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Snow and Ice: Watercolours by Lisa Goren


A watercolour painting of a mushroom-shaped icebergMushroom Iceberg, Clayboard, watercolour on clayboard

For today’s feature, let’s take a look at the watercolour works of Lisa Goren! Fascinated by snow and ice, from a young age, Lisa has made several trips to the arctic to further her understanding of her favourite subject matter. She continues to paint beautiful arctic landscapes, challenging opinions of the arctic environment, and of the limitations of watercolour as a medium.…


Lisa Goren's website of whale bone paintings

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Expansive Photographs by Eric Deis


A photograph of a cluster of well-kempt trees in front of a skyscraperLovers

Eric Deis’ expansive photographs demand that the viewer examine the entire image to fully understand what has been captured. Eric’s subject matter ranges from clean landscapes and cityscapes to crowded sporting events and interiors. The former allows the viewer a rare look at the details of nature – with Eric’s photographs, I can take the time to examine the shadow on each leaf of a tree, for example – and the latter, a…

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Deep Shadows: Painting and Photography by Jordan Weisenauer


A painting where the subject appears to be painting the background around himselfIvan, Unfinished Series

Today’s featured artist, Jordan Weisenauer, is equally talented in both painting and photography. Jordan’s artworks deal with many different subjects, but the artist seems to have an affinity for faces, pop-cultural references, and a somewhat subdued palette.


A dimly-lit photograph of amateur phootographsUntitled

Many of Jordan’s paintings feature familiar subjects – well – known celebrities, movie characters, and references to famous artworks all…

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Frantic Imagery: Paintings by Jarmila Kostliva


A painting made up of strange, bacteria-like shapes and linesKriterion, mixed media on board

Today we’re featuring the artworks of Jarmila Kostliva. Originally from Prague, Jarmila now works as a painter, creating colourful, frantic imagery that draws from her experience in music, dance and theatrical arts.

 

Jarmila’s paintings and mixed media works often take on an appearance that is fascinatingly organic, sometimes recalling the patterns of moss on trees, or bacteria under a microscope.…

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Seascapes and Watercraft: Watercolour Painting by BLOUET


A watercolour painting of a large ship at harbourLiberty Ship, watercolour on paper

Sophie Blouet, also known as BLOUET, is a watercolour painter located in Santa Rosa, CA. Originally from France, Sophie took up watercolour painting as a teenager in Paris, where she was trained by Ciree, a French artist and mentor. Now living with her family in America, Sophie’s paintings often focus on maritime subjects like seascapes and watercraft.

 


A watercolour portrait of a young womanVW, watercolour on paper

I’m always amazed…

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Custom Comissioned Paintings by Carmen Estrada


An oil painting of a cross-section of a nautilus shellFlying Nautilus, oil on canvas

Our featured artist today is Carmen Estrada. Carmen is a sought-after painter in her hometown of Mazatlan, Mexico, and works with clients to create custom commissioned paintings to fit a variety of spaces and decorative schemes.

 


A painting of a couple walking along a riverside path in a parkParis Rive Droite, oil on canvas


A screen capture of Carmen Estrada's art on her website"Homage to Great Artists" gallery on www.carmen-artistalatina.com

The nature of Carmen’s business means that her paintings are almost always a…

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Architectural Ephemera: Art by Sean Sweeney


An installation view of a sculpture made of ceiling panelsWarped Space, ceiling panels, wood and plexiglass

Sean Sweeney works with a lot of found objects – often building materials that he manipulates into sculptures that are at once removed from their original purpose, and entrenched in their material being.

 

Ceiling panels, wood, plexiglass and other industrial building materials are taken out of their traditional context and, once placed within the gallery in odd combinations, become…

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Nature and Travel Photography by William Kent


A photograph of vibrant flowers in a gardenBuchart Garden Flowers 1, photograph

William Kent, our featured artist for today, is a photographer from Vancouver, BC. William creates photographs out of pure enjoyment of the medium, and likes to photograph different scenery and landmarks when he travels. His webpage – www.willphoto.ca – is packed with examples of his love for nature and travel photography.

