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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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The Art Portfolio of Terry Cox-Joseph

A painting of an arctic sealHi there!, acrylic on canvas

Terry Cox-Joseph works in media including acrylic paint, ink, watercolour, and graphite. The artist’s subject matter is primarily figurative, with both human and animal figures appearing frequently. The artist also has a great eye for landscape and architecture.


A watercolour painting of a woman in a wedding dressWedding Pose, watercolour

 

The artist demonstrates a great versatility and an understanding of the behaviours and quirks of each of his chosen…

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Inside the Art Studio of Joan Jonas


A photo of Joan Jonas' loft studio in SoHo, New York

 

This Sunday, let’s take a step into the studio space of Joan Jonas! The artist was born in 1936 in New York, NY, and studied art history, sculpture, drawing, and choreography. Throughout her career, Jonas has been combining these disciplines and more, producing works of performance, film, installation, and large-scale sculpture.

 

Jonas’ studio space is also her home -- a loft space in SoHo, New York. The space overall looks…

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The Art Portfolio of Rachel Wilson

A textile artwork hanging from the ceiling of a space1. The Thought of Bloom

Rachel Wilson is a painter, printmaker, and mixed-media artist currently based in Flagstaff, Arizona. In her practice, Rachel creates large and colourful artworks that juxtapose traditional painting and printmaking methods with innovative surfaces and locations.


An outdoor installation with sheets of coloured fabricBlue Iris

 

I love the large, drapey forms of Rachel’s installation artworks. These hanging fabric works remind me a little of certain works by Eva…

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Flowers, Nature, and Still-Life: The Art of Linda Clark

An oil painting of winter birch treesWinter Sunrise, oil on canvas

Linda Clark is a painter whose subject matter includes flowers, nature, and still-life. Through her varied subject matter, Linda tends to imbue each of her works with a personal, intimate tone.


A painting of an orange pumpkin on a black backgroundFall Colors, oil on canvas board

I like the elements of texture that Linda chooses to include in her works -- while the artist’s style is detailed and realistic, she doesn’t shy away from using heavy, confident…

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A Portfolio of Mixed Media Works by Cynthia Nockold

A still-life sketch of items on a tableUntitled

Cynthia Nockold is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. In her practice, Cynthia creates paintings and other mixed media works that celebrate the artist’s hand with large, painterly brush marks and colour palettes that range from subdued and earthy to bright neons.


An abstract drawing with bright colours on a dark groundMountain King

 

I really love the works in Cynthia’s current Abstracts gallery. These pieces are primarily made using soft pastels on Colourfix paper. On a…

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The Art Portfolio of Mixed-Media Artist John Clinock

A mixed media artwork using toys and doll partsthe Future, mixed media relief in cradled panel

John Clinock is a mixed-media artist based in Vancouver, BC. In his practice, John works in a wide variety of both found materials and traditional art media, creating assemblages, sculptures, and wall-hanging works that are equal parts creepy, whimsical, and explorative.


A sculpture made using mixed media and found objectsTree Warrior, fired and stained clay and mixed media

 

John’s online portfolio is organized according to year, and…

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The Portfolio of Mixed Media Artist C.A. Pierce

A landscape painting with an emphasis on sky and cloudUntitled, acrylic

C. A. Pierce is a painter and mixed media artist based in Washington State. The artist often works in acrylic paint, layering pigments and hues over a substrate using brushes, palette knives, and other textural tools.


An acrylic painting of three female figures on an orange backgroundLadies of a Feather, acrylic

 

I really enjoy the overall mood conjured up by C.A.’s recent works. The pieces in this gallery seem to alternate between vast, peaceful land and seascapes, and more…

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The Mixed Media Art Portfolio of Jen Fisher


An ink painting of a landscape at eveningevening, ink on Yupo

Jen Fisher is a mixed media artist based in Stevensville, Maryland. The artist utilizes a range of media including ink, collage elements, painting, and paper to build images that are often a blend of abstract and figurative styles.


An alcohol on Yupo painting in bright blue huesMoonlight, alcohol ink on Yupo

 

I’m particularly taken by Jen’s paintings in alcohol ink on Yupo. These works have a unique texture about them, somewhere between what you’d expect…

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Remnants of Ancient Civilization: Art by Emily K. Grieves

A painting of a female figure and a shelf of mysterious-looking bottlesCurandera

Artist Emily K. Grieves was born in Germany and has lived in Mexico since 2004. The artist’s work is often inspired by the landscape and mythology of her home, drawing on nearby remnants of ancient civilization as well as from the modern-day environment.


A painting of a young woman sitting cross-legged in a corn fieldCihuacoatl

 

I like the warm tones and stylized figures that are prevalent in Emily’s works. In our previous feature of Emily’s work, we looked at the way the artist…

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Paths of Line and Colour: Art by John Hovig

A mandala made up of dense coloured linesMandala From Hindrance #1, digital archival print on aluminum circle

John Hovig became a full-time artist in 2012, after a decades-long career in software. The artist’s current practice centers on the idea of keeping the viewer’s eye in motion, with images that feature maze-like paths of line and colour.

 

An artwork featuring coloured lines arranged in an abstract formKnowledge, drawing

 

John’s works often have a somewhat meditative feeling about them -- a quality that’s particularly…

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