Laurel Hausler

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.

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Chelsea James

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.

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Dion Archibald

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.

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Daniela Astone

February 12th, 2010

The weekend approaches, and that is always a beautiful thing, so I’ve decided to do the only appropriate thing I could think of and present you with the comparably beautiful work of Daniela Astone.  What better  way to enjoy the weekend!

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Doug Williamson

February 11th, 2010

Contemporary still life subjects plus a technique inspired by the Dutch masters equals incredible works of art by Doug Williamson.  The toy ambulance is my personal favourite, but I encourage you to go through the portfolio and pick your own.

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Gillian Iles

February 10th, 2010

Some paintings leave my thoughts very quickly after being seen, but Gillian Iles’ paintings seem to linger in my head long after I’ve walked away.  That isn’t the only reason I like her work, but it is perhaps my favourite thing about her work.

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Jeremy Forson

February 9th, 2010

Artist, illustrator, and all-around creative guy Jeremy Forson has a clean and detailed style that has won me over.  Plus, I’ve always been a sucker for a good zombie scene.

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Seth Armstrong

February 8th, 2010

Some people have an incredible way with words, so much so that it is a pleasure to listen to them speak on just about any topic that should come to them.  Others, like Seth Armstrong, have an incredible way with paint that makes it a pleasure to view every image created.

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Sally Chupick

February 5th, 2010

A fantastic colour palette and stunning sense of light make Sally Chupick’s landscapes really stand out for me, especially during these grey winter days that are often lacking in both areas.

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Jim Houser

February 4th, 2010

Jim Houser creates brilliantly simple, graphic works that are a whole lot of fun to look at.  I couldn’t find a dedicated site for him, but there’s plenty to see on his page at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery site.

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