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Conscious and Unconscious: Art by Mandira Bhaduri

An artwork consisting of a pattern in earthy tones on acrylic paperWall2, acrylic, gesso, stencils on acrylic paper

Mandira Bhaduri was born in Kolkata, India, and spent many years living in the United States before returning to Kolkata in 2016. The artist’s practice takes many different forms, though Mandira often explores the ideas of and connections between conscious and unconscious communication.


A small painting and collage with fiery red coloursA colour-washed life 14, mixed media and collage on watercolour paper

 

Mandira’s current portfolio…

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Real Wall Art by Corliss R. and Donald Wall

A painting featuring tones of bright orange, red, and blueColorado Dreams, oil on canvas (Corliss R. Wall)

Real Wall Art is an art duo consisting of Donald and Corliss R. Wall. The pair also work together with more artists at Different Dimensions Art Studio, producing work for their personal portfolios, as well as for customer commissions.


A black and white drawing of a skeleton in a hatSmokem, digital art

 

The types of artworks produced at the Different Dimensions Art Studio and by Donald and Corliss range from sculpture to painting to…

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A Sense of the Supernatural: Art by Tracy Dunbar

A pen and ink drawing of green worms on a green backgroundCritter, pen and ink

Tracy Dunbar is an artist originally from Dallas, Texas. In her artistic practice, Tracy addresses new ways of viewing the world, creating paintings, drawings, mixed media works, and photographs with a sense of the supernatural and spiritual.

 

A photograph of a flare from the sun over hillsLight Experiment

 

I like how intensely colourful the majority of Tracy’s artworks are. Even in photos of relatively subdued subjects, Tracy dials up the saturation until…

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Flora and Fauna: Art by Lisa Baechtle

A watercolour painting of animal hybrids on a colourful backgroundRhythm, watercolour on rag paper

Artist Lisa Baechtle works primarily in watercolour, creating bright images that draw inspiration from flora and fauna as well as the artist’s own introspection and self-awareness. Through a somewhat intuitive process, Lisa creates paintings that combine an obvious love for nature with a sense of the supernatural.


A watercolour painting of a lion and an antelopeNourishment, watercolour on rag paper

 

I really enjoy the colour palette that runs…

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The Art Portfolio of Gordon Sellen

A painting of two dancing skeletons with abstract elementsPlan Ahead

Gordon Sellen’s artistic career has included a variety of pursuits -- from painting, to glass blowing, to pastry. The artist’s current portfolio features mainly painting, in a colourful array of styles from strictly abstract to cartoonish pop-art.


A painting in blue and grey with planes of texture and colour dividing the canvas surfaceBlue & Grey Interference

 

I’m enjoying the paintings in Gordon’s Just for Laughs series -- the works in this portfolio gallery are partly abstract but also incorporate…

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Potential Stories: Painting by Rick Gillis


A painting of a woman walking a bigfoot on a leashA Stroll in the Aspens, acrylic on canvas

Rick Gillis is an artist with a background in journalism and writing. The artist’s skill with narrative art forms comes through in many of his paintings, which are often dense with detail and potential stories.


A painting of a female figure in a subdued fieldGathering Storm, acrylic on board

 

Rick’s gallery of recent works contains a multitude of styles and subject matter. Sometimes the artist seems to combine multiple styles in a single…

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Brightly Colourful and Textured Art by Paul Catalanotto

A fresco painting with deep abstract coloursAmos Moses, polished fresco

Paul Catalanotto is an abstract painter who works in fresco, applying pigment to fresh plaster, then sanding and polishing the final image to create a smooth look. The artist’s works are brightly colourful and textured in a way that invites closer examination.


A fresco painting with planes of dark, heavy colourBy the mechanism of, polished fresco

Paul’s online art portfolio is organized into categories by the size of the work. I find this an interesting…

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Between the Natural and the Supernatural: Art by Frederica Hall

A painting of a mountain lion on a red backgroundEastern Mountain Lion, oil

Frederica Hall works in a variety of media, from performance, to painting, and in-between. The artist often draws inspiration from the intersection between the natural and the supernatural, with her works addressing subjects from both ends of the spectrum.


