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Compositional Flow: The Art Portfolio of Ruby Lindner

An abstract painting incorporating elements of textBack to Basics: 123-ABC, acrylic on canvas

Ruby Lindner grew up in Colorado, and lived in Paris and Berlin before moving back to Seattle, where she began painting in the early 2000s. Ruby’s works are abstract, with a focus on colour and compositional flow.


An abstract oil painting with planes of warm coloursHowling Goat, oil on canvas

 

I really like the colour palettes that Ruby utilizes in her paintings. Each work contains a multitude of colourful, textural planes. The variety of…

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The Photography Portfolio of Polly Borland

An image of a person wearing a strange nylon maskUntitled

Polly Borland is an Australian photographer who has worked in both editorial photography and fine art photography. In her portfolio, Borland favours imagery of the human form, but often distorts this form using clothing, nylon fabric, and bizarre or fanciful makeup.


A photo of a human figure in a strange, distorted costumeUntitled

 

I find the artist’s work with nylon stockings quite interesting. The focal points of many of Borland’s photographs are bizarre, vaguely flesh-like…

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The Bunka Embroidery Portfolio of Mary Lee Chisholm

An embroidered image of a floral sceneFloral Rainbow

Mary Lee Chisholm-Morgan works in Bunka embroidery, a style of embroidery that originated in Japan, and became popular in the United States in the 1970s. In her art portfolio, Mary Lee uses the technique to create images of a wide range of subjects.


A bunka embroidered image of a dragonTurquiose Dragon

 

I’m really impressed by the level of detail that Mary Lee is able to capture in each of her works. Seeing photographs of finished and framed pieces, I…

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The Art Portfolio of Kipwani Kawanga

A photo of an art installation consisting of a hallway lit in bright pink and blue tonesA wall is just a wall (installation view at The Power Plant, Toronto)

Kapwani Kiwanga is originally from Hamilton, Ontario, and is now based in Paris. The artist’s practice is multi-faceted, with Kiwanga often utilizing multiple media and formats in a single work, reflecting a diverse perspective on her socially and culturally charged subject matter.


An installation of an artwork with a projection of a plantA wall is just a wall (installation view at The Power Plant, Toronto)

 

Much of the…

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Visual Experiments: The Photography Portfolio of Andy Humphrey


A photo of a parrot sitting on a branchUntitled

Andy Humphrey was born in Barbados, and is now based in Ohio. In his portfolio, Andy uses photography to document his life and home environment, as well as for visual experiments and vibrant photomanipulations.


A photograph of two well-dressed young menuntitled

 

Andy doesn’t shy away from saturated colour in his photography, and the bright, true-to-life colours in his photographs lend the works a frank, almost journalistic feeling. In some photographs, the subjects…

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A Sense of Spiritualism: The Art Portfolio of Catherine Emile


An abstract painting with purple and yellow tonesBittergreen, acrylic on canvas

Catherine Emile is an abstract painter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Inspired by music, poetry, and a sense of spiritualism and introspection, Catherine creates paintings that embrace a variety of textures and mark-making techniques.


An abstract painting with deep red huesStill soft with sleep, acrylic on canvas

 

The artist’s recent works have a great sense of fluidity and movement -- long, heavy strokes of paint often appear more poured than…

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A Portfolio of Plein Air and Florals by Kathleen Willingham


A painting of a house and a lush gardenWhitestone Garden, oil

Kathleen Willingham is a Virginia-based painter and pastel artist. Kathleen was drawn to art by abstract subject matter, and now paints abstractions as well as plein air and florals.


A bright abstract painting with blue and yellow tonesThrough the Chasms of my Mind, acrylic on paper

 

I enjoy the way Kathleen’s style lends itself to the practice of painting en plein air. The artist’s works are slightly gestural and impressionistic, capturing the lighting and…

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A Portfolio of Baseball Art by Vincent Bova


A painting of a baseball player in actionUntitled

Vincent Bova has a varied background in art-related fields, and has had commercial success as a sketch artist for Topps baseball cards and memorabilia. The artist’s current portfolio showcases some of this baseball art, as well as some of the artist’s recent forays into other painted subject matter.


