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 …

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03-09-2016

It’s fair to declare Brandon Scott a portrait artist, because, clearly, portraits are his specialty. It would never be fair to say that he is “just” a portrait artist, however. The word “just” diminishes the quality and importance of the art of portraits, and it assumes that Scott possesses no other potential to his skill as an artist. …
Green And Gold Trees by Eleanor Douglas
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09-08-2016

Her name is Eleanor Douglas, an artist and she was my maternal grandmother’s aunt—my great-great- aunt. Allow me the honour of introducing you to a woman who is very dear to my heart, even though I never met her. In fact, she was born 90 years and 5 months before I was, and died just shy of 48 …
Silence in My Mind, 60 x 80 cm acrylic by Mo Tuncay
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08-08-2016

Mo Tuncay is a self-taught and extraordinarily gifted abstract artist who paints, not so much scenes, as he does notions of scenes—paintings that allow his viewers to experience the emotions of being in these ideal spots. We viewers may not agree on what we’re seeing, but, for the most part, we all recognize a similar–if not identical–feeling from a …
The Crane Situation, mixed media by Pascal Normand
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18-07-2016

Pascal Normand / Artiste Photographe It is uncanny already that something as seemingly “low-brow” as graffiti is considered to be, can also be considered fine art—uncanny and paradoxical, but then, paradoxical is a key component of Pascal Normand’s work. There can be no doubt that graffiti is, indeed, art all on its own, but Normand takes that graffiti …
Dreamscape No 0401 by Milly Martionou
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26-06-2016

The art of Milly Martionou makes me smile, not just because her art is bristling with optimistic paroxysms of delight, but also, on a far more simple level, because the name of her artistic style tickles my proverbial funny bone. Just days ago I finished an article about Rachael Bingaman’s style of art, Abstract Realism, …