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Fragmented Figures: The Art Portfolio of Leif Timber

A painting of a white cross on a green backgroundUntitled, mixed media

Leif Timber is an artist based in Minnesota. In his practice, Leif works in paint, pastel, and other mixed media, producing artworks that are partly abstracted with gestural brush marks to obscure and emphasize fragmented figures.


A painting of a soldier in loose, gestural formFree Peace, oil on canvas

I’m interested by how Leif varies the level of abstraction in his artworks. Whether they’re firmly figurative, or mostly abstract, they all have a dark,…

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Studio Hoodoo: The Art Portfolio of Crystal DiPietro

A painting of a pine among birch treesLone Pine, oil on canvas

Studio Hoodoo is the art studio of Crystal DiPietro, an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Crystal’s art portfolio is currently packed with vibrant landscapes inspired by the Nevada region, and the artist’s works have been exhibited throughout the United States.


A painting of a city blanketed in snowProvidence in Winter, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the graphic, colourful aesthetic that Crystal employs in her paintings. Rather than soft…

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The Pottery Portfolio of "Cactus" Jack Caselles

A handmade ginger jar with a natural glaze15" Ginger Jar, Raku and glaze with So Si expansion

Jack Caselles, also known as Cactus Jack, is a potter currently based in Glendale, California. The artist has a background in teaching and aerospace, and now works as a full-time potter for the pure love of the medium.


A blue pitcher and a batter bowl handmade in ceramicBlue pitcher and batter bowl with handle

 

In our previous feature of Jack’s artworks, we looked at the artist’s approach to colourful works of functional art. Jack…

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A Portfolio of Bright, Journalistic Photographs by A.M. Williams

A painting of a window box with pink flowersPretty in Pink

A.M. Williams is a photographer who currently lives and works in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The artist has a background in psychology and higher education, and in her artistic practice takes bright, journalistic photographs of flowers, animals, and the local landscape.


A photo of a squirrel peeking out from behind a shrubI See you!

 

There’s a refreshing kind of straightforwardness about Williams’ photographs. The artist has a good eye for composition and framing, and…

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Aesthetics from Nature: The Art Portfolio of Susan Sharp

An abstract painting made with bright blue and green huesReflect, oil and acrylic on MDF panels

Susan Sharp works through an intuitive painting process, allowing the works as much a say in their own development as she has. Susan’s works are inspired by a variety of fragmented aesthetics from nature -- patterns of light, movement, and the growth of plants all seem to factor in equal weight.


An abstract painting with planes of blue and hard linesWater's Edge, oil on panels

 

I really enjoy Susan’s artworks -- abstract compositions that suggest…

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A New Dimension: The Art Portfolio of Vincent McLoughlin

A painting of abstracted flowersrgrnwonblk, acrylic on custom built luan panel

Vincent McLoughlin is an artist who paints on wood, often using panels that have been custom built and sculpted to create interestingly figurative substrates. The artist’s paint, in combination with the sculpted wood panels, brings out a new dimension in the artwork.


A painting with bright blue and green coloursbonrongonr, acrylic on primed repurposed luan panel

 

I really enjoy the way that Vincent uses paint to bring figurative…

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The Art Portfolio of Anne Farrall Doyle

An oil and mixed media painting of a serene riverCalm Winds Blowing, oil on canvas

Anne Farrall Doyle is based in Herefordshire, England, where she uses a contemplative, intuitive process to build her artworks. The artist’s work is usually produced in solitude, with plans and sketches helping to formulate her dreamlike final compositions.


A painting of a rocky outcropping on the beachRocky Outcrop, oil on canvas

 

Anna produces artworks in a range of traditional media, including oil paint, watercolour, and pastel. The works are…

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Identity, Existence, and Change: Art by B.A. Martel

A painting of a brightly dressed skeletonWarm and Fuzzy, acrylic on wood

B.A. Martel is an artist currently based on Canada’s West Coast. Martel spent much of their childhood in South America and Africa, and has travelled extensively as an adult. The artist’s work showcases a wide range of aesthetic and cultural influences while dealing with themes of identity, existence, and change.


