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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, …
Soulmate, watercolour by Stephanie Noblet
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24-06-2016

One need not survey a large selection of Stephanie Noblet’s art in order to see that she lives up to her name, “Noblet” or “Noble.” While it may be argued that her work pushes the line between art and what some may see as sexually evocative, still, it is clear that she keeps that line …
Thriving, No. 3, oil painting by Rachel Bingaman
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22-06-2016

Rachel Bingaman is not only a highly prolific artist, most commonly painting trees and sylvan landscapes, but her work is also surprisingly diverse in a breadth of topics and subjects for a painter who refers to her art as abstract realism, a term that seems to be extraordinarily confining. And yet, Bingaman has found ways …
Tapography by Barbi Leifert
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13-06-2016

Complexity is only the multiplicity of simplicity –Peter Milyneux Barbi Leifert is the art lover’s artist because her paintings stand at the crossroads of multiple styles of art. She classifies her art as abstract expressionism. Far be it from me to argue with an artist about his or her own art, but a Leifert painting simply doesn’t …
It's A Jazz Thang 36 X46 Acrylic on canvas .
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30-05-2016

The artist, Gary Aitken—alias, Dasmang—is the commemorative portrait king of great musicians and their legacies. Not all of his portraits are for deceased musicians; he has painted Esperanza Spalding and Bradley Thachuck, both of whom are still very much alive both in the body and in the world of music. But what Gary Aitken does …
Abundance, 18 x 24 inch acrylic on gesso board by Anna Roberts
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18-05-2016

To put it simply, Anna Roberts is the go-to surrealist of the 21 st century. Mind you, her art isn’t only surreal, but then, that might be all for the better, for surrealism is more difficult to understand for the average viewer, so a wise artist will create works for a broader audience as well …