Archive for June, 2008

Judy Anderson

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Judy Anderson has a great series based on board games.  I don’t know about you, but playing board games make up about three quarters of my childhood memories, so I’m loving these paintings.  She’ll be at booth PINK 117 at the upcoming TOAE.

Brian J. Harvey

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

By his own admission, Brian J. Harvey focuses on the mundane, and I’ve always thought that elevating the mundane was a fantastic ability.  A really good painting can make you re-examine the world, or at least a small part of it, and that’s always a good thing.  

Visit Harvey’s site here, and definitely stop by booth YELLOW 680 if you find yourself at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this year.

Robyn Drage

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Robyn Drage has several series of paintings on the go, and it looks like the figurative works will be appearing at the Toronto Outdoor this year.  Keep an eye out for them at booth GREEN 363.


Alexandra D’Arcy

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I am always a sucker for a good urban landscape, but it’s almost hard to categorize Alexandra D’Arcy’s paintings as such.  They clearly suggest high rise buildings in clusters, but are also light and colourful experiments in abstraction.  One thing they are for sure is enjoyable.

Visit Alexandra at booth BLUE 208 this year at the TOAE.

Erin Robertson

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I really like the ghostly images of landscapes I found on Erin Robertson’s site, but I’m also very excited to see her series “Response” which hopefully will be making an appearance at the TOAE.  

Look for Erin at booth Green 308 this July 11, 12, and 13th at Nathan Phillips Square.

Laura Culic

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

You can find Laura Culic’s amazing landscapes at booth ORANGE 413 this year at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.  Of course, you can see them before that on her site.

Rebecca Ott

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

I’m really enjoying Rebecca Ott’s series of paintings inspired by the Gardiner Expressway.  Driving it during rush hour sure isn’t pleasing, but it looks great on canvas.

You can find Rebecca Ott at PINK 109 this year at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.


The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

If you live in Toronto you may already be aware of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition that takes place every summer at Nathan Phillips Square.  If you don’t know about it, that’s ok too, because I’m dedicating the next three weeks to artists who will be appearing at this years Exhibition (which takes place July 11, 12, and 13) to get you primed for the event.

I’ve been enjoying this amazing show since I moved to Toronto, it’s a great opportunity to see incredible work by over 500 artists all in one place, and it’s free!  

In the interest of full disclosure I should also mention that I will be participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition again this year, so swing by booth Green 370 and say hello!

Douglas C. Bloom

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

On days like today, when without even trying I ran into the website for an amazing painter, Douglas C. Bloom, I am very happy to have a place to share my findings. Enjoy!

Jason Shawn Alexander

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Jason Shawn Alexander’s figurative work is simply amazing.  It’s so good I almost want to give up painting myself.  I won’t, but I may take the weekend off.