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The Painting Portfolio of Connie Scherr

A painting of waves crashing on a beachLaguna

Connie Scherr is a painter whose works are primarily inspired by nature. Working frequently from outdoor observation, Connie produces artworks that capture the beauty and expanse of the local landscape.


A painting of water flowing under an overpassBefore the Bypass

 

I love the smooth, sweeping brush marks that Connie uses to produce many of her landscape works. Though the subject matter varies, there’s a great sense of cohesion in the artist’s portfolio that stems from…

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Vibrant Urban Scenes: Art by Isaac Lewis


A painting of a piece of driftwood on a beachDrift Wood, acrylic on canvas

Isaac Lewis was born in Havana, Cuba, and is now mostly based in Canada. The artist’s paintings range from expansive, relatively pared-down landscapes to vibrant urban scenes with multiple figures.


A painting of a cityscape filled with jazz elementsJazzscape, acrylic on canvas

 

It’s clear even from a quick glance at Isaac’s portfolio that the artist has a great appreciation for jazz music. Like fellow artist Melvin Clark, Isaac  frequently takes…

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Fabric Constructions: Art by Gonny Mackaay


A creative dress made from hanging strips of fabrictrouwjurk

 

Gonny Mackaay is an artist who works in textiles and fabrics, creating art in the form of clothing designs and fabric constructions. The artist’s works frequently edge into the territory of fashion, but tend to avoid strict categorization as such.


A fabric artwork taking the form of a maskJodokus

 

Gonny’s series The Unwearable Dresses showcases the artist’s appreciation for the more experimental aspects of fashion. These garments, seemingly made from…

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Inside the Textile Art Studio of Diedrick Brackens


A photo of textile artist Diedrick Brackens working on his loom

 

This Sunday, we’re looking at the art studio of Diedrick Brackens. Brackens is a textile artist who draws on traditional methods of weaving and fabric-making to comment on issues of sociopolitics, black history, and cultural identity. Through his work with the traditionally “feminine” craft of textile weaving, Brackens addresses ideas of masculinity through the lens of his identity as a queer man, as well as challenging notions…

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The Vibrant Watercolour Portfolio of Judy H. Fowler

A watercolour painting of a red barnAlong the Way

Judy H. Fowler is an artist based in Durham, North Carolina, who produces bright and vibrant watercolour paintings of the surrounding environment, as well as human figures and other contemporary subjects.


A watercolour painting of hot air balloonsUp Up and Away

I’m impressed with the level of detail and deliberate lighting that Judy is able to draw out of each of her watercolour paintings. The artist combines the naturally impressionist, ethereal qualities of the…

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Western Imagery: Art by Gary Cheatham

A painting of a cow skull mounted on a wallA Ghost from the Past, oil on canvas

Gary Cheatham is a painter who specializes in Western imagery. The artist’s portfolio demonstrates Gary’s love for the Wild West, with still-life imagery of cowboy artefacts featuring prominently.


A painting of a holster, cowboy hat, and other parapheneliaOne of The Good Guys, oil on canvas

 

I love the amount of fine detail that Gary packs into each of his works. Whether he’s painting a detailed scene with multiple figures, or a focused still-life,…

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A Portfolio of Mixed Media Works by Cynthia Nockold

A still-life sketch of items on a tableUntitled

Cynthia Nockold is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. In her practice, Cynthia creates paintings and other mixed media works that celebrate the artist’s hand with large, painterly brush marks and colour palettes that range from subdued and earthy to bright neons.


An abstract drawing with bright colours on a dark groundMountain King

 

I really love the works in Cynthia’s current Abstracts gallery. These pieces are primarily made using soft pastels on Colourfix paper. On a…

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The Art Portfolio of Dominique Cheng


An abstract ink drawing with intersecting black linesIsland II, sumi ink on paper

Dominique Cheng is an illustrator and installation artist with a background in architecture. The artist’s current portfolio features quiet, dense artworks made with minimal colour and small, fine marks that intersect and interact to create a larger whole.


