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Inside the Art Studio of Austin Lee

A photo of Austin Lee in his art studio

 

Austin Lee lives and works in New York, where he creates bright airbrushed paintings of figures that often carry a mask of childlike innocence while hinting at darker themes. The artist often works with digital media to sketch and plan his paintings -- recently he’s moved to using VR technology to augment his studio practice and visualize future paintings.

 

Lee’s studio is bombastically colourful -- it reminds me a bit of the…

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Bombastic Geometric Arrangements: Art by Melvin Clark

A painting of three jazz musicians in bright coloursBoogie Band, casein on board

Melvin Clark is an artist currently based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. In his artistic practice, Melvin seamlessly blends music with painting, utilizing bright colours and patterns in bombastic geometric arrangements to build and accompany portraits of musicians.


An abstract painting with geometric forms in bright coloursIntervention

 

I really enjoy the cohesive colour scheme that Melvin employs throughout his portfolio. The artist’s use of deep, electric…

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A Narrative From the Fragments: Art by Amanda D.

A close-up view of a sculptural artwork depicting offeringsMi Ofrenda (detail)

 

Artist Amanda D. works in photography, mixed media, painting, ceramic, and more, using her artistic practice to explore themes of personal belonging, memory, and mental illness. Though the artist’s portfolio is widely varied in its content, recurring motifs help the viewer draw together a narrative from the fragments.


An abstract painting with warm earthy tonesLife, oil on canvas

I’m intrigued by Amanda’s repeated use of a baby or child figure in her…

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The Art Portfolio of Dorian Gaudin


A wall-hanging artwork made from bent sheet metalUntitled

Dorian Gaudin is a French-born artist currently based in New York. In his practice, Gaudin explores form and materiality in works that combine sculpture, painting, installation, and assemblage.


An art installation consisting of numerous mechanical and metal componentsUntitled

I’m really drawn to the mechanical, sci-fi-inspired aesthetic that runs through many of Gaudin’s works. Some pieces use metal piping and have the cursory appearance of recognizable tools and artefacts, only to unravel upon…

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The Conceptual Art Portfolio of El Celso

A photo of three paintings on a gallery wallUntitled

El Celso is a conceptual artist who lives and works in both Los Angeles and New York. The artist’s practice spans a wide variety of materials and methods, with recent works incorporating painting techniques, text, and video.


A painting of a figure covered in wordsJoseph, ink and paint on cardboard

The artist’s most recent series combines figurative painting with geometric abstract compositions and creative writing. I enjoy the way the artist deploys text in these…

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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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