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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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Layered Narrative: The Art Portfolio of Laurey Foulkes

An illustration of two strange creaturesUntitled

Laurey Foulkes was born into an artistic family and began studying art at an early age. In her current practice, the artist creates deeply layered narrative illustrations that invite close inspection and imaginative viewings.


A painting of ghostly birds in a meadowGhost Birds, oil on masonite

 

I really enjoy the dark, saturated colour palettes that Laurey tends to use in her works, particularly in her painting and mixed media gallery. The works in this gallery tend…

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Inside the Art Studio of Luchita Hurtado

A photo of Luchita Hurtado in her art studio

 

Luchita Hurtado was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1920, before moving to the United States. She lived in New York briefly before moving to Mexico City and later returning to American to live in Los Angeles. In her artistic practice, Luchita is known for bright paintings and mixed media works that often portray a headless female figure.

 

The artist’s works are clearly visible in her studio space -- in fact, the wall behind Hurtado…

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Imagination and Spirit: The Art of Patricia Rain Gianneschi

An abstracted painting with loose figures on a neutral backgroundAfter Calvary, oil on canvas

Patricia Rain Gianneschi is a mixed media artist who imbues each of her works with a sense of imagination and spirit. The artist’s works are often abstract, taking ideas and concepts and approaching them with an eye toward texture, colour, and overall atmosphere.


A painting of a purple figure on a striped blue backgroundInto the Blue #2, oil on linen canvas

 

I like the way that many of Patricia’s artworks find an intersection between geometric abstraction and…

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Intuitive Technique: The Art Portfolio of Terry Lee Crump


An abstract painting with blue-green huesMorning Green

Terry Lee Crump is an artist currently based in Houston, Texas. In his practice, Terry creates paintings built up out of partially abstracted figures and forms, using a subdued colour palette and an intuitive technique.


An abstract painting made with geometric shapes and neutral coloursReflection, acrylic on canvas

 

I enjoy the subtle texture and deliberate imperfection present throughout Terry’s portfolio. The artist’s use of a relatively cohesive palette -- yellows, blues, and…

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German Ancestry: The Art Portfolio of Jess Richter

An installation view of a paper house with interior lightingHaus Süd, wood, screen print, paper, silver glitter, paper cut, laser-cut metal, lighting

 

Jess Richter is an artist who works in papercraft, painting, printmaking, and mixed media. The artist often combines different disciplines and aesthetics to create artworks that explore her German ancestry and prairie upbringing.


A detail image of a papercut houseHaus Ost (detail)

 

I enjoy the blend of delicate and defiant sensibilities that coexist in each of Jess’…

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Texture, Colour, and Form: The Art Portfolio of Joy Pesaturo

A painting in almost-black and white tones, with structural geometric formsFENCE

Joy Pesaturo is a self taught artist currently based in the San Juan Islands, in Washington.  In her practice, the artist is drawn toward abstraction, producing works that explore texture, colour, and form with equal weight.


A painting of spawning salmonJOURNEY 13

 

I really enjoy the sense of texture that Joy achieves in each of her works, regardless of medium. Using paint or mixed media, she creates a kind of mottled, soft texture that makes me think of…

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From Realistic to Surreal: The Art Portfolio of Jeanne Lloyd

An abstract painting in bright purple, blue, and green tonesAbstract Ecstatic

Jeanne Lloyd is a prolific painter who works with subject matter ranging from colourful abstraction to portraits of mythological figures and animals. The artist’s style ranges from realistic to surreal and abstracted, and her use of multiple styles for similar subjects suggests a love of experimentation.


A painting of a female face with gears and machinery overlaidSteampunk Fae Portrait

 

I like the cohesive overall style that’s present throughout Jeanne’s portfolio. The…

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The Illustrative Art Portfolio of Reed Dixon


A painting of two silhouetted figures with textTwo men walk into a bar...

Reed Dixon was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and worked as a commercial illustrator and designer for a time before opening his own studio. In his current practice, Reed utilizes a variable, illustrative style to produce a prolific array of works.


A painting featuring tight lines that create volumeImpact, mixed media and gold leaf on canvas

 

It’s interesting to see the variety of different styles that Reed plays with in his current portfolio. In terms of…

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Beauty in the Natural World: The Art of Steve Latimer

A painting of two cactuses in a desert vistaKeeping Watch, acrylic on gesso board

Steve Latimer is a painter, photographer, and mixed media artist with a talent for both abstraction and realistic detail. In each work, the artist takes an introspective, personalized approach, seeking beauty in the natural world and in the faces of other people.


An assemblage artwork made with brightly painted pieces of woodTwist and Turns, wood assemblage

 

Steve’s landscape paintings utilize lighting in a brilliant fashion, creating strictly delineated…

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The Art Portfolio of Ron Crowcroft

An abstract painting made with bright red and yellow huesManifest, mixed media on Yupo

Ron Crowcroft is currently based in Woodbury, Connecticut, where he creates artworks in an innovative range of media and styles, including traditional drawing and painting, performance, film video, poetry, and more.


A painting with bright yellow and green coloursBody Language, mixed media on Yupo

 

Ron’s recent series of works has seen the artist employing mixed media on Yupo to achieve a kind of whirling, psychedelically colourful effect. Some of the…

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Overlooked Aesthetics: The Art Portfolio of Sarah Peschell

An assemblage made with wedding stamps in the shapes of dragonfliesWedding Stamps -- Dragonfly, postmarked stamps, reclaimed objects on tea-stained paper

Sarah Peschell graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Sarah’s artistic background is in painting, but in her current practice the artist tends toward two-dimensional assemblages of found objects, emphasizing the overlooked aesthetics of everyday items.


An assemblage of reclaimed aircraft gasket tabsWatch Flowers, reclaimed aircraft gasket tabs, watches, and mirror fragments on…

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The Mixed Media Art Portfolio of J. Jay West

A mixed media artwork with different print gradientsUnfit to Print, mixed media

J. Jay West is a mixed media artist based in Hawaii. In his practice, Jay creates artistic objects that combine an abstracted aesthetic with a sense of concrete tactility, utilizing traditional art materials as well as found objects to produce works worth a second look.


A mosaic artwork depicting two fishOne Fish, Two Fish, recycled scrape stained glass on wood

 

I like the way that Jay uses colour in his portfolio. The artist’s works vary…

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The Portfolio Website of This is It Gallery

An assemblage artwork made of numerous found objectsSelf Portrait, found object assemblage (Bob Bucholz)

This Is It Gallery is an art gallery based in Chicago, Illinois. As a non-profit, the gallery is proud to offer a variety of programs and workshops to help foster the artistic community in and around the Chicago area.


A complex painting of two mythical figures, one a skeletonLa Sirena et Agwe, acrylic on canvas (Diane Green)

 

Gallery founders Bob Bucholz and Diane Green have artworks available on the gallery’s portfolio website alongside…

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The Art Portfolio of Julia Deleon

A portrait painted over top of a photographJoy, acrylic on photograph

Julia Deleon creates vibrant artworks that address themes of identity, gender expression, and individuality. The artist’s works are often figurative in a cartoonish, pop-art esque way, with the resulting figures toeing the line between recognizable human caricatures and monstrous alien creations.


A caricature painting of a young figureFrancis II, acrylic on wood panel

 

I really like the bright colour palette that Julia employs throughout her…

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