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Photographic Expertise: An Art Portfolio by Heather Solomon


A panoramic photograph of a cloudy skyMadison Vignette, Wisconsin

Photographer Heather Solomon captures views of landscape, animal, and still-life subject matter with her lens. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Heather uses her photographic expertise to create fine art as well as commercial imagery.


A photo of a group of people on a pier at sunsetJuly, Wisconsin

 

I really enjoy the overall mood and tone that’s present throughout Heather’s portfolio. While no two photos are alike, there’s a certain cohesion even between…

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Narrative Sensibility: The Art Portfolio of Phil Cummings


A print of a rhinocerous next to a treeRhinocerous Californicus

Phil Cummings was born in Manhattan, New York, and has lived around the world, working as an artist and in the film industry. Phil’s paintings and prints tend to have a narrative sensibility about them, whether they exist alongside a defined story, or are stand-alone pieces.


A painting made up of a complex repeating patternGarden Mandala, ink painting

 

The style that Phil uses in most of his artworks is fascinating – while the artist works in traditional…

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The Design Portfolio of John Greg Ball


A memorial time capsule build for the SAIT's centennialSAIT -- 100 year time capsule

John Greg Ball is an artist and industrial designer based in Calgary, Alberta. John’s design portfolio includes numerous designs for household objects, as well as pieces devised for public spaces.


A digital rendering of a time capsule memorial for SAITSAIT 100 -- final rendering

 

It’s interesting to see all the collaborative work that’s gone into the projects in John’s art portfolio. One recent collaboration, between John and a planning committee of…

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The Imaginative Contemporary Art Portfolio of Guntis Jansons


A painting of a road in bright autumnal coloursWatagan Creek Road, oil on canvas

Guntis Jansons is a painter from Laguna, New South Wales. In his artistic practice, Guntis takes a painterly approach to a variety of subject matter, from classical landscapes and nude portraits, to abstractions, and imaginative contemporary pieces.


A painting of dreamlike abstraction in blue tonesValley of Kings, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the vibrant and widely varied colours that Guntis packs into each of his paintings. The artist seems to…

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Still-Life: The Art Portfolio of Jacqueline Janecke


A photograph of an apple treeNo. 45, photograph

Jacqueline Janecke is a photographer and stylist who creates beautifully rustic floral, food, and still-life arrangements. Jacqueline’s art portfolio is as much about showcasing individual works as it is about creating a cohesive overall aesthetic.


A photo of several floral arrangements on a tableUntitled, floral arrangements

 

I really enjoy the crispness of Jacqueline’s imagery. Whether she’s photographing flowers and plants out in the wild, or creating her…

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Vast Landscapes: The Photography Portfolio of Jim Friesen


A photo of a street in WinnipegWinnipeg Street #3

Jim Friesen is a photographer who captures vast landscapes and urban locales, often casting these seemingly disparate subjects in a strikingly similar light. The artist’s photographs tend to picture spaces devoid of human figures, though when people do appear, they’re often alone, or aloof.


A photo of a desolate road in icelandB&W Road and Hill

 

There seems to be an overall sense of quiet isolation in Jim’s photography portfolio. Two of Jim’s…

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The Art Portfolio of Radhika Matthews


An abstract painting with wide stripes of colourBalancingAct

Radhika Matthews is an artist who currently lives and works in Newton, Massachusetts. In her artistic practice, Radhika explores relationships and interactions. By expressing the interaction between substrate and medium, and between different forms on a canvas, Radhika’s works become a microcosmic representation of human and environmental interactions.


A horizontal painting with thick painted textureNewWorldMap

 

I enjoy the way that Radhika brings different stylistic…

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Otherworldly Forms: The Art Portfolio of Osvaldo Mesa


An abstract painting with bulbous formsRemembering, oil on canvas

Osvaldo Mesa creates abstract artworks that deal with otherworldly forms. Working primarily in oil paint, Osvaldo’s bizarre yet detailed forms subvert his viewer’s expectations of abstraction and surrealism in painting.


