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Infinite Articulations: Art by Steven Graubart


An abstract painting with many overlapping cells of colourUntitled, painting

Today’s featured artist is Steven Graubart. Steven paints and draws, creating “Infinite Articulations” with finely detailed patterns and cells of colour and shape. I can imagine these as symbolic images of deep space: abstracted celebrations of colour, line and texture.

 


A drawing with complex black and white designs and red highlightsUntitled, drawing

I enjoy the way that Steven composes his drawings, where the absence of colour allows him to cram incredible detail into…

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Local Fine Artwork at Jocelyn's Fine Art Gallery


An interior view of Jocelyn's Fine Art Gallery in SaskatchewanAn interior view of the gallery

Today’s feature is a whole gallery full of artists! Jocelyn’s Fine Art Gallery in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, showcases local fine artwork and also offers a selection of art supplies and classes for beginners.

 

An abstract alcohol ink painting with bright green tonesEmerging, Alcohol ink on Yupo paper, Jocelyn Ducheck

The artists represented by the gallery are all local to the town of Esterhazy and produce a wide variety of interesting artworks, from oil…

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Desert Foliage and Mountains: Paintings by Crystal Di Pietro


A painting of springtime foliage in a Nevada canyonSpring Morning in Kolob Canyon, oil on canvas

Today let’s take a look at the artworks of painter Crystal di Pietro! Crystal currently lives and works in Nevada. Her paintings are made with small brushstrokes and vibrant colours, often featuring desert foliage and mountains. I love the bright, vibrant colours that Crystal uses, creating a rather cheerful image of the scenery in question.

 

The gallery of available work on Crystal di Pietro's art websiteAvailable work on Crystal's website

In these…

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Grace and Clean Lines: Photography by Doug Berry


A photo of a model standing in front of a shadowed backgroundRachel Kivlighan

Today we’re featuring the work of photographer Doug Berry. Based in Houston, Texas, Doug specializes in model photography as well as images of ballet dancers in action. I like the bright, sunny tone that Doug brings to the majority of his photographs. Often shooting in full sunlight, the artist captures the way the natural light reflects off of his subjects’ eyes, hair and faces. 

 

A screen capture of the front page of Doug Berry's websitewww.hotshufoto.com

A photo of a woman in a very long pink dress near the waterFairytale…

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Controlled Yet Casual: Art by Adele Knowler


A painting of a Northern Saskatchewan lakeNorth Saskatchewan Blue, oil on canvas

Our featured artist today is Alberta-based artist Adele Knowler. Adele works in mixed media to create paintings of figures and landscapes that have a controlled yet casual air about them.


A painting of a woman wrapped in a Hudson's Bay Company blanket on a beachHudson's Bay Series - Big Lake, oil on canvas

The work currently available on Adele’s website seems uniformly thematic – figures and faces that appear prominently in one series are seemingly echoed or…

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Magical Illustrations by Laurey Foulkes


An oil painting of several ghostly figures travelling through a fieldEvening Stroll, oil on wood

Today we’re featuring the magical illustrations of Laurey Foulkes. Laurey grew up in California where she received her BFA from, the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Her drawings often explore the connections and similarities between the dream world and the real world.  The results are drawings that seem like they each tell a story, or perhaps are all scenes from one overarching plot.

 

A collage made up of fragmented imagery from dreamsDream Collage 1

The painting gallery on Laurey Foulkes' art website

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Improvisational Style: Textile Art by Maday Delgado


A quilt made from many small triangles of patterned fabricVibrations 2

Today’s artist feature looks at the textile art of Maday Delgado! Maday uses an improvisational style to create quilts and textile works celebrating her own heritage and life story.

 

Maday often uses repurposed fabrics such as old tee shirts in her quilts. Her online portfolio features several examples of custom quilts made from sports or school related tee shirt logos. I really like the effect – the quilt becomes a…

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Sketchy, Painterly Scenes: Artwork by Madeline Shea


An oil painting of several figures lounging on the beachBeach Bummer, oil on canvas

Today let’s take a look at the artwork of painter Madeline Shea. Madeline creates sketchy, painterly scenes of the everyday, as well as gorgeous nude studies in watercolour.