A painting of a bee on a background emulating an insect's visionBEE 2

 

I really enjoy Frederica’s recent series of paintings The Red List, Endangered & Extinct. In this series, Frederica takes recently extinct or…

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Set Pieces and Props: Art by Andrea Buckle

A photo of a painted bluejay carvingUntitled

Andrea Buckle has combined her own distinct visual art practice with a career in film and television, using her artistic skills to build set pieces and props for a range of productions. Andrea’s portfolio also extends into decor, renovations, and photography.


A photo of a public artwork in the form of a carved eagle in a treeUntitled

 

I like how the artist is able to maintain a distinct style through such a varied and far-reaching portfolio. In our previous feature of Andrea’s assemblages…

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The Painting Portfolio of Wayne Pitchko

A painting of a nighttime landscape with mountainsMidnight Sky, oil

Wayne Pitchko is a painter currently based in Golden, British Columbia. In his artistic practice, Wayne works in abstraction and landscape techniques, drawing inspiration from his own experiences and from art history.


A landscape painting of tar sands with a dark skyTAR SANDS, oil on canvas

 

The artist has said that his landscape paintings are inspired by his memories of living in Alberta, and the vast, gradient skies that feature prominently in these paintings…

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A Packed Array of Found Objects: Art by Bogdan Cheta

An installation view of an artwork featuring numerous found objectsthinking with you

Bogdan Cheta is a conceptual artist from Bucharest, Romania who is currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta. The artist tends toward an installation format in his works, merging specific spaces with a packed array of found objects and other constructions.


An installation view of an exhibition featuring found objects and wall installationsWindowlicker

I enjoy the experimental, slightly chaotic atmosphere that’s present throughout Bogdan’s portfolio. The artist’s installation works are…

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An Art Portfolio of Colour and Texture by Boudewijn Korsmit


A mixed media artwork with collaged and painted elementsUntitled

Boudewijn Korsmit produces artworks using watercolour and mixed media with an emphasis on layered colour and texture. Working with a variety of subjects, the artist explores both the immediacy of his medium, and more conceptual, introspective ideas.


A heavily abstracted portrait made with a gradient of dripped paintS 4

 

I really like how Boudewijn is able to combine a splattered application of pigment with a rather smooth gradient over the entirety of the substrate. In many works, the artist…

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Motifs From Nature: The Art Portfolio of Claudia Stewart

A mixed media artwork depicting a tree on fireFire Tree, acrylic, technical pen, and cheesecloth on cradled board

Claudia Stewart is an artist who works in a realistic yet slightly whimsical style, using primarily acrylic paints. The artist often utilizes motifs from nature, including crows, trees, and insects.


A painting of a butterfly transforming into a leafbutterfly leaf, acrylic on linen

 

I enjoy the bright colour palette that Claudia uses -- the subject matter of the artist’s works lends itself well to a kind of dreamy,…

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Art Gallery Website: Canadian Abstract Art

An abstract painting with many overlapping lines of Earth tonesUntitled No. 14, acrylic on canvas (by David Tycho)

Canadian Abstract Art is an online gallery dedicated to showcasing and promoting abstract artwork by Canadian artists. The gallery was founded and is maintained by artist David Tycho, and features abstract painting in a wide range of styles.


An abstract painting with clean lines and bright primary coloursÀ la croisée des vitres, acrylic on linen (by Marcel Barbeau)

It’s interesting to be able to view this wide selection of abstract art alongside…

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The Art Portfolio of Amie T. Rangel

A triptych depicting an apparatus at the top of a large buildingCROSSING, charcoal, chalk pastel, and gesso on linen

Amie T. Rangel’s artistic practice investigates architectural spaces and constructions, and the intersection between built systems and organic bodies. The artist is based in Visalia, California, where she also works as an adjunct professor and gallery director at the College of the Sequoia.


A diptych depicting an empty room where livestock would be housedNARTHEX, charcoal, chalk pastel, gesso, and gel medium on linen

 

I really enjoy the drawing…

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