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Artworks as Reflections: The Portfolio of Todd Scott Anderson

A painting of a meadow with green and yellow tonesMOUNTAIN MEADOW 29 M, limited edition print

Todd Scott Anderson is an artist who grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and who now spends his time between Mexico and the United States. In his practice, Todd produces artworks as reflections of experiences and viewpoints had while travelling the world. 


A painting of a tropical plant with saturated hues on a dark backgroundTROPIC FLORA 16 T, limited edition print

 

Todd divides his current artistic portfolio by biosphere -- gallery titles like Tropic, Mountain,…

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Fragmented Narratives: The Art Portfolio of Matthew Rangel

An artwork made with a combination of drawing and mapmakingLaliderer Wande, lithograph

Matthew Rangel uses a varied artistic practice to capture American desert backcountry. Using drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and historical gathering, the artist builds fragmented narratives that emphasize the isolation of the Sierra Nevada landscape. 


A combination of traditional and digital artGossip Rocks, lithograph and digital

 

Though currently based in California, Matthew has produced works for publications in Canada, the United…

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Mythology and Neurology: The Portfolio of Melissa Ann Lambert

An abstract digital artwork with geometric shapesDuat

Melissa Ann Lambert is an artist from Los Angeles, California, who works in mixed media. The artist’s abstract works are influenced by science, mathematics, mythology, and neurology


A digital artwork with three dimensional geometric figuresTesseract

I really appreciate how Melissa explores such a wide variety of different media, often by incorporating as many different media into a single piece as possible. Whether digital or traditional, the artist's works are dense with detail and…

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Inside the Studio of Mike Cloud

A photo of painter Mike Cloud in his art studio

 

Mike Cloud is a Chicago-based artist who works in painting, sculpture, collage, and mixed media. The artist's works, though primarily abstract, are often bluntly political and critical of traditionally Western styles modes of representation that are pervasive in the fine art world. 

 

There's not too much to see of the artist's studio in this image. Cloud is pictured sitting among several paintings, close to them, as though the…

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Reverence and Nostalgia: Art by Linda Finn

A print showing water texture and a pair of stonesMemory of Water #10

Linda Finn is an Ontario-based artist and painter. The artist’s prolific art practice spans printmaking, acrylic painting, bookmaking, and sculptural assemblage, with a sense of reverence and nostalgia for the Ontario landscape running through the works as a common theme. 


An acrylic painting of a swimmerSwimmer #4

 

I really enjoy Linda’s printmaking works -- in her series Memory of Water she takes a quiet, abstracted approach to water…

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A Portfolio of Art and Community Projects by Katrina Alexy

A mixed media collage with imagery of an eggWomen's Work

Katrina Alexy is a mixed media artist who produces everything from small-scale collage works to public art. Based in Los Angeles, the artist focuses her practice on community projects and the utilization of found and discarded materials. 


A collage of Franciscan tiles procured for a mosaic artworkFranciscan tiles, unused salvaged tiles diverted from landfill

I’m enjoying the works in Katrina’s gallery of mixed media and collage work. The pieces here are varied in terms of…

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Ideas and Emotions: The Art of Judy Southerland

A dark painting with earth tones and elements of textRed Dirt, Fast Cars, acrylic on canvas

Judy Southerland is an artist who works across disciplines, creating figurative and abstract works in two and three dimensions, expressing ideas and emotions from everyday life and translating them into higher experiences. The artist’s recent works combine saturated, monochromatic colour palettes with half-obscured text. 


A mixed media artwork combining portraiture with abstractionChorus (Pre-Translation)

 

I really enjoy the way Judy uses colour to…

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Emotional and Exuberant: The Art Portfolio of Susan Harmon

An abstract image with a pinkish hueglows gently pink-ish

 

Susan Harmon is an abstract expressionist painter who works with with accounts of trauma and hope, forming colourful, gestural compositions -- often on raw, unstretched canvas. The artist’s works are both emotional and exuberant, introspective and extroverted. 


An abstract artwork with bright blue huesshe felt daughterless

 

Throughout her practice, Susan takes an artistic approach that’s informed and inspired by both her own experiences and the…

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Acceptance of the Inevitable: Art by Nicola Samorì

A painting made by corroding copper with sulphurInterno assoluto, oil and sulphur on copper (photo by Rolando Paolo Guerzoni)

Italian artist Nicola Samorì creates rich mixed media artworks that deal with themes of death, decay, and loss. Though macabre in appearance, Samorì’s works take an attitude of fascination and exploration, eschewing depression in favour of a meditative acceptance of the inevitable.


A distressed fresco depicting a kneeling womanBabette, fresco

 

I like the way that Samorì combines classical aesthetics…

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The Oil and Soft Pastel Portfolio of Kev Harris

A painting of a woman playing the standing bassDon't sweat the technique, oil on canvas

Kev Harris is an artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In his practice, Kev works primarily in oil and soft pastels, creating packed figurative and still-life scenes, based on contemporary life and the artist’s surroundings.


A portrait of a woman holding a lit matchPlaying with fire - I, oil on canvas

I love the texture that Kev injects into most of his works -- though oil and pastel are two media that lend themselves well to soft…

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Inside the Art Studio of Mark Flood

A photo of Mark Flood at work in his art studio

 

Mark Flood is an American artist, originally from Texas. In his practice, Flood is known for artworks that combine painting and printmaking techniques, often using mixed media and elements of text to produce abstract images that are dense with meaning, subtext, and humour.

 

Flood's studio looks delightfully chaotic in this photograph. The artist himself is pictured holding a rolled-up artwork, wearing a shirt that almost seems to…

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A Portfolio of Dense Mixed-Media Abstraction by Mohab Elghaffar

An abstracted artwork with an ancient Egyptian-style figureUntitled

Mohab Elghaffar creates paintings that are inspired by the mythology and culture of ancient Egypt. The artist disseminates this inspiration through a lense of layered, dense mixed media abstraction, producing paintings that suggest a multitude of possible interpretations. 


An abstract artwork with splashes of colourUntitled

 

We looked at Mohab’s intense abstract compositions and the way the artist uses saturated colours and mixed media elements to evoke a sense of…

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A Portfolio of Bean-Based Artworks by Betsi Shelffo

An image of a tiger made using coffee beans glued to a surfaceTamped the Tiger

Betsi Shelffo is an artist who began experimenting with drawing and painting in her childhood, and later became enamoured with an unusual medium: coffee beans. In her current practice, Betsi creates bean-based artworks in a high-contrast, graphic style. 


A portrait of Janet Leigh in Psycho made in coffee beansPsycho Without my Coffee

 

Betsi’s current practice focuses mostly on portraiture -- the artist’s portfolio is organized by portrait category. The artist often…

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The Art Portfolio of Cameron McLellan

An artwork consisting of dampened watercolour shavings on paperStudio Weather I, February 15, 2017, watercolour shavings, ingress studio water, graphite on Rives BFK

Cameron McLellan is a Vancouver-based artist who works primarily in painting, drawing, and mixed media. The artist’s works addresses man-made materials and architecture, and the ways in which constructed spaces interact with weather and the natural environment. 


A minimalist artwork made with a point of watercolour on paperStudio Weather 7, March 28, 2017, watercolour shavings, ingress studio…

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