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The Commission-Only Art Portfolio of Carmen Estrada


A painting of numerous figures congregating around an outdoor stagePergola

 

Carmen Estrada is an artist living and working in Mazatlan, Mexico. Carmen currently works on a commission-only basis, creating her artworks to the specifications of clients. The resulting paintings draw inspiration from art history, as well as the combined imaginations of Carmen and her clients.


A painting emulating Monet's water liliesNympheas

 

In our previous feature we looked at the way that many of Carmen’s works express the artist’s Latin heritage. Though…

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Abstract Colour: The Art Portfolio of Edward Bock


A monotype print with acrylic figures pasted over topFebruary Crossing IV, giclee print on canvas with hand-carved acrylic figures

Artist Edward Bock maintains an experimental, exploratory practice that focuses on a wide range of media and subject matter. Edward often combines figurative art styles with abstraction, sometimes rending figures with a loose, abstracted hand, other times inserting detailed figures into planes of abstract colour.


A giclee print with a group of carved figuresFebruary Crossing II, giclee print with…

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Dreams and Fantasies: The Portfolio of Kathleen MacGregor


A painting of some objects in blue on a red groundI Dreamed I Was, acrylic on canvas

Kathleen MacGregor is an artist who utilizes dreams and fantasies as the basis for her subject matter. Kathleen’s paintings and prints often combine abstract colour and composition with human or animal figures.


A painting of two blue-green birds on a dark red groundBrother Love, acrylic and ink on wood board

I enjoy the loose, heavily stylized style that Kathleen employs in the creation of her works. Most of the artworks in Kathleen’s art portfolio are…

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The Portfolio of Vancouver-Based Woodworker Peter Borkowicz


A built-in desk arrangementBuilt-in

Peter Borkowicz is a Vancouver-based woodworker. Using his skill and experience working with a range of wood types, the artist creates pieces of customized furniture that express both contemporary and 19th-century aesthetics.


A detail of an art-deco style cabinetart-deco

 

I’m really enjoying the look of Peter’s series of built-in desks and shelves. These pieces focus on clean lines and a modern look. Most of the artist’s built-ins are painted crisp white,…

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William Kent's Portfolio of Panoramic Landscape Photos


A photo of a rocky mountain range in fogRock in Fog

Photographer William Kent evokes the scale of nature in his expansive, panoramic landscape photos. William’s images capture every detail of a scene in crisp, clear detail, inviting the viewer to linger in every corner of the picture plane.


An infrared photo of a treeOn Road to Cape Blanco 3, infrared photo

 

In our previous feature of William’s intensely saturated images, we looked at the way William celebrates colour in his works. The artist’s…

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Colour and Composition: The Art Portfolio of Jarmila Kostliva


An abstract painting with a bulbous figural formExposure, oil on canvas

Jarmila Kostliva creates abstracted artworks that focus on texture, colour, and composition, while drawing parallels to human and other biological forms. Jarmila tends to work in a range of mixed media, including both oil and acrylic paint, producing finished products that are striking in their mysteriousness.


An abstract painting with white lineart drawings overlaidAbomey, oil on canvas

In our previous feature of Jarmila’s biomorphic, tactile imagery, we looked at…

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Sculptural Artworks: The Portfolio of Sean Sweeney


An artwork made from discarded construction materialsUntitled, plexiglass, altered ceiling panels, epoxy resin, latex paint

Sean Sweeney is a conceptual installation artist based in Baltimore. The artist creates sculptural artworks from found objects, often using a subdued colour scheme and hard-edged geometric designs with occasional interventions.


A framed iphone photographUntitled, iPhone photo on paper in artist-made frame

 

In our previous feature of Sean’s works, we looked at the way the artist’s…

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The Jewelry and Bookmaking Portfolio of Char DeRouin


A handmade book in bright coloursUntitled

Char DeRouin is a mixed media artist creates works in paint, costume design, jewelry and bookmaking. The artist’s style is one that blends packed, frenetic compositions with subdued pastel colour schemes for an aesthetic that seems soft and inviting.


