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Real Wall Art by Corliss R. and Donald Wall

A painting featuring tones of bright orange, red, and blueColorado Dreams, oil on canvas (Corliss R. Wall)

Real Wall Art is an art duo consisting of Donald and Corliss R. Wall. The pair also work together with more artists at Different Dimensions Art Studio, producing work for their personal portfolios, as well as for customer commissions.


A black and white drawing of a skeleton in a hatSmokem, digital art

 

The types of artworks produced at the Different Dimensions Art Studio and by Donald and Corliss range from sculpture to painting to…

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Mathematical Precision: Art by Tanya Goel


A bright painting with geometric elementsValue Study, oil on canvas

Tanya Goel was born in New Delhi, India, and studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. The artist’s practice combines mathematical precision with traditional methods of painting and art-making.


An artwork made up of geometric notation across a raw canvas fieldField, notation in X, Y, Z

 

It’s fascinating to look at Goel’s works and imagine just how much painstaking work went into producing each abstract image. In many cases it seems…

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The Art Portfolio of Gordon Sellen

A painting of two dancing skeletons with abstract elementsPlan Ahead

Gordon Sellen’s artistic career has included a variety of pursuits -- from painting, to glass blowing, to pastry. The artist’s current portfolio features mainly painting, in a colourful array of styles from strictly abstract to cartoonish pop-art.


A painting in blue and grey with planes of texture and colour dividing the canvas surfaceBlue & Grey Interference

 

I’m enjoying the paintings in Gordon’s Just for Laughs series -- the works in this portfolio gallery are partly abstract but also incorporate…

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Potential Stories: Painting by Rick Gillis


A painting of a woman walking a bigfoot on a leashA Stroll in the Aspens, acrylic on canvas

Rick Gillis is an artist with a background in journalism and writing. The artist’s skill with narrative art forms comes through in many of his paintings, which are often dense with detail and potential stories.


A painting of a female figure in a subdued fieldGathering Storm, acrylic on board

 

Rick’s gallery of recent works contains a multitude of styles and subject matter. Sometimes the artist seems to combine multiple styles in a single…

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Inside the Art Studio of Hans Hofmann

A photo of Hans Hoffman working in his studio

 

Hans Hofmann was born in Germany in the late 1800s, and became involved in the European avant-garde art scene before coming to the United States in the early 1930s. The artist was based in New York during the latter half of his career, and enjoyed notoriety as part of the inception of the American Abstract Expressionism movement.

 

The artist himself looks quite energetic in this photograph, even in a relatively small studio space.…

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Brightly Colourful and Textured Art by Paul Catalanotto

A fresco painting with deep abstract coloursAmos Moses, polished fresco

Paul Catalanotto is an abstract painter who works in fresco, applying pigment to fresh plaster, then sanding and polishing the final image to create a smooth look. The artist’s works are brightly colourful and textured in a way that invites closer examination.


A fresco painting with planes of dark, heavy colourBy the mechanism of, polished fresco

Paul’s online art portfolio is organized into categories by the size of the work. I find this an interesting…

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Blocky Wall-Hanging Pieces by Mary Obering

A geometric optical illusion paintingPA III - PS3, egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed panel

Mary Obering is an American mixed media artist and painter. The artist’s works walk the line between painting and sculpture, usually taking the form of heavy, blocky wall-hanging pieces that combine elements of minimalist painting and geometric abstraction.


A geometric painting with planes of warm colour and gold leafBlocks V, egg tempera and white gold leaf on gessoed panel

 

Obering’s portfolio is very cohesive even across multiple…

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Between the Natural and the Supernatural: Art by Frederica Hall

A painting of a mountain lion on a red backgroundEastern Mountain Lion, oil

Frederica Hall works in a variety of media, from performance, to painting, and in-between. The artist often draws inspiration from the intersection between the natural and the supernatural, with her works addressing subjects from both ends of the spectrum.


A painting of a bee on a background emulating an insect's visionBEE 2

 

I really enjoy Frederica’s recent series of paintings The Red List, Endangered & Extinct. In this series, Frederica takes recently extinct or…

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The Painting Portfolio of Wayne Pitchko

A painting of a nighttime landscape with mountainsMidnight Sky, oil

Wayne Pitchko is a painter currently based in Golden, British Columbia. In his artistic practice, Wayne works in abstraction and landscape techniques, drawing inspiration from his own experiences and from art history.


A landscape painting of tar sands with a dark skyTAR SANDS, oil on canvas

 

The artist has said that his landscape paintings are inspired by his memories of living in Alberta, and the vast, gradient skies that feature prominently in these paintings…

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The Art Portfolio of Amie T. Rangel

A triptych depicting an apparatus at the top of a large buildingCROSSING, charcoal, chalk pastel, and gesso on linen

Amie T. Rangel’s artistic practice investigates architectural spaces and constructions, and the intersection between built systems and organic bodies. The artist is based in Visalia, California, where she also works as an adjunct professor and gallery director at the College of the Sequoia.


A diptych depicting an empty room where livestock would be housedNARTHEX, charcoal, chalk pastel, gesso, and gel medium on linen

 

I really enjoy the drawing…

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The Art Portfolio of Kate Scoones

A mixed media artwork with intersecting floral patternsFlorage, oil, gouache, and fabric on birch panel

Kate Scoones is an artist based in Victoria, British Columbia. In her practice, the artist works as a painter, as well as a writer and art educator. Kate’s paintings often combine compositional aesthetics from abstraction and collage with traditional media like oil, gouache, ink, and acrylic.


A painting of a dense bunch of blackberriesBlackberry, oil, gouache, and ink on birch panel

 

I really enjoy the way Kate combines…

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Minimalist Paintings by John Zurier

A monochromatic abstract painting made using deep green tonesStapi, oil on linen

John Zurier was born in Santa Monica, California, and now lives and works between Berkeley, California, and Reykjavik, Iceland. The artist is known for his minimalist paintings that tend toward a monochromatic colour scheme, focusing on the texture and arrangement of brush marks across the canvas.


An abstract painting on linen using Earthy, natural tonesAt Havalsnes, distemper on linen

 

Some of Zurier’s paintings, and the way he emphasizes the texture and materiality of…

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The Art Portfolio of Douglas Zest

A painting made by pouring warm hues of paint onto a surfaceEclipse

Artist Douglas Zest creates complex, layered abstract paintings using a technique called a “dirty pour,” in which different colours of acrylic paint are layered and mixed in a cup or vessel before being poured onto the canvas. The resulting pieces are firmly abstract but often call to mind aerial views of distant planets, or microscopic vistas.


An abstract pour painting with blue, black and white huesDelight

 

I like seeing the way Douglas brings his own unique style to the…

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The Art Portfolio of Anne Popperwell

A small acrylic painting of a horizon line at sunsetGolden Afternoon, acrylic on cradled wood panel

Painter Anne Popperwell creates beautifully soft, creamy, dreamy paintings featuring landscapes and other natural subject matter. The artist is currently based in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia, and many of her works express scenes from in and around the islands.


A painting of a cloudy sky over a tropical islandIsland Sky #2, acrylic on canvas

 

I really enjoy the colour palette that Anne employs in many of her…

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Art Studio: John Phillip Osborne

The artist John Phillip Osborne at work in his studio

 

This week’s studio Sunday artist is John Phillip Osborne. Osborne was born in New Jersey in the 1950s and has produced a far-reaching body of classical oil paintings throughout his long artistic career. The artist is best known for sweeping landscapes and paintings that capture historical subject matter.

 

John Phillip Osborne’s studio space looks ornate and pleasantly cluttered, like an antique library or study. The numerous…

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