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Abstracted Viewpoints: The Portfolio of Stuart Diekmeyer


A photo of some berries with water droplets on themNandina Berries

Stuart Diekmeyer is a photographer who grew up in England and now lives and works in Maryland. Throughout his practice, and in recent works, the artist has experimented with minimalism and abstracted viewpoints.

 


A photograph of a covered window on a streetErice 2

 

I really appreciate the way that Stuart’s photography exposes new angles to everyday objects, plants, and other forms that might seem mundane at a glance. In the artist’s series Artomatic 2017,…

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The Digital and Traditional Photo Portfolio of Pamela Pitt


A photographic print with a silhouette over grave stonesMother's Day, photographic print

 

Pamela Pitt has been taking photographs for decades, developing a unique style that blends an eye for detail with a love of surrealism and abstraction. The artist uses both digital and traditional photo manipulation techniques in her portfolio.


A double exposed photograph with Japanese architectural elementsStream of Consciousness, photographic print

 

I really enjoy Pamela’s Spirit Guide series. In this series, photographs of grave stones or spiritual…

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Evoking Emotions: The Portfolio of Drew Noel Marin


A painting with a small seedling on a textured grey backgroundRooted, acrylic on textured canvas

 

Featured artist Drew Noel Marin is based in Michigan, where she creates painted works in acrylic on textured canvas. Drew’s paintings showcase the artist’s eye for color-blending and abstract composition, evoking emotions or distant memories more than specific images.


A diptych painting of grey abstract planesNew Trail (diptych), acrylic on textured canvas

 

I’m enjoying browsing through Drew’s gallery of available artworks – the…

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A Portfolio of Patterned Abstract Works by Jeanie Auseon


A pattern of silkscreen prints on canvasThe Improvisation Continues, silkscreen prints, dyes, and paints on canvas mounted on cradled wood

 

Jeanie Auseon is an artist and long-time art educator whose current practice explores abstraction and mixed media. Using materials like silkscreen, cloth, and stencils, the artist creates patterned abstract works that often have an almost quilt-like aesthetic to them.


A pattern of prints on dark fabricMotion Series #4, Stripes, stenciled images on monoprinted cloth…

 

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Playing With Perspective: The Art Portfolio of Jane Zednik


A painting of an abstracted ice storm and a captured birdIce Storm, oil paint on heavy archival paper

 

Jane Zednik practices playing with perspective, exaggerating some elements of a painting and minimizing others to create a sense of depth and symbolism in what might otherwise be straightforward imagery.


A painting of a lost and found gloveWinter Saga, oil on heavy archival paper

 

I like almost illustrative aesthetic that Jane works with in many of her paintings. Sometimes she incorporates text, which gives off a friendly,…

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Ellen Kappes' Lively Watercolor Paintings


A watercolor painting of a row of trees in front of a body of waterKing's Point at high tide, watercolor

 

Ellen Kappes creates delicate yet lively watercolor paintings in blue and green hues. As subject matter, the artist favours landscapes, rendering lush green trees in daubed brush marks over deep blue washes as oceans.


A watercolor painting of trees overlooking a body of waterOtter Point surf, watercolor

 

I like the way that the artist utilizes the medium of watercolor – Ellen doesn’t try to force the thin paint into fine details, but rather runs…

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Accumulated Earth: The Portfolio of Carol Ross


A painting of a burning tree after a lightning strikeLightening Strike, oil

 

Carol Ross’ art portfolio is packed with heavy, natural-hued paintings that speak of accumulated earth and dust, and long, winding roads. The artist tends toward open spaces and large bodies of water as subject matter, painting her scenes in a style that varies from sunny to dark and dramatic.


A painting of a rode with orange pylons scattered over itShe Blew Right Past the Cones, acrylic on canvas

 

I really enjoy the works in Carol’s oil and acrylic painting…

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A Portfolio of Softly Abstracted Images by Amy Kaufman


A hand-painted monotype of yellow tulipsYellow Tulips, hand-painted monotype

Amy Kaufmann is a mixed media artist who creates textural, softly abstracted images of seascapes, still-life subjects, and flowers. Amy’s paintings have been featured in films and in magazines, and the artist offers her artistic talents on a commissioned basis for people looking to create the perfect backdrop or finishing touch for an office or home.


