Archive for October, 2008

Don Farrell

Friday, October 17th, 2008

The limited palette and abstract nature of Don Farrell’s work is engaging, and effectively heightens the importance of every mark and impression.

Sasha Rogers

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Sasha Rogers creates landscapes that on one hand appear simplified to the point of abstraction, while on the other seem to be infinitely complex explorations of colour, texture, mood and atmosphere.  Very cool.

Jeremiah Ketner

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Jeremiah Ketner’s Japanese pop-art inspired paintings are buckets of fun.  Check out his site here, and his blog here.

Gordon Harper

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I’m a sucker for a good night scene, and Gordon Harper’s paintings do a great job of exploring how different the world looks without natural light.

Vladan Ignatovic

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Vladan Ignatovic’s figures are deceptively simple, using few lines to distinguish form, but making them count.  In this work for example, I love the way the bend of her ear echoes the curve of her waste.  

Of course, I haven’t even addressed his use of colour, which is also quite impressive.  Go ahead, take a look.

Melanie Vote

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

It may be the most overlooked room in your house, but it’s also one of the most important, so it’s probably time that bathrooms got their due.  In this light, I give you the work of Melanie Vote, whose “bathroom” series gives this long-neglected space a little attention.  Of course, she paints other things as well, if you feel you already pay your water closet the attention it deserves.

Bill Barminski

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The vastly talented artist Bill Barminski seems to work in all mediums.  Well, ok, maybe not all mediums, but many.  His paintings combine social critique with advertising imagery from the post-war era.  

I recommend visiting his site when you have some time on your hands, because there is much to see.  The “uberman video sculpture” is a personal favourite.

Shelley Mansel

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Shelley Mansel creates incredible landscapes from many different perspectives.  Her aerial views in particular are blowing me away.

Her website doesn’t have any of her work on it, but rather acts as a collection of links that lead to her representing galleries.  The link to her Halifax gallery wasn’t working when I tried it, but I did find the gallery and more of her paintings here.  Enjoy!

Amy-Claire Huestis

Monday, October 6th, 2008

There are many fantastic works to be seen on Amy-Claire Huestis’ site.  The power of her brushstrokes is almost radiating straight off the canvas, giving her portraits an incredible sense of energy.

Greg Gandy

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

I am madly in love with the urban landscapes of Greg Gandy.  I want to pack up and move into his cities. However, I hate moving, so I guess I’ll just have to satisfy myself with spending copious amounts of time at his website.