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Moods and Expressions: Painting by David Yawman

A portrait painting of a young woman looking directly at the viewerUntitled commission, acrylic on cradled wood panel


Our featured artist today is David Yawman, based out of Beacon and Brooklyn, New York. David paints a range of subjects in acrylic. I really love David’s portrait paintings, where he shows off his knack for capturing moods and expressions with his brush.


An abstract painting of a wild mess of colours atop a neckSatyr, acrylic on canvas

David also has a series of paintings where he captures dreams in an abstracted style. Most of these…

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Simple, Eye-Catching Photos by Joseph Sullivan

A very close-up photograph of what looks like a web of white cotton threadsUntitled

Our featured artist today is Joseph Sullivan, a photographer originally from Sacramento, CA, and now based in Minneapolis. Joseph’s simple, eye catching photos use stark lighting and quiet composition to cast a rather thoughtful eye on his subjects, living and inanimate.


A photograph of many different feathers layered over each otherSelf-Portrait Series 1

The "past works" gallery page on Joseph Sullivan's photography websitePast works on Joseph's online portfolio 

It’s great to come across some really lovely abstract photography. Joseph’s…

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Quietly Tactile: Artworks by Maria Z. Madacky

An installation view of an indoor labyrinth with walls of thin white fabricWhite Labyrinth (finding the thread of the hero-path), participatory installation composed of hand-woven recycled fabric

Maria Z. Madacky is an artist and educator currently located in Lethbridge, Alberta – and our featured artist for today! Maria creates installations, assemblages, and other mixed media works using soft materials including various fibres.


A wall installation consisting of many square sheets of acrylic gel and inkWhisper, acrylic gel and ink

Maria’s works are all quietly tactile in their…

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Homage to Historic Portraiture: Paintings by Nocona Burgess

A portrait of a middle-aged aboriginal woman rendered in stark contrastFavourite Aunt - Southern Cheyenne, acrylic on canvas

Nocona Burgess, our featured artist of the day, spent most of his upbringing surrounded by art, and knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue it. Today, Nocona’s works centre around a graphic, sharply contrasted art style in which the artist pays homage to historic portraiture, and his own Comanche heritage.


A painting of a coyote hunting on a plainPlains Coyote

I love Nocona’s bright, minimalist style – most…

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Bright, Intimate Family Photography by Alison King

A partially coloured photo of a young girl wearing a ladybug costumeUntitled

Alison King creates her photographic works under the company name of Kensington Photographic . An editorial photographer by trade, Alison is constantly taking photos of people and places in her job as well as her personal artistic practice. On her website at she showcases this work in an image gallery full of bright, intimate family photography.


A photograph of a young girl wearing pink with a crown of flowersUntitled

Many of Alison’s photos of her website…

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Featured website: Fun, Explorative Artwork by Jan Pearson

A loose, acrylic painting of a group of horses standing in waterThe Troop, acrylic on canvas

Today we’re taking a look at the work of Jan Pearson. Jan is a very prolific artist who works in a variety of mediums including watercolours, acrylic paints, and pastels. When I look at Jana’s work I see a clear love for the pure experimentation and process of art making. Her finished artworks are as varied in medium as they are in style and appearance, and it’s great to see an established artist still…

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Exuberant Colours: Painting by Angela R. Green

A painting of a jazz musician in bright blue and yellow tonesFeelin' Blue, acrylic on canvas

Angela R. Green is our featured artist for today! Angela’s work features bright, exuberant colours and showcases the artist’s love of music. All of Angela’s paintings seem to have a celebratory, excited mood, and the rich, warm tones that she uses bring to mind the atmosphere of a packed jazz club.


An oil-painted cup of coffee on canvas with 3-D embellishments,Peppermint Spice, mixed media and oil on canvas

The majority of Angela’s works utilize deep tones…

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Fantastical Layered Paintings by Debbie Arnold

A detailed abstract painting composed of neutral tonesContinental Drift, mixed media on canvas

Our featured artist today is Debbie Arnold. Check out Debbie’s amazing, fantastical layered paintings! I love how each of these works contains so many layers and tendrils of soft colour. They’re mysterious and familiarly dream-like all at once.


