Archive for November, 2008

James Jean

Friday, November 14th, 2008

If you’re not already familiar with the mind-blowingly talented artist/illustrator James Jean, I’m going to have to insist that you acquaint yourself with him and his work now.  You can start with his site here, and his blog here.

John Horton

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Some artist’s paint from photographs, some from imagination, some from life.  John Horton paints from the ocean, and does it incredibly well.

John Zoller

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

John Zoller’s “Colour and Learn” series of paintings take imagery from traditional American colouring books to make comments on contemporary life.  They might be just the thing if you’re looking to broach some current issues with  your kids.

Stan Repar

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Stan Repar’s subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) use of surreal imagery makes for some great art.

Sunny Buick

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean there is a reason for the fun to stop, and in that light I recommend you pay a visit to see the spectacularly fun work of Sunny Buick.  You won’t regret it.

Dan May

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Dan May’s paintings feel like illustrations for a children’s book that your children are too young to be reading.  Each canvas adds to the Dan May universe, a beautiful and fascinating place that also appears to be very dangerous, especially for the dangerous looking creatures that inhabit it.  Great work!

Dave and Jenn

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Back in 2004, after graduating from art school together, Jennifer Saleik and David Foy joined forces to become Dave and Jenn.  Together, they produce double-sided paintings that explore the wilderness around them.

The finished paintings are pretty amazing, made more so by the interaction that each other’s marks have with each others work.  If you have ever tried to work collaboratively on a painting you will likely agree that this is not an easy relationship to maintain.

Korin Faught

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Korin Faught’s approach to portraiture blends into the world of storytelling, and makes for some fantastic paintings.

Michael Grimaldi

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Michael Grimaldi’s paintings live in shadow and darkness, but never devolve into muddiness.  Instead, his use of single-source soft-lighting creates very dramatic contrast and textures, resulting in incredibly beautiful works.  His drawings are quite impressive as well.

Beverley Hawksley

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Beverley Hawksley creates some amazing images that have a ghostly resonance of the past in them.  You can see more of her eerily captivating work here.