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Participative and Public Artworks by Bronagh Corr


A sofa made entirely from books adhered to each otherAMH Book Sofa

Bronagh Corr currently lives and works in Derry, Ireland. There she creates participative and public artworks, as well as photography, print and painting.

 

Much of Bronagh’s work is slightly mysterious with an obvious appreciation for texture and subdued colours. In one series, poetic collages of images with snippets of text that seem to both describe the image and remain completely separate from it. Her photographs…

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Beads, Lace, and Feathers: Installations by Bogdan Cheta


A photo of an installation featuring a space packed with small objects of kitschHAIR Grows, installation view

Bogdan Cheta currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He practices installation and performance art, often using vast collections of small found objects to create installations and sculptures that look like bird’s nests composed of discarded jewelry and beads, lace, and feathers, among other things.

 

A close up installation photo of a number of dark-coloured objects hung from a wallNIGHT of the Jaguar, installation view

Bogdan’s works are highly conceptual in nature and each…

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Colourful Contour Lines: Paintings by Melvin Clark


A colourful, stylized side-profile portrait of Lester YoungLester Young, oil on canvas

Born in Detroit and now living in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Melvin Clark is a painter who uses colourful contour lines to imbue his paintings with movement and sound.

 

The gallery of abstract paintings on Melvin Clark's websiteMelvin's abstract works on his porfolio website

Melvin’s geometric patterned abstracts use beautifully clean lines where the shapes seem to overlap and create new spaces of colour. His portraits use contour lines to add an interesting…

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Tightly Woven Paintings on Canadian Abstract Art


An abstract painting with paints applied with sharp edges and many overlapping coloursUntitled 05, oil on panel, Carla Tak

Today’s feature is on Canadian Abstract Art, an organization that supports and calls attention to Canadian abstract art and artists. Currently the website displays work by three contemporary abstract artists: David Tycho, Carla Tak, and Eva Honig. There is also a gallery on the site of historic abstract art and artists, complete with studio photos!


An abstracted view of an urban street at nightUrban Rhapsody #5, acrylic on canvas, David Tycho…

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Pottery that Tells a Story by Terry Cervantes


A white porcelain lunch plate with an illustrative seashell motifSeashell Lunch Plate, porcelain

Today we’re featuring the artwork of Terry Cervantes!  Terry is an artist and potter from California who uses her background in illustration to create pottery that tells a story.

 

A bowl with a child's face imprinted on the inside in black and white line artSilly Moon Bowl

Terry has a few collections of ceramics works available on her portfolio website. In her seashell pottery, illustrative images of seashells have a highly illusionary sense of depth to them, and upon looking…

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Portraits of Children by Izzy Vera


A charcoal portrait of a young boy laughingUntitled Boy, charcoal

Our featured artist today is Izzy Vera. Izzy works in charcoal, chalk pastel and oil paint to turn children's imaginations into reality as detailed and realistic paintings, occasionally with a surreal edge.

 

A painting featuring a child's depiction of grown-up lifeWhen I Grow Up

Many of her works feature portraits of children, and the sometimes dream-like quality of the subject matter seems to suggest the boundless imagination of childhood. The artist’s website at

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Physical and Emotional Spaces: Art by Amie T. Rangel


A drawing of a run-down cottage dwelling on a hillDown Below and Around the Corner, graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastel, ink and acrylic paint on paper

Amie T. Rangel, our featured artist for today, creates artworks that explore physical and emotional spaces though drawing, mixed media, and occasionally text.

 

A hand coloured lithograph featuring pig's feet as a comment on agricultural industryWhat Orkney Abandoned Alberta Endures, hand-coloured lithograph

Amie is particularly fascinated by apartments and agricultural and research facilities. Her drawings of buildings…

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Model and Magazine Photography by Bill Westmoreland


A portrait photograph of a musician dressed in blackUntitled

Bill Westmoreland is an artist who specializes in film and photography as well as makeup and hair design. Bill has built a career on model and magazine photography, and his work has appeared in commercials, videos, CD covers, as well as his own makeup book.


A photograph of artist Ross Brodar in front of a wall muralRoss Brodar, artist, for Raw Vision Magazine

 

I love the way Bill plays with different moods. He captures movement well – his model photos are often quite dynamic, though…

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Installations in Natural Spaces by Tania Willard


A photo of an outdoor installation with a pound or hashtag symbol spray painted on the ground#BUSH, land marking spray paint on land

Our featured artist today is Tania Willard. Tania works in various media and also has a notable curatorial practice. Her works explore First Nations identity, recently using installations in natural spaces to address critical issues.

 


A fabric and chalk artwork featuring a highly stylized mask

Simluations, acrylic and chalk on printed cotton fabric

Tania’s ongoing collaborative work Bush Gallery explores an outdoor space through the lens of media…

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Observational Painting by Bryan Coombes


A painting of a modern train in a rural areaBC on Rails, oil on canvas

Bryan Coombes has experience as a commercial pilot, a mountaineer, and a photographer. All these experiences inform his observational painting practice, where Bryan depicts Canadian landscapes, trains, highways and urban scenes with beautiful lighting and detail.

 


A blue-toned painting of a float plane on waterDe Havilland Beaver Blue, oil on canvas

I like the way Bryan puts a small description under each of the works on his portfolio, noting his interest…

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Graphic Portraiture by Carly Jaye Smith


A black, white and red acrylic portrait of Elizabeth  TaylorQueen Elizabeth, acrylic on canvas

Based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Carly Jaye Smith creates unique works of graphic portraiture with mixed and recycled media on canvas. Many of Carly’s subjects are celebrities, such as singers, actors and athletes. She often favours subjects from a certain era, with figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Ray Charles featuring prominently.

 

An action painting of football player Brett Favre cheeringFavre Fever, acrylic on recycled wood…

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Digitally Influenced Paintings by Amber MacGregor


A painting of a face repeated in a kaleidoscope pattern across the canvasWhat We Allow is What Will Continue, acrylic on canvas

Our featured artist today is Amber MacGregor! Amber creates kaleidoscopic, digitally influenced paintings of people and moons.

 

A view of the Moon Portraits gallery on Amber MacGregor's websiteAmber's Moon Portraits gallery

Some of Amber's works are digitally altered photographs of original paintings by Amber, while others appear to be painted using the digital alteration as a reference. The result is an otherworldly version of a portrait that…

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