Archive for April, 2009

Kent Williams

Thursday, April 16th, 2009


Some people move paint around so beautifully I find myself frozen for a moment in admiration. Kent Williams definitely falls into that category.

Jason Chase

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


By his own admission, Jason Chase was raised by a television, and the candy-coloured world of the consumer culture has clearly had an influence on his work.  His sly take on that culture makes for some darn good paintings, but don’t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself!

Fred Lynch

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


With  his current series of paintings Fred Lynch seems to be indulging both a caffeine habit and a surreal perspective.  His painted coffee cups are beautifully rendered  in their varying degrees of distortion.  

Bonus: he also has plenty of great illustration work on his site!

George Boorujy

Monday, April 13th, 2009


George Boorujy creates fantastic studies of the natural world, fusing detailed analysis with a sense of story, and adding a solid dose of personality as well.  I will say it again, fantastic.

Gerard Bourgeois

Friday, April 10th, 2009


His site is still under construction, but the handful of works that are on Gerard Bourgeois’ site are incredibly beautiful.  He manages to transform the surface of his canvas into a sheet of frosted glass, while never leaving the realm of painterly drips and brushstrokes. Amazing work!

Mike Bell

Thursday, April 9th, 2009


I triple-dog-dare you to visit Mike Bell’s site and NOT have a good time. Between the monsters, robots, girls, and cartoons, you’re bound to find something to love.  I will warn you though, you might want to turn the volume down on your speakers before you get there.

Sarah Kernohan

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009


Sarah Kernohan’s methods are firmly rooted in the act of line-making, and her work seems to not only represent organic matter, but become genuinely organic through her process. Enjoy!

Rachel Bone

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


With a clean illustrative style Rachel Bone creates fantastically fun and humourous work that bears repeated viewing. In between viewings you can visit her blog here.

Kenichi Hoshine

Monday, April 6th, 2009


Looking through Kenichi Hoshine’s paintings I get the sense I’m looking at a dissertation on the nature of memory.  Fragmented and partially obscured images swim together in muted colours to create snapshots of moments from a past partially forgotten.  It’s safe to say I’m a fan.

Stephen Ibbott

Friday, April 3rd, 2009


Stephen Ibbott uses digital imagery and pop culture imagery to help shape his paintings, and it seems to be working out well for him.  View his newest works here.