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Floral, Female, and Animal: Art by Allison Vince


A watercolor painting of a woman on a dark backgroundMarienbad, watercolor and gauche on bristol

 

Painter, illustrator, and mixed media artist Allison Vince creates delicate figurative images that emphasize simple forms and negative space. The artist’s style occasionally takes on a vintage look, with a subdued color palette and floral, female, and animal subject matter.


A painting of two abstracted handsRing Fingers, cosmetics on canvas

 

In our previous feature of Allison’s sketchy, ethereal style, we looked at the…

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The Human Figure: Art by Michael Lightsey


A portrait of a man wearing a sly smileAidan, pencil on paper

Michael Lightsey is originally from Ohio and now lives and works in Los Angeles. The artist works in a range of media from photography to painting and drawing. Michael’s current body of work focuses on the human figure, rendering it in many iterations and in varying styles.


An abstract image of markings on urban pavementSoul Vestige 233, digital giclee print

 

I’m really impressed by Michael’s most recent pencil portraits. Drawn in black and white, these…

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Urban and Social Landscape: Art by Cui Jie


A painting made with overlapping architectural visualsOverpass at Shuang Jing Qiao, oil on canvas

Cui Jie is a Chinese artist who combines painting techniques with the aesthetics of collage and photo-manipulation. In her studio practice, Cui creates artworks that explore changes in China’s urban and social landscape through visual markers that call to mind a double-exposed photograph.


A painting of several changing, overlapping buildingsZhao Wei Building, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the way that Cui combines realistic architectural…

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Peaceful Gradients: Art by Lisa Tomczeszyn


A watercolor painting with the colors of a sunsetSunset Mojave, watercolor on paper

Painter Lisa Tomczeszyn works in oil, watercolor, and pastel, creating peaceful gradients that vary in intensity and sharpness, but always come back to the theme and composition of landscape. Lisa utilizes a bright, saturated range of colors in her work, creating novel combinations that evoke memory and emotion.


A painting with bright red and pale blue elementsThe Unfathomable Agents of Darkness #2, watercolor on paper

 

I really enjoy looking…

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People and Places: Art by Beverly Parson White


A painting of a purple cowPurple Cow, acrylic on wrapped canvas

Texas-based artist Beverly Parson White works in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, and pencil. The artist’s works often feature the people and places of the southern states as subject matter, with the artist taking a slightly stylized, painterly approach.


A painting of two horsesFriends, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy Beverly’s paintings of cow, horses and other local domestic animals – sometimes using…

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Cultural Experiences: Art by Leenda Bonilla


A photograph of an installtion in the shape of a sofaSofa Entre Dos Mundos

In her multidisciplinary practice, artist Leenda Bonilla draws on experience growing up in both New York, and Puerto Rico, using her artworks to explore and unite disparate cultural experiences. Outside of her personal practice, Leenda also works as an arts advocate and organizer of non-profit and community-oriented arts programs.


A detail photo of an installation centered on a sofaSofa (seat detail #1)

 

As we discussed in our previous feature of Leenda’s work…

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Studio Sunday: Sheila Hicks


A photograph of a young Sheila Hicks in her studio

 

Our Studio Sunday artist this weekend is Sheila Hicks. Born in Nebraska, Hicks worked in Guerrero, Mexico from 1959 to 1963 before relocating to Paris, France, where she is still based. The artist has spent the majority of her career working in textiles, using sculpting, weaving, and assemblage techniques to create unique objects.

 

The photo above shows Hicks at work in her studio several decades ago, possibly in Mexico. Here, the…

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Excitement of Driving: Art by Tom Kenyon


A lino print of car partsNight, linoleum block print

Tom Kenyon has a need for speed – Tom’s art practice has evolved around the artist’s love of classic cars and racing. Utilizing a variety of artistic media including photography and printmaking, the artist captures the look and feel of the machines, as well as the excitement of driving them.


A lino print in blue of two cars racingK Bucket V, linoleum block print

 

I like the somewhat abstracted approach that Tom takes to depicting cars and…

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Enigmatic Style: Art by Laura Munteanu


A painting using blended cool coloursWinters, acrylic on canvas

Laura Munteanu is a painter and mixed media artist who employs an enigmatic style to approach a wide range of different subjects. Laura’s artworks tend to be darkly colorful and gestural, with a slightly surreal sensibility.


An abstract painting with ribbons of colorSpring, oil on canvas

 

In our previous feature of Laura’s varied, experimental painting practice, we looked at a few of the different techniques that the artist employs to create her…

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Functional Yet Sculptural Ceramics by Kathryn Ruckman


A ceramic object designed to hold flowersFlower Brick

Kathryn Ruckman’s artistic practice spans the media of ceramics, painting, and outdoor sculpture. Based in Edmonton, the artist’s focus is on functional yet sculptural ceramics, made with an intuitive approach.


Two sets of ceramic candle sticksTwo sets of candlesticks

 

We looked at some of Kathryn’s rustic, functional vessels in our previous feature of the artist’s work. I enjoy the sturdy look and feel of each of these pieces, and the way that…

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Gesture as An Object: Art by Kiki McGrath


A painting using cool green and purple tonesSeika, acrylic on canvas

Mixed-media artist and painter Kiki McGrath creates colorful works with a focus on gesture as an object. In many of Kiki’s most recent works, swirling, tangled lines of paint take on the role of a central figure, blending with backgrounds both analogous and contrastive.


A painting with gestural strokes of deep greenWaterfall, acrylic on canvas

 

I appreciate the way Kiki is using her current practice to explore the material of paint – not just what…

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Vast Abstract Cosmos: Art by Nancy Ungar


A digital artwork with human figurative elementsThe God Spot

Nancy Ungar creates psychedelic artworks in both digital and traditional media. The artist combines abstract forms with frenetic line art and overlapping planes of texture and color to build up a vast abstract cosmos in each work.


An abstract digital artwork with a repeating patternMedusa's Domain

 

The works in Nancy’s current portfolio are all complex and layered, and seem designed to pull the viewer in for a deeper look. It’s quite fascinating to explore the abstract…

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Many Forms: Art by Susan Parrish


A sculpture made with a variety of found objectsCall for Entry

Susan Parrish is an artist and craftsperson based near Raleigh, North Carolina. The artist’s works take many forms, though the theme of sculpture and assemblage always comes through, often with a playful edge.  


A TEABOT made from a variety of old tins and found materialsMrs. Johnson is Always Fixed Up for Tea

 

In our previous feature of Susan’s artworks, we looked at her use of mixed media and found objects. Though she has moved away from the medium of ceramics, I can still…

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Hard-Edged Forms: Art by Linda Henningson


A text-based artwork with the words "come closer"come closer, acrylic and resin on panel

Texada Island-based artist Linda Henningson works in mixed media, collage and paint, creating works that range from abstractions and landscapes to typographical designs. Linda’s artistic style favors overlapping, hard-edged forms and bright colors.


A collage based on the form of a shorelineIsland Sea Sky #16, collage on shaped panel

 

I find it really interesting to look through Linda’s abstract and collage works, and see the way the…

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Talent for Typography: Art by Rose Jackson Taylor


A rubber stamp carved into the shape of a giraffeIris the Giraffe

Rose Jackson Taylor is based in South London, England, where she creates typographical art and design, including custom rubber stamps. The artist’s talent for typography carries through poetry, chalk signs, and more permanent inked or stamped lettering.


A custom stamp with tags made using the stampNNT Alumni Dinner

 

I really enjoy the fresh, modern aesthetic of the works in Rose’s portfolio. Though her stamps may be intricately carved, the imagery seems very…

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