A page from a handmade bookUntitled

 

I quite enjoy the tactile look and feel that Char achieves, especially in her bookmaking works. The pieces in her Paper + Stitch gallery evoke a collaged, found-object…

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Jungle Creatures: The Art Porfolio of Jason Shanaman


A sculpture of a pair of gorillasMountain Gorilla Silverback and Baby, hydrostone with bronze patina and coloured patina

Jason Shanaman creates beautifully detailed resin sculptures of animals. Most notably, the artist’s work focuses on chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans – though Jason has also produced likenesses of lizards and other jungle creatures.


A sculpture of a chimpanzee in a thoughtful posePrimal Thinker Chimpanzee, hydrostone with hand-painted bronze coating and patina

 

In our previous feature of…

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Decorative Art: The Portfolio of Robert Milling


A series of framed landscape paintings inside a car dealershipLandscape murals for Lexus dealership

Robert Milling uses his skills with figurative painting and perspective to create realistic murals, faux finishes, and other decorative art projects. Based in California, Robert designs paintings to adorn spaces indoor and outdoor, in public and private.


A close-up image of a section of a muraldetail of Lexus landscape mural

 

I find it interesting how Robert creates a sense of depth in his works. In our previous feature of the artist’s…

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Paint and Pencil Photorealism: The Art Portfolio of Jeffrey M. Green


A painting of a birdhouse with white blossomsBirdhouse and Blossoms, oil on canvas

Jeffrey M. Green draws images with an eye for paint and pencil photorealism, creating still-life and floral works that look like they could jump right off the canvas – along with landscapes that seem to stretch out into real space.


A pencil crayon drawing of a book and some household objectsIllumination, coloured pencils

 

For Jeffrey, the practice and process of art-making are both ways of working through personal anxieties and connecting to higher…

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Animal Portraits: The Art Portfolio of Ronald George Straight


A painting of a crow on a pile of woodHome on the Range, oil on canvas

Ronald George Straight is an oil painter who produces vibrant landscapes and animal portraits, often combining elements of both into single paintings and even individual figures. Much of Ronald’s work explores personal themes of identity and solitude.


A painting of an eagle in close upRed Sky, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the cohesive colour scheme that Ronald tends to use in his works. Fiery oranges and reds dominate the artist’s…

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The Art Portfolio of Watercolour Painter Jane Crosby


A watercolour painting of a purple rhododendron flowerPurple Rhoddie, watercolour on cold-pressed paper

Jane Crosby is a watercolour painter based in British Columbia. The artist’s preferred subject matter encompasses flowers and plants from both the coastal landscape and the prairies, as well as still-life imagery, teacups, and other objects.


A watercolour painting of an oregano flowerOregano "Kent Beauty," watercolour on cold-pressed paper

Jane began painting full time after many years spent working in the healthcare sector.…

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Textured Mixed Media: The Art Portfolio of Kenn Raaf


A painting of an empty spot in a cityIn Memoriam, oil paint and New York Times clippings from 09/11/2001 on panel

Kenn Raaf creates dark, heavily textured mixed media works with subject matter ranging from the abstract to the macabre. The artist sometimes incorporates novel materials into his compositions, such as newspaper clippings, found objects, and elements of sculpture.


A three-dimensional portrait made with found objectsTeddy's Psalm, found items and mixed media

 

The gallery on Kenn’s art portfolio website…

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Esoteric and Visceral: The Art Portfolio of John Douglas


A digitized image of light shining behind an oak treeVolumeric Light OAK

Filmmaker and mixed media artist John Douglas has built up a portfolio that spans decades and is packed with work both esoteric and visceral. John’s works often focus on social and economic issues sometimes in a frank way and other times with undercurrents of meaning that leave the exact message up for interpretation.


AUTO_WARMING

 

I find John’s work with computer imaging and digital modelling rather…

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