Feature on Carmelo Blandino

Carmelo Blandino is an incredibly talented and inspirational artist as well as a great person. I had the pleasure of being his student when he was a teacher at Dawson College in Illustration and Design. Since then we have become friends and he has become … Continue readingFeature on Carmelo Blandino

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Feature on Tristezza Tristezzová

Tristezza Tristezzová, from Bratislava, Slovakia, is a young photographer who creates erotic and surrealist photography. Tristezzová seamlessly uses photo manipulation in her photographs, as most of her images are self-portraits, often with multiple poses of the same figure. I love figurative photography, mix that with … Continue readingFeature on Tristezza Tristezzová

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Feature on Nick Lepard

Nick Lepard is a painter based out of Vancouver where he graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. His work is focused around realistic portraiture and the abstracting of it. Lepard’s paintings are beautifully composed with bold gestures that make up faces … Continue readingFeature on Nick Lepard

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Feature on Bao Pham

Bao Pham is an illustrator based out of somewhere in Iowa. Pham’s work is primarily digital, but isn’t limited to it as he also paints, analog style. A lot of what Pham does is centred around fantasy imagery, such as elfs, fairies and zombies; not … Continue readingFeature on Bao Pham

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Feature on João Ruas

João Ruas is an artist from and based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He approaches his artwork with a variety of mediums, from pencils, gouache and watercolour to metal leaf and collage. Ruas first introduction to art was comics and later on he studied design in … Continue readingFeature on João Ruas

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Feature on Maria Kreyn

Maria Kreyn is a Russian born, New York based artist. She has a wonderful body of work with paintings and drawings that come from a classical approach, with attention to technique and composition. What I enjoy is not only not only her technical approach, but … Continue readingFeature on Maria Kreyn

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En Masse in San Diego

  At the beginning of the month, I was in San Diego with Montreal’s art based initiative, En Masse, to do some live painting for Art San Diego. There was four of us from Montreal, Jason Botkin, Fred Caron, Kirsten McCrea and myself, and we … Continue readingEn Masse in San Diego

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Feature on Pakayla Biehn

Pakayla Biehn is a multidisciplinary artist based out of San Francisco. Featured here are a selection of oil paintings from her “Double Exposure” series. Biehn used a variety of photographs as references for this body of work; some are from single exposure shots from photographer and friend Jeff Enlow, which … Continue readingFeature on Pakayla Biehn

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Shawn Barber

Shawn Barber, based out of L.A., focuses on the portraiture and tattoo culture. His paintings are lively and expressive, and range in technique from tight, beautifully executed renderings to expressive markings all in the one piece. Barber will often superimpose numerous limbs on his figures, suggesting the … Continue readingShawn Barber

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Feature on Catherine Brooks

I recently came across Catherine Brooks’ paintings and was immediately drawn in to her gorgeous work. It’s easy to say that her portrayals of young beautiful women are attractive, but there are elements that give her work more depth. Brooks is developing imagery for her … Continue readingFeature on Catherine Brooks

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Feature on James Jean

James Jean may need little or no introduction at all, but I thought that I’d share a few thoughts and feature some of my favorite works of his from 2010. Jean’s style is a unique union of influences and techniques. It’s a beautiful and at times … Continue readingFeature on James Jean

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Feature on Jeff Simpson

The line between ‘fine’ art and commercial art is beginning to blur, more and more. This is in fact the mission of some curators and art galleries including Artifact Gallery in San Francisco. Featured here is Jeff Simpson, a Montreal based illustrator, concept artist and colourist. … Continue readingFeature on Jeff Simpson

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Feature on Angela Fraleigh

Angela Fraleigh is an artist based out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Fraleigh’s paintings range in scale from very large canvases, as the work featured above, “The Quietest Sounds on Earth” which is 96″ x 192″, to small scale works of only 11″x14.” I feel it is important … Continue readingFeature on Angela Fraleigh

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Feature on Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer’s paintings are wonderfully executed. He demonstrates a masterful use of paint, and negotiates an erie sense of spacial relations. Mortimer’s imagery is nothing less than unsettling, and the selection of works here are some of his safer, less horrific examples. Looking at his site … Continue readingFeature on Justin Mortimer

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