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Online Portfolio: Gwenda Branjerdporn

 

Acrylic painting of leaves

"Leaves, Three, 3" Acrylic on Canvas by Gwenda Branjerdporn

 

Today we are featuring artwork from the online portfolio of Gwenda Branjerdporn. I chose these delicate studies of leaves because I think the artist rendered them well and show her intimate connection to the environment she loves.  I enjoy the floating quality of the leaves and the subtle pink shade of the background.

 

"My work is driven by my desire to care for and…

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Paintings of Cloudscapes by Ian Fisher


oil painting of white clouds in a blue skyAtmosphere No. 38, oil on canvas

Today’s we a taking a look at the artwork of Ian Fisher. Ian was born in Nova Scotia and is currently located in Denver, Colorado. His artworks walk a delicate line between conventional realism and deeply conceptual.


charcoal drawing of a shirtless man wearing white shorts#19, charcoal on paper

I truly adore Ian’s oil paintings of cloudscapes, both from a purely aesthetic, and a critical standpoint. The decision to keep the focus of the works on the sky…

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Sketches en Plein Air by Brian Buckrell

 

acrylic painting of trees at sunset with a glowing red backgroundMcKenzie Beach Sunset, acrylic

Brian Buckrell came to painting after a career in veterinary medicine and agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario. He specializes in landscape and figurative work.

 


acrylic painting of a woman smelling a vase of flower on a bright red backgroundFragrance, acrylic

I particularly enjoy the use of colour in Brian’s work, and the slightly reduced, expressive views of the landscapes he paints. The scenery is arranged into larger blocks of colour which are immensely…

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Unknown Landscapes: Matthew Rangel


lithograph of a river system. looks like a map with small diagrams on the sidesGossip-Rocks, lithograph and digital print

Matthew Rangel is a New Mexico- based artist who works with printmaking techniques to create images that reflect on his time spent growing up and studying art in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The images that Matthew produces express a divide between the human-made and natural aspects of the area, and the way these opposing sides function together, or collide.

 


lithograph of a map overlaid with a drawing of a mountain scapeDue East over Stokes…

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Detritus Art: Annie Terrazzo


collage of b&w newspaper articles with a woman's face drawn in colorMaintanability, mixed media

Denver, Colorado born artist Annie Terrazzo creates artworks out of materials that many of us would just as easily throw away. This detritus art is both visually engaging, and thought provoking. Much of Annie's work uses newspaper as a medium and a surface, and creates an interesing dialogue about the fate of the printed word in an increasingly digitized world. These newspapers and magazines have become trash…

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Costume Design by Kat Jeffery


drawing of woman wearing a dress with sketches of dress designs beside itRhoda Marley final dress

 

Our featured artist today, Kat Jeffery, uses her background in dance and stage performance to create costumes that are perfect fits for both performers and theatre sets.Trained as a dancer, an having garnered much experience on stage herself, Kat has an intricate understanding of how fabrics and outfits will move with a performer, and the sorts of effects that can be created.

 


four women walking towards the camera in a forestDesdancia film still

 

In…

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Online Portfolio: Melissa Ann Lambert


mostly purple artwork with rainbow gradients of color

 "Continu Espace-temps" 

 

Check out these selected works from the online portfolio of Melissa Ann Lambert. Melissa works in a variety of media but we have selected some of her digital works for this post. These works seem to contain strange dimensions where organic textures meet hard-edged squares. To me these squares seem to reference both the shape of digital screens and the pixels that compose the images. These works are…

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Ceramic Artworks by Elaine Clapper


ceramic teapot with green and red glazingTeapot blue series

Today’s featured portfolio is the website of Elaine Clapper, a ceramic artist from Ohio. Elaine’s works mainly with functional objects, such as vases, bowls, and pitchers, creating objects that are functional, but could easily stand to be displayed as sculptures.

 


three red and brown ceramic potsThree tall lidded pots red series

The ceramic techniques that Elaine uses create finished products that often appear bluish in colour, and remind me…

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Inspiring Tattoo Art by Erin Burge


arm tattoo of goldfishKoi Goldfish Sleeve

Today we are featuring the work of tattoo artist Erin Burge. Looking through her online portfolio, I see many examples of an artist who enjoys both the sheer celebration of colour, and a practiced realistic drawer.


painting of the quill of an arrow and splashes of colorHeaded in the Right Direction, acrylic and graphite on wood panel

Erin’s paintings are often partly abstracted, and many use of splattered, paint and large, loose brushstrokes. These abstractions, overtop…

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Art for Dog Lovers: Nicoletta Poli


oil painting of two dogs playing in a lake with mountains in the backgroundLittle Sister, oil on canvas

Nicoletta Poli is a painter with a particular affinity for seaside landscapes, and dogs. Nicoletta’s style seeks out the basic elements of a scene and renders it in a minimal but colourful image. In her watercolours especially, individual brushstrokes can form major parts of the scenery, land or water.


oil painting of a road with a lighthouse in the backgroundNorth Wind, oil on canvas

Nicoletta primarily paints in oil. I find the Dog Art series, in which black…

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Arctic Paintings by Linda Lang


oil painting of an iceberg with purple skyArctic Light, oil on canvas

 

Today we are taking a closer look at the artworks of landscape painter Linda Lang. Linda draws inspiration for her paintings from numerous expeditions into Canada's arctic circle. She is a passionate conservationist and brings a clear love of the northern wilderness into her arctic paintings.

 


painting of an arctic fjord with glacier and mountainsView From Glacier, Pangnirtung, oil on canvas

 

I find Linda's use of shadow and large, simplified forms very…

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Art Portfolio: Trevor Pye

 

painting of two small houses in a hilly landscape"Dwelling in Landscape 4" Acrylic on Paper by Trevor Pye

 

Today we feature the art portfolio of painter Trevor Pye. These pieces are from Trevor's recent works and they are excellent works of style and colour. I love the soft coziness of these pieces and I think of the idea of the safety of community and the harmony of life away from the city. The range of patterns used to stylize the forms is really quite delightful and helps…

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Chaotic Colour: Jeffrey Newman


acrylic painting of a city with black paint. The background is a rainbow of colors painted in vertical stripesDiverse City, acrylic on canvas

Today’s artist, Jeffrey Newman, is a painter whose art portfolio is filled with frenetic, paint-splattered abstract images that I find to be at once dark and playful.

 


words and paint on paperMy Feelings Embarrass Me, mixed media on paper

 

Jeffrey’s works range from densely packed canvases that are entirely coated in paint, to those he has left almost completely white, with lines of dripped paint crossing the surface.…

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Sculptural Paintings by Douglas Moulden


painting of a grove of treesThe Space Between

Douglas Moulden was born in Washington, DC, and received his BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He now lives and works in Frederic, Maryland. Looking at Douglas’ paintings, I can certainly see the sculptural influence. His paintings are unique in the way that they are produced – rather than using a brush, Douglas uses a tool to pipe acrylic paints onto a plywood surface, rather similar to using…

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Delectable Food Photography by David Grenier

Today's featured artist is David Grenier. David has a significant culinary background, which, combined with a visual arts MFA, makes him a highly skilled food styllist. David's delectable food photography is the product of his strong visual sensibilities and his clear love of cooking.


food photography of french fries and red ketchupUntitled

 

The photographs on David's art portfolio website are polished and clean, and yet still maintain the idea that food itself isn't perfect. These…

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