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A Portfolio of Realistic Drawings by Shannon Ann Coyle


A drawing of a boy with a wreath around his headAmon, graphite

Shannon Ann Coyle is an artist based in Newfoundland and Labrador. The artist works primarily in graphite, creating detailed, realistic drawings of people, animals, and the seagulls inhabiting the local landscape. 


A drawing of a dogMoses, graphite

 

The artist’s drawings are produced with a delicate hand, with pencil strokes lightly blended. The resulting images have a soft touch and feel almost nostalgic in a way, as though the artist…

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Fantasy and Fiction: Art by Sue Ellen Brown

A drawing of a poinsettia flower on a blue backgroundPoinsettia, graphite, airbrush, Prismacolor pencil, and acrylic on illustration board

Sue Ellen Brown is a classically trained artist who works in oil, acrylic, and airbrush painting as well as pencil crayon, producing illustrative artworks taking on a wide range of subject matter. Much of the artist’s work is focused on fantasy and fiction, including imagery of dragons and other mythological figures. 


A painting of the zodiac sign aquariusAquarius

 

As in our previous…

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A Portfolio of Photorealistic Illustrations by Dave Wishart

A drawing of a classic carUntitled

Dave Wishart is an artist and illustrator with an affinity for motorbikes and classic cars. In his artistic practice, Dave works primarily in traditional drawing media including ink and graphite, producing highly detailed and photorealistic illustrations of mechanical and automotive subjects, as well as realistic portraits of human faces and figures. 


A drawing of a motorcycleKingpin Alley

 

Browsing through Dave’s portfolio, it’s always…

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A Portfolio of Drawing and Painting by Cary Wyninger

A painting of several owlsIn Dreams We Speak

Cary Wyninger is an artist based in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. In her practice, Cary takes an illustrative approach, combining techniques of drawing and painting to produce works that are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, often a combination of both. The artist often works with feminine figures, animals, and plants as subject matter, using these motifs to create spiritual narratives. 


A drawing of a red leaf with watercolour and ink line artRed Leaf, watercolour and…

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Abstract Paintings and Drawings by Arjan Janssen

A painting with tones of grey, black, and whiteNimmt, oil on canvas

Arjan Janssen creates abstract paintings and drawings that celebrate colour and large, confident brush marks. The artist was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and has exhibited throughout Europe and the United States.  


An abstract mixed media drawingAprutino uno, mixed media on paper

 

Some of the artist’s paintings remind me of works by Gerhard Richter -- Janssen’s works appear similarly layered with massive brush marks and a kind of…

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Fantastic Favourites: Craig Brumwell, Frédérick Wolfe, Ronan Boyle

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite works from three different artists. Working in a range of very different styles and media, Craig, Frédérick, and Ronan have built equally enthralling artistic portfolios. 

 

Craig Brumwell

 

Craig Brumwell is a Canadian artist who has worked mainly in the media of charcoal drawing and sculptural installation, combining these two disciplines to explore the material nature of a railroad,…

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Movement, Texture, and Life: The Art of Guy Grogan

A mixed media artwork with stripes of colourPaper Tiger #1, mixed media on paper

Guy Grogan is an artist originally from England and now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his practice, Guy embraces paint, mixed media, drawing, and sculpture, all with a gestural approach that seeks to capture a sense of movement, texture, and life.


A drawing study of a woman's faceStudy of Fellow Student, charcoal on newsprint

 

Guy’s recent works in mixed media on paper are abstract, and utilize a blend of hard geometry…

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The Watercolour and Charcoal Art Portfolio of Rayne Tunley

A painting of smoke curling over a body of waterSmoke Lake, watercolour

Rayne Tunley is a Canadian artist who, in her current practice, specializes in watercolour and charcoal. The artist’s works are impressionistic, offering dreamlike, slightly abstracted views inspired by Ontario landscapes and other subject matter. 


A watercolour painting of a sunriseSolar Flare, watercolour

 

I’m really impressed by the delicate skill and attention to detail demonstrated in all of Rayne’s works. Though the pieces may seem…

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Fantastic Favourites: Brian Joubert, Elaine Clapper, Claudette Webb

Today we’re taking a look at some of our favourite works from three different artists. These artists work in a variety of different media, each showcasing their skills and talent through striking imagery and memorable subject matter.

 

Brian Joubert:

 

Brian Joubert works out of Narrow Waters Tattoo in Kelowna, BC, producing works of attention-grabbing ink for clients. I love how colourful Brian’s work is, and the way the artist…

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The Art Portfolio of Zara Spence

A drawing of a character from a fantasy seriesNight King Slayer

Zara Spence is an artist who creates portraits and other custom artwork on a commission basis. The artist’s style is cartoonish, allowing the artist to capture and exaggerate recognizable characteristics of her subjects to great effect. 


A drawing of a couple with two golden retrieversGift

 

I really enjoy the way Zara composes her images. Some recent works of the artists take on a kind of emblematic aesthetic, with a central figure and a text banner positioned…

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Pet and Person Portraits by John Langeveld

A black and white portrait of a girlUntitled

John Langeveld is a Calgary-based artist who specializes in portraiture. The artist’s current portfolio features both pet and person portraits, both black and white sketches and polished, full-colour paintings. 


A portrait of a dog in the back seat of a convertibleUntitled

 

I like the consistency of style in which John renders his subjects. The artist specializes in portraits of young children, and the slightly softened, rough-edged approach that he takes seems fitting to…

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Inside the Art Studio of Huguette Caland

A photo of Huguette Caland in her studio

 

This Sunday, let’s take a look inside the studio of Huguette Caland. Born in Lebanon, Caland later moved to Los Angeles, where she lived and worked for almost three decades. The artist is best known for abstract-figurative works that often build landscapes out of the female body, and examine beauty, eroticism, and other sometimes-taboo subjects. 

 

In the above photo, I think I’m most struck by how happy the artist looks. She…

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High-Contrast Illustrations: The Art of Danielle J. Scott

An ink drawing of a tree in patterened black and whiteTree on a Hillside, ink on Strathmore paper

Danielle J. Scott works in ink and mixed media, producing striking high-contrast illustrations as well as dense coloured paintings that combine heavy black line art with intricate details and jarringly soft, pastel colour palettes. 


A drawing of an abstract seascape with densely patterned shapesSeascape, ink on Strathmore paper

I really like the drama and impact of Danielle’s black and white ink drawings. Though many of these works are abstract, the…

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Repeated Forms: The Art of RainbowMoon


A bright orange painting made using a variety of circlesUntitled, ink and watercolour pencil on mat board

RainbowMoon is an artist who creates intricate artworks, often in ink on paper, built up of numerous circles and small, repeated forms. Each of RainbowMoon’s artworks seems to have a dual existence, both as a collection of tiny objects and as one larger, cohesive entity.


A drawing made of hundreds of tiny circles in metallic inkUntitled, metallic inks on white paper

I really enjoy the works in RanbowMoon’s Circles Series -- the artworks in…

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The Masterful Coloured Pencil Art Portfolio of David Neace

A pencil crayon drawing of a classic car hood ornamentGoddess of Speed, coloured pencil

Masterful coloured pencil artist David Neace taught himself to draw at a young age by following along with his father, also an artist. David’s current body of work reflects a sense of careful, practiced observation as well as an appreciation for pure experimentation with an artistic medium.


An up-close drawing of a classic carAged Elegance, coloured pencil

 

I really love the way that Neace renders reflective surfaces -- polished cars,…

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