Archive for April, 2008

Dana Costello

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

danacostello.jpgDana Costello creates incredible fantasy worlds populated by strangely ambivalent characters.  See for yourself.

Jeffery A. Cornwell

Monday, April 7th, 2008

jefferyacornwell.jpgSpring is finally beginning to feel like a legitimate season, and not just a winter fantasy.  Personally, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the warming weather and nature itself than by admiring the works of Jeffery A. Cornwell.  If his beautifully rendered landscapes don’t inspire you to get outside to enjoy the fresh air nothing will.

John Ovcacik

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

johnovcacik.jpgAccording to his website John Ovcacik was trained as an architect, and that comes through in the geometric precision of his paintings, but it’s the strong sense of mood that I really enjoy in his landscapes.  

Joy Broadbent

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

joybroadbent.jpgI’m loving these hectic, high-energy crowds of hula-hoopers in Joy Broadbent’s paintings.  Of course, she paints many things, not just crowds of hula-hoopers, but I can’t get enough of those hula-hoopers.  
OK, I promise to stop saying “hula-hoopers” now. 
Small warning, her site will resize your browser window.

Gordon James

Friday, April 4th, 2008

gordonjames.jpgGordon James’ site is primarily a showcase for his and his wife’s pottery work, but seeing as this is Paintblog, I’m just going to mention that Gordon has a small selection of his paintings on display as well, and they are well worth a visit.

Lindsay Chambers

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

lyndsaychambers.jpgI often enjoy urban areas, and I often enjoy paintings inspired by urban areas. In particular, I very much enjoy Lindsay Chambers’ paintings of urban areas.  

Camille Rose Garcia

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

camillerosegarcia.jpgCamille Rose Garcia is a storyteller.  She tells political stories, tragic stories, frightening stories, and utterly bizarre stories.  And she tells them with paint (and prints too.) 

Nicolas Grenier

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

nicolasgrenier.jpgNicolas Grenier is an incredible artist.  His portraits make use of super-saturated colours and deep shadows, reminding me of stills taken from old super-8 footage.  He also has a series of paintings featuring some of the creepiest lego men and women you are likely to come across (creepy in a very good way.)