 


A photo inside a canyon, sand falling off a ledgeSandfall, photograph

I love the amount of detail that Will is able to…


Dramatic, Polished Paintings by Ronald George Straight


An oil painting of a seagull sitting and looking out over the waterStumped, oil on canvas

Our featured artist today is Ronald George Straight! Ronald’s dramatic, polished paintings take nature and exaggerate it just enough to make it look like the cover of an epic comic book. I particularly enjoy the use of Ronald’s colour in his skies – sunsets become fireballs of red and orange tones that blend together, while colder, snowy skylines become washes of cool blues and purples.


An oil painting of an eagle soaring over a gnarled tree branchSearch, oil on canvas…

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Evocative Animal Portraits by Sarah Ronald


A drawing of two dolphins flying through the skyHigh Jumping, coloured pencil, graphite and conte on paper

Sarah Ronald grew up in the BC interior before moving to the west coast to pursue her artistic career. In her current practice she is interested in creating art that is more than an aesthetic object, but rather images that prompt thought and reflection on the subjects.

 


A drawn illustration of an octopusIllustrious Octopus, coloured pencil and conte on paper

Working in traditional drawing media such as coloured…

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Incredible Photorealism: Drawings by Jeffrey M. Green


A pastel drawing of an ocean landscapeOcean Blue, pastel

Today’s featured artist is Jeffrey M. Green – take a look at the incredible photorealism that Jeffrey achieves with his chosen medium of coloured pencils.

 


A realistic drawing of some vegetables on a cutting boardPeppers, Onions, Garlic, coloured pencil

Jeffrey’s artwork has great personal meaning for the artist and has been a way for him to work through his own anxieties. I find a lot of the work in his portfolio to be rather calm and pastoral, more like a quiet…


Website profile: 'Floral Forms' Paintings by Jane Crosby


A simple watercolour painting of a pitcher plant on a plain paper backgroundPitcher Plant, Newfoundland, watercolour

Our featured artist today, Jane Crosby, is a master gardener and watercolour painter with an affinity for floral forms.  Jane’s works show a talent for gentle brushwork and smooth, clean lines showing off the curving petals of her favourite subjects.

 


Flora gallery on the watercolour website of Jane CrosbyJane's gallery of floral paintings on her portfolio page

I really enjoy the way that Jane uses the inherent bleeding qualities of watercolour…

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Quiet Elegance: Ceramic Art by Taryn Porter


An installation view of a ceramic sculpture made of unfired clay vesselsDegradation, ceramic work, installation view

Our featured artist for today is Taryn Porter! A ceramic artist, Taryn is currently completing her studies at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University. Taryn’s ceramic work has a quiet elegance to it, from the pale beauty of the glazes on her functional pieces, to the sculpture work in her online portfolio called Degradation. In the work, it appears that unfired clay is left for the viewer to…

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Majestic Animal Sculptures by Jason Shanaman


A hydrostone sculpture of a frilled dragon in a bronze finishFrilled Dragon Sculpture, hydrostone with bronze coating and patina

These majestic animal sculptures are the work of Jason Shanaman, our featured artist for today. Jason’s love of animals really shines through in his works, where he replicates the forms of reptiles like bearded dragons, and great apes, with incredible detail and structure. These incredibly realistic sculptures seem to function as small tributes to the beauty of the…

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Masterful Woodwork Designs by Peter Borkowicz


A large, handmade wardrobe with wood detailingBeidermeier Style Armoir, Mahogany Crotch veneers, Sapeli solids and Veneers, Ebonized Tulip Wood and Aromatic Tennessee Cedar interior.

Craftsman Peter Borkowicz creates masterful woodwork designs ranging from simple spice-racks, to tables, to entire kitchen cabinet sets, all in his own unique yet variable style.

 


A photo of a round, custom-made dining tableLarge Table

I like looking at the range of different projects that are on display in Peter’s online portfolio. He…

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