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Painterly, Emotional Images by David Yawman

An acrylic painting of a woman weaing black and reclining on a floorRaquel, acrylic on canvas

David Yawman is a Brooklyn-based painter who frequently works in portraiture, creating painterly, emotional images that capture subjects in the midst of mundane activity. The artist also produces abstract works bursting with saturated colour and movement.


A self-portrait of the artist reclining on a sofaSelf-Portrait

 

I enjoy the textural quality of David’s paintings. Working in acrylic on canvas, the artist captures the rich textures of fabric and hair,…

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Fragmenting and Rearranging: Art by Bill Campbell

A painting made with collaged elements of other paintingsUnder the waterfall.

Bill Campbell is an abstract artist whose portfolio and practice centers on the process of enlarging, fragmenting and rearranging existing works or images. The artist’s works often take on the form of large-scale collage artworks, though rather than using recognizable images, Bill takes elements of earlier abstractions and effectively remixes them into new works.


A painting made up of a grid of smaller abstract momentsGarden, acrylic on paper

 

I enjoy the way that…

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Conscious and Unconscious: Art by Mandira Bhaduri

An artwork consisting of a pattern in earthy tones on acrylic paperWall2, acrylic, gesso, stencils on acrylic paper

Mandira Bhaduri was born in Kolkata, India, and spent many years living in the United States before returning to Kolkata in 2016. The artist’s practice takes many different forms, though Mandira often explores the ideas of and connections between conscious and unconscious communication.


A small painting and collage with fiery red coloursA colour-washed life 14, mixed media and collage on watercolour paper

 

Mandira’s current portfolio…

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Inside the Art Studio of Stanley Whitney

A photo of artist Stanley Whitney in his studio

 

Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia in the 1940s and began producing artwork in the 70s. The artist is best known for his colourful grid paintings, in which square or slightly rectangular planes of bright colour are painted in orderly bands across the entire surface of a canvas.

 

Whitney’s studio looks clean, but not stark. There’s enough going on to maintain an inviting overall aesthetic for the place, though it seems…

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Real Wall Art by Corliss R. and Donald Wall

A painting featuring tones of bright orange, red, and blueColorado Dreams, oil on canvas (Corliss R. Wall)

Real Wall Art is an art duo consisting of Donald and Corliss R. Wall. The pair also work together with more artists at Different Dimensions Art Studio, producing work for their personal portfolios, as well as for customer commissions.


A black and white drawing of a skeleton in a hatSmokem, digital art

 

The types of artworks produced at the Different Dimensions Art Studio and by Donald and Corliss range from sculpture to painting to…

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A Sense of the Supernatural: Art by Tracy Dunbar

A pen and ink drawing of green worms on a green backgroundCritter, pen and ink

Tracy Dunbar is an artist originally from Dallas, Texas. In her artistic practice, Tracy addresses new ways of viewing the world, creating paintings, drawings, mixed media works, and photographs with a sense of the supernatural and spiritual.

 

A photograph of a flare from the sun over hillsLight Experiment

 

I like how intensely colourful the majority of Tracy’s artworks are. Even in photos of relatively subdued subjects, Tracy dials up the saturation until…

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Mathematical Precision: Art by Tanya Goel


A bright painting with geometric elementsValue Study, oil on canvas

Tanya Goel was born in New Delhi, India, and studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. The artist’s practice combines mathematical precision with traditional methods of painting and art-making.


An artwork made up of geometric notation across a raw canvas fieldField, notation in X, Y, Z

 

It’s fascinating to look at Goel’s works and imagine just how much painstaking work went into producing each abstract image. In many cases it seems…

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Flora and Fauna: Art by Lisa Baechtle

A watercolour painting of animal hybrids on a colourful backgroundRhythm, watercolour on rag paper

Artist Lisa Baechtle works primarily in watercolour, creating bright images that draw inspiration from flora and fauna as well as the artist’s own introspection and self-awareness. Through a somewhat intuitive process, Lisa creates paintings that combine an obvious love for nature with a sense of the supernatural.


A watercolour painting of a lion and an antelopeNourishment, watercolour on rag paper

 

I really enjoy the colour palette that runs…

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The Prolific Drawing Practice of Susan Te Kahurangi King


An abstract drawing with bright colours and dense line artUntitled

Susan Te Kahurangi King was born in New Zealand, and began drawing as a child in the 1950s. Early in her childhood, the artist lost the ability to speak. Since then, her prolific drawing practice has served not only as an artistic outlet, but a creative mode of communication.


A drawing made using bright colours and abstracted figurative formsUntitled

 

I really enjoy the kaleidoscopic colours and equally wild compositions that the artist utilizes in her works. Te Kahurangi King packs an…

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The Art Portfolio of Gordon Sellen

A painting of two dancing skeletons with abstract elementsPlan Ahead

Gordon Sellen’s artistic career has included a variety of pursuits -- from painting, to glass blowing, to pastry. The artist’s current portfolio features mainly painting, in a colourful array of styles from strictly abstract to cartoonish pop-art.


A painting in blue and grey with planes of texture and colour dividing the canvas surfaceBlue & Grey Interference

 

I’m enjoying the paintings in Gordon’s Just for Laughs series -- the works in this portfolio gallery are partly abstract but also incorporate…

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Potential Stories: Painting by Rick Gillis


A painting of a woman walking a bigfoot on a leashA Stroll in the Aspens, acrylic on canvas

Rick Gillis is an artist with a background in journalism and writing. The artist’s skill with narrative art forms comes through in many of his paintings, which are often dense with detail and potential stories.


A painting of a female figure in a subdued fieldGathering Storm, acrylic on board

 

Rick’s gallery of recent works contains a multitude of styles and subject matter. Sometimes the artist seems to combine multiple styles in a single…

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Inside the Art Studio of Hans Hofmann

A photo of Hans Hoffman working in his studio

 

Hans Hofmann was born in Germany in the late 1800s, and became involved in the European avant-garde art scene before coming to the United States in the early 1930s. The artist was based in New York during the latter half of his career, and enjoyed notoriety as part of the inception of the American Abstract Expressionism movement.

 

The artist himself looks quite energetic in this photograph, even in a relatively small studio space.…

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Brightly Colourful and Textured Art by Paul Catalanotto

A fresco painting with deep abstract coloursAmos Moses, polished fresco

Paul Catalanotto is an abstract painter who works in fresco, applying pigment to fresh plaster, then sanding and polishing the final image to create a smooth look. The artist’s works are brightly colourful and textured in a way that invites closer examination.


A fresco painting with planes of dark, heavy colourBy the mechanism of, polished fresco

Paul’s online art portfolio is organized into categories by the size of the work. I find this an interesting…

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Studio Sunday: Annie Morris


A photo of Annie Morris at work in her artist studio

 

Our studio artist feature this week is Annie Morris. Morris is known in the UK and abroad for her “stack sculptures” -- tall, totem-pole esque abstract works like the ones pictured in the above image. The artist’s studio is located in East London.

 

Morris’ studio space looks incredibly bright and bubbly in this photograph. Quite literally, the studio space is packed with large, bubble-esque sculptures that remind me of…

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Blocky Wall-Hanging Pieces by Mary Obering

A geometric optical illusion paintingPA III - PS3, egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed panel

Mary Obering is an American mixed media artist and painter. The artist’s works walk the line between painting and sculpture, usually taking the form of heavy, blocky wall-hanging pieces that combine elements of minimalist painting and geometric abstraction.


A geometric painting with planes of warm colour and gold leafBlocks V, egg tempera and white gold leaf on gessoed panel

 

Obering’s portfolio is very cohesive even across multiple…

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