


A painting of a skull in front of a bright landscapeCold Winter's Day, acrylic on wood

 

Martel’s latest series, Hodi Mihi Cras Tibi --…

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Plein Air and Landscape Painting by June Long-Schuman

A painting of a lighthouse over a pink oceanMontauk Lighthouse, acrylic on canvas

June Long-Schuman is an artist based in Long Island, New York. The artist has a degree in art from the Pratt Institute, and has focused on printmaking as well as plein air and landscape painting. In her current practice, June produces a wide variety of works, all with a painterly, gestural approach.


A painting of a millhouse in the winterStony Brook Grist Mill, oil on canvas

 

I find June’s paintings, especially her landscapes, to be…

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The Portrait Art Portfolio of Alim Smith

A painting of the black man on cellphone memeUntitled

Alim Smith is an artist from Wilmington, Delaware. In his practice, Smith uses a uniquely surreal style of portraiture to explore black identity, past, present, and future. Smith has achieved recent notoriety for his portrait paintings of black subjects in popular internet memes.


A painting of a woman's face obscured by planetary ringsUntitled

 

The artist uses lighting and colour masterfully in his works. In the series Planet Her, for example, Smith’s figures exist on black…

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The Fibre and Textile Art Portfolio of Alison Lang

A wool applique pillow with a bird on itRoadrunner from the collection of A Flock of Many Colours

Alison Lang is a lifelong artist who, in her current practice, favours fibre and textile media. Her artworks are varied and often utilize a blend of different media, though they tend to have a sense of tactility and softness about them.


A handmade "mountain man" dollMountain Man, mixed media

 

The artist’s recent series of wool appliqué pillows have a warm, decorative appearance. The combination of natural…

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Inside the Art Studio of Lu Yang

A photo of artist Lu Yang in her studio

 

Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Lu Yang. Yang, a Chinese artist, creates work informed by hyper-modern pop culture, including virtual reality, manga, toys, and cyberpunk ephemera. Mainly working in digital video formats, the artist produces work through a meditative process, sometimes inserting avatars for herself into the strange narratives that she creates.

 

Yang’s studio looks at once familiar and bizarre -- there are…

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Inside the Art Studio of Lorna Simpson

A photo of Lorna Simpson in her art studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Lorna Simpson. Simpson has been a renowned artist since the 1980s and 90s, producing works in photography and multimedia, as well as more traditional means. The artist’s works are often narrative, and present honest meditations on feminism, black identity, history, and collective memory. Simpson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Simpson’s studio looks quite bright and airy…

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The Art Portfolio of Brian Rusconi


A painting of a cubist face in profileVacation, acrylic on canvas

Brian Rusconi has been interested in art since he could hold a paintbrush, learning, as a child, from watching his grandmother paint. The artist’s current portfolio covers a variety of media and styles, with Brian’s obvious enjoyment of the practice shining through in each work.


An acrylic painting with abstracted figures and coloursAurora, acrylic on canvas

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Brian’s work, one could almost point to Cubist influences in…

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Sweeping Sci-Fi Scenes: The Art Portfolio of John Berkey

A painting of a large space stationBoiling Globe

The late John Berkey was a science fiction artist, noted for his sweeping sci-fi scenes and detailed imaginings of future space travel and exploration. Berkey’s artwork has appeared in many formats, from movie posters to books to postage stamps.


A painting of futuristic underwater shipsUnderwater Ships on Blue

 

I really enjoy the style that Berkey used to produce his paintings. There’s an incredible balance in these works between gestural, painterly pigment…

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Artists at Large: The Portfolio of Erik Sunderman and Liz Mercer

A mannequin painted with stripesPainted Manikin, acrylic on plastic mannequin display (by Liz Mercer)

Erik Sunderman and Elizabeth Mercer are an artist duo originally from Oklahoma City. Together, Erik and Liz produce work on a commission basis through their company Artists at Large. Each artist also maintains their own personal creative practice.


A skull painted with teal pinstripesPinstripe Skull, hand-painted pinstripes on cow skull

 

Erik and Liz’ portfolio features examples of larger-scale mural…

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The Art Portfolio of Painter and Photographer Linda Richardi

A painting of lanterns in acrylic and metallic leafA Thousand Wishes, acrylic and gold leaf

Linda Richardi is a painter and photographer currently living and working in California. In her practice, Linda produces works of abstraction and figuration, working with the advantages and quirks of each of her chosen media.


A painting of abstracted antlers or branchesEmbrace, acrylic

 

I like the way that Linda incorporates mixed media into her paintings. In paintings on canvas and wood panel, Linda uses a mixture of metallic leaf,…

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Intricate and Delicate Batik Eggs by Eli Bockol

A pattern of geometric cubes painted on an ostrich eggFuschia tumbling blocks, ostrich

Eli Bockol is an artist produces incredibly intricate and delicate batik eggs in a variety of colours and patterns. The artist’s works incorporate multiple stylistic influences, from traditional quilt-like designs to more contemporary geometric abstraction.


An egg painted with bright patterns and starsStars and ribbons, ostrich

 

I’m really impressed by the level of fine detail in each of Eli’s works. It’s astonishing how much detail the…

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Brighter Than Life: The Photography Portfolio of Dan McGarrah

A colour-manipulated photo of a tree canopyCONVIVAL

Dan McGarrah is a photographic artist who uses the medium of photography and combines it with digital techniques and wild, brighter-than-life colour schemes to create artworks that would be at home in a gallery of abstract paintings.


A photo of a tree reaching into the sky with greens and blues saturatedLANGUID

 

I really enjoy Dan’s FROM ABOVE series, in which the artist photographs the canopies of trees. It appears that the artist, ironically, takes the photos from below, allowing for a few of…

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The Art Portfolio of Sebastian Evans

A painting of concentric geometric circlesOld Flower #1, housepaint and spray paint on canvas

Sebastian Evans is an artist currently based in London, Ontario. In his practice, Sebastian tends to work with spray paint and other mixed media, producing abstract and geometric artworks with a soft, airbrushed texture.


A painting spray painted on paper4/14, spray paint and graffiti mop on paper, mounted on panel

 

I’m enjoying browsing through the artist’s recent works. In the painting series Old Flowers,…

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