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The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

If you live in Toronto you may already be aware of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition that takes place every summer at Nathan Phillips Square.  If you don’t know about it, that’s ok too, because I’m dedicating the next three weeks to artists who will be appearing at this years Exhibition (which takes place July 11, 12, and 13) to get you primed for the event.

I’ve been enjoying this amazing show since I moved to Toronto, it’s a great opportunity to see incredible work by over 500 artists all in one place, and it’s free!  

In the interest of full disclosure I should also mention that I will be participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition again this year, so swing by booth Green 370 and say hello!

Stephen Nguyen

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I love the subtlety of Stephen Nguyen’s monochromatic nightscapes.  With very little detail he creates streets and cities, veiled by fog and mystery.  Very cool.

Michael Brown

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I’m really enjoying Michael Brown’s series of paintings entitled “Grind: Getting through the 9 to 5”.  He paints his portraits of people on coffee/smoke breaks on found donut wrappers and cigarette packaging.  It feels very appropriate.  

You can check out his site to see the work, and if you are in the Toronto area he has a show opening June 11th at the Propeller Centre for Visual Arts.

Chris Ryniak

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I’ve always enjoyed a good creature painting, and Chris Ryniak has several.

Kiersten Essenpreis

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Kiersten Essenpreis’s paintings are dark in all the right ways.  Enjoy.

Damian Loeb

Monday, May 26th, 2008

It is incredibly rare to find an artist who can manipulate light and composition as effectively as Damian Loeb.  The end result?  Amazingly beautiful paintings.  

Nathan Birch

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

There is something very interesting about a painting that spills onto a second canvas.  Nathan Birch specializes in this sort of thing, creating beautiful diptychs that serve to remind that you are looking at a painting, while simultaneously telling you that you are looking at a scenic landscape.

Stephen Hutchings

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Stephen Hutchings’ landscapes range from dark and moody to calm and relaxing, and they’re all worth a look.

Will Cotton

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Fantastical worlds made of candy + beautiful women lounging = The psychedelic world of Will Cotton.  

Just don’t go to the site hungry.

Welcome to PaintBlog!!

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

PaintBlog is a multi-author blog devoted to painting in all it’s forms (well, all it’s forms that are found online.) The hope is that we can share some great art and promote creativity on the internet.  Enjoy!