A painting of a woman next to a dogMag and Pen, oil on canvas

Madeline’s paintings almost always feature human subjects. While these subjects are occasionally posing for the painter, many of them seem to be going about their day unaware of any observation. I really…

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Repetition of Form: Paintings by Ben Stansfield


A purple and blue abstract painting with many tiny rectanglesCilia, oil on panel

Let’s have a look at the paintings of Ben Stansfield! Ben uses a very specialized painting method based on repetition of form. He creates abstract and figurative images using many duplicates of a small, clean rectangular shape in different colours.

 

An abstracted painting of an aerial view of a city, in grey and red tonesRed Bridges, oil and acrylic on panel

Ben’s dense paintings are sometimes reminiscent of impressionist styles of artwork wherein many small markings, whether brush…

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Ethereal Photography by Dawn Herlihy Reilly


A close up, sepia-toned photo of a delicate flowerWishes Waiting To Be Made, photograph

Dawn Herlihy Reilly is an artist who specializes in ethereal photography. She’s also our featured artist for today! Dawn makes great use of natural lighting and shadows to add a natural yet magical touch to her photos.

 

Dawn’s gallery features landscapes and portraits as well as black and white experiments that the artist calls her Adventures in Analog. These photographs capture the mystery…

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Film Landscapes by Sonya Stefan

Black Givre & Sonya Stefan, AV performance

 

Our featured artist today is Sonya Stefan. Sonya is a dance, media and performance artist and is currently completing her MFA at Montreal’s Concordia University.

 

Sonya creates a variety of media in her practice, including documentary films, video installations, and digital images. As a co-founder of Montreal-based art collective Groop Index, Sonya’s works are frequently collaborative.…

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Cryptic, Layered Prints by Jess Richter


A print work with two human figures obscured by patternFrom Fairy Tales to Barns and Storms, silk screen with hand tinting

Today we’re looking at the work of featured artist Jess Richter! Jess is a printmaker working primarily in silkscreen and intaglio, exploring Eastern European heritage and the events of WWII. Her works used layered patterns and images to create a cryptic feeling.  

 

A gallery screen capture from Jess Richter's art websiteJess' gallery of works from Displaced

 

Many of these cryptic, layered prints have a vintage feel,…

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Raw Fantasy: Art by Joni Belaruski


An ink drawing of a punk cupid talking to a hummingbirdOK Cupid, pen and ink on paper

Joni Belruski currently lives and works in London, U.K. It is here that the artist creates her brash and expressive drawings that explore themes of raw fantasy, desire and death.

 


A drawing of a bull done for an album coverJoy of Nothing, album artwork for Foy Vance

Dark, thick black lines and splattered paint add an element of violence and energy to Joni’ works. She uses human and animal figures in her works, and the animals often seem to be…

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The Fabric of Memories: Art by Lisa Lackey


An sewn portrait of two sisters from behindSisters' Heads, fabric and thread on canvas

Today’s featured artist is Lisa Lackey. Through her work with textiles and embroidery, Lisa expresses the fabric of memories.

 

The artist’s works are composed in a similar manner to paintings, sometimes using canvas as surface, onto which she sews and embroiders patterns and other scraps of textile. In one of her wall quilt works, she even sews bits of canvas onto another type of fabric…

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Darkly Humorous Collages by Serena Stevens


A collage of a doll, a glass of milk, and a page from a book among other imagesDon't Want Anymore

Serena Stevens is a painter and collage artist who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Serena’s paintings mimic collages, juxtaposing black and white images and settings with bright coloured figures and backgrounds. Each image seems to be based in several different eras at once, where elements of everyday life come together with unexpected consequences.

 

Two collaged and painted images of old women in various environmentsWith Age, oil and collage on panel

I find…

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