Archive for January, 2008

Ross Bonfanti

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

rossbonfanti_outcast.jpgThe Heavy Head series by Ross Bonfanti is definitely worth a look. There is something about a squished doll head cast in cement that is oddly compelling. 

Audrey Kawasaki

Friday, January 25th, 2008

audreykawasaki1.jpgI really like the wood grain and the art nouveau influence in these paintings of creepy and beautiful girls by Audrey Kawasaki. You can check out some of her more recent work on her livejournal here.

Melissa Doherty

Thursday, January 24th, 2008


These vignettes of houses and trees by Melissa Doherty are really beautiful and kind of ominous feeling. It’s hard not to feel that there is something strange going on in those perfect white houses. The soft focus is a nice touch too.  

Robert Farmer

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


While at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition last summer I came across a fantastical fairy tale world of bunnies, babies and mayhem.  It was a dark fairy tale world despite all the pink, and I was hooked immediately. You will be too.

Susan Szenes

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


One of the most consistently cool artist’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, Susan Szenes creates incredible landscapes that are often more connected to map imagery than traditional landscape painting.  Beautifully textured and layered, her works are fascinating and compelling.  

Andrew Horne

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


If you’re looking for some fun with your art I recommend Andrew Horne’s old fashioned signage paintings.  Go ahead, tell me they’re not fun.  He also promises to add some animations to the site in the near future, sounds good to me.  

Shauna Born

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


Check out the beautiful oil and watercolour portraits by the talented toronto artist Shauna Born.  I love the way she renders skin tones and the quirky facial expressions of her subjects. 

Michael Harrington

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


I couldn’t find a dedicated portfolio website for Michael Harrington’s paintings, so this is the best I can do for now.  I had the great fortune of finding Harrington’s work in a gallery in Ottawa several years ago, and he’s been one of my favourite artist’s ever since.  I love the sinister mood he often creates, and the feeling of waiting around for something bad to happen seems to permeate every canvas.  Great great stuff!

Holly Farrell

Monday, January 21st, 2008


I’m really digging Holly Farrell’s highly detailed studies of seemingly mundane household objects.  Her subdued colours and simple compositions add to a feeling of nostagia.  Inanimate objects really come to life on her masonite panels.  

Amy Bennett

Monday, January 21st, 2008


According to her website Amy Bennett constructed a 1:87 scale model town using miniatures, and then created a series of paintings inspired by the town and it’s imagined inhabitants.   I love the mood she has created with these works, and she gets great cinematic perspectives on her suburban subject matter.  Great stuff!