Archive for August, 2008

Bob Dob

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Bob Dob brings a great sense of humour and storytelling to all of his work, which can be seen here on his site, and also here on his blog.  Enjoy!

Kathrin Hoffmann

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

You know what I love about a great painting?  It’s universal.  Well, at least more so than the German language, which is why I don’t know what Kathrin Hoffmann’s site says about her, but I sure enjoy her art!

Amy Earles

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I am a very big fan of Amy Earles gouache paintings,  many of which resemble illustrations for the dark versions of fairy tales you weren’t allowed to hear growing up.  

Her site isn’t very intuitive to navigate, but she also has a blog, which is.

Sasha Pierce

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I received an email this morning notifying me of an upcoming show at the Greener Pastures Contemporary Art Gallery here in Toronto.  The show will feature Sasha Pierce’s intensely detailed paintings that resemble woven fabric that has been pulled, stretched, and reassembled several times over.  The effect is impressive, and I can’t wait to see them in person.

Mary Iverson

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I really enjoy the way Mary Iverson deals with her urban subject matter.  The geometric patterning derived from dense clusters of buildings is beautiful.  I just wish there were larger images on her site.

Lui Liu

Friday, August 8th, 2008

It only seems appropriate, as the 2008 Beijing Olympics begin today that I spotlight Lui Liu, who was trained as a painter in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, before moving to Canada where he now lives and paints.  

His technique may be classic, but his subject matter is more often a blend of ancient fables and contemporary figures.  His portrait work is amazing as well.

Camilla Engman

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I love when two great things come together.  For instance, I love that Camilla Engman has fused her child-like imagery (not to be confused with “childish”) with the fact that she is an incredible artist.  The result is a body of fantastic work.

Robert Hardgrave

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Over on Robert Hardgrave’s blog/gallery site you can find some amazing paintings.  His illustrative style is incredibly captivating.

Jay Turner

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

There is a reason painters keep going back to nature for inspiration; when it works, it works.  

Case in point: Jay Turner.

Paul W. Ruiz

Monday, August 4th, 2008

I am really loving Paul W. Ruiz’s portrait work.  The way he deals with colour and shadow is beautiful.