Archive for February, 2010

Mike Shankman

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Mike Shankman’s paintings are relics of an aftermath, the debris left behind after powerful and destructive forces have toppled what once stood.  His images are both desolate and visceral, and I like them very much. Enjoy!


Chloe Early

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

There is a fantastic, dream-like quality to Chloe Early’s canvases.  Urban super-structures give way to polar ice caps while bathing suit clad tourists lounge in the soft glow of unreal skies. This isn’t just another day at the office my friends, this is something much much better.

Thanks to The Jealous Curator for bringing Early to my attention!


Jean Moiras

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I tend to use texture in an incredibly minimal way when I paint, but I love finding artists like Jean Moiras who use texture in a such a bold way.  It’s a good thing I’m only looking at these paintings online, if I were standing in front of Moiras’ work in a gallery I’m not sure I would be able to resist the urge to reach out and touch them.


Lisa Birke

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Filled with comments on and references to art history, mass consumerism, environmental issues, social stereotyping and much more, Lisa Birke’s paintings verge on sensory overload. Spend a little time within the dense visuals though and you will be well rewarded for your efforts.


Tiffany Bozic

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Mother nature has provided inspiration for artists since early man took to painting in caves. In the case of Tiffany Bozic however, nature is really just the starting point, things get pretty fantastical from there.


Jeff Bellerose

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Being the fan that I am of cityscapes it probably won’t come as much of a surprise when I say that I am loving these urban landscapes by Jeff Bellerose, and I have All the Art Out There to thank for making the introduction.


Anthony Velasquez

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

There is a softness and warmth to Anthony Velasquez’s finely detailed still life paintings that has won me over in a big way. I would complain about the limited number of works available for viewing on his site, but this is clearly a case of quality over quantity, and I can’t complain about that.


Laurel Hausler

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The longer I look through Laurel Hausler’s portfolio, the more amazed I am at the fine line she walks between control and abandon, order and chaos, reality and fantasy.  The fact that she manages to maintain an equilibrium between these contrasting elements time after time is incredibly impressive.


Chelsea James

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Some paintings strike me because of their technical brilliance, others I love for their powerful use of colour, and many I fall for simply on the basis of subject matter.  Of course, in the case of Chelsea James’ work, I can say there is a bit of all those elements, but more than that there is a pure gut feeling that simply tells me I’ve come across something incredible today.


Dion Archibald

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I find the muted colour palette and graphic style Dion Archibald brings to his paintings very compelling, and the fact that he often paints landscapes foreign to me means I can pretend I’m on vacation, which is always good when I’m sitting in the dead of February.