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Crashing Waves: Paintings by Grace Clark


A simple painting of a birch tree on a blue backgroundBirch 1, acrylic on canvas

Grace Clark is a Calgary artist who has a colourful and varied body of work. As a painter, Grace experiments with many different styles, from abstract, to simplified figurative subjects.

 

A simple painting of an orange coffee cup5 Cups 022, acrylic on canvas

Grace’s works explore the tactility of her media, and the different ways in which acrylic paint behaves depending on the substrate and the way it is applied. Some of the artist’s favourite…

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Large, Loose, Bombastic Brushstrokes: Painting by Noah NJ Bowman


A large abstract painting with bright yellow tonesDespite Sunshine, acrylic on canvas

Vancouver, BC artist Noah NJ Bowman likes to paint with bright colours, pastel background, and large, loose, bombastic brushstrokes. Looking at his paintings I can see a huge amount of enthusiasm for the painting process and a genuine affection for the finished works.

 


An abstract painting with a background of multi-coloured polka dotsContemplation of Universal Complexion, acrylic on canvas

Noah’s method of working favours the gestural and the spontaneous. In a…

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Fantastical Layered Paintings by Debbie Arnold

 
A detailed abstract painting composed of neutral tonesContinental Drift, mixed media on canvas

Our featured artist today is Debbie Arnold. Check out Debbie’s amazing, fantastical layered paintings! I love how each of these works contains so many layers and tendrils of soft colour. They’re mysterious and familiarly dream-like all at once.

 


A hazy, neutral-toned painting of two horses blending into an abstract backgroundPegasus, mixed media on canvas

Some of Debbie’s paintings use a technique of pouring paint that she calls “flowfusion.” In this process,…

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Painting and Playful Abandon: Art by Allyson Malek


An abstract image with pastel coloured brushtrokesWestward

Allyson Malek is an artist located on the California coast. Her paintings are primarily abstract, and use pastel colours and rounded forms to create peaceful, relaxing images that express a pure love for painting and playful abandon with materials.

 


An encaustic collage with images of kitchen implements and patternsMonk Memories, encaustic, toner transfers and pigments

Allyson mainly paints in acrylic on canvas, though she has also produced some interesting works using encaustic, a medium…

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Moody Abstract Works: Skai Fowler


An abstract painting with overlapping lines of orange and blue tonesConvergence 1, acrylic on canvas

Skai Fowler is based in Vancouver, British Columbia but her art exhibits internationally. Her paintings combine powerful, almost monochromatic planes of colour with smaller shapes and thin, spider-like dark lines, creating an effect that I find slightly reminiscent of the works of Kandinsky.

 


A screen capture of Skai Fowler's websiteDown This Crazy River series on Skai Fowler's website


An abstracted painting of salmon swimming upstream on a deep blue backgroundSalmon River, acrylic on canvas

Skai’s works are…

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Sculptural Paintings by Douglas Moulden


painting of a grove of treesThe Space Between

Douglas Moulden was born in Washington, DC, and received his BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He now lives and works in Frederic, Maryland. Looking at Douglas’ paintings, I can certainly see the sculptural influence. His paintings are unique in the way that they are produced – rather than using a brush, Douglas uses a tool to pipe acrylic paints onto a plywood surface, rather similar to using…

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