A painting of koi fish swimming in a pondUntitled, acrylic on canvas

 

It’s interesting to see the artist’s baseball paintings next to his Koi fish paintings.…

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The Art and Design Portfolio of Alex Cruz Studio


A photo of a before and after renovation of a private homeSingle family residential renovation design, North Burnaby, BC

Alex Cruz works in architecture and design, creating sleek, updated designs for residential buildings and houses through Alex Cruz Studio. Alex also has an impressive photography portfolio, packed with images from his travels around the world.


A photo of a house next to the design render of the houseReal versus Render, Maple Ridge, BC

 

It’s interesting to see the way that Alex’s studio addresses different concerns for…

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Moody Compositions: The Art Portfolio of Clayton R. Jones


A painting of a stone monolithMonolith

Painter and mixed-media artist Clayton R. Jones creates dark, moody compositions that pack in an impressive amount of detail. Combining a variety of figurative subjects, Clayton creates images that are surreal and moody.


A dark painting of a seated figureHarlequin

 

In recent works, Clayton has been playing with abstraction, paring down his use of figurative elements to create paintings that capture a deep, dark mood. I like the wide, uneven planes of colour…

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The Art Portfolio of Watercolour Painter Linda Hanna


A watercolour painting of a cityscapeCity Shadows

Linda Hanna is a California-based watercolour painter with a background in interior design. In her paintings, the artist embraces a gestural, loose style that seems to work perfectly with the ethereal aspects of her chosen medium.


A watercolour painting of trees reflected on the waterReflections

I really appreciate the amount of colour that Linda is able to pack into each of her works -- even when painting subjects that don’t necessarily evoke a rainbow in the mind. Linda’s…

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Futuristic and Fantastic: The Art Portfolio of Andy Hoyos


A digital painting of a tattooed person with a lizard on their headSYLVIA and SASHA, digital painting, archival quality printing to high-gloss aluminum, acrylic painted birch wood panel and resin

Andy Hoyos was born in Los Angeles and is now based just outside of Seattle. As an artist, Andy favours a combination of digital and traditional media, creating intricate figurative paintings that blend futuristic and fantastic imagery.


A painting of a skeletal figure in a prayer positionFERAL ANGEL, acrylic paint on birch wood panel

 

I’m really impressed by…

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Rural Countryside: The Art Portfolio of Gary Nowlin

A painting of a back road through red treesBack Road to Lake Sam, Sam Rayburn Lake, Texas

Growing up in Texas, Gary Nowlin was often inspired by the rural landscapes he encountered on long drives. This sense of affinity for the rural countryside is clear in the artist’s current portfolio, where expansive landscape paintings abound.

 

A painting of still water reflecting tree rootsReflections on the San Gabriel, San Gabriel Trail, Georgetown, Texas

 

The texture of Gary’s paintings is oddly satisfying. The works are…

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The Contemporary Painting Portfolio of Dennis Noble


A stylized painting of a robinAmerican Robin

Dennis Noble was born in England during World War II, and moved to Ontario as a teenager. Dennis passed away in 2014, leaving behind a legacy of unique contemporary paintings, and a full portfolio of skillful original works.


A painting of a loon on the waterLoon (version 2)

 

The works in Dennis’ portfolio exemplify a painting style that grew out of a talent for realistic depictions, with the artist adopting an original style that draws on realism, as…

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Balance and Harmony: The Art Portfolio of Matt Kantor


An oil painting of an orange tulipDutch Tulip Abstract, oil and acrylic

Matt Kantor was born in Key West, Florida, and grew up in Texas. In his practice, Matt seeks to capture a sense of balance and harmony. He works in a range of media including graphite, charcoal, and oil paint, and often used flowers as a motif.


An oil painting of a pink flowerUntitled, oil painting

With Matt’s consistent use of floral subject matter, it’s easy to observe the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways in which his style…

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