Ryoko Tajiri

February 3rd, 2010

By simplifying her subject matter to only essential pieces of information, Ryoko Tajiri manages to cut to the core of things; allowing form, colour and brushstroke to take centre stage.  Fortunately, her forms, colours and brushstrokes are incredibly compelling and evocative.

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Wendy Chidester

February 2nd, 2010

You could say that Wendy Chidester is a historical anthropologist as much as she an artist.  Her beautifully rendered still life paintings feature well-used antique objects that are imbued with more personality than you could ever hope to find in any modern convenience fresh off the production line.

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Lane Bennion

February 1st, 2010

To my eyes consumer culture has never been as appealing as it is when Lane Bennion paints it. I’m not saying I’m suddenly overcome by an urge to walk around a mall for hours, but I wouldn’t mind spending the bulk of my day going through Bennion’s extensive portfolio.

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Corine Perier

January 29th, 2010

Going through Corine Perier’s site I came to two conclusions: the natural world isn’t usually this unnatural, but it also isn’t usually this much fun. I do love starting the weekend off with some fun.

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Christopher St. Leger

January 28th, 2010

I don’t know how I managed to remain unaware of him before now, but I thank Still Dottie for clueing in me in to the work of Christopher St. Leger. His watercolours are simply stunning, and so I’m just going to sit here for a little while, stunned and admiring. Feel free to join me.

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Inka Essenhigh

January 27th, 2010

Ranging from ethereal to surreal, and covering a great deal of territory in between, Inka Essenhigh’s paintings are bold and stunning.  In my book, those are two very good things to be if you are a painting.

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Belinda Del Pesco

January 26th, 2010

Online College has put together a great batch of links for anyone looking to expand their online art appreciation.  Not only do they feature PaintBlog in the “Medium Specific” category, but they also led me to these great watercolours by Belinda Del Pesco.

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Jared Gillett

January 25th, 2010

Do yourself a favour and set some time aside today to go through Jared Gillett’s portfolio; there is a wealth of great work to be found there.

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Stella Im Hultberg

January 22nd, 2010

Stella Im Hultberg’s approach to her work is varied in both medium and style, though the same mysterious dark haired woman appears quite frequently in her paintings, suggesting a narrative thread that ties these works together. The result is an impressive collection of images that is both beautiful and captivating.

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Cesar Santander

January 21st, 2010

Don’t let anybody tell you that art can’t be fun, and to prove my point I give you exhibit A: Cesar Santander’s fantastically rendered toy paintings.

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