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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I practice my writing on Colder by The Lake.

47/150: The Remarkable Arnaud Maggs

Renowned photographer Arnaud Maggs (b: 1926 Montreal) was at the top of his career when he died in 2012 at the age of 86.  The National Gallery of Canada had just opened a major retrospective covering four decades of his work. And a few days before that exhibition […]

Gina Beavers: Stalking the Internet

American artist Gina Beavers scours Instagram and the Internet for images that become her realistic paintings, built up through dense accumulations of acrylics. Her work reflects life in the age of social media, with hashtagged subjects such as food porn or makeup tutorials.

Quick Hits: Jennifer Weihmann

The works of Calgary-based Jennifer Weihmann are often mistaken for paintings, with their lush textures and subtle colours. But the emerging artist’s extreme close-ups are photographs, of decomposing leaves, mushrooms, and petals.

Marsha Kennedy: Sweet Nature

Marsha Kennedy’s relationship with nature is the motivational force behind her art practice. The Saskatchewan artist has been active since childhood in working with both wild and domestic animals, including two flightless, rescued crows.