How fitting that the legendary artist Elisapee Ishulutaq is on the New Year’s honors list, for her leadership of the progressive Inuit art movement in the Nunavut community of Pangnirtung, on Baffin Island. She is being invested as a member of the Order of Canada – the country’s […]
Toronto-based contemporary artist Steve Driscoll has been free-pouring urethane for a decade, allowing the industrial material to mingle with paint for creations that flow and pool. Driscoll’s approach converts the standard Canadian landscape into a whole new expressionistic look.
British illustrator Edward Cheverton remains a favorite. I’ve posted about him before, but these new works are sublime. These first four are about “that moment in music where everything comes together and the listener enters a state of pure ecstasy.” As you can tell from the other works […]
The variety of colors and shapes in these Moleskines reflect the wide scope of the work of Sophie Leblanc, a French illustrator influenced by Art Nouveau and Japanese culture. Just lovely. (Click image for a larger view)
The little girls in Amanda Smith’s exceptional ceramics are the “mouthpieces” for her message, characters she feels comfortable speaking through. Under the candy-coated flowers and bright colors, her glazed and painted clay slabs communicate her concern about the great divide of class around the world.
Montreal-based Kai McCall’s languorous subjects always present a puzzle. “Like characters in a work of fiction,” he says, “the figures in my paintings confront challenges and conflicts as they navigate a variety of enigmatic situations and settings. I think of them as semi-autonomous individuals whose poses evolve as […]