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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Sir Quentin Blake


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Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Sir Quentin Blake well-known for his expressive illustrations that gave visual form to many Roald Dahl books such as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Looking at Quentin Blake's drawings always makes me feel light-hearted. This artist brings…

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How to Exchange Art via Artist Trading Cards


Photo of colorful cards on the wall

 

Have you ever fantasized about going to an art exhibition where you could potentially own any of the work you saw without spending a dime? In actual fact your own art can act as currency to acquire a collection of art that you love and adore. The secret ingredient is trading.

 

This fall I have traded my art or prints for the following items, a handmade necklace by artist Kari Breitigam, a handmade pillow by Plain Jane Designs, a…

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Curated Art Collection: Electricity

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Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Electricity.  As in sparks and luminous forms. I wanted to show you a romantic slant on electricity that darling energy that we control with a light-switch. Here are some carefully selected artworks curated around the idea of electricity.

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Artist Portfolio: Bryan Coombes


Painting of coconut tree with coconuts
"Hot Palm"

 

"Bryan Coombes is a BC painter who enjoys painting a variety of subject matter. He is often seen painting on location or walking the woods with camera in hand where he'll record vital aspects of his subject before starting studio work in oil or acrylic paint. Bryan allows room for spontaneity in his work, allowing the subject to guide his approach in terms of what he sees and how he'll describe it. If there is one thing he…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Edvard Munch

Black and white photo of Edvard Munch standing next to easel painting

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch. 


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Celebrity Art Match


Can you match the artist with their art?

 

Did you know that Hitler was a painter who failed to get into art school after applying not once but twice? Check out this awesome quiz where you can match each of these images to the celebrity who created them. The famous people above are Adolph Hitler, James Dean, Eve Plumb (Jan Brady), Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Sylvester Stallone, John Wayne Gacy, Katharine Hepburn, Tony Bennett, Bill Maher and David Bowie. 

 

"It's not that unusual…

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Curated Art Collection: Over and Under


Abstract oil on panel painting

"Beige Walls, Clean Linoleum" Vanessa Maltese,  oil on panel.


Each week we present a curated collection of artwork. This week's Curated Art Collection is all on the theme of Over and Under.  As in the dizzing weave above surface and through sub dimensions. I love when elements of a piece of art are obscured and then reappear. The disappearing act let's us know that there are other depths depicted on the substrate. Featuring art by:…

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