Dawn of Day, abstract oil painting by Chris Lyter
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30-04-2017

To be succinct, Chris Lyter is one of the finest abstract artists of our time. But for so many viewers, that’s just not enough information for someone to say on his or her own that Lyter is “a great artist.” I mean, how can you tell if abstract art is good? With naturalism or even …
Lunenburg, 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Alexander Koltakov
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28-04-2017

Alexander Koltakov, is a Canadian artist, born in the Crimea, who came to Canada in 2012 by way of Israel, where he and his family lived for 17 years. After Israel, Toronto was his home for many years, until a recent move in 2017 to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he continues to paint and sculpt. …
'Another One' by Philly Alex Art, created with modeling paste and acrylic paint
by Lee Down
29-03-2017

Alex Johnmeyer I always knew I wanted to be an artist. However, finding my own style? Well, that took a little while longer. If one is to be considered a “professional” artist, most gallery owners and customers like to see a cohesive vision, a unifying note that ties all the work together. I have never …
Field of Pink by Jennifer Beaudet
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15-02-2017

Impressionism, as created by Jennifer Beaudet, is one of many styles of art that has its origins in France. It began after the advent of the camera, when artists themselves asked, “Why should we try to recreate life perfectly on canvas when the camera can do so with greater perfection on paper?” So, in a …
Eternity by Kavitha Saminathan
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01-01-2017

The one thing that modern art gives us, such as that by Kavitha Saminathan,  is canvasses of pure delight. No longer is it necessary for viewers of art to be well informed of the story behind a painting or the absolute context of a visual work. Because of the way art has grown since the …
Autumn Gold by Erin Hanson
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19-12-2016

Erin Hanson kicked off 2016 with a three-month solo exhibition Erin Hanson: Painted Parks at the St. George Art Museum in southern Utah, which honored the National Parks Service’s centennial. The standout 36-piece collection sold out before show end with 10% of the proceeds donated to Zion National Park. Just following the grand opening of …
Trout watercolour painting by Jason Bordash
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07-12-2016

Jason Bordash’s angler art is a flourish of colour in what may be thought of as simply a colourscape, a painting celebrating colour, even as a landscape celebrates land, a seascape celebrates the ocean or as a spacescape celebrates space. The issue is that he paints fish, more often than not, and a fish’s beauty …
Summer on the Dordogne by Steven Christian Reed
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04-11-2016

Memory Lane was never so charming before the artist Steven Christian Reed put it to canvas. Beautifully unorthodox in his approach to art, Reed captures, not just a subject onto canvas, but the impression of the hazy recollection and naive understanding of the world seen through children’s eyes. His unique adaptations for post-impressionist techniques make …
A momma and son scribble portrait by Michael Volpicelli
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20-09-2016

“A picture paints a thousand words” except for artist Michael Volpicelli, in which case, a thousand words paints a picture, and then some. He is a gifted portrait artist, but in his art, the words Volpicelli uses like other artists use colour, are intimately connected with his subject, so they speak just as much about the subject as …
by Astrid Stöppel
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07-09-2016

The work of German artist, Astrid Stöppel, is referred to as “minimalism”—art that makes its statement in the briefest of terms, makes it clear and concise, and leaves the viewer stupefied with the lingering question, “Did I understand that or am I missing something?” It’s really no small wonder that one would regard her art this way. The answer …