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Inside the Art Studio of Lorna Simpson

A photo of Lorna Simpson in her art studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this week is Lorna Simpson. Simpson has been a renowned artist since the 1980s and 90s, producing works in photography and multimedia, as well as more traditional means. The artist’s works are often narrative, and present honest meditations on feminism, black identity, history, and collective memory. Simpson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Simpson’s studio looks quite bright and airy…

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The Art Portfolio of Brian Rusconi


A painting of a cubist face in profileVacation, acrylic on canvas

Brian Rusconi has been interested in art since he could hold a paintbrush, learning, as a child, from watching his grandmother paint. The artist’s current portfolio covers a variety of media and styles, with Brian’s obvious enjoyment of the practice shining through in each work.


An acrylic painting with abstracted figures and coloursAurora, acrylic on canvas

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Brian’s work, one could almost point to Cubist influences in…

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Sweeping Sci-Fi Scenes: The Art Portfolio of John Berkey

A painting of a large space stationBoiling Globe

The late John Berkey was a science fiction artist, noted for his sweeping sci-fi scenes and detailed imaginings of future space travel and exploration. Berkey’s artwork has appeared in many formats, from movie posters to books to postage stamps.


A painting of futuristic underwater shipsUnderwater Ships on Blue

 

I really enjoy the style that Berkey used to produce his paintings. There’s an incredible balance in these works between gestural, painterly pigment…

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Artists at Large: The Portfolio of Erik Sunderman and Liz Mercer

A mannequin painted with stripesPainted Manikin, acrylic on plastic mannequin display (by Liz Mercer)

Erik Sunderman and Elizabeth Mercer are an artist duo originally from Oklahoma City. Together, Erik and Liz produce work on a commission basis through their company Artists at Large. Each artist also maintains their own personal creative practice.


A skull painted with teal pinstripesPinstripe Skull, hand-painted pinstripes on cow skull

 

Erik and Liz’ portfolio features examples of larger-scale mural…

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The Art Portfolio of Painter and Photographer Linda Richardi

A painting of lanterns in acrylic and metallic leafA Thousand Wishes, acrylic and gold leaf

Linda Richardi is a painter and photographer currently living and working in California. In her practice, Linda produces works of abstraction and figuration, working with the advantages and quirks of each of her chosen media.


A painting of abstracted antlers or branchesEmbrace, acrylic

 

I like the way that Linda incorporates mixed media into her paintings. In paintings on canvas and wood panel, Linda uses a mixture of metallic leaf,…

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Intricate and Delicate Batik Eggs by Eli Bockol

A pattern of geometric cubes painted on an ostrich eggFuschia tumbling blocks, ostrich

Eli Bockol is an artist produces incredibly intricate and delicate batik eggs in a variety of colours and patterns. The artist’s works incorporate multiple stylistic influences, from traditional quilt-like designs to more contemporary geometric abstraction.


An egg painted with bright patterns and starsStars and ribbons, ostrich

 

I’m really impressed by the level of fine detail in each of Eli’s works. It’s astonishing how much detail the…

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Brighter Than Life: The Photography Portfolio of Dan McGarrah

A colour-manipulated photo of a tree canopyCONVIVAL

Dan McGarrah is a photographic artist who uses the medium of photography and combines it with digital techniques and wild, brighter-than-life colour schemes to create artworks that would be at home in a gallery of abstract paintings.


A photo of a tree reaching into the sky with greens and blues saturatedLANGUID

 

I really enjoy Dan’s FROM ABOVE series, in which the artist photographs the canopies of trees. It appears that the artist, ironically, takes the photos from below, allowing for a few of…

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The Art Portfolio of Sebastian Evans

A painting of concentric geometric circlesOld Flower #1, housepaint and spray paint on canvas

Sebastian Evans is an artist currently based in London, Ontario. In his practice, Sebastian tends to work with spray paint and other mixed media, producing abstract and geometric artworks with a soft, airbrushed texture.


A painting spray painted on paper4/14, spray paint and graffiti mop on paper, mounted on panel

 

I’m enjoying browsing through the artist’s recent works. In the painting series Old Flowers,…

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Inside the Art Studio of Alan Bean

A photo of painter Alan Bean in his art studio

 

This week’s studio feature is Alan Bean. Bean was an astronaut and aviator by trade, with a love of art that he pursued outside of his aerospace career. Later in his life, Bean’s artistic creations were inspired by his time in space, with the artist often painting astronauts as subjects, and using tools and materials from space in the works themselves.

 

We can’t see too much of the artist’s studio in this photo -- it looks…

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Exploratory and Experimental Photography by Patrick McGuire

A photo of a landscape in Oakland, Californiawest oakland landscape

Patrick McGuire is a photographer based in San Francisco. The artist has a background in carpentry, and his photographs tend to be exploratory and experimental, blending a wide range of different subjects and styles to produce colourful images in film and digital photography.


A photo of an outdoor art installationinstallation on lower Irving street

I enjoy the diversity of subject matter in Patrick’s portfolio. The artist’s works range from…

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Repeated Forms: The Art of RainbowMoon


A bright orange painting made using a variety of circlesUntitled, ink and watercolour pencil on mat board

RainbowMoon is an artist who creates intricate artworks, often in ink on paper, built up of numerous circles and small, repeated forms. Each of RainbowMoon’s artworks seems to have a dual existence, both as a collection of tiny objects and as one larger, cohesive entity.


A drawing made of hundreds of tiny circles in metallic inkUntitled, metallic inks on white paper

I really enjoy the works in RanbowMoon’s Circles Series -- the artworks in…

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Amped Art Studio: The Portfolio of Kelly Schafer

A painting of a woman playing an accordionRosie Ledet Zydeco Sweetheart, fine art print

Kelly Schafer produces artwork under the name Amped Art Studio. The artist’s works deal frequently with music as their subject matter, and Kelly has a knack for creating energetic, personality-filled portraits of musicians engaged in their craft.


A painting of a man in a cowboy hat playing a guitarBig Jeff, fine art print

I really like the energy that imbues Kelly’s portraits of musicians. Like Melvin Clark, the artist focuses as much on…

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Layered Narrative: The Art Portfolio of Laurey Foulkes

An illustration of two strange creaturesUntitled

Laurey Foulkes was born into an artistic family and began studying art at an early age. In her current practice, the artist creates deeply layered narrative illustrations that invite close inspection and imaginative viewings.


A painting of ghostly birds in a meadowGhost Birds, oil on masonite

 

I really enjoy the dark, saturated colour palettes that Laurey tends to use in her works, particularly in her painting and mixed media gallery. The works in this gallery tend…

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The Photography Portfolio of Dawn Herlihy Reilly

A photograph of purple flowers hanging over a body of waterHaiku 22

Dawn Herlihy Reilly is a photographer currently based in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In her photography practice, the artist challenges the medium through traditional and non-traditional means, occasionally introducing digital manipulation and collage techniques into her portfolio.


A photograph of a tree branch growing out in front of a canyonNational Monument

 

Though Dawn’s portfolio is highly varied, it’s interesting to see how the artist maintains a cohesive style and…

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Inside the Art Studio of Kate MccGwire

A photo of Kate MccGwire at work in her art studio

 

Kate MccGwire is an English artist who works with unusual materials including bird bones and feathers. The artist’s sculptural works often deal with notions of binaries and contrasts -- beauty and disgust, chaos and calm, life and death, among others. In her current practice, the artist sticks mostly to avian materials, collected from the ground or from the owners of racing pigeons.

 

MccGuire’s studio is on a boat -- a Dutch…

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