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The Photography Portfolio of Anne Ferran

An image of a woman holding up a large piece of fabricFrom the series Flying Colour, banner print, pigment prints (performer Eléonore Didier)

 

Anne Ferran is an Australian photographer. Throughout her far-reaching career, Ferran has been fascinated by history -- in particular, the unknown, anonymous figures that lived but have been otherwise forgotten by time. In her photographs, Ferran often seeks to explore the lives of these figures (often women), or lend a sense of agency to their…

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The Art Portfolio of Stephane Salvi


An artwork with pencil and paint lines applied in an abstract fashionvieillesse éternelle

Stephane Salvi is an artist who paints in a slightly abstracted, naive style, working in broad, deliberate strokes of bright colour, and building up figures in painted line art. The artist’s works are loose and exuberant, capturing a feeling more than distinct detail.


A painting with bright red and orange tonesle sculpteur

 

I enjoy the works in which Salvi combines painting with collage techniques. These works remind me a bit of pieces by fellow…

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Impressionist Hand: An Art Portfolio by Karen Dale


A painting of some pink flowersUntitled

Karen Dale lives and works in Long Island, New York. The artist works in watercolour, ink, acrylic, and more, creating artworks that often feature floral forms, with bright colours and a loose, impressionist hand.


A painting of some sunflowers in bright yellowIn the SunLight, watercolour on canvas

 

I enjoy the artist’s use of apparent combinations of media in some of her works. In some floral pieces, for example, it looks as though Karen uses acrylic paint to create…

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Combining Colour With Sound: The Art Portfolio of Adrian Molina


An oil painting of a werewolf for a magazine coverBlue Moon, oil on canvas

Adrian Molina is a painter and an illustrator who currently works in two distinct separate styles. In his painting practice, Adrian creates abstract works that explore a kind of synesthesia, combining colour with sound. In his current illustration works, the artist is developing narrative imagery for a mystery and suspense comic series.


A promotional poster for a comic about a werewolfThe Werewolf of Kendall (promo poster II)

 

It’s really interesting to see…

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Studio Sunday: Jenny Saville


A photo of Jenny Saville at work in her studio

 

Jenny Saville is a British artist known for large-scale drawings and paintings, often featuring nude female figures, using the traditional subject of the female form as a launching pad for addressing issues of gender and beauty expectations. Saville is based in Oxford, England, where she creates her works in a large personal studio space.

 

The artist is often grouped together with the Young British Artists, a movement which also…

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Studio Sunday: Pakui Hardware


A photo of Naringa from Pakui Hardware at work in her studio

 

Pakui Hardware is a duo comprised of artists Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda. The pair are based in Berlin, Germany and Vilnius, Latvia. The artists’ works incorporate a range of novel materials, and comprise sculptural elements and full-scale installation works that toe the line between the organic and the man-made.

 

Pakui Hardware’s studio space is quite small, and the artists seem to keep it quite clean. The walls…

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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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