An ink drawing featuring numerous fine details of an abstracted landscapeArk, ink on trace

 

I really enjoy the overall monochromatic, black-and-white aesthetic of Cheng’s portfolio. The focus on line art and white space…

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The Art Portfolio of Mixed-Media Artist John Clinock

A mixed media artwork using toys and doll partsthe Future, mixed media relief in cradled panel

John Clinock is a mixed-media artist based in Vancouver, BC. In his practice, John works in a wide variety of both found materials and traditional art media, creating assemblages, sculptures, and wall-hanging works that are equal parts creepy, whimsical, and explorative.


A sculpture made using mixed media and found objectsTree Warrior, fired and stained clay and mixed media

 

John’s online portfolio is organized according to year, and…

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The Portfolio of Mixed Media Artist C.A. Pierce

A landscape painting with an emphasis on sky and cloudUntitled, acrylic

C. A. Pierce is a painter and mixed media artist based in Washington State. The artist often works in acrylic paint, layering pigments and hues over a substrate using brushes, palette knives, and other textural tools.


An acrylic painting of three female figures on an orange backgroundLadies of a Feather, acrylic

 

I really enjoy the overall mood conjured up by C.A.’s recent works. The pieces in this gallery seem to alternate between vast, peaceful land and seascapes, and more…

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Inside the Painting Studio of Robert S. Neuman

A photo of Robert S. Neuman at work in his studio

 

This Sunday, let’s look back at the studio space of American painter Robert S. Neuman. Neuman was known for expressive works of abstraction that utilized bright colours and, often, rounded geometric elements. The artist studied in California and taught at the California School of Fine Arts while working on his practice.

 

The artist’s studio is filled with a kind of chaotic energy in this image. It’s fun to see Neuman lurking…

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The Watercolour and Photography Portfolio of Joan Morris

A watercolour painting of bluebirds in flightBluebird, watercolour on Arches paper

Joan Morris works in watercolour and photography, with both sides of her practice seeming to inform the other. Based in Montana, the artist draws inspiration from nature, with flowers, foliage, and landscape imagery making up a large part of her subject matter.

 

A watercolour painting of still water in a marshMarshlands, watercolour on Arches paper

 

The artist’s watercolour paintings emphasize delicate brush work. Joan uses a mostly subdued…

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The Mixed Media Art Portfolio of Jen Fisher


An ink painting of a landscape at eveningevening, ink on Yupo

Jen Fisher is a mixed media artist based in Stevensville, Maryland. The artist utilizes a range of media including ink, collage elements, painting, and paper to build images that are often a blend of abstract and figurative styles.


An alcohol on Yupo painting in bright blue huesMoonlight, alcohol ink on Yupo

 

I’m particularly taken by Jen’s paintings in alcohol ink on Yupo. These works have a unique texture about them, somewhere between what you’d expect…

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The Photography Portfolio of Alex Stoddard

A photograph of a figure in front of striking lightningYou Only Live Twice

Alex Stoddard is a photographer based in Los Angeles, California. The artist’s works often utilize elements of fantasy and the supernatural, combining human figures with natural landscapes and creating a sense of dreamlike immediacy.


A photograph of a female figure underwaterFar From Air

 

Stoddard’s recent works are highly imaginative -- many of them seem almost like realized versions of illustrations for comics or story books. There’s a great sense…

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Lush, Soft Landscape Paintings by Tricia Savoie

A plein air painting of a green forested areaAnticipation II

Tricia Savoie is an artist currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. In her practice, Tricia create lush, soft landscape paintings that depict scenery in a realistic yet slightly impressionistic frame, veering into the territory of dreams and memory.


A painting of a forest path with red autumn leavesBois d'Automne

 

I really appreciate the colour palette that Tricia employs in her paintings. The works are mostly saturated in tones of deep, healthy green and autumnal reds and…

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