An abstracted painting of grass with a yellow skySunshine Field, hand-painted monotype

 

Many of…

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The Figurative Painting Portfolio of Arquimedes Mejia


A painting of a woman in harlequin dress reclining19

Arquimedes Mejia is originally from the Dominican Republic and now lives and works in New York. The artist’s practice is highly experimental, with a backbone of figurative painting that serves as foundation for his forays into different media and styles of mark-making.


A still-life painting of a basket of orangesMandarinas 1

Browsing through Arquimedes’ online portfolio, I’m fascinated by his Arlequines – in these works, female figures in Harlequin-patterned outfits…

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Combining Visual Languages: The Portfolio of Darien A-Johnson


A ceramic and mixed-media abstract sculptureAbraaaasion (alternate view), porcelain, mixed media

Darien A-Johnson is originally from Minnesota. The artist has lived throughout the US and in Copenhagen, Denmark -- spending a few years there as a full-time studio artist. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Darien now teaches as an assistant professor at Atlanta State University, while maintaining a studio practice in which he plays with combining visual languages.


A detail photo of a porcelain abstract sculptureJust in the is…

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The Spark of Life: Art by Marion Krahn


A painting depicting crashing waves and a dark figureOmnia Vincit Amor III The Mermaid and The Sailor, acrylic on canvas

Marion Krahn is a BC artist currently based in Kelowna, where she works out of The Spark of Life Studio. Marion’s art practice is focused on acrylic, watercolor and mixed-media paintings of sea and sky, with the artist taking an abstracted approach to conjuring dramatic images.


A painting of a warm-toned, violent seascapeUndo Amor, acrylic and mixed media

 

I really enjoy the way that Marion evokes a sense of…

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Painted Cityscapes: Art by Scott Ivey


A painting of a beach with a city in the distanceBackyard beach, oil on canvas

Scott Ivey was born in North Carolina and later moved to Washington D.C., the architecture of which has come to influence his drawn and painted cityscapes. Scott’s works capture the familiar yet otherworldly beauty of buildings and city streets in subdued light.


A pastel drawing of a city with a concrete clearingP Street beach, pastel and colored pencil

 

I really enjoy the color palette that Scott chooses for many of his artworks. As we discussed in our…

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Local Landscapes: Art by Sharon Hunter


An abstract painting in blue huesBlue City -- Wolf, oil on canvas

Muralist and community artist Sharon Hunter collaborates with the public and fellow artists to create works that everyone can enjoy. The artist’s painterly style lends itself to large works celebrating local landscapes and populations.


A photo of a composite mural painted by grade 7 and 8 studentsWhite Pines Intermediate Mural Project - ADSB

 

Based in Ontario, Sharon has created several large mural works in the Attawapiskat First Nation, and along Highway 17 on…

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A Playful Approach: Art by Sara Kaltwasser


A participatory painting with a game of X's and O'sTIX, mixed media participatory painting

Sara Kaltwasser takes a playful approach to her artistic practice, blending toys, games, and other forms of entertainment with fine art sensibility. The artist’s works span a variety of media, and sometimes include interactive elements.


A mobile play table with a chess or checkers boardMobile Play Table, participatory sculpture, mixed media

 

Sara’s recent series Play Works is an interesting meditation, blurring the line between art,…

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An Eye for Feeling: Photography by Paul Thomann


A photo of a child holding up a lanternUntitled

Paul Thomann is a conceptual photographer who captures a wide variety of subjects with an eye for feeling more than for detail. Based in Chicago, Paul also works in film and narrative media, producing works of fiction including movies and plays.


An old family photo of one of the artist's relativesUntitled (family photograph)

I enjoy the sort of nostalgic feeling that seems to run through Paul’s photography portfolio. Whether it’s in the slightly subdued colors in photographs…

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