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Odd Sensations: The Art Portfolio of Nina Dell'Orto


A dark, heavy abstracted painting in oil on linenA Look Inside the Mysteries, oil on linen

 

Nina Dell’Orto is a painter from Brooklyn, New York. The artist works in an abstract style, utilizing figurative elements in novel combinations and creating artworks that are evocative of odd sensations and strange dreams.


An oil painting with figurative elements like a floating eyePer Chance the Eye, oil on linen

 

The artist’s Unspoken Creations series contains works that utilize imagery ranging from geometric elements, to disjointed human…

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The Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media Portfolio of Eunice Sim


A still-life painting of a vase of flowersMorning Delight

Eunice Sim holds degrees in both Oriental painting and divinity, two fields that seem to intersect and inform each other within the artist’s portfolio. Eunice’s painting, drawing, and mixed media artworks are usually figurative, and showcase the artist’s skill at rendering subjects delicately and with just the right amount of detail.


A painting of some fruit next to a vessel of waterUntitled

 

I love the gestural, momentary quality of many of Eunice’s works. Her…

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A Portfolio of Street Art by Jim Joe


A series of three artworks by Jim JoePaintings from Look Means Memorize (installation view at The Hole, NY)

Jim Joe is an enigmatic, New York based artist best known for his street art. Joe’s works have been appearing on buildings, sidewalks, and street detritus for years, usually in the form of the artist’s name and some esoteric, pseudo-poetic text in a simple, all-caps scrawl.


A painting wuth the text "three sides of the same coin"A painting from Look Means Memorize (installation view at The Hole, NY)

 

I like the…

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Travel Photography: A Portfolio by Susan Raines


A photo of a boy standing near a sign warning against feeding birdsJeff

Susan Raines is a photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. Susan’s portfolio is packed with colourful travel photography, figures, and black and white portraiture.


A photo of a mural on the exterior of a buildingBig Eyes

 

Susan has worked as a photographer on both a professional and personal basis.The photographs in her black and white portrait gallery largely feature the artist’s friends and family members, sometimes posed candidly, other times in a more…

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The Photography Portfolio of Ezra Hertzel


A photo of mountainous forested terrainUntitled

Ezra Hertzel is a photographer who maintains a varied, experimental practice. Ezra’s photography portfolio contains panoramic nature shots, tight, urban figure studies, and striking black and white scenes.


A photo of sunlight hitting a forested landscapeUntitled

 

I enjoy the variation in palette and composition throughout Ezra’s portfolio and within individual photo series. In Missing the Mountains, for example, the artist employs a range of techniques, capturing images…

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Tactile Layers: The Art Portfolio of Pamela Neswald


An artwork with blue painted tones and textural elementsHe Mokupuni, oil on uniquely textured canvas

Pamela Neswald creates artworks with deep jewel tones and highly tactile layers of media and found materials. The artist tends to work in oil paint, layering pigment onto textured canvas or using other materials to build up each artwork.


A textured abstract painting with a sandy colourAt Last, acrylic on uniquely textured canvas

 

The artist is based in Hawaii, and many of her works take inspiration from the local landscape, foliage, and…

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The Traditional Felting Portfolio of Karen Wyeth


A hand-felted pillow coverSunlit Meadow Cushion, 100% heavy cotton with printed image

Karen Wyeth is a textile artist based in the Midlands of England. In her practice, Karen primarily works in traditional felting techniques, sometimes combining felting with hand embroidery and sewing to create images with a unique texture and aesthetic.


A felted image of a Barcelona streetMediterranean Cafes, Placa de la Vila de Garcia, hand-felted pure merino wool and silk with free machine embroidery and hand…

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Studio Sunday: Ricky Swallow


A photo of Ricky Swallow working in his studio

 

Our Studio Sunday feature for the week is Australian artist Ricky Swallow. Swallow is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where he produces sculptural artworks in a variety of media, including found objects.

