Archive for July, 2008

Kristoffer Holmgren

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I really enjoy the way Kristoffer Holmgren combines geometric patterns with geological formations in his gouache paintings.  

Kim Atlin

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Kim Atlin has several series of paintings on the go, but the thing that ties them together is a loose, sketchy quality that makes them all a lot of fun, and is even more impressive when considering how large the canvases are.

Alex Kanevsky

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I am crazy about the figurative paintings by Alex Kanevsky.  The energy and emotion of the work is incredible, and as if the final images weren’t enough, there is even a section on his site that allows you to see the progression of a few paintings.  Very cool.

Kathleen Weich

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Kathleen Weich begins with a landscape as her subject matter, but then carries it into abstraction, to the point where the painting becomes a fascinating combination of colour, geometry and texture.  Great work.

Lisa Ochowycz

Monday, July 14th, 2008

As you can tell by now, I have a pretty strong affinity for representational work, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy non-representational paintings, especially ones as beautiful as Lisa Ochowycz’s.  

It’s easy to forget how compelling pure colour can be until you see a really great painting devoted to a narrow band of the visible light spectrum.  

Thanks to Bronwen for the link!

A very good weekend for art

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this past weekend!  It was a great time, filled with amazing art.  

Being an exhibitor meant I didn’t get to spend as much time as I would have liked looking at everyone else’s works, so I won’t even attempt to write a review.  I have however found a couple of other blogs that have reviewed the show, so I will instead offer links to them:

Shiny Black Shoes

Dilettante’s Diary

Floccipics

…and now back to the business of blogging.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is tomorrow!

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

I thought I would offer a little preview of the new works I’ll be showing this weekend at the TOAE.  There will be many great artists there (as I’ve attempted to demonstrate over the past couple of weeks) so stop by Nathan Phillip Square sometime over the three day weekend if you are in the area and enjoy the show!  

I’ll be in booth GREEN 370 by the way.

Julie Desmarais

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Julie Desmarais has a large number of great landscapes on her site.  I can only imagine that many of those paintings will also be in her booth (GREEN 335) this weekend at the TOAE.  

Hope to see you there!

James Nye

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I really love the way James Nye combines his urban landscapes with overlapping visuals of the graffiti found in urban landscapes.  

His paintings appear to based on his travels, so a visit to his site is a bit like a free trip to Berlin, Italy and Montreal.  Of course, you can always travel to Nathan Phillips Square this weekend to see the work in person, he’ll be showing at booth YELLOW 687.

Colin Dorward

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I really like the way Colin Dorward paints people, so I’m very happy that he will be showing at the TOAE, which is this Friday!  If you are going to be downtown Toronto at any point this weekend, swing by Nathan Philip Square to see Colin (at booth YELLOW 666) and hundreds of other artists showing their stuff.