Lauren Crazybull, a 24-year-old Blackfoot and Dene artist, has become the Province of Alberta’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, the first such position in Canada. Her personal artist mission is to accurately portray First Nations people, against their colonial stereotypes, as she does in her compelling portraits.
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Toronto painter Suzanne Tevlin is an artist and educator it’s been a pleasure to feature in the past so I’m happy to share her latest work. This is her series “Adventures of Pythia, the courageous Canadian girl who tries to save the world.”
This is a diptych by Toronto-based artist Brian Kelley, whose work captures the natural beauty of one of Ontario’s hidden secrets. The Rockwood Conservation Area, with its limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, is a heavenly place. (Along with its natural wonders, there’s an abandoned woollen mill that […]
Scan the wonderful illustrations on this promotional map of Europe and Asia, produced in 1956 by Menier Chocolate, and drawn by J.B. Jannot, (aka Jan-Loup). This artist was also an illustrator for a French magazine from the 1950s to the early 1960s, and he also designed scarves for […]
There’s no end to the popularity of The Lion King, which broke box office records on the weekend in its latest movie version. It’s a good time to appreciate the original stage show, especially the costumes, designed by Broadway producer and director Julie Taymor.
Russian illustrator Anna Rastorgueva sketches with Copic markers in life-drawing style. She is a commercial artist, but the personal sketches in her portfolio are exquisite. These are from her travel albums.