Archive for January, 2009

Matt Brackett

Friday, January 30th, 2009


Matt Brackett’s work combines a bit of social commentary with just the right amount of humour, and quite often, some beautiful lighting effects. Great stuff!

Previously posted about here.

Robert Farmer

Thursday, January 29th, 2009


The previously posted about Robert Farmer has a new show opening tonight at AWOL Gallery, so if you’re in the Toronto area and are looking to experience some crazy fun art, you now have plans.

Erin Morrison

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


The world often appears to be falling apart in Erin Morrison’s work, but then again, maybe  it’s just in the process of rebuilding itself. Either way, I’m a fan.

Kristi Ryba

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Kristi Ryba’s paintings often resemble photo-collages, and can almost be read like pages from a fantastic graphic novel, but at the same time feel very painterly.  And as if that wasn’t enough, she also has some incredible stop-motion videos on her site.  Very cool!

Thank you Barbara for the link.

Nathan Spoor

Monday, January 26th, 2009


I would like to invite you to enter the world of Nathan Spoor.  His is a dream-like world that is rendered in incredible detail, is rich in surreal imagery, and is just plain great.  What more do you need?

Emma Mount

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The bulk of Emma Mount’s current work consists of iconic portrait’s, and I was all set to post an image of a recent painting, but then I wandered into her collection of “older” paintings, and couldn’t resist her series of VW buses.  Very cool.

Nancy Chan

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Nancy Chan’s medium of choice is sumi ink, and with it she has created a fantastic collection of monochromatic portraits.  Don’t take my word for it though, check out the work for yourself.

Dana Clancy

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Dana Clancy’s work is about “observing and being observed”, and in the act of observing the paintings you become a participant in the process depicted.  So go participate already.

Rob Rey

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I’m really enjoying the immediacy and life within Rob Rey’s portrait work.  He also has a great blog where he posts his sketches.

Jordan Broadworth

Monday, January 19th, 2009

With my first exposure to Jordan Broadworth’s abstracts my mind initially went to Celtic knotwork, transit maps from foreign lands, and light painting.  After a few minutes though, the works moved beyond those associations to become something of their own, something quite amazing and beautiful.  

Added bonus: Broadworth’s site contains nearly two decades worth of artistic output, I love going though time to see the evolution of a painter.