A hazy, neutral-toned painting of two horses blending into an abstract backgroundPegasus, mixed media on canvas

Some of Debbie’s paintings use a technique of pouring paint that she calls “flowfusion.” In this process,…

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Cities at Night: Paintings by Dennis Ekstedt

An oil painting of an abstracted aerial view of a nighttime cityBeacon #6, oil on canvas

Dennis Ekstedt is an artist from Montreal who uses his painting practice to explore the image of cities at night, and the vast expanse of tiny lights that now comprise a landscape from above.


If you’ve ever arrived in a city by airplane at night, you’re probably familiar with the sort of scene that Dennis paints. I love how perfectly he manages to capture such a scene, despite the relatively simple forms…

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Classical Abstraction by Addison Paige

An abstract painting with swirling charcoal linesNot My Circus, Not My Monkeys, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Addison Paige, our featured artist for today, creates wild abstract paintings using scribbled line-art combined with large abstract blocks of colour. There is something about these paintings that is very reminiscent of classical abstraction, perhaps influenced by the work of Kandinsky, or of artists such as Cy Twombly.

An abstract painting with blue tones and charcoal linesProgress of Rain, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Screen capture of Addison Paige's painting websiteAddison's…

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Explorations of Construction and Materials: Magali Hebert-Huot

A set of columns made from particle board and waxUntitled (Columns), OSB, wax

Today’s featured artist is from Quebec City, Quebec, and is currently living and working in Baltimore. Magali Hebert Huot has a particular interest in geometric forms produced in a variety of materials that would be more readily associated with construction and household projects than fine art.


An image of a stack of wax and particle board squares that create a square columnNave, wax, plaster, concrete, OSB

Magali’s works are brightly coloured, full of simple forms that combine to…

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Man-made Objects in Nature: Painting by David B. Scott

An oil painting of an old truck decaying in the woodsLost and Found, oil on canvas

Today we’ll take a close look at the artwork of David B. Scott. David is highly skilled in photorealistic painting, choosing an interesting array of subject matter that seems to express the decay of man-made objects in nature.


An oil painting of some junk inside an abandoned buildingRefuse, oil on canvas

A number of David’s paintings are of rusted shells of old trucks that have been left out in fields or wooded, rural areas to slowly degrade. There is a…

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Plein Air Pastels by Edy Stoughton

A pastel drawing of a field with bales of hay strewn throughoutGetting Ready for Winter, soft pastel

Our featured artist for today, Edy Stoughton, is an artist from northern Michigan who paints pastel scenes of the local landscape, sometimes using a plein air approach. These plein air pastels capture all seasons of the countryside that Edy lives in, finding beauty in each different scene.


A pastel drawing of a snow-covered dune in MichiganWintry Dunes in Northern Michigan 2014, pastel

Pastels are something of a less common fine art medium, but…

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Visually Explosive: Art by Jon Duci

A painting composed of several abstracted faces in neon coloursIrrational Portrait, acrylic on canvas-printed photo

Jon Duci is our featured artist for today! Jon’s artwork is a visually explosive combination of dynamic lines, pop-culture references, and the artist’s own signature sense of humour about his works. Using painting, collage, and mixed media, Jon’s style is distinct in each different medium. 


A collage and mixed-media work with several advertising cutouts of faces and signsHERTZ, collage and acrylic on board

A screen capture of the mixed media artworks on Jon Duci's websiteMixed media works on


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Old World Meets Abstract: Art by Eveline Wallace

A long, slightly abstracted painting of a tall young woman dressed in whiteCoquette, mixed media on canvas

Today for our artist feature we’ll look at the portfolio website of Eveline Wallace. Eveline’s works have a great sense of old-world-meets-abstract aesthetics, featuring iconic figures combined with contemporary brush marks and large planes of colour.


An egg-tempera painting of a traditional buddhaBuddha Amida, egg tempra on wood

In Eveline’s iconography series she paints familiar figures – such as various deities from Buddhism, Hinduism,…

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