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Artist Portfolio: Bryan Coombes


Painting of coconut tree with coconuts
"Hot Palm"

 

"Bryan Coombes is a BC painter who enjoys painting a variety of subject matter. He is often seen painting on location or walking the woods with camera in hand where he'll record vital aspects of his subject before starting studio work in oil or acrylic paint. Bryan allows room for spontaneity in his work, allowing the subject to guide his approach in terms of what he sees and how he'll describe it. If there is one thing he…

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Photography Portfolio: Bill Westmoreland


Distorted black and white photo of girl holding head and looking down

 

Photograph by Bill Westmoreland

 

Today we are featuring the photography portfolio of artist Bill Westmoreland. When I look at the photos of Bill Westmoreland I am struck by the posture of the subject. Despite the variety in the style of the shot the posture, or the way the subject carries their pose seems to be a significant factor. The slight incline of the head in the photo below, the forward lean of the gentlemen in the theatre…

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Actor Portfolio: Miranda Allen


Woman with streaks of light

 

"Coiled" Poi Performance by Miranda Allen, Photograph by Serena Sorinsen

 

Today we feature the portfolio of performance artist Miranda Allen. The images of the artist performing poi are so stunning. I can't imagine what it would be like to be inside those wheels of light. Here the moments are frozen by photographers but you have to imagine that the movement is rapid and changes are constant. If Miranda Allen could wear a headband…

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Online Portfolio: Martin Ruel

 
Illustration of wooden deer with apple and ladders
"La ciderie"

 

Today we look at the portfolio of artist Martin Ruel. He creates wildly imaginative imagery in his illustrations. His playful style remains bright with a twist of zaniness. I like the image above that shows a place where apple cider is made. I am curious about what the inside of this building would be like? Hopefully there would be alot of cider inside!

 

"Je m’inspire du vivant, du mouvement, des éléments. 
De ce…

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Artist Portfolio: El Celso


Painting of red and blue spheres on gree background
"Crush"

 

Today we are taking a look at the porfolio of artist El Celso. When I look at El Celso's work I get a feel that the work has a beat to it. I love the element of repetition that comes across. Whether the act of stacking tonnes of glittering bottles of fluid, a triad of giant candy apples or the paper work above.  I immediately start to look for the variations between the objects and that really draws me into the artwork more.…

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Photography Portfolio: Madi Chambers


Woman with sunglasses and hair over the face
Photograph by Madi Chambers

 

Today we are taking a look at the photography portfolio of Madi Chambers. When I look at Madi Chamber's works I think about things that are mysterious, partially revealed and touching on the uncanny. There is a balance between a sense of darkness and a sense of lightness and the idea of  the veil whether it's hair, curtains or a partially wrapped tree. I'm the type that likes to be kept guessing so this…

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Artist Website: Catherine Hart


stained glass artwork with swirling lines
"Swimming Upstream"

 

 

"As an artisan I like to create visually elegant and original glass designs.  After many years working in print, I began applying my design strengths to the glass medium, apprenticing for two years alongside an established stained glass professional. Here I assisted with original works, custom commissions and restoration projects in both lead and copper foil.

Setting up my own studio in 2010­­ has enabled me…

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Portfolio Website: Abbie Weinberg


Ivory sculpture
"Emblematic Tusk I+II"

 

"Abbie Weinberg was inspired by art at a very early age by her mother, who also was a sculptor. She attended Goddard College and Evergreen State. After an exciting career as a jockey, she has concentrated on developing her studio arts practice. She recently was awarded honorable mention at Clay Arts Vegas, NV and has successfully participated in Topanga Canyon Gallery Artist Studio Tour, CA. Her present…

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Portfolio Website: Nicole Richards

painting of flock of birds"Summer Sunrise Flock"

 

"I am a Michigan artist working in the Detroit area. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, where I am continuing my graduate studies.

Everything I have ever made is a reflection of the supreme sense of wonder I feel when confronted with the natural world. It is an endless reservoir of possibility. I want my voice to highlight the hidden messages that sometimes get left behind in a…

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Artist Portfolio: Colleen Wiley


Watercolour painting of buttons

 

"Tanisha's Picks"

 

"I make still life paintings with a mixed media approach. I am drawn to old, unique objects that have a personality of their own. I enjoy putting them together to create an interesting composition using a narrative approach. I work with watercolor, along with pastels, charcoal, pen, and image transfer techniques to add depth to my pieces. Using a mixed-media approach adds texture and color to my work. Most of my…

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Artist Portfolio: Dennis Ekstedt

oil painting of city lights at nightFlashpoint Sprawl, Oil on canvas.


"In my paintings I want to depict the illuminated city as a kind of living organism, with its network of electric lights resembling a nervous system. I find it fascinating how this nervous system of electric light is ultimately a manifestation of human habitation - that illuminated cities are landscapes that are literally electrified by human presence. I am interested in how urban environments are…

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Artist Portfolio: Kevin Sloan

painting of a hare and some apple cores
"The Satisfied Hare"

 

At the core of Kevin Sloan's work is a deep concern and respect for our planet particularly its "silent inhabitants" - the animals and plants we share this world with. Through allegory and symbolism he expresses this concern and at the same time reminds viewers of the wonders in this extraordinary world.


He seeks to create a compelling body of work that can speak about our modern technological environment and…

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Portfolio Website: Allyson Malek

painting with grey centre and colorful brush strokes in the corners
"Portal I"

 

Since her earliest memories Allyson has been an artist, and throughout school was frequently recognized and awarded for her artistic achievements.


She studied journalism in college, learning typography, editorial layout and photography and used her creative talents to become a graphic designer and marketing consultant in the San Francisco bay area and Silicon Valley. Clients included Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco…

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Portfolio Website: Edie Marshall

Two children in a landscape painting
"Paula and Friend"


Edie Marshall is a Saskatchewan landscape painter who is interested in the environment, the history and culture of the land. Most of her work is about the prairies where she finds an unlimited and often over-looked source of colours and shapes, ideas and images. Edie paints large energetic canvases and small intimate ones as a way to describe the vastness and energy of the land with its diverse and unique…

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Artist Portfolio: Lisa Lackey

Textile art of a star

 

"4th Impression" 


Lisa Lackey is an artist from New York City.

A graduate of the University of Kansas in Architectural Engineering and the School of Visual Arts for her MFA, Lisa has been finding her artistic voice while raising her child and teaching Math and Art as a NYC Public School Teacher. Ready to share her work with the world, she offers this Website as her introduction. 

 

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