A painting of a skull in front of a bright landscapeCold Winter's Day, acrylic on wood

 

Martel’s latest series, Hodi Mihi Cras Tibi --…

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Plein Air and Landscape Painting by June Long-Schuman

A painting of a lighthouse over a pink oceanMontauk Lighthouse, acrylic on canvas

June Long-Schuman is an artist based in Long Island, New York. The artist has a degree in art from the Pratt Institute, and has focused on printmaking as well as plein air and landscape painting. In her current practice, June produces a wide variety of works, all with a painterly, gestural approach.


A painting of a millhouse in the winterStony Brook Grist Mill, oil on canvas

 

I find June’s paintings, especially her landscapes, to be…

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The Fibre and Textile Art Portfolio of Alison Lang

A wool applique pillow with a bird on itRoadrunner from the collection of A Flock of Many Colours

Alison Lang is a lifelong artist who, in her current practice, favours fibre and textile media. Her artworks are varied and often utilize a blend of different media, though they tend to have a sense of tactility and softness about them.


A handmade "mountain man" dollMountain Man, mixed media

 

The artist’s recent series of wool appliqué pillows have a warm, decorative appearance. The combination of natural…

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The Art Portfolio of Brian Rusconi


A painting of a cubist face in profileVacation, acrylic on canvas

Brian Rusconi has been interested in art since he could hold a paintbrush, learning, as a child, from watching his grandmother paint. The artist’s current portfolio covers a variety of media and styles, with Brian’s obvious enjoyment of the practice shining through in each work.


An acrylic painting with abstracted figures and coloursAurora, acrylic on canvas

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Brian’s work, one could almost point to Cubist influences in…

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Artists at Large: The Portfolio of Erik Sunderman and Liz Mercer

A mannequin painted with stripesPainted Manikin, acrylic on plastic mannequin display (by Liz Mercer)

Erik Sunderman and Elizabeth Mercer are an artist duo originally from Oklahoma City. Together, Erik and Liz produce work on a commission basis through their company Artists at Large. Each artist also maintains their own personal creative practice.


A skull painted with teal pinstripesPinstripe Skull, hand-painted pinstripes on cow skull

 

Erik and Liz’ portfolio features examples of larger-scale mural…

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The Art Portfolio of Painter and Photographer Linda Richardi

A painting of lanterns in acrylic and metallic leafA Thousand Wishes, acrylic and gold leaf

Linda Richardi is a painter and photographer currently living and working in California. In her practice, Linda produces works of abstraction and figuration, working with the advantages and quirks of each of her chosen media.


A painting of abstracted antlers or branchesEmbrace, acrylic

 

I like the way that Linda incorporates mixed media into her paintings. In paintings on canvas and wood panel, Linda uses a mixture of metallic leaf,…

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Intricate and Delicate Batik Eggs by Eli Bockol

A pattern of geometric cubes painted on an ostrich eggFuschia tumbling blocks, ostrich

Eli Bockol is an artist produces incredibly intricate and delicate batik eggs in a variety of colours and patterns. The artist’s works incorporate multiple stylistic influences, from traditional quilt-like designs to more contemporary geometric abstraction.


An egg painted with bright patterns and starsStars and ribbons, ostrich

 

I’m really impressed by the level of fine detail in each of Eli’s works. It’s astonishing how much detail the…

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Brighter Than Life: The Photography Portfolio of Dan McGarrah

A colour-manipulated photo of a tree canopyCONVIVAL

Dan McGarrah is a photographic artist who uses the medium of photography and combines it with digital techniques and wild, brighter-than-life colour schemes to create artworks that would be at home in a gallery of abstract paintings.


A photo of a tree reaching into the sky with greens and blues saturatedLANGUID

 

I really enjoy Dan’s FROM ABOVE series, in which the artist photographs the canopies of trees. It appears that the artist, ironically, takes the photos from below, allowing for a few of…

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