 

I love the close-up image of all the random items in Swallow’s studio! It’s always really fascinating to see the sort of objects that artists keep in their studios, particularly when those objects aren’t…

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A Contemporary Twist: The Art Portfolio of Ann Marie Vancas

A pastel drawing of a face wearing lipstickxs and os, pastel on paper

Ann Marie Vancas is an artist based in Houston, Texas. The artist’s portfolio is packed with colourful artworks that utilize aesthetics and techniques from Fauvism and early abstraction with a contemporary twist.


An abstract painting with black line art and coloured shapesOne Continuous Line, acrylic on canvas

 

I’m impressed by the variation in different media and substrates that Ann utilizes in her portfolio. Working on paper, canvas, and board as well as on…

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Confounding Categorization: A Portfolio by Laine Godsey


A sculptural artwork made with various found objectsRealistic Model 1, turf, sand, Styrofoam, acrylic, found objects

Laine Godsey is an installation artist and sculptor who produces works confounding categorization. Laine frequently uses found objects and materials in her works, leading to an aesthetic that’s widely varied yet still cohesive.


A plush piece of upholstery with an amorphous formShapewear 1.0, vinyl, nylon, polyfill

 

The works in Laine’s recent series Making Realistic Models consist of both sculpture and photography.…

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Elements and Landscapes: The Art Portfolio of Marilyn Joyce


An abstract artwork made with layered textural papersMorning showers, sunny afternoon, ink stained papers, rainwater, beeswax

Marilyn Joyce creates delicate mixed media assemblages that express her own relationship to, and experience of, different surrounding environments. The artist’s works are abstract, but call to mind elements and landscapes ranging from arid deserts to bodies of water.


A mixed media artwork made from abstract paper layersPlaya conversation (morning), ink, tea, thread and beeswax on paper

 

I really appreciate the…

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A Portfolio of Paper Collages by Wallace Polsom


A collaged artwork depicting the shore of a body of waterTonalist Abstraction VI, paper collage

Wallace Polsom is an artist who creates layered, well-integrated paper collages that express a variety of emotions and experiences. The artist tends toward classical imagery in his collages, blending aesthetics from renaissance painting with more modern advertising paintings and other cut-out imagery.


A collage artwork of a royal person with a jewel over their faceGod's First, paper collage

 

In the series Life in the Bloodstream, Polsom’s collages take on…

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Everyday Masks: The Art Portfolio of Liza Montgomery


A painting of a woman on a wood panelEnlightenment: Ella, oil and mixed media on wood

In her artistic practice, Liza Montgomery explores constructed identities and everyday masks. The artist’s painting and mixed media works use faces and figures as their starting point, adding details and elements like cosmetics and jewelry both to obscure and to create an entirely new face for a subject.


A photo collage using a self-portrait of the artistAfterglow I, photo-collage, watercolour on panel

 

In our previous feature of…

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Volume and Form: The Art Portfolio of Alex Dodge

An oil painting depicting a crumpled newspaperThe Trauma of Information, oil on linen

Alex Dodge is originally from Colorado and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. In his artistic practice, Dodge creates paintings and mixed-media works that play with volume and form in a two-dimensional space.


A painting of a brightly coloured strip of fabric and a gloveMJ, oil and glass beads on linen

I find Dodge’s works fascinating to look at -- at first glance, some of his paintings appear to be textile-based sculptures. The way that the artist paints…

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Function and Form: The Glass Portfolio of Catherine Hart


A stained glass panel in green and crystal colourationSummer Garden

Catherine Hart is a stained glass artist who works largely on private commissions, creating glass work for windows and wall-hanging panels. Catherine’s works expertly combine function and form, using sparing, contained planes of colour and sculptural elements.


A stained glass window with pink panelsBright Hope

 

In our previous feature of Catherine’s work, we looked at the way the artist finds beauty in everyday life. It seems fitting that the artist’s…

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