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Sculpture Utilizing Found Objects: Susan Parrish



a small humanoid figure composed of various household objectsMr. Twinings, Always on Time for Work, found objects

Susan Parrish is our featured artist for the day! Trained as a potter, Susan created functional pieces of ceramic work for many years before deciding use her skills for pure art. She now creates eclectic works of sculpture utilizing found objects and a diverse range of materials.

 


A sculpture made of found objects, shaped like a cartoonish human headThe Politicians: Crockpot, mixed media

Her charming series of abstracted busts use the form and shape of…

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Collage and Paper-Cut artwork: Mark M. Garrett


collage of organic shapesTrapezius 5, cut paper and collage

Mark M. Garrett traces the uneven, sloping lines of a landscape across his images, using maps as both an inspiration and a medium. Found on his website - www.markmgarrett.com - are many examples of different categories of work – some that is collaged from and based on cartography, some anatomical work that also echoes the shapes of land masses and bodies of water, and some that is bizarre and…

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Stylized Trees: Mixed-Media Works by Mindy Harrell


Four large paintings of trees with orange and brown coloursTree Series grouping of 4

Mindy Harrell is an artist from Georgia who focuses on trees as a motif and subject in much of her work. These works are of heavily stylized trees, but keep the basic upright form of tree trunks, which I find lends them the feeling of forests seen through thick mist or fog.

 


An abstracted painting of birch trees in neutral coloursTree Series 020613

While the basis of her artwork is paint, sometimes Mindy incorporates other materials and objects into the works,…

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Comic Book Artwork by Chad Hardin


illustration of woman in a graveyardCreepy (Promotional)

Chad Hardin, our featured artist for the day, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now lives in Utah. He spent some time as an illustrator for a video game company, before deciding to start pursuing a career as a comic artist. His portfolio is filled with gorgeous comic book artwork – images that are incredibly and realistically detailed, but with the action-packed, dramatically lit style of modern superhero comics…

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Narrative Photography by Ted Diamond


sunset photography with man and suitcaseSunset Cape May

Photographer Ted Diamond talks a lot about the American Flag in his artist’s statement, however to focus only on that would be to overlook some of the other interesting work that he has produced.

 

I am quite taken with Ted’s series “A Man and His Bag” – which, at a glance is fairly self-explanatory, but upon a longer look is a great exercise in narrative photography, and tells an open-ended story that is up to…

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Layers of Colour: Painting by Timothy J. Sullivan


abstract painting with white and yellow paintsLeaping Into Freedom, acrylic on wood panel

Timothy J. Sullivan is an artist who works in a less traditional manner than simple brushstrokes. His technique of scraping away layers of media to reveal the colours and patterns beneath creates images that are at once grounded by grid-like lines, and made up of ethereal notions of colour.

 

Timothy’s arsenal of tools includes palette knives, brushes and even painting rags, all of which…

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Wildly Energetic Work by Franck De Las Mercedes


collage art of man surrounded by colourful shapesInstruction Guide for Self-Fathering (Indifference Not Included), acrylic and collage

Franck De Las Mercedes was born in Nicaragua and emigrated to the US as a child, growing up in New York.  His work could be described as psychedelic, frenetic, and at times even anxious. While the bright, garish colours of his paintings may not immediately invite the viewer in, a closer look at these artworks has great rewards.

 


artwork of circles lines and shapes with textNature Interrupted…

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Collaborative Public Art: M. Simon Levin


man and woman in front of gold disccode.lab

M. Simon Levin, our featured artist for today, often works collaboratively and in public spaces. Looking through Simon’s online gallery I find many examples of spatial, scultptural and technological concepts in installation art. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Simon teaches at Emily Carr University.


close photograph of a sculptureC4SALTX

Because of the spatial nature of Simon’s work, much of his documentation is provided in the form of a description…


Nearly Abstract Works by Daniel Fleming


abstract painting of a manA Wise Man Once Stayed Silent, acrylic and pastel on canvas

Daniel Fleming creates expressive, nearly abstract works that use a naïve style yet are conceptually dense. In his artist’s statement, Daniel discusses his desire to create accessible, relevant art that will speak to as many people as possible. His artwork suggests an interesting approach to these goals. The almost childlike execution of his images adds a familiarity to the…

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Psychedelic Artworks by Paul DEO


drawing of african american couple getting marriedMartin Loves Coretta

This day’s featured artist is Paul Deo – his psychedelic artworks often use a combination of digital and traditional media, revealing a skewed and somehow magical vision of reality that seems to contain countless possible narratives.  

 


mural of a three with symbolic characters1 World Unity, mural

Paul’s works often come from a place of mythology, combining motifs and styles of almost religious art, with new, dreamlike scenarios rife with…

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Communicating Experience Through Art: Judy Southerland


artwork with text and characters walking across a lineConveyors, acrylic and watercolour pencil on canvas

Judy Southerland, our featured artist for today, works in mixed media, exploring both materials and methods of expression.

 

In her work, Judy expresses the tension between words and images as ways of communicating experience. Her works are enigmatic, often combining photorealistic painted figures and abstract brush marks, lines and shapes. I also enjoy her occasional deployment of…


Abstract Expressionism at Grolle Fine Art


painting of clouds and the moonJim Corbett

Today’s featured artist is not a single artist but an entire gallery! Grolle Fine Art is located in Winnipeg Manitoba. The gallery’s mission is to bring different styles and cultures together in the making of new masterpieces.

 

Grolle’s built a fine website, www.grollefineart.com, that allows you to view portfolios of work by each of the artists who have shown at the gallery. While I can see some common threads…

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Organic vs. Geometric: the Paintings of Lili Phelouzat


digital illustration of geometric shapes and vibrant colorsFuture, digital illustration

Lili Phelouzat is Artist Run Website's featured artist today! Lili was born in France, and later moved to London. She is currently exhibiting in both France and the UK. Her body of work contains colourful, minimalist geometric illustrations, and complex, abstract paintings which combine the geometric, scientific, almost schematic imagery with more organic, tactile forms.

 


acrylic painting with dripping ink on canvas using bright colorsConscious of Repression, ink and…

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Humans and Natural Spaces by Caro Wilson


ring of tree trunk made with inkUntitled, bitmapped ink and graphite

Caro Wilson, our featured artist for today, was born in Calgary, Albert, and is now located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Caro’s work brings together images of people and images of nature.

 

I am particularly taken by the motif of the rings of a tree trunk that appears consistently in Caro’s work. In her For[face]ests series,  she has created portraits in which the face is obscured, and almost merged…

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Photomanipulation Works by Joeann Edmonds-Matthew


photograph of skyscraper with red windowsRed Windows

Looking at the photographic works of Joeann Edmonds-Matthew, I see works that are extremely detailed and yet often somehow abstract. Some of the works follow a realistic style while others focus purely on the materials of their making.

 

Joeann lives and works in California, where she uses photography and her own experience working in the film industry, to look closely at the images and expressions around her. Her use of…

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