A painting with a bright pattern as a backgroundA passing glance, oil on canvas

 

As we discussed in our previous feature of Osvaldo’s surreal forms, there’s a palpable sense of symbolism in these paintings – the artist embraces an…

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The Photography Portfolio of Jane Southey


A photograph of a crab on a sandy shoreMisc crab

Jane Southey uses her practice to push the envelope of photography, creating experimental compositions that focus on colour, texture, and form in the same way that might be seen in painting. Jane’s photography portfolio features images captured in close-up and from expansive vantage points; in full colour, and in harsh contrast.


A photo of pink liquid on a lightbulbLiquid Light 2

I’m really intrigued by Jane’s Liquid Light series. The images in this series…

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Graphic Portraits: The Art Portfolio of The Queen of Tape


A custom tape portrait for Dylan's Candy BarDylan's Candy Bar

Chicago artist Anna Dominguez is better known as the Queen of Tape. Using the novel medium of tape, Anna creates brightly coloured, graphic portraits of athletes, celebrities, and other pop-culture symbols. The artist’s body of work takes a fun and playful approach to playing with a new medium.


A tape portrait of Gigi HadidGolden Olympics (Gigi Hadid)

 

In our last feature of the Queen of Tape’s artworks, we looked at the way the artist…

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The Art Portfolio of Figurative Painter Richard Mountford


A painting of a male dancer in dark clothingDance Practice, oil on canvas

Richard Mountford is a figurative painter based in Wales. The artist’s works encompass a range of subject matter from classic portraiture to still life and contemporary themes. Richard’s style is painterly, with thick layers of pigment creating smooth volumes and a beautiful sense of depth in his works.


A series of portraits of a young girl in a pink wigThe Pink Wig, oil on canvas

 

I find Richard’s Shoe Series quite interesting to look at as a whole.…

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Sculptures and Installations: The Art Portfolio of Hollis Roberts


A soft sculpture made from a thick woven fabricStep around #1, fabric

Hollis Roberts is a sculptor who works with textiles and various found materials, creating artworks that find the intersection between the ordinary and the unexpected. Hollis’ sculptures and installations invite viewers to investigate the true nature of seemingly familiar forms.


A sculpture made from fabirc on a square frameSometimes, things are hard

 

I really enjoy the heavy, woven textiles that Hollis creates and uses as the basis for many of her…

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A Portfolio of Exploratory Artworks by Anastasia O'Melveny


A painting of bright white blossoms on branchesWinter Blossoms

Anastasia O’Melveny is a painter and mixed media artist who expresses her love of animals, nature, and psychology through her work. Based in Massachusetts, Anastasia builds her practice around observational, exploratory artworks.


A heavily textured painting of rain in the mountainsRain in the Mountains

 

I love the heavily layered, painterly aesthetic of Anastasia’s recent paintings – in many, the artist’s brush marks are confidently visible, creating a painting…

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Striking Abstractions by Diane Lounsberry-Williams


An abstract painting with tones of silver and redAura, acrylic on canvas

Artist Diane Lounsberry-Williams creates striking abstractions in acrylic, oil, and cold wax medium. Using these different media in a variety of combinations, the artist blends a sense of subtlety with great visual impact.

 


An abstract diptych made with oil and cold wax mediumChauvet, oil and cold wax medium on panels

 

Diane’s compositions have a heavy weight and presence to them, a presence due in part to the often dark or layered neutral colours and the…

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Geometric Forms: The Art Portfolio of Jorge Puron


A painting of geometric forms on a dark groundRecuerdos #6, acrylic on canvas

Jorge Puron’s artworks are monolithic, minimalist images that celebrate pure, focused colour, negative space, and geometric forms. Born in Mexico and now based in Texas, Jorge spends time collaborating with other artists living around the Mexico-U.S. border as well as working on his personal practice.


A stylized geometric painting of a mountainSierra Madre #1, acrylic on canvas

 

I adore the unapologetically bright colours that Jorge employs in…

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