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Pastel Landscapes by Robin Street-Morris

Robin Street-Morris grew up in Michigan and now works in San Diego, California. Her works are strange, eerie yet calm watercolour, and pastel landscapes. They evoke many a dark foggy night or misty morning.

pastel landscape of a foggy lake

Dawn Parts the Mist, mixed media on paper


These images could be described as vague, or hazy, but I find that they remind me of impressionist works, in that they depict more of a glance at the landscape, a feeling, rather than a…

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Artist Website: Veronica Rojas

two panel artwork showing five snails"Cementerio de Caracoles" (Snail Cemetary)  Mixed Media 24”x48”, 61 x 122 cm.

Here are a few selected works from the artist website of Veronica Rojas. Veronica is based in Berkeley, California but was born in Mexico City. The subject matter in these works is delightfully strange. The artist uses her imagination to create odd and beautiful vignettes that leave me wondering and pondering - in a good way! Hands seem to participate in…

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Painted Rectangles: Ben Stansfield

painting of geometric shapes that looks like piles of confettiLucas


Ben Stansfield moved all across Canada as a child, and has been living and working in Toronto for the past seven years. In his artwork, he likes to explore complex patterns, often using simple geometric shapes and combining them in multitudes to create large, colourful images.

In his Confetti series, he uses painted rectangles and similar parallelograms, repeated in many different colours and directions, to build abstract…

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Artist Website: Liba Labik

painting of a hand with an aqua blue background"Aqua Vitalis II"


Today we are presenting a few examples from the artist website of Liba Labik. Many of the paintings by Liba feature hands. The hands are rendered in a fairly realistic approach to proportion, perspective and colour. I like that the artist shows that transparent quality to the skin on the hands which is quite a feat to portray. Also, there is a nice contrast in the realism of the hands and the surrounding loose and…

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Artist Portfolio: Sonya Stefan

photo of man jumping in the airATSA Performance/Choreography & Danced by Sylvain Poirier. Photograph by Sonya Stefan.

Today we feature photographs from the portfolio of artist Sonya Stefan. The photographs that I have selected to share with you show various dancers who were photographed by Sonya between 2004 and 2011. These photographs capture dance perfectly as they "freeze" a heartbeat moment of a movement that defies gravity. These moments seem to capture a spirit…

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Artist Portfolio: Gilly Russell

landscape photograph taken from a hillside overlooking the city with the sun's glare in the lensFrom "One Walk East" Series by Gilly Russell


Today we are featuring photography from the online portfolio of artist Gilly Russell. Gilly is an art director based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. She also works as a stylist for online and print media. Her photographs tlet me take in the landscape with a broad scope and seem to observe somewhat enigmatic moments. From an epic and surreal mountain that shapes the backdrop of an otherwise…

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Artist Portfolio: Timmothy Innamorato

Painting of a bee as scene through a fence"Coney Island Bee"

Today we are featuring some artwork from the artist portfolio of Timmothy Innamorato. Timmothy takes a variety of approaches to painting but the images I have selected are some of his more realistic works. I like that these pieces have a snapshot like quality of a moment frozen in time but a slightly surreal quality due to very saturated colours.


"Taken from what has become the everyday reality. He uses…

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Online Portfolio: Karine Molloy


Abstract painting with ink drops and squigglesArtwork by Karine Molloy.

Today we feature artwork from the online portfolio of Karine Molloy. These works dazzle with their vivid hues and incredible movement. Karine's palette blasts retinas awake with a startling vibrance. Her abstracted paintings show many layers of application of colours but also layers of different types of mark making which I find to be interesting.


"Born in New Carlisle, she touched various art forms…

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Art Portfolio: Jess Richter

silkscreen image of a horse"It's a part of you whether you like it or not" Goldleaf, UV silkscreen by Jess Richter


Today we are featuring the artwork of artist and printmaker, Jess Richter. Jess brings drawing into a new realm creating work that has a super unique look and feel to it. These works are created with silkscreen, uv silkscreen, copper/gold/silver leafing and application of ink. They seem to stake a claim in drawing, printmaking, painting and…

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Art Portfolio: Erin Rae

Abstract painting of swirling purple and white lines above a mountain top

"Semen Stains The Mountaintops" by Erin Rae.

Today we are looking at the online portfolio of artist Erin Rae. Her paintings seems to celebrate the nature and texture of paint and the impact of colour. Erin's work varies as it seems to sometimes embody a busy composition of marks and other times a pattern-like abstraction that highlights her choice of colours. I really love to see painters let loose with paint and Erin's work reminds me…

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Online Portfolio: Melvin Clark

geometric painting with four triangles the vary in colors

Art by Melvin Clark


Today we are featuring the work of Pennsylvanian artist Melvin Clark.  His work covers a breadth of styles within the medium of painting but my favourites are his abstract pieces. I enjoy the colour exploration and interesting use of geometric and organic shapes. 


"Melvin Clark is an artist currently living in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. Melvin was born 1944 in Detroit Michigan. He began art studies in…

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Portfolio Website: Joni Belaruski


Ink drawing of a swan with ink blots"Alight" Pen and ink on paper


In this post we are featuring some artwork from the portfolio website of Joni Belaruski. Joni is an artist residing in London, England but born in Northern Ireland.  Her work often contains animals as her subject matter and a lovely and liberal approach to applying ink. The ink seems to almost animate the wings of these birds, implying the blur of motion. It's interesting to observe the limitless…

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Portfolio Website: Maria Angela Reyes

oil painting of a leopard drinking from a swimming pool

"Leopardo En La Piscina" Oil on canvas. By Maria Angela Reyes.


Today we are featuring the artwork of Maria Angela Reyes who favours cats as her subject matter, all of which are rendered with a luminous palette.These paintings seem to capture those amusing expressions of our furry feline friends, from the sideways glance to the blank cat stare. I sense a jovial spirit in the application of the paint as it renders the subjects. These…

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Artist Portfolio: Lisa Lackey

textile artwork of anonymous figures, several people sitting around a table but missing their facesTextile art by Lisa Lackey. Fabric, embroidery floss, buttons, beads and acrylic on canvas.


Today we are featureing the online art portfolio of New York city textile artist Lisa Lackey. Her figures possess an element of anonimity as each face is made up up varying toned quadrants. With identity obscured there is somehow more familiarity to these scenes.


"A graduate of the University of Kansas in Architectural Engineering and the…

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Portfolio Website: Olga de Klein

painting of grid of color on wood"Block Party" Mixed Media on Wood Panel by Olga de Klein.


Today we are featuring the artwork of Olga de Klein.  Olga works with a wide variety of media in general from sculpture to painting, drawing and collage. I enjoy the kinetic energy of her mark making in these 2-d works. These grids seem to vibrate on the verge of explosion an effect that seems to be born from her vigorous mark-making and sheer colour layers that contrast with…

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