Archive for July, 2009

Jesse Lown

Friday, July 17th, 2009


During my brief conversation with Jesse Lown I discovered that last weekend’s show was his first show ever. From what I could tell the reaction he received was excellent, which hopefully means many more shows will follow.  He also promised to offer prints for sale in the near future, and that is a very good thing.

Jenni Johnston

Thursday, July 16th, 2009


Chairs become central characters and wallpaper sets the scene; with a minimal amount of information Jenni Johnston is able to convey a great sense of mood and atmosphere in her work.

Julia Hepburn

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009


I’m going to have to diverge a little from the medium of painting, strictly speaking, to talk about the outrageously brilliant work being done by Julia Hepburn.  Her sculptural diorama’s are at turns funny and melancholic, but at all times remain thoughtful and engaging. I could spend hours telling you how much I love this work, but maybe I should just direct you to her blog instead.

Note: miniature paintings occasionally make their way into the scenes as well, so technically, I feel completely justified in writing about her here. (who am I kidding, I would have written this post regardless)

Jay Dart

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


I first came across the work of Jay Dart last summer, and was very happy to see him again at this year’s TOAE.  His drawings and watercolours are full of subtle brilliance, and I hope to continue coming across his work for many years to come.

Ilichna Morasky

Monday, July 13th, 2009


It was the first time in a few years that I was able to walk around the TOAE as a spectator and fully take in all the great work that was there, and now my brain is so full of images I think I’m going to have to spend the week downloading that information here on the blog.

To begin with, I bring you the work of Ilichna Morasky, an artist not afraid to go to the insect world for inspiration.  Her work is sometimes jarring and always fun, and I hope to see much more from her in the future.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009


It’s that time of year again! If you are in Toronto, near Toronto, or can get to Toronto this weekend, it’s time for another excursion down to Nathan Phillips Square for the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This is one of my favourite art events of the year, and a great chance to see works from hundreds of amazing artists, like Stephen Noble, whose painting is pictured above. Hope to see you there!

James Neil Hollingsworth

Thursday, July 9th, 2009


There is an abundance of amazing still life work to be found on James Neil Hollingsworth’s blog and site.  If you’re going to pick one or the other, I recommend the blog for the large image sizes (when clicked on) and the commentary that accompanies each posted work.

Jeff Cohen

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009


Jeff Cohen‘s method adds an interesting element to what are already impressive paintings; his canvas is made up of small square tiles, each of which is painted separately, and when they are brought together to form the final image the slight shifts in colour and alignment create an almost collage-like effect. Great work!

Jean-Pierre Roy

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009


The first word that came to mind when I found Jean-Pierre Roy‘s site was ‘epic’.  His images are thankfully nice and large on the site as well, as there is no shortage of detail to revel in.

Daniel Peacock

Monday, July 6th, 2009


Not quite Dr. Seuss, not quite Disney, Daniel Peacock’s creations have managed to find a niche of their  own, and I’m enjoying them immensely.