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Weather Formations: The Art Portfolio of Ian Fisher

A painting of a cloud formation with purple and yellow huesAtmosphere No. 93 (Peanut Butter & Jelly Albers), oil on canvas

Ian Fisher is a painter who works primarily in oils, creating monolithic, striking portraits of weather formations. The artist’s works with clouds are arresting in their simplicity, and the artist’s singular focus makes for a beautifully cohesive current portfolio. 


A painting of a cloud on a bright blue skyAtmosphere No. 106 (Avalanche), oil on canvas

 

I love the way colours become a prime focal point in…

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Soft and Peaceful: Painting by Gwenda Branjerdporn

An expressive painting of trees with purple leavesJacarandas 4, oil on canvas

Gwenda Branjerdporn is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia. In her portfolio, Gwenda creates expressive landscape, figure, and abstract paintings in a soft and peaceful colour palette. 


A pastel and watercolour artwork with intersecting circlesWe have peace with God, watercolour and soft pastels on watercolour paper

 

It’s interesting to see how Gwenda approaches traditional art in various media including watercolour and acrylic paint. The artist tends to…

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Inside the Art Studio of Paul Klee

A photo of Paul Klee's studio in Germany

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist is Paul Klee. Klee was a Swiss-born German artist whose work has been categorized as part of the Expressionist, Surrealist, and Cubist movements. The artist was noted for works that reflected a certain sense of dry humour and playfulness, even framed in the context of the Bauhaus school and its strict ideals for design and architecture. 

 

The studio pictured above was located at the Bauhaus,…

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The Portfolio of Plein Air Painter Brian Buckrell

A painting of a body of water with reeds in the foregroundWeekend at the Cottage, acrylic

Brian Buckrell is a Canadian plein air painter based in both BC and Ontario. The artist’s award-winning paintings portray stunning landscapes from across Canada, with more recent works taking a slightly abstracted, impressionistic approach to the subject matter. 


A painting of a rocky shorelineAround the Point, acrylic

 

Brian’s works are wonderfully colourful, with the artist employing a deeply saturated, jewel-toned palette to…

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The Baroque and Romantic Painting of Roberto Ferri

A painting of a woman holding a skullCUPO FUOCO II, oil on canvas

Roberto Ferri is an Italian painter whose work is heavily inspired by Baroque and romantic painting styles. The artist renders realistic human figures in dramatic postures and lush, symbolic scenes and settings. 


A painting of an angel will black wingsANGELO CADUTO, oil on canvas

 

I really appreciate the dramatic lighting, that Ferri uses in his paintings -- deep, almost black backgrounds and warm skin tones and highlights suggest the irregular…

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Expressive Art Pieces by Painter Jeffrey Newman

A painting of a silhouetted figure in pinkaura.II, mixed media on canvas

Jeffrey Newman is a painter who works in acrylic and mixed media. The artist’s portfolio is packed with wildly colourful and expressive art pieces that occasionally incorporate elements of figure and text. 


A painting with silhouetted figures and textured linesimages.of.we, acrylic on unstretched canvas

 

Jeffrey’s series of recent works feels light and airy — bright yellow, blue, and pink hues as well as lots of negative space give these works a…

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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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Architectural Features: Paintings by Barbara Horosko Nichols

A painting of a doorway in MexicoEntrance (from Oaxaca Walls series), mixed media on museum board

Barbara Horosko Nichols is an artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In her practice, Barbara creates paintings of architectural features and shadowy geometric structures around Los Angeles and other regions. 


A painting of a passion flower and a hibiscus flowerPassion Flower and Hibiscus, coloured pencil and graphite on paper

 

I really enjoy the unique texture in Barbara’s paintings -- the…

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A Wintry Mood: Landscape Painting by Aimee Rudge

An acrylic painting of an overcast beachPadilla Bay, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

Aimee Rudge is a painter who specializes in quiet, subdued seaside landscapes. Working mainly in acrylic paints and watercolours, Aimee captures the desolate, slightly cold beauty of Washington beaches and oceans under overcast skies, with a wintry mood


A painting of a sunny beach in subdued watercolourBahamas Beach, watercolour on cold-pressed paper

 

I really appreciate the level of detail that Aimee tends to work with in her…

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A Portfolio of Colour Field Painting by CK Kennedy

A triptych of three paintings striped blue and greenThree Night Stripes, oil on canvas (three panels)

CK Kennedy is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. In their practice, CK explores the tradition of colour field painting, creating abstract paintings that focus on planes of colour and their interactions with each other across the canvas or other substrate. 


An abstract painting with a grid of yellow "windows"Untitled (Additive Grid with Yellow Windows), oil on canvas

 

I really like the presence of CK’s artworks. Though the canvases are…

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Altered States of Mind: Art by Mizu

A painting of snakes against a surreal backgroundDrastic Magic Tactic

Mizu is an artist based in Denver, Colorado, who uses his artwork to explore psychedelic settings and altered states of mind. The artist often applies a practiced technique of airbrush painting to everything from paper and canvas to the sides of vans. 


An airbrush painting of a strange landscapeDeep Mind Trip

I really like the mix of diversity and cohesion in Mizu’s current art portfolio. While the artist’s works show off a sense of experimentation and…

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The Art of Self-Taught Painter Richard Ficker

A painting with a combination of surreal figures and imageryThe Compassionate Indifference

Richard Ficker is a self-taught painter whose work features imagery of beaches, oceans, and surreal figures blending into such landscapes. The artist’s works are detailed celebrations of colour and form, each one dreamlike in a way that invites the viewer in for a closer look. 


A painting of a heron standing on a pier at sunsetRiver Sunset, oil and acrylic on canvas

 

I really appreciate the amount of colour and fine detail that goes into each of…

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An Optimistic View: The Art of Claire Cepukas

A painting of a deep and misty forestSmoky Woods, oil on canvas

Claire Cepukas is a Canadian painter whose works are inspired by the nation’s remote landscapes and the artist’s time spent living and working as a tree planter in Northern Alberta and BC. Claire’s works are saturated with brighter-than-life colours and present an optimistic view of the wilderness. 


A pink-hued painting of a snowy sceneSnow Ghosts, acrylic and paper on canvas

I really appreciate Claire’s graphic style and the unique…

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Inside the Art Studio of Cressida Campbell

A photo of painter Cressida Campbell in her studio

 

Cressida Campbell is an Australian artist known for artworks that combine techniques from and printmaking and that use a meticulous and rigorous process. Currently based in Bronte, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, Campbell draws artistic inspiration from her environment -- both outdoor, and the studio environment that she has developed for herself.

 

The artist's studio looks dreamy, even romantic in a way, with